‘Explore’ Travel and Tourism as a Career

Aug 2015

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Are you the kind of person who believes that life is best lived behind the steering wheels with a map on your lap and a big backpack on your shoulder?

Do you love reading about various places in the world and have a diary full of places that you want to visit at least once in life?

Does your ABCD stand for Amsterdam, Bangkok, Canada and Denmark?


If the answer to any of the above question is yes, then travel and Tourism can be a great career for you. Although travel and tourism falls in the unconventional career choices, it has caught the attention of the Indian students. In the past decade, travel industry received a big boom giving rise to immense career opportunities in the field. The fact that this industry is the largest source of foreign exchange in India, forecasts a bright future for all those who choose to make a career out of travel and tourism. Having said the above, the next big question is how to pursue a career in Travel and Tourism?


In this article we’ll put light on the above question. In the following sections, we’ll cover the following topics; Top Travel and Tourism institutes in India, various courses offered in this field, List of some Top companies to work with, remuneration in this profession and what to expect from this industry. So here you go:


Following is a list of some Top Institutes for Travel and Tourism in India:









 Here is a list of some other institutes offering various courses in Travel and Tourism:


Degree Courses:







Diploma Courses:





Certificate courses:



Remunerations in Travel and Tourism:

With a broad array of career options, jobs in this sector can offer good remuneration and perks. Although, the starting salaries might be mediocre, ranging between 1.5 lakh to 2 lakh per annum, the compensation increases with experience. Other factors linked with remuneration are the level of responsibility and the volume of business operations. Apart from the free travel opportunities for employees, there are various travel perks for the families too. Other than this, one might expect additional remuneration during the peak seasons.


Top 10 Travel and Tourism Companies in India:

  • Make My Trip
  • Thomas Cook
  • Cox and Kings
  • Yatra
  • SOTC
  • RCI
  • Emirates
  • Indian Airlines
  • Goibibo
  • Expedia


What to expect from the industry?

Travel and tourism falls under the service industry. The primary aim is to provide a service that satisfies the demands of the clients. One must remember that no matter what, the client is always right and their demands should be served on priority basis.

This industry demands you to be completely flexible especially during the peak seasons and also to be up-to-date on current rules and regulations and documentation required for travelling purposes.


Realistically, it might take time to move up the ladder and reach top managerial and administrative positions. Initially one might have to settle with entry level jobs but, experience pays off in this industry and can get one in the top levels. You just have to make the leap of faith and rest everything will fall in its place. Add wings to your sail and build a life you don’t need a vacation from! :)


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By Palak Arora


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