Travel and Tourism Industry
Hospitality is one of the traditional industries of India as we have a long history with travel and tourism. Tourism has grown over large over the years in India after the effort from governments and travel and tourism companies. Due to the versatile geographical and cultural backdrop of India, the country is largely popular as a travel destination all across the world. We have made our mark internationally as a big brand of national and international tourism and this industry has made a major contribution to economic development of India.
Hospitality and tourism are two very upcoming fields across the globe. People love to travel and explore the world; a big part of having a good holiday has a lot to do with the kind of hospitality you are offered. The travel industry has increased massively over the years. This has a lot to do with the emergence of a successful and well earning middle class. The job market had increased; hospitality and tourism are great career options, people aren’t confined to just becoming doctors, lawyers or engineers anymore. A career in professional courses such as these are very time consuming and entail a huge amount of hard work.
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For those of us who need a dynamic job profile, there is nothing better than travel and tourism. It is worth mentioning at the outset that the dynamism is not just in mobility but also a kind of life one leads. It is rife with new challenges and thereby pushes the limits of one’s problem solving and critical thinking, by pushing you off the comfort zone everyday.
In recent years there has been an unprecedented rise in the travel and tourism industry worldwide, which has opened many vacancies for various job profiles in this domain. There is a huge demand for hotel front staff and managers, especially. Several chains of hotels and independent hospitality houses are looking for talented and dynamic staff, who are capable of handling critical situations.
Travel jobs are very interesting. Well, they are a dream job for many! If you also have an interest in travelling, then a career in tours and travels would be a great option for you. There are a number of job opportunities for people with desired skills not only in India, but abroad. But before joining this industry, there are a few things that you must consider. It is important to know that to survive in this field, there are certain set of skills which are required. Analyse those skills, see whether you have them in you or not and then make the final decision.
Tourism industry is largely dominated by the service sector. Majority of employers and human resources managers are most concerned with employee training related to customer service skills and attitudes, followed by the tourism & hospitality knowledge, computer proficiency, communication skills, leadership or management skills, and personal development. A key issue for the employers has been inculcating the right service attitude among the staff with different backgrounds and experience. The degree of service offered by the various employees & staff has a significant impact on determining the tourist’s overall experience. Such people include the tour operators, staff at airports/bus station/railway station, taxi operators, travel and ticketing agencies, hotel staff, staff at heritage sites, and tour guides among many others.