Government Polytechnic, Thane.

शासकीय तंत्रनिकेतन, ठाणे.

Established 1985 (Government of Maharashtra.)

Department of Travel & Tourism

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About Diploma in Travel & Tourism

Duration: - Three Year Diploma (Six Semester)

Eligibility / Qualification: - SSC Passed.

Features of Diploma

Careers in Travel & Tourism

Travel and tourism industry is one of the largest foreign exchange earners in the Indian economy. It provides scores of employment opportunities directly to the people associated with this sector. Indirect employment opportunities are also available in many associated services. The vast travel and tourism industry includes Government tourism departments, immigration and customs services, travel agencies, airlines, tour operators, hotels, etc. and many associated service industries, such as airline catering or laundry services, guides, interpreters, tourism promotions and sales, etc. India is a vast country with diverse cultures and traditions. Our country offers a great fascination for those who crave to know about the splendor and magnificence of one of the oldest civilizations of the world and its scenic beauty. With the increasing globalization and unwrapping of our economy to the world, travel and tourism in India is getting a great impetus. Technology, coupled with the growth of tourism globally, has had a large impact on transforming these jobs significantly. This forecasts a bright future for all those who choose to make a career in travel and tourism.

Why Travel & Tourism?

If you love travel, then why not make a career of it. People who work in travel and tourism have a passion for travel and a commitment to helping other travelers make the most of their holiday.

What do people in travel and tourism do?

In simple terms, people in the travel and tourism industry transport people to new places, assist with accommodation and help with sightseeing and activities. The jobs include travel agents, wholesalers, tour operators, reservations consultants, hotel staff and a variety of executive positions.

What qualities do you need to succeed?

The most important qualities are communication, teamwork and customer service skills. Whatever the location, position or technical skills, to make it in travel and tourism you need to enjoy challenges and have the ability to work well with people.

It is important to appreciate that people around the world have different ways of doing things. Working in the travel and tourism industry, you will come to learn a lot about people.

To find out what it takes to work in this very people-focused industry, we asked many people in the industry. These are some of the qualities they identified.

Communication is the key

In travel and tourism, you need to communicate with lots of different tourists and not let small hassles get you down. You need to have very good communication skills because you are negotiating travel and accommodation deals with a lot of different hotels and companies. It is important to understand that people from different cultures place different importance on things like punctuality, food preference, tour types and destination.

The list covers many things, including interpersonal skills, personality and outlook on life. These skills and an appreciation for the demands of travelling will help you enjoy a successful and fulfilling travel and tourism career.

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