The Tourism Industry in India is one of the most profitable industries in the country and contributes substantially to foreign exchange earned. In fact during 2008, four million tourists visited India and spent US $8.9 billion, thus making India one of the major global tourist destinations.
Increased tourism in India has created jobs in a variety of related sectors, both directly and indirectly. Almost 20 million people are now working in Indias Tourism Industry. Indias tourism is thriving, owing to a huge surge in both business and leisure travel by foreign and domestic tourists and is expected to generate approximately US$ 275.5 billion by 2018.
A World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) report says that by 2020, tourism in India could contribute Rs. 8,50,000 crores to the GDP. In other words, every man, woman and child could become richer by Rs.7,000. India has yet to realize its full potential from tourism. The Travel and Tourism industry holds tremendous potential for Indias economy. It can provide impetus to other industries and create millions of new jobs. The vast travel and tourism industry includes Government Tourism Departments, Immigration and Customs Services, Travel Agencies, Airlines, Tour Operators, Hotels etc. and many associated service industries such as Airline Catering or Laundry Services, Guides, Interpreters, Tourism Promotion and Sales etc.
India is a vast country with diverse cultures and traditions. Our country offers a great attraction for those who crave to know about the splendour and magnificence of one of the oldest civilizations of the world and for its scenic beauty. With the increasing globalization and opening of our economy to the world, travel and tourism in India is getting a great impetus. Technology, coupled with the growth of tourism globally, has had a large impact on transforming these jobs significantly.
Role played by Kuoni Academy
Realising the need of the hour, Kuoni Academy has continuously striven to grow from strength to strength, adding innovative & industry relevant courses to the syllabus, creating a footprint in different locations pan India & tying-up on strategic academic alliances with domestic & international Academic partners.
At Kuoni Academy, all programs lay emphasis on personal development and professional attitudes particularly the ability of the trainees to mix with others and develop an aptitude towards service orientation.Courses are designed and continuously enhanced by industry leaders with years of experience behind them. A continuous up-gradation of the course content incorporating the latest changes / trends globally is not an exception but the rule.
The Kuoni Academy Certification process aims at setting global benchmarks.
Career & Growth Opportunities for Travel & Tourism
Travel Agencies (Inbound & Outbound)
Tour Operating Companies
Incentive Travel Companies
Travel & Tourism BPOs
Tourist Information Offices
This forecasts a bright future for all those who choose to make a career in the fields of Travel & Tourism and Hospitality.