Travel and Tourism Courses, Eligibility and Jobs

Akansha Sirohi
Akansha SirohiPublished On: June 17, 2020 | NCHMCT JEE

Travel and tourism courses are good options if you enjoy travelling and are good at mingling with and managing people. You can pursue travel and tourism courses after passing class 12 and start your career early in the tourism industry. Find out all about the travel and tourism courses here.

Travel and Tourism Courses

Interested in pursuing Tourism as a career? You have come looking at the right place! If travelling and meeting new people is your area of interest, then travel and tourism courses are something that you should look at. With India gaining popularity amongst travelling enthusiasts, there are a lot of jobs that are coming up in the industry.

This has led to the foundation of institutes that offer travel and tourism courses and provide training for the same. Internship opportunities are also available through the courses and even after completing graduation. A good internship combined with travels and tourism courses can help you get a great job in the tourism and hospitality industry.

As there are many courses in tourism and travel such as Master of Tourism and Hotel Management (MTHM), Masters of Tourism Administration (M.T.A), Master of Tourism Management (M.T.M) and Bachelor of Tourism and Management (B.T.M), you can visit the official website of any tour and tourism college in India to know the courses offered by them.

Here is a list of travels and tourism courses, their eligibility, colleges offering Tourism courses and job opportunities after pursuing these courses.

Travel and Tourism Courses

Check the table below to know the duration and fee of all travel and tourism courses.

Name of the Programme

Duration

Average Fee

Diploma in Airline, Travel and Tourism

1 to 2 years

INR 50,000

B.Com Travel and Tourism Management

3 yearsINR 90,000

Diploma in Tourism and Hotel Management

3 years

INR 60,000

Bachelor in Tourism Studies

3 years

INR 1,20,000

B.Sc. Airlines, Tourism & Hospitality

3 years

INR 1,18,000

B.A. in Tourism

3 years

INR 1,01,000

BBA (Tourism & Travel)

3 years

INR 1,08,000

B.A. in Management of Tourism Business

3 years

INR 1,20,000

Master of Tourism Administration

2 years

INR 1,23,000

MBA in Tourism Management

2 years

INR 1,09,000

MA in Tourism Management

2 years

INR 1,08,000

Master of Tourism Administration

2 years

INR 40,000-50,000

PG Diploma in Travel and Tourism

1 year

INR 1,03,000

Master of Tourism and Hotel Management(MTHM)

2 year

INR 1,21,000

Eligibility for Travel and Tourism Courses

Given below is the eligibility criteria for the various courses:

Diploma and Graduation Courses:

  • In order to apply for diploma and graduate-level tourism courses, you must have completed 10+2 (any stream) from a recognised board of education.
  • Admissions to the diploma are done on the basis of merit in class 12 board exam or on the basis of state-level entrance exams.
  • Similarly, colleges offering graduate programmes on tourism may take admission on the basis of your score in class 12 exams. However, some of the government colleges may take admission on the basis of NCHM JEE test.

Post-graduation Courses:

  • In order to apply for these courses, you must have completed your graduation degree (preferably in the field of tourism).
  • Admission to most of these programmes is done on the basis of entrance exams conducted either on state-level or individually by the University.
  • In case of MBA programmes on Tourism, you will have to appear for entrance exams such as CAT or MAT.

Best Colleges to Pursue Travel and Tourism Courses

There are many good colleges where you can pursue travel and tourism courses. Some of the best colleges to pursue travel and tourism courses are as follows:

Name of College

Name of the Popular Course

Fees(Annually)

Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh Uttar Pradesh

Master of Tourism Administration

INR 50,910

Amity University, Jaipur

Master of Tourism and Travel Management

INR 90,000

Assam Down Town University

Bachelor of Tourism and Travel Management

INR 76,700

Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi Uttar Pradesh

Master of Tourism and Travel Management

INR 40,000

Chandigarh Group of Colleges, Landran, Mohali

Bachelor of Tourism and Travel Management

INR 44,000

Dibrugarh University, Centre of Mgmt Studies - Dibrugarh, Assam

Post Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management

INR 32,360

Gulzar Group of Institutes, Ludhiana

Bachelor of Tourism and Travel Management

INR 47,000

Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science

BBA in Travel and Tourism Management

INR 92,500

Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management- Delhi, Gwalior, Bhubaneswar, Nellore

PGDM in Tourism & Travel

INR 1.23 Lakh

Kerala Institute of Tourism and Travel Studies, Trivandrum

MBA in Travel and Tourism Management

INR 1.20 Lakh

Ludhiana Group of Colleges

Bachelor of Tourism and Travel Management)

INR 46,900

National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Hyderabad

MBA in Tourism and Hospitality Management

INR 2.09 Lakh

Panjab University, Chandigarh

Bachelor of Tourism and Travel Management

INR 45,132

Regional College of Management, Bhubaneswar, Orissa

MBA in Tourism

INR 1.20 Lakh

SEA Group Of Institutions (SEA College), Bangalore

Bachelor of Tourism and Travel Management

INR 1,02 Lakh

Shoolini University (SU), Solan

MBA Tourism

INR 2.02 Lakh

Swami Vivekananda Group of Institutions, Kolkata

Bachelor of Tourism and Travel Management

INR 43,800

Vidya Jyoti Eduversity

Master of Tourism Management

INR 74,000

Job Opportunities after Travel and Tourism Courses

Tourism is one of the industries that have a lot of scope in developing countries like India. With various government initiatives introduced to promote tourism, India attracts attract visitors from all across the world towards the cultural aspects of different cities.

This, in turn, has led to an increase in employment opportunities in this industry. Various sectors recruit tourism graduates from various reputed colleges in the country and offer promising jobs. Some job profiles available in tour and travel industry are travel planner, tourist guide, travel agent and reservation agent. Some of the popular sectors that hire tourism graduates are mentioned below.

  • Government of India, Tourism Department
  • Hotels
  • Airlines
  • Tour Operators
  • Transportation sector
  • Travel Agencies

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Salary Scope after Pursuing Travel and Tourism Courses

After pursuing a course in the field of tourism, you can apply for the government as well as private jobs. The salary scope and incentives offered in the government sector are better than the private tourism industry. However, salary packages improve a lot after pursuing MBA or PGDM in Tourism Management from a reputed college.

After pursuing a diploma or graduation in this field, you can expect a starting salary of Rs. 20,000-25,000 per month. Starting salary packages can go up to 60,000 in the Aviation and Airlines sector.

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Salary improves with experience but the best packages are offered if you have pursued an MBA in this field. An MBA graduate can expect a starting salary of up to Rs. 80,000 per month in the tourism industry.

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