I’m a 1st year tourism (BTS) student from IGNOU. Please provide information on i) Other courses that I should pursue to add value ii) List of institutes
You can acquire an IATA qualification along with your graduation degree. Entry level jobs in travel and tourism agencies generally require IATA qualifications.
Whether you should do a graduation after a BTS depend entirely on your career goals. What kind of job are you looking for in the travel and tourism industry? Are you looking for a managerial job in travel and tourism industry just after completion of your education (BTS or BTS and MTA) or do you think you should acquire some experience in the industry before deciding on the next course of action? Are you looking for the job as a Ticketing and reservation executive or are you looking for a job as a tour manager?
You should know about the jobs in tourism agencies in details, decide which career in travel and tourism is suitable for you and then decide on your course after BTS. This is important because different jobs need different set of qualifications and background. For details, you can log on to www.youngbuzz.com for details on a career in travel and tourism industry.
Some authorized IATA centers in India:
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, Mumbai
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