What Are Popular Career Options In Travel And Tourism?

June 29, 2018

Tourism is a booming industry around the world. As a manager with a travel company, you could be involved in managing a team of people, organising travel plans, making bookings, researching the latest ‘hot’ travel destinations, promoting your brand in the market, and more.

As per World Travel & Tourism Council, there will be over 29.6 million jobs in the Indian travel & tourism industry, by 2026. With the growing number of tourists every year and the rapid expansion of hotels of international standards, the need for skilled and trained people is also on the rise in the tourism industry, leading to great job opportunities.


On completing our tourism management course, you can build a successful career as:

  1. Tourism Department: There are jobs as Reservation and counter staff, Sales and marketing staff, Tour Planners and Tour guides. There is also the requirement of Information assistants at the office of the Tourism departments who are selected through competitive examinations held by the Staff Selection Commission. The option of working as a Guide is also listed under the tourism department as the Ministry of Tourism recognizes three types of guides; regional, state and local.

  2. Airlines: One can opt between being the ground staff or in flight staff. Apart from working as Airhostess/ Stewards, you can look into the option of Traffic Assistance, Reservation and Counter Staff, etc.

  3. Hotels: The Hotel Industry being a service industry, serves the basic requirement of food and accommodation. One can choose from Operations, Front office, House keeping, Food and Beverages, Accounting, Engineering/ Maintenance, Sales, Public relations and Security, etc as one of the many departments to work with.

  4. Tour operators: They are the ones who help organize conducted tours to the various tourist spots and manage the travel and stay of the tourists.

  5. Travel Agents: Travel agents evaluate the requirements of tourists and businessmen and help them make the best possible travel arrangements from the many available. Many resorts, travel groups use travel agents to promote their tour packages to travelers.

  6. Transport: Apart from airlines, travelers require rail services, coach operators, car hire companies to go from one place to another - by air, road, railway, sea etc. All this is take care by the ones handling transport.

  7. Lodging Manager: Lodging managers may be referred to by other titles and are responsible for operating hotels, motels and resorts. The individual in charge of the overseeing the complete operation is usually called the general manager. 

  8. Travel Coordinator: Travel coordinators organize the travel arrangements of corporations or large organizations, such as universities and non-profits. Their job duties may include booking flights on commercial or private jets, reserving conference rooms, forwarding information to the appropriate personnel and supervising support staff.

Some Institutes offering Travel and Tourism Courses


César Ritz College

Intakes - January / April / July / October


HTMi Hotel and Tourism Management Institute Switzerland

Intakes - January / August


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