Travel and Tourism industry is one of the largest and most profitable industry in India . There are many opportunities in this industry. Students have many opportunities in this industry to build their carrier . Candidates can choose to work for Government tourism departments , travel agencies, hotels etc. The main objective of this sector is to develop and promote tourism and improve and expand existing tourism products to ensure employment generation and economic growth.
COURSES IN TRAVEL & TOURISM
In travel & tourism candidates can pursue a degree, diploma or certificate after completion of graduation. There are many courses like
1. B.com tourism and travel management
2. BA(H) Hotel management
3. MA in travel & tourism
4. PhD in travel & tourism and many more
Job profiles in this industry are travel agent , tourism manager , tourist guide ,tour operator and ground staff. Popular companies that opt. candidates in this industry are make my trip , Yatra ,cox and kings ltd, Thomas cook ltd , goIbibo.
TRAVEL & TOURISM MARKETING
The travel and tourism industry is one of the most competitive in the world and this means that tourism businesses can live or die based on the quality of their marketing efforts. It is essential that companies like hotels, airlines, tour operators and car rental services use the latest marketing methods to stand out.
IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON TRAVEL & TOURISM INDUSTRY
Because of the tight restrictions on travelling by air and road and many tour agencies have had no choice but to close their doors. As millions of people around the world are facing financial insecurity and job losses.
The pandemic crisis has hugely impacted the travel and tourism industry as many businesses are facing a decline in revenue. With up to 50 per cent fewer flights it’s not just hotels and restaurants that have experienced huge losses.