My friend Shilpa is interested in a career in travel and tourism, she loves to travel all over the world. She had experience in the service industry, what should she do?
There are generally 3 ways to get into the travel industry: Option 1: Do a Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management of 12-18 months duration from a reputed institution. Option 2: Do an IATA (International Air Transport Association) or similar certification courses on Airline Operations/ Passenger fare and ticketing/ International cargo agent/ International Travel and Tourism/other courses. Option 3: Do a 2 years full-time MTA (Master of Tourism Administration) And of course, MBAs from premier business schools get opportunities in travel industry. Institutions offering the above courses: K C College Of Management Studies Dinsha Vacha Road, Churchgate, Mumbai 400 020 Course: Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management Sophia Polytechnic Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai- 400 026 Course: Post Graduate Diploma in Travel and Tourism Garware Institute Of Career Education & Development Vidyanagari, Kalina, Santacruz (East), Mumbai-400 098 Course: Diploma in Tourism and Travel industry management, PG Diploma in Tourism and Travel industry management SNDT Women's University, 1 Nathibai Thackersay Road, Mumbai 400020 Course: Diploma in Tourism and Travel management Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221 005 Course: MTA Pondicherry University, R V Nagar, Pondicherry 605014 Course: MTA RBCS Radio Bhavan,2nd Floor, Arthur Bunder Road, Colaba, Mumbai 400005 Course: IATA courses Trade Wings 309, Shoppers Point, S V Rd, Andheri (W), Mumbai 400058 Courses: IATA courses