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    PGD in Travel and Tourism Management

    About PGD in Travel and Tourism Management

    PGD in Travel and Tourism Management is a postgraduate course in hotel management that includes the study of various aspects of the travel and tourism industry. It is often offered as a 1-year course but some colleges might also have a 2-year variant of the course. Some colleges also adopt a different nomenclature for this course and it may also be found as PGD in Travel Management, PGD in Tourism Management, PGD in Tour Operations etc.

    A PG Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management is an excellent choice of course for any candidate who wishes to develop the skills essential to take up administrative positions in the travel and tourism industry. In this course, students are provided in-depth knowledge about the tourism industry and business. The course includes the study of the business aspects of tourism including marketing, economics, HRD etc. while also enhancing a student's theoretical knowledge related to the tourism industry.

    After completing a PGD in Travel and Tourism Management, a student develops the required skills to be a better administrator in an establishment providing travel and tourism-related services. The course develops a student's analytical and problem-solving ability to help them succeed in the tourism industry.

    Highlights of PGD in Travel and Tourism Management

    Full Name Post Graduate Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management
    Level Post Graduate
    Stream Hotel Management / Hospitality
    Duration 1 - 2 years
    Exam Type Semester-Wise
    Eligibility Criteria Graduation in any stream
    Admission Process Entrance Exam + Selection Criteria of College
    Top Recruiting Areas Tour and Travel Companies, Travel Agencies, Airline Companies, Hospitality Establishments, Tour Operators etc.
    Top Recruiting Companies MakeMyTrip, Go Ibibo, Indigo, Jet Airways, Hyatt, Air India, Lufthansa etc.

    PGD in Travel and Tourism Management Eligibility Criteria

    Given below is the eligibility criteria for admission to the PGD in Travel and Tourism Management course.

    • Candidate must have completed a bachelor's degree course from a recognized university.

    • Candidates from any stream are eligible to apply for admission.

    • Colleges also specify a minimum percentage criterion for eligibility.

    Admission Process of PGD in Travel and Tourism Management

    Candidates interested in taking admission to the colleges offering PGD in Travel and Tourism Management must take note of the following details.

    • Admission to the PGD in Travel and Tourism Management course is generally based on entrance exams. Colleges conduct their own entrance exams for admissions.

    • Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of their score in the entrance exams.

    • Shortlisted candidates then have to qualify in the selection round of institutes, which may include GD and Personal Interview.

    • The final selection of candidates is done on the basis of final merit based on academic scores, entrance exams and performance in GD / PI round.

    • Colleges may also provide direct admissions on the basis of marks scored by a candidate in graduation.

    PGD in Travel and Tourism Management Syllabus

    First Year

    Management Principles Tourism Marketing
    Managerial Economics Airline Marketing
    Travel Agency & Tour Operations Tourism Business
    Tourism Geography Transport Management
    Communication Skills Project Management

    Second Year

    Tour Package Management Sales Management
    Adventure Management Tourist Behaviour
    Human Resource Development Managerial Accounting
    International Tourism Market Research
    Tourism Case Studies Event Management

    PGD in Travel and Tourism Management Career Options and Job Prospects

    Travel and Tourism is a flourishing industry that has a wide career scope for candidates having a formal education in the field. Candidates having good communication skills, pleasant personality, good self-management skills are ideal for making a career in this industry.

    Travel and Tourism Management graduates are well-versed in managing finances for the industry and have also received training in charting tour plans and have knowledge of the popular tourist destinations. Candidates who are passionate about travelling can find job opportunities in this field and make a living from their passion while also grabbing opportunities to visit new places and meet new people.

    Some of the common areas of recruitment for PGD in Travel and Tourism Management graduates can be found below.

    • Tour Management Companies

    • Hospitality Establishments such as Hotels and Resorts

    • Adventure Tourism

    • Entrepreneurship Opportunities / Private Businesses

    • Resorts

    • Cruise Ships

    • Airline Companies etc.

    Given below are the top job positions available after PGD in Travel and Tourism Management.

    • Tour Manager

    • Tourist Guide

    • Travel Agent

    • Tour & Travel Coordinator

    • Travel Journalist / Writer etc.

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