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
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
Pondicherry University, R V Nagar, Pondicherry 605014
Radio Bhavan,2nd Floor, Arthur Bunder Road, Colaba, Mumbai 400005
Course: IATA courses
309, Shoppers Point, S V Rd, Andheri (W), Mumbai 400058
Courses: IATA courses