Q. IATA Program details and training centres in Maharashtra

Answer: IATA has 5 different programs:


A] IATA/ UFTAA International Travel And Tourism Training Programme - (Four-Level Career Path Programme)
(i) Foundation Level (ii) Consultant Level (iii) Management Level
(iv) Senior Management Level

(i) Course Name: Foundation Level (Diploma in Travel and Tourism Foundations)

Eligibility: A Secondary/High School Leaving Certificate/Diploma, as well as good math and English-language skills.
Duration: 12 modules
Course fee: US $195

Job Prospects: Students who wish to have a career in the travel industry

Junior travel consultants, Airline personnel, Tour operators who deal regularly with travel agents, Personnel of large companies responsible for making travel arrangements etc.

(ii) Course Name: Consultant Level (Diploma in Travel and Tourism Consulting)
Eligibility: The Foundation Diploma or the Standard Diploma from the previous IATA/UFTAA programme, as well as some work experience.
Duration: 9 modules
Course fee: US $240

(iii) Course Name: Management Level (Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management)
Eligibility: A minimum of two years' work experience as high as supervisory level, as well as some GDS/CRS experience.
Duration: 7 modules
Course fee: US $330
Job: Junior management-level personnel in all fields of the travel industry

(iv) Course Name: Senior Management Level (Diploma in Travel and Tourism Senior Management)
Eligibility: Management Diploma and a minimum of three years' work experience in a management position.
Duration: 5 modules
Course fee: US $370
Job: Travel and tourism industry managers, Individual entrepreneurs
Enrollment: Students may enroll at any time during the year

B] IATA/UFTAA Global Distribution Systems (GDS) Training Course (is an independent computer-based training (CBT) course)
Course Name: IATA/UFTAA International Travel and Tourism GDS Proficiency Certificate

C] IATA/UFTAA Global Distribution Systems (GDS) Fares and Ticketing Course (is an independent computer-based training (CBT) course)
Course Name: IATA/UFTAA International GDS Fares and Ticketing Certificate.

D] IATA/UFTAA Travel Agents Marketing Course
Course Name: the IATA/UFTAA International Travel Agents marketing Certificate
Eligibility: Good understanding of English and work experience.
Course fee: 210 USD

Courses: Airline Programme includes courses in Strategic Management, Finance, Human Resource Management, Marketing and Sales, Law, Operations, and Technical Services.

Courses: Airport Management Training Programme - consists of four Management courses, five Operations courses, one Law course and one Marketing and Sales course

Courses: Cargo programs: Dangerous Goods Regulations, Finance, Security, Skills, Strategic Management

Courses: Programme consists of a variety of Management, Law and Technical courses

Some Authorised Training Centres in India

Columbus Training Centre
Kandivli West, Mumbai 400067

RBCS, 3-35 Kamal Mansion, Arthur Bunder Road Colaba, Mumbai 4

India International Trade Center
59 Nariman Bhavan Nariman Point Mumbai 400 021

India International Trade Center - IITC
120, Arora Towers, 1st Floor, East Wing, M.G. Road Pune

International Air Fare Desk
Room 30A/31/32, Grant Gala,  Bhaskarrao Kargutkar Marg Colaba, Mumba

Trade Wings Inst. of Management
18/20, K. Dubhash Marg Kala Ghoda, Fort Mumbai 400 023

Training Institute for Travel Trade
4/74 Nityanand Society Road Andheri East Mumbai 400 069

For further information visit website - www.iata.org

Job prospects: You will find work with Travel agencies,  Tour operators, Airlines, both national and international, Hotels, Transport and cargo  companies, Government tourism departments, including the ITDC (Indian Tourism Development Corporation) and State Departments of Tourism,  Travel consultancy organisations, etc.