Opportunities in Travel and Tourism Industry


Travel and Tourism is one of the major developing industries which earn the main part of the foreign exchange in the Indian Economy. It is a very wide industry and provides employment to millions of people. This industry includes Immigration and customs services, airlines, Government tourism departments, travel agencies, hotels, tour operators, etc. It also includes several associated industries like Guides, airline catering or laundry services, Tourism promotion and sales, Interpreters etc.

Course Details

The Travel and Tourism industry offers Diploma, Certification, Bachelor degree, Advance Diploma, and Masters degree courses for the candidates. Some of these courses are Advance Diploma in Tourism and Management, Bachelor in Tourism, B.A. in Travel and Tourism, Airline Passenger Services, Bachelor in Air Ticketing and Management Administration, B.Sc in Airline Ticketing and Hospitality Management, Post Graduate Diploma in Tourism (PGDT), Certificate Course in Guide Training, Post Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management (PGDTM), Bachelor of Hotel and Tourism Management, Diploma in Accommodation Operation, Diploma in Destination Management, M.A. in Tourism Management, Master courses in Tourism Administration (MTA), MBA in Hospitality and Tourism Management, M Sc Hospitality and Tourism Management, etc.

Eligibility Criteria and Course Duration

For pursuing any undergraduate courses, the candidates have to pass their 12th examination. The minimum qualification required for any post graduation course is a bachelor degree in any stream. The duration of any diploma course is 18 months. Any graduation course in this domain requires 3 years to complete. The duration of any post graduation course is 2 years.

Institutes that offer Travel and Tourism courses

There are many institutes in India that offer various course in Travel and Tourism. A few of them are listed below.

  • Bangalore University, Bangalore
  • Punjabi University, Patiala
  • YWCA of Delhi Women’s Training Institute
  • University of Mumbai
  • Himachal University, Shimla
  • School of Vocational Studies
  • Dravidian University, Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh
  • University of Delhi, New Delhi
  • Andhra University School of Correspondence Education, Visakhapatnam
  • Agra University, Agra
  • Pondicherry University
  • Kurukshetra University, Haryana
  • Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management
  • SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai
  • Goa University, Goa
  • Tezpur University, Assam
  • Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar
  • National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Hyderabad

Career Opportunities

There are many opportunities in both private and public sector for the travel and tourism students.

A few private organizations that offer travel and tourism candidates are:

  • Holiday consultants
  • Hotels
  • Banks
  • Transport
  • Cargo
  • Tour operators
  • Airlines
  • Travel Agencies

Some of the government organizations operating under travel and tourism are:

  • Ministry of Tourism of Government of India
  • Chandigarh Industrial & Tourism Development Corporation
  • Directorate of Information, Publicity & Tourism
  • Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation
  • Meghalaya Tourism Development Corporation
  • Kerala Tourism Development Corporation
  • Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation
  • Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation
  • Karnataka Tourism Development Corporation
  • Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation
  • Tourism Development Jammu & Kashmir
  • Delhi Tourism & Transportation Development Corporation


The travel and tourism candidates are offered a very good salary in both public and private sector. A fresher will be getting a starting salary of Rs. 8000/- to Rs. 13,000/- per month. For experienced and highly qualified candidates, the salary will go up to Rs. 25,000/- per month.



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10 Responses to “Opportunities in Travel and Tourism Industry”

  1. 10

    I m the student of b.tech 2nd but i want to bcm a tourist guide .
    Is this possible ?
    If yes then how ?
    please suggest me !

  2. 9

    I m virendra now i m doing bachelor degree in tourism 2nd year can i get a job in tourism industry as a fresher

  3. 8
    brijraj singh hada:

    Is that posssible to get the salary around 50000 ?????

  4. 7

    i did my BHM & CT,and nw iam persuing MBA tourism and travel management, i ve dne my industrial training in j.w marriot, i worked for K.F.C for one year as a part timer dint recieve experience certificate, will u plz tell me wht ll be career oppurtunities,specially gpvt job oppurtunities

  5. 6

    I am Priyanka. now I am doing MA Tamil first year how can I get a govt job in tourism industry.

  6. 5

    what courses that i can do after bachelor in tourism studies.

  7. 4

    I am interested to work in Directorate of information,publicity & Tourism. pls adv,whom to contact………..Dr ravi..


  8. 3

    How can I get a govt. job in tourism industry.

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  10. 1

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