They say that if you wish to meet new people, understand their cultures and serve them exceptionally, you should go on to become a part of hospitality industry and deliver customer service to a variety of people coming from versatile backgrounds.
But I think a career in travel and tourism does pretty much the same job and fosters similar skills of service and hospitality in you as the top 10 hotel management colleges in India do.
The travel and tourism courses do not only give you the opportunity to make a career in travel industry, but they also come up with a wide scope of knowledge and exposure to different corners of the world. Often we are unaware of wide range of career opportunities that the travel and tourism industry offers us. Here’s a list of some of the jobs that can be taken up.
- Travel agents: A travel agent is one who makes tickets for all kinds of journey- be it railways, air or ships. He also take cares of the visa and passport formalities. A travel agent may also be engaged in arranging for travel related accommodations.
- Tour operators: Tour operators are also travel agents but they’re more into booking tickets and accommodations for special holiday packages. They take care of all the entertainment and sightseeing sites, and may also be involved in arranging for cars and coaches.
- Travel guides: The popular tourist destination places are always in requirement of friendly and knowledgeable people to lead the tourists! So if you enjoy making new friends and are capable enough to brief people of the places, be their guide.
- Destination wedding photographer: Destination weddings have become hit among the people and they’re in need of photographers who can travel with them to the location of their choice to capture their wedding moments.
On the whole, the travel industry has a lot to offer.