Subject - TRAVEL & TOURISM
Subject Code - 606
Semester - Sixth
Teaching and Examination Scheme:
XXI Chapter 1 The Tourism Phenomenon 02 04
1.1 Definition – Tourism; Tour; Tourist; Visitor;
Excursionist; Domestic; International; Inbound;
1.2 Growth of Tourism / Evolution /History of
Tourism & Present status of tourism in India.
1.3 Thomas Cook – Grand Circular Tour
XXII Chapter 2 Constituents of Tourism Industry 06 08
2.1 Primary Constituents
2.2 Secondary Constituents
2.3 The 4 A’s of Tourism – Attraction, Accessibility,
2.4 Career Opportunities for tourism professionals
XXIII Chapter 3 Infrastructure of Tourism 04 06
3.1 Role of Transport in Tourism
3.2 Modes of Transport: Road, Rail, Air, Sea.
3.3 Types of Accommodation – Main & Supplementary
XXIV Chapter 4 Types of Tourism 04 08
4.1 Types of Tourism: - Various Motivators Holiday, Social
& Cultural, MICE Religious, VFR (Visiting Friends and
Relatives), Sports, Political, Health, Senior Citizen,
4.2 Alternative Tourism: Eco Tourism, Agro Rural Tourism
Chapter 5 The Impact of Tourism 04 06
5.1 Economic Impact – Employment generation, Foreign
Exchange Earnings, multiplier effect, Leakage,
5.2 Social, Cultural & Political Impact – Standard of living,
passport to peace, International understanding, Social
Integration, Regional Growth, National Integration.
5.3 Environmental Impact – Tourism pollution & control,
wild life & bird sanctuaries & their protection for tourist
XLIV. Chapter 6 The Tourism Organizations 07 08
Objectives, Role & function of:
6.1 Government Organizations: DOT, ITDC, MTDC, ASI, TFCI.
6.2 Domestic Organizations: TAAI, FHRAI, IATO
6.3 International Organizations: WTO, IATA, PATA.
6.4 NGO: Role of NGO in making responsible tourists.
XX Chapter 7 The Travel Agency 05 10
7.1 Meaning & Definition of Travel Agent.
7.2 Types of Travel Agent: Retail & Wholesale.
7.3 Functions of Travel Agent.
7.3.1 Provisions of Travel Information
7.3.3 Itinerary Preparation
7.3.4 Planning & Costing
7.3.5 Settling of Accounts,
7.3.6 Liaisons with service providers
7.3.7 Role of Travel Agent in promotion of Tourism.
Chapter 8 The Tour Operator 05 08
8.1 Meaning & Definition
8.2 Types of Tour operator: Inbound, Outbound &
8.3 Tour Packaging – definition, components of a tour
8.4 Types of Package Tour:
8.4.1 Independent Tour
8.4.2 Inclusive Tour
8.4.3 Escorted Tour
8.4.4 Business Tour
8.5 Guides & escorts – Their role and function Qualities
required to be a guide or escort.
Chapter 9 Travel Formalities & Regulations 05 06
9.1 Passport – Definition, issuing authority, Types of
Passport, Requirements for passport.
9.2 Visa – Definition, issuing authority, Types of visa
Requirements for visa.
9.3 Health Regulation – Vaccination, Health Insurance.
Economic Regulation – Foreign Exchange
Chapter 10 Itinerary Planning 06 06
10.2 Steps to plan a Tour
10.3 Route map
10.4 Transport booking – reservation
10.5 Accommodation – reservation
10.6 Food facilities
10.7 Local guide / escort
10.8 Climate / seasonality
10.9 Shopping & cultural show
XLV. Note : Glossary of Terms
Students should be familiar with the glossary of terms
pertaining to above mentioned topics
1. Preparation of Itinerary – 2 days, 7 days for well known tourist destinations.
2. Preparation of passport, visa, requirements
3. Field visit to a Travel Agency, Airport etc.
XLVI. Reference Books
1. Introduction to Travel & Tourism-Michael M. CottmanVan Nostrand Reinhold New York,
2. Travel Agency & Tour Operation Concepts & Principles-Jagmohan Negi -Kanishka
Publishes, Distributors, New Delhi, 1997
3. International Tourism – Fundamentals & Practices -A. K. Bhatia -Sterling Publishers
Private Limited, 1996
4. A Textbook of Indian Tourism -B. K. Goswami & G. Raveendran -Har – Anand
Publications Pvt. Ltd., 2003
5. Dynamics of Modern Tourism -Ratandeep Singh -Kanishka Publishes, Distributors, New
6. Tourism Development, Principles and Practices -Fletcher & Cooper-ELBS
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