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PGD in Travel and Tourism Management (PGD Travel Tourism)

Updated By Abhinav Chamoli on 25 Nov, 2020
Average Duration
1 years
Average Fee
20 K-5 L INR annual
Exams Accepted
GMAT, CAT, XAT ...

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 NamePost Graduate Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management
LevelPost Graduate
StreamHotel Management / Hospitality
Duration1 - 2 years
Exam TypeSemester-Wise
Eligibility CriteriaGraduation in any stream
Admission ProcessEntrance Exam + Selection Criteria of College
Top Recruiting AreasTour and Travel Companies, Travel Agencies, Airline Companies, Hospitality Establishments, Tour Operators etc.
Top Recruiting CompaniesMakeMyTrip, 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 PrinciplesTourism Marketing
Managerial EconomicsAirline Marketing
Travel Agency & Tour OperationsTourism Business
Tourism GeographyTransport Management
Communication SkillsProject Management

Second Year

Tour Package ManagementSales Management
Adventure ManagementTourist Behaviour
Human Resource DevelopmentManagerial Accounting
International TourismMarket Research
Tourism Case StudiesEvent Management

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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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