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21st November 2014, 04:13 PM
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Re: Airline or Tourism Courses

Both Airline and Tourism industries are good and has their own ifs and buts. It is totally a matter of interest. I find Travel and Tourism has a never ending scope.

Travel and Tourism is one of the major developing industries which earn the main part of the foreign exchange in the Indian Economy. It is a very wide industry and provides employment to millions of people. It also includes several associated industries like Guides, airline catering or laundry services, Tourism promotion and sales, Interpreters etc.

Career Opportunities
There are many opportunities in both private and public sector for the travel and tourism students.

A few private organizations that offer travel and tourism candidates are:
Holiday consultants
Tour operators
Travel Agencies

Some of the government organizations operating under travel and tourism are:

Ministry of Tourism of Government of India
Chandigarh Industrial & Tourism Development Corporation
Directorate of Information, Publicity & Tourism
Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation
Meghalaya Tourism Development Corporation
Kerala Tourism Development Corporation
Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation
Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation
Karnataka Tourism Development Corporation
Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation
Tourism Development Jammu & Kashmir
Delhi Tourism & Transportation Development Corporation

Institutes that offer Travel and Tourism courses
There are many institutes in India that offer various course in Travel and Tourism. A few of them are listed below.
Bangalore University, Bangalore
Punjabi University, Patiala
YWCA of Delhi Women’s Training Institute
University of Mumbai
Himachal University, Shimla
School of Vocational Studies
Dravidian University, Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh
University of Delhi, New Delhi
Andhra University School of Correspondence Education, Visakhapatnam
Agra University, Agra
Pondicherry University
Kurukshetra University, Haryana
Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management
SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai
Goa University, Goa
Tezpur University, Assam
Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar
National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Hyderabad

Salaries vary within the industry and are higher in foreign agencies. Basic Pay scales at different levels are approximately:

Counter Clerk Rs. 1,500-2,000
Assistant Rs. 2,000-2,500
Junior Executive Rs. 3,000-3,500
Regional Manager Rs. 3,800 -4,500
General Manager Rs. 5,000-6,000
Air Hostess- Rs 6,000 basic salary for domestic to Rs 40,000 in international airlines

Regional guides:
Their charges may range from Rs 400 and above for an eight hour day. They may earn between 30,000-40,000 Rs or more in the three to four months of the tourist peak season.

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