Travel & Tourism professional is the one who is mainly concerned with sector such as the Management of Hospitality, Travel Management, Tourist Assistance, etc.
The travel and tourism professional plays a role in different industries including services such as retail travel, currency exchange, tour operators and tourist boards. It also covers passenger transport services and various accommodation services including hotels, hostels and holiday parks. Hotels and core business operations are conferences and associated with events, which is also their responsibility.
The tasks of a Travel and Tourism professional in a typical day may vary depending up on their areas of specialisation . These may involve
Candidates must pass with minimum qualifying marks in 10+2 or equivalent examination for any Hospitality and tourism courses.
Studying English as one of the main subjects in +2 level is mandatory for pursuing these courses.
Common UG courses available in this field are B.A/BBA/BSc inTourism/travel/Hospitality.These programs usually spread over 3 years. Admission procedure of various institute to these programs involves separate/common admission tests and interviews.Note : Diploma/Certificate in Tourism/travel/Hospitality
Various Diploma or certificate programs are provided by major Hospitality/Tourism institutes after 10+2.
MBA/MA /MSc in Tourism/travel/Hospitality are the popular courses which can be opted by someone who is looking to build a career in travel and tourism.These are 2 year post graduation programs ,for which graduate in any discipline is the minimum eligibility for admission.
Graduates in any discipline are eligible for PG diploma in Tourism/travel/Hospitality .Duration of these programs are 1-2 years depending on the college. PG Diploma and Masters in Tourism/travel/Hospitality are usually interchangeably used , what matters is the reputation of the institution.
Requirements for admission into a PG course in one of the top institutions to help you get an overall picture
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Both Verbal and Non verbal language play a crucial role In the tourism industry, social skills are essential in all jobs as professionals in the field need to communicate with people different kinds of backgrounds.
With so many different departments and different employees working ,teamwork is essential for providing a quality service.
There always comes problems along with the customers which should be tackled wisely. Customers will be confused and will be in need of several things which should be managed on time and without disappointing the customer.
The ability to prioritize things at work and to be more productive and achieve more within a limited time period.
Number of jobs in the tourism industry require basic computer skills. This is needed for setting up an event , designing things needed for the event etc.
Artistic and Creative skills are also highly valued and required in certain tourism careers like animator, pastry Chef, bar attendant,museum curator etc.