CAREER in TRAVEL & TOURISM MANAGEMENT (MBA)
MBA in Travel and Tourism Management is a specialization program which focuses on travel, tourism and hospitality management. It provides students with relevant management skills required in the travel industry. It trains students in the areas such as travel, tourism, marketing, HR and finance management along with accounting and communication skills.
It offers a platform to learn administrative aptitudes, critical thinking, productive communication, and standards & practices required in the travel and hospitality divisions.
After completion of this course, graduates can also start their own travel-related entrepreneurial ventures.
The students must possess a valid Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University/Institute.
EU business school, University of Cumbria, International business school, Neapolis University , Barcelona Executive Business School, Turiba University, nternational Graduate Center, Schiller International University, IMF Business School are some of the best universities for this course. It has best facilities in terms of Academics, diversity and athletics at an affordable price for overall development of students. These universities prepare students for work around the world.
The job opportunities in this career can be in public as well as in private sector. In the public sector, the employment is with Directorates and Departments of tourism of the center and the state, while in private sector graduates can secure a job in a travel agency, hotel, airline, transport agency or a cargo company. Some may start their own agency business online to gain potential clients and display their skills.
Opportunities in tourism department include reservation, sales, marketing and tour planning. They have dedicated travel guides and information assistants to assist tourists. There is also employment in travel agencies which include travel and other services for vacations or business purposes such as elaborate information about travel destinations, hotel ratings, the cheapest and the fastest mode of transport, visas, foreign exchange etc. Holiday consultants is a newer field in this career where in they supply all the required information ,trade the holiday packages, make travel plans, book tickets, etc.
The average salary is $123,900. Cox & Kings Ltd., Balmer Lawrie Travel & Vacations, Flying Fox, American Express Global Business Travels, Travix Leisure & Travels Pvt. Ltd.
The MBA students should have Communication skills. They should also have creative management skills. Stress management, confidence, ability to work on odd hours are some of the other skills required in this field.