Do you want to build a career in travel and tourism sector? If yes, this article will be of help to you. In this article, you will be reading about good travel and tourism courses available in India. Information such as course details, eligibility criteria and career prospects have also been covered here.
Travel and Tourism sector is growing at a good pace in India. The Government is giving much importance to tourism sector. Various plans and initiatives have been designed and developed by the Government, keeping tourism sector in mind. This is a good sign. Tourism sector will employ many Indian nationals and help generate more revenue.
With the increase in the size of this sector, tourism industry is also going to need increased number of qualified travel and tourism professionals.
The field of travel and tourism primarily deals with taking care of tourists, hospitality management, travel management, tour management etc. It offers diverse job opportunities.
India is a well known tourist destination. Heritage, cultural and medical tourists throng Indian tourist destinations each year. Travel and Tourism management professionals may manage the accommodation, travel modes, tour program and overall stay of such tourists in India.
Not only in India, travel and tourism professionals may also perform the above mentioned tasks abroad, where they may take Indian nationals on tours!
Let us check some course details now. In India, travel and tourism courses are available in these formats-
- Bachelor’s Degree courses
- Diploma courses
- Certificate courses
- PG Degree courses
- PG Diploma courses
- PG Certificate courses
List of Travel and Tourism courses in India –
1 Bachelor’s Degree courses
- BA in Travel and Tourism Management
- BA in Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Management
- B.Sc. in Travel and Tourism Management
- BA Tourism Studies
- B.Sc. in Hospitality and Travel Management
- BBA in Travel and Tourism Management
- BBA in Hospitality and Travel Management
- BBA in Air Travel Management
- Bachelor of Tourism Studies
- Bachelor of Tourism Administration
- B.Com. Travel and Tourism Management
- BA Travel and Tourism
The above mentioned courses are Undergraduate level Degree programs. They are various versions of BA, BBA and B.Sc. programs. Some generalized courses also exit, which are relevant to the field of travel and tourism management. They are- Hotel and Hospitality management courses, Aviation and Hospitality management courses, Culinary Arts courses.
After pursuing the generalized courses also, one could find a job in the travel and tourism sector.
Duration: Bachelor’s Degree programs are 3 years long (each).
Eligibility: 10+2 passed in any stream (Science, Commerce or Arts) is the minimum educational qualification required.
PG courses and further studies: After completing any of the above mentioned Degree programs, one may go for relevant PG courses such as MA, M.Sc., PG Diploma, Master of Tourism Studies, Master of Tourism Administration or MBA in Travel and Tourism management. For further advanced studies, one may go for PhD programs related to travel and tourism studies.
2 Diploma courses
- Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management
- Diploma in Hospitality and Travel Management
- Diploma in Tourism Studies
- Diploma in Aviation Hospitality and Travel Management
- Diploma in Tourist Guide
- Diploma in Tourism and Ticketing
- Diploma in Airfare and Ticketing
Duration: Depending on the institute and the program, course duration could be anywhere between 1- 2 year. Some institutes are also known to offer foundation Diploma course lasting for a period of 6 months.
Eligibility: 10+2 passed in any stream (Science, Commerce or Arts) is the minimum educational qualification required.
3 Certificate courses
- Certificate in Travel and Tourism Management
- Certificate in Travel Management
- Certificate in Tour Guide
- Certificate in Tourism Management
Duration: Depending on the institute and the program, course duration could be anywhere between 6 months to 1 year.
Eligibility: 10th / 12th passed (depending on the criteria set by the institute).
Irrespective of the course format, there exist few core subjects, when it comes to travel and tourism studies. Let us check out those core subjects to get a better idea about the course structure.
- Communication Skills
- Fundamentals of Tourism
- Cultural History and Heritage of India
- Tourism Policy and Law
- Tourism Marketing
- Travel Agency Training
- Tour Guiding Skills and Training
- HR Management
- Computer Utilization and Application
- Office Management and Functions
- Air Ticketing
- Public Relations
- Tour Operation
Career prospects and job opportunities
Diverse job opportunities are available in front of travel and tourism management professionals. Government as well as private sector enterprises are known to recruit them. Self employment is another popular career path that professionals may go for!
When it comes to Government sector, one may find a job at Tourism Boards (State as well as Central), Government Tourist information offices, Government run Hotels, Airlines, Transportation services etc.
When it comes to private sector, one may work for Travel agencies, Tour operators, Travel consultants, Airlines, Airports, Travel and ticketing websites, Visa and travel document service firms, Hotels, Resorts, Tourist information office, Cruise lines etc.
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If one has entrepreneurship skills and access to decent financial resource, one may start own travel agency, ticketing firm, tour agency, travel consultancy, tourist information service etc.
Common job profiles available in front of travel and tourism professionals include-
- Travel Agency staff
- Travel and Tourism Consultant
- Travel Agent
- Tour Operator
- Ticketing staff
- Air hostess
- Airline employee / Airport staff
- Tour Guide
- Customer service manager
- Event manager
- Tour manager
- Tourism promoter / marketer
Starting salary depends on numerous factors. Prominent ones include- profile of the employer, job profile and job location. Average starting salary is between 10-15k Rupees per month. In case of Government job, the salary will be based on Pay Band and scale.
Is there any entrance ppr like CAT GMAT etc for MBA in tourism or can be taken like that ?
NCHMCT JEE is a relevant entrance exam. It is a hotel management exam, and not directly related to travel and tourism admission. It is relevant though.
If the average salary ranges from 10-15k ….What will the maximum salary be?It increases with time and depends on the level of your course ?
I had completely my graduation in commerce. Can I apply for travel and tourism…
Yes, you may.
Hii i am completed my 12th standard i want like to join in travel and tourism management
Can you suggest me in which course i want to join and in which college
I completed BTTM ( Travel and tourism management), I’m insterested to work in cruises or international Airports .I’m searching a new course for study. Plz suggest me a good course related it.
Hai sir I have just completed my 12 and wanted to pursue BA in tourism and travel management from central university what can I expect about job and salary range from central universitys of India
Is travel and tourism better than international business. If yes than why and how
My favorite is International Business.
I really want to join tourism management.
Is it safe for a girl by doing this job out of country …
I am right now persuing my BA(Voc) Tourism Management from Delhi University.
I have few month experience in traveling company to as traveling agent. I want to get good job in traveling sector so for which job i can go for ?
You may pursue relevant MBA program after Graduation.
Hi I’m sakshi. I completed my 12 in arts stream and I’m interested in travel and tourism plz u will guide me for this
I am in 12now i love travellin so which course would i do so i can travel also in other countries
Hi sir I have complete 12th std I don’t know about b.a T.T.M but however I am join that course I am feel about is this course have job vacancy
Hi I’m bhagyashri. I completed my 12th I want to become career in tours and travels what’s should I do…
You may pursue a relevant Bachelor’s course mentioned in the article.
Sir i want to know about Bvoc in travel and tourism…
It’s my self sanket gupta
I’m graduated in bachelor’s of art
Will you plzz tell me
Am i eligible now ??
For this job ??
Tell me plzz after graduation any diploma of tourism course??
Thank uhh sir
You may try relevant PG Diploma courses.
Hi sir I m Megha Kadam I jst passed 12 I choice b. Com I but m interested in tour and travels plz u will guide me… For choice the bst career…
All of the courses mentioned here have decent scope associated with them. You may pursue a relevant Bachelor’s Degree course.
Hello sir,I am onkar kapse.I want to know that while doing admission for the above mention courses in various colleges ,either it is based on entrance basis or merit basis or personal interview?
That depends upon the institute. Some institutes follow merit based admission process. Some others have interview process. Some even conduct direct admission process.
I have just passed my 12th from arts stream … And now I want to go for BBA in travel and tourism management …. So which college is best for me ..??
I’m not knowledgeable about the quality and ratings of institutes.
I did my b.com final this year by giving exam
And main thing i completed my college 11 & 12 class by science stream
Which one will better for me among all of these tour & tourism courses??
Hii, i am equivalent with B. Sc with maths stream and I want to work in travel and tourism. So which course is better. Please tell me
You may try PG Diploma courses.
Sir I want to become a chef is BHM is the course(degree) which I should prefer.
Culinary arts courses will be ideal for you. BHM is okay though.
Hii i was doing bsc but i got drop in s.ybsc. i want to start in travel and tourism. I want 1year course duration which can give me job..
I have just given my 12 this year I want to be a tour opratour which coure should i choose
My daughter just passed her isc xams …humanities has a severe learning disability ispite of that she gt 1st division …i want hr to do bachelor ‘s course in travel tourism nd hospitality..
Pls suggest me a good institution in kolkata
Unfortunately, I’m not knowledgeable about state-wise colleges and their quality.
Hello… I am Sayali… I have just given my 12th exam from arts stream… And I want to start my own Travels business after compliting my studies… Which course should I take now? Please guide me!!!!
I want a course that could help my daughter to become a travel presenter because she has a passion for travelling and connecting people
Relevant travel journalism course will help her enter this field.
I want to travel and explore the world. So which course should i pick?? Please suggest
I have completed 12th this year so i am finding good cource which can give me many opportunity to explore my self so i just want to know that Is the future in tours and travels secure and does it garenty good job and good pay
Many good travel and tourism courses have been mentioned in the article. You may choose a relevant academic program.
I love to travel is there around the world is there any course/job which could fill my ambitions . I just passed my 12th this year
Many relevant courses have been listed in the article. You may choose a relevant program.
I have completed my 12th this year, from commerce stream. I want to join tourism pls suggest me some courses which can be appropriate for me with there scope…
Many good Degree courses related to travel and tourism have been listed in the article. You may choose one that suits your needs!
I had passed 10th so i want to do travelling course what can i do?
First complete 10+2. After that, you may pursue any one of the many Bachelor’s Degree courses mentioned in this article.
i m interested in travel and tourism as i want to do this please let me know further in more details so that i can join..!! and i m going to graduate this year
Hi sir, i qualified 12th in 86%, i love to travel new and different places, i will enjoy traveling, can u plz guide me which course i want to take in BACHELOR’S DEGREE COURSES
I am in army what is the best course for me in tourisam. Plz give me the guidelines for my future. I want to do the course before I leave my services.
Your academic qualification?
I finished my 12th & I love tourism, I want to do this plzz let me know
i wanna go for travel and tourism. And i m a commerce student could u tell me a carrier which has good salary and in which i can travel countries to countries.Actually i m in 12 class
You may become a flight steward.
Can you please guide me after 12 arts which college I should chose for career in travel and tourism management ?
Hey i have just passed class 10 and i am interested in tourism and airlines so which subject would be beneficial for me in class 11 and 12 Arts or Commerce.
Please tell me
Any stream will do the trick!
BBA is enough for Pursue Job and good Salary or one has to do MBA sir then only good job and high Salary is there
MBA will improve your value before an employer.
Can u brief more about Salary.
What are the courses we have to do after +2 class to do job in tourism
Sir, my daughter is doing BA 2nd year in travel and tour management.After graduation what is good for her. She wants to travel all over world. Can u suggest me which is course or diploma suits her in aviation. Thanks
Hi mr. Arun,
Are there any benefits for government institutions over private institutions? Except for the MBA degree, what else qualifications can ensure a job with promising income in this sector? Could you explain it in a bit detailed way?
I am pursuing BBA and also I got degree in DTS from IGNOU.do I get job in airlines
Or what type of job can I get .plss tell me
Mr.Arun I am just studying 10th std but I am very much interested in travel and tourism. Cause i love to travel .What can i study after +2 to persue a good career ? Can you please suggest me some valuable opinions for my bright future?
Hi, many good courses have been mentioned in the article. A relevant MBA will do good for your career.
I have 12 passed and I am interested in travel and tourism course which course will be better for me
I have completed my graduation in BMS (Bachelor of management studies).Currently working on 3rd party payroll of HDFC bank in HR operations since last 2years and 3 months.I have interest to make a career in travel and tourism industry…I love to travel.want a job were I could travel or job related of travelling industry .so pls suggest me for wch course should I go and institute.
You may pursue a relevant MBA course mentioned in the article.
This article is so knowledgeable. Thanks to the team. I have one question I.e. will I have to learn any foreign language to get more salary in this TTS course. Please reply sir.
It is an advantage. In some cases, it may result in better pay.
i have done MBA in marketing , have 6 years of experience, i,m still working but i have interest in travel & tourism industry want to do something in this industry. can you suggest me what should i do?
Hiii i am omprakash suman i have done btech in electrical but my interest is in travel and tourism mechanism but due to improper guidance i didn’t where to start well i can’t do the courses now but i want travel jobs like on job training which can be learnable for me and i can also earn money
I done BCA can I do pg diploma in travel and tourism
Hi I am sanju I interest in travla and tourism but how to satastart myy carrier
You may pursue a good Bachelor’s Degree course mentioned in this article.
which degree course is more better to do???
hiii my name abhi
i have to like a travels and tours courses but i am in 11 th std .
i can all so career in in travels and tours
plz reply .
4year course is not enough for good salery???
Or i should do 3 year bsc and then 2 year msc in travel and tourism??
You may choose any path. Salary depends upon numerous factors such as – quality of the institute from which you pursue the course, job location, your experience etc.
I have done my BE in civil engineering but i have my own interests in travel and tourism . I have no one to guide me regarding the same that from where i can start or which course is preferable for me . I want to know about all the courses here . Can you please help me regarding this .
Hi, some of the best courses related to travel and tourism have been mentioned in the article. I’d suggest you to go for an MBA in Travel management.
Hii am satnam i have pased 12 am inters this course
respected sir m graduated with tourism management now plz can you tell me about the best course after this course plz help me m very confused for my future
I want do MBA in travel n tourism by distance learning which university
I want to take admission in tourism collage what I will do after 12th
Can i even join the photographic or any travels channel too while doing the job ?! Are there any measures to take care about regarding this sector because i love travelling whether inside or out of the country ?! Are there any special rules or restrictions for girls? Can i even shift to any other country while doing the job?
Job conditions and guidelines depends upon the employer. And it varies from one employer to another.
I have completed my TRAVEL TOURISM AND AIRPORT HANDLING DIPLOMA from ymca delhi.
Now i am looking for job, but i am unable to find any job in govt sector.
Plzz also tell me whether i should go in travel tourism sector or airport handling operations.
I completed my bachelor in commerce. Am I eligible for master? If yes, Can you please suggest me colleges or institute.
this course is very good and iam happy to join this course
I am pursuing bca and completed my 12th from COMMERCE stream but wanna change my course .. can u suggest which course will be best
what are the colleges for travel and tourism in India for masters????
What is the salary in this sector
Depends on your qualification (UG or PG), job location etc.
I’m doing my B.A. in English literature right now & want to make career in travel & tourism department.. So after completing my B.A. in English.. can I join directly Masters courses in the tourism or i have to first join Bachelor courses in tourism ??
You may go for Master’s.
I am doing bba travel and tourism from iittm Nellore. I don’t want to go for mba . I was thinking of making some documentary and get paid for it eg – getting a job in national Geographic, discovery channel. What can i do after bba ? Also i don’t go for documentary stuff what else can i do?
I’m not so knowledgeable about documentary thing. Other than that, you may take up regular administrative roles in hotel, hospitality and tourism sectors.
What’s a tour agency staff’s salary
Average salary has been mentioned in the article.
What will be the starting salary in govt sector of tourism
Can’t pin point Government sector salary. General salary figure has been provided in the article.
I want job in this sector
Can u suggest me college of these particular course as I have passed my 12 from pcm and doing b.tech but wanted to change my course.
I’m not knowledgeable about institutes and their quality.
Om sharan..u can go for IITTM-INDIAN institute of tourism and travel management. It is a government college but they have done with their entrance and all. One more is NITHM-national institute of tourism and hospitality management. Hyderabad They provide BBA-tourism and hospitality . Amanagement. The good thing is the admission are still open..