One Industry but thousands Professional Possibilitiesby Anushka Arora Skylark Institute of Travel
In India, a lot is being expected from the travel industry. The industry, on its part, is performing at its best, living up to the hopes of its people. It is expected to create over 45 million professional opportunities by the year 2024. Read further to know everything you ought to know to make an impressionable career in this field.
A job in the travel and tourism industry can be highly adventurous and exciting, and not to forget well paying too. There are many professional travel courses that one can do to make an impressionable career in the field. Though the growth in the sector was slow to take off, it gradually picked up pace and uncovered a fulfilling future for budding professionals in the sector.
The country’s potential in this industry is nowhere close to being fulfilled. India is a geographical anomaly, having at its disposal almost all required geographical features. As per a report of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), India has the potential to add another Rs. 8.6 lakh crores by the year 2021 – only through tourism! The council calculated that tourism managed to garner 8.29 lakh crore or close to 6.4 per cent of the country’s GDP in the year 2015 and supported close to 36.99 million jobs, which is approx. 8.4 per cent of the total employment.
Career Options Available
"The students of travel and tourism have endless job options in this fastest growing industry,” says the head of a leading travel & tourism institute in Delhi.
"Some of the avenues are working with leading international & national airlines, as Customer Ground Handling (customer service) at international or domestic airports, in multinational travel agencies, ticketing officer, tour operator, adventure tourism expert, holiday consultant, transport officer, logistics, cruises and hotels. Apart from this, students can work in government and private tourism departments,” he adds.
Sector’s Salient Features
• Travel and tourism sector is among the highest foreign exchange earner globally. It provides employment to millions of people, either directly or indirectly via associated service industries.
• The sector comprises everything, from major multinational companies to government tourism departments and to small scale travel agents (private).
• As part of this sector, you will provide services to clients, who usually travel for holiday or business, or may be both. So, you will be assisting in making tour packages, be it adventure travel, pilgrim travel, or the casual sightseeing.
• As a working professional, you will be interacting personally with your clients at almost every given point of work. You will be required to understand the customers’ needs while making them comfortable in their travel experiences. You should be aiming towards providing the best service in arranging for clients’ complete travel itinerary.
Arm yourself with a professional diploma from a good tourism institute in Delhi. This will stand you in good lead in your professional journey.
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