Toursim is a everygreen field which always has a demand for people, we need to know whether you
are enquiring about tourism in India or tourism globally. Either way the scope in this sector is very good depending on one's skill set.
B.Job opportunities, the range and job titles are vast and varied.
1. As a Stand alone
Exterme travel co-ordinator
Wildlife tour operator
Unique trekking tour co-ordinator
Hidden Nature tour operator
Big Game Hunting or Game Fishing tour co-ordinator
Birding Tour operator
Deep sea Diving tour co-ordinator
Religious trip co-ordinator
Honeymoney National and International tour advisor
2.As part of a firm or international travel house
Manager or financial advisor
3.As an entrepreneur with your own firm
Here you can cater to multiple strata of the public
Local tour organizer
National tourism package
International short and long holiday packages
C. Your Aptitude
You need to be skilled in communication, handle money exchange, flight,cruise,road travel (car,luxury bus) bookings, trouble shooting, hotel bookings.
The most important aspect in this industry is to be good in networking, have an set of excellent contacts in departments of corporate firms, visa offices, flight operators, cab/bus operators, hotel and accommodation people at the site. You need to have an outgoing personality and be approachable. You need to be able to offer good back-up support for the clients and this build your reputation.
based on the above you can choose unique methods or clients ( Women's only, Elderly travellers, Cultural or Eco tourism etc) offer door to door package right from the time the client starts the holiday to coming back home, people are ready to pay for such packages where everything is taken care of.
There are many certificates and PG courses available. Choose one that has a good reputation and gives you a chance to work in well known firms. Do you basic bachleor's degree is India and once you have a better grasp of the subject and the practical opportunities, you can explore the options of a unique course abroad that will give you a good qualification and also international exposure ( these would be expensive).
For the basic course, you can think about Diploma in travel service management from a center like Thomas Cook which will have all the branches related to a tour industry under one roof. If you are a limited budget and want to stay local then choose Diploma in Tourism Studies, one year program at IGNOU and then start off.
If you have the funds and are thinking globally, then for overseas Master's degree choose a place that is globally known for its hospitality and tourism (Please do proper research before enrolling for international schools)
1.Masters of Management in Sustainable tourism, Switzerland,Sustainability Management School - 28 Rue Mauverney Gland, CH-1196 CH
2. Masters in Tourism studies, Sweden