Tourism, international as well as domestic, is an important industry for the country. It is a valuable foreign exchange earner as well as at the same time provides for lakhs of employment, directly or indirectly. Many regions and even small states, especially those located in the Himalayan ranges or near to the coast like Goa are almost completely dependent upon tourism. The entire economies in such regions are based on tourism only. But tourism has another aspect too. It involves logistic movements of goods and transportation of tourists in large numbers from one place to another. To sustain the tourism industry, products, goods and merchandises have to be moved at quick notice and with efficiency. A course in tourism and logistics management studies on such aspects.
Eligibility and course duration
Graduation in any field. For institutes like IITTM Odisha, the entrance is through written test, personal interview and group discussion. Selection is on merit. Physically challenged candidates too may apply.
The course is of 2-year duration.
More about the course
The main idea behind this course in tourism and logistics management is to familiarize the student with the important aspects of the role of logistics in the smooth transitioning and flow of tourists and their travel accessories from one destination to the other. It's important for the tourism sector to address the needs of their customers in this regard, ensuring that the logistics supply chain continues to function smoothly. The tourism industry is not only about hotels and tourist lodges, but is also a lot about transportation of goods and people. Without one complementing the other, both are likely to fail. So the course introduces you to the common links that the tourism sector has with the transporting systems world over. Among the topics that gets focus in this course are- tourism management practices; supply chain management; logistics management; distribution of goods; transportation; problem solving and critical analysis; leadership skills, teamwork and developing communication skills.
Course objective and Scope
The course enables you to understand the principles of supply chain management with respect to the movement of goods, services and tourists on the international and domestic tourism platform. As such you are suitable for any job in the tourism sector that calls for handing-out solutions for issues related to travel and logistic supply chain management. Other than seeking employment, you may get into entrepreneurship in the field.
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