Tourism Management (T.M)
Tourism Management is aimed at providing students with the in-depth knowledge about tourism and hospitality trends. It involves both practical and academic study of tourism business, its operations, the behavior of tourists, trends in the tourism industry and its dynamics.
Students during the program undertake a lot of research work to grasp the knowledge about how the tourism industry works world-wide, how it has grown in the past few years, and what necessary steps and measures are required for the safety of tourists in the country for the industry to run smoothly.
TM program is great for aspirants who love reading and knowing about different places, countries and are fascinated by travel and its essential components. They acquire adequate knowledge about international tourism. The main purpose of the program is to evaluate the relationship between the customers/ consumers and the tourism industry.
- Minimum Qualification Required: 10+2
- Minimum Marks Required: 50%
Career Options and Job Prospects
TM graduates are hired by both private and government sector organizations. TM course helps students specialize in the industry-specific knowledge and make them job ready for fields such as hotels, vacation resorts, retreat hotels, campgrounds, holiday accommodations and many more. Given below are some of the popular employment areas (government and private sector) for TM graduates:
- Tourism Boards
- Government Hotels
- Government Tourist Information Centre’s
- Travel Companies
- Travel and Ticketing Sites
- Travel Agencies
- Travel Offices & Administration
TM graduates initially assist professionals with experience in the tourism industry and most are in-charge of answering a wide variety of queries from customers. The average salary package offered to a fresher is Rs. 2 – 3 lakh /annum.
Here’s a list of suitable job roles for TM graduates:
- Lobby Manager
- Travel Expert
- Travel Agent
- Information Assistant
- Tour Manager
- Tour Guide etc.