Last updated: 20 Aug 2020
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Travel Management is basically related to services and planning by means of spending time negotiating rates or contracts with airlines, hotel chains and car rental companies. It includes, the process of reviewing employee receipts and claims for travel reimbursement, as well as the distribution of vouchers maintenance of a travel management website and liking for ways to reduce corporate travel expenses.
Tourism management involves a multitude of activities such as studying tour destinations, planning the tour, making travel arrangements and providing accommodation to all the holiday makers. It also involves marketing efforts to attract tourists to travel to particular destinations. Tourism is travelling with an objective of spending leisure time for recreation.
The Bachelor of Travel and Tourism Management (BTTM) is a 4-years undergraduate course that is divided into 8-semesters. The course aims to build in eligible students a firm foundation in all the facets of the tourism and hospitality industry. The students are taught advanced concepts involved in marketing management and planning skills and their application to various fields within the industry. The course has been designed to equip the students with a sound understanding of the tourism industry and its role in the world. Students will get an exposure to the behaviour of the tourism businesses and how they operate and impact on the tourism on countries, cultures and the environments.
The course trains the student to develop a strong working knowledge of the tourism industry. The course will train the students on various subjects like cultural tourism, eco-tourism, sociology of tourism. They also learn the economic role of tourism on the local people.
The students who have completed their PUC or 10+2 in any stream with 50% aggregate in all the subjects from the recognised board are eligible to join BTTM course.
The students can join the BTTM course by two modes of admission, the first one is merit-based admission and second one is direct admission.
Let’s discuss in detail about the both modes
There are many reputed colleges that conduct institution-based entrance exams for admission to BTTM course, such mode of admission is called merit-based admission. The students have to qualify the institution-based entrance exam in order to get admission to the colleges under merit quota. The qualified students are allotted seats under merit-based admissions in various colleges. The main reason for conducting entrance exams is to filter out the hardworking and serious students from non-serious students, and the fee is nominal in merit admissions.
The students can get admission to BTTM course by another mode called direct admission. Under this mode of admission, the students are given admission to their desired colleges by direct admission under management quota. The main advantage of this mode of admission is that the students are not required to attend for any institution-based entrance exams for getting admissions. Another advantage is that the students can choose their desired colleges and book their seats even before the colleges start. The interested students can contact the Educational Advisory Centres to get more details about direct admission procedures.
The students of BTTM will be studying the following subjects in their course duration
|Sl. No.||Subjects of Study|
|4||Cultural Tourism of India|
|5||Basics of Tourism Management|
|6||Natural Tourism Products|
|7||World Geography of Tourism|
|9||Historical Tourism Products of India|
|10||Travel Agency and Tourism Business|
|11||International Tourism Business|
|12||Fundamentals of Accounting|
|13||Hospitality Management in Tourism|
|14||Automation in Travel and Tourism|
|16||Tourism Trends in India|
|19||Tour Packaging Management|
|20||Principles of Management|
|21||Industrial Training Project|
|23||Airline Operations, Management Economics|
|25||Management Information System|
|29||Sociology of Tourism|
|36||Human Resource Management|
|40||Tourism Environmental Law|
|41||Basics of Revenue Management|
The field of travel and tourism primarily deals with tourists, travel management, hospitality management, tour management etc. The course offers diverse job opportunities for example, in India, heritage, cultural and medical tourists’ throng Indian tourist destinations each year. They can join various tour agencies, airlines, cruise liners, resorts, hotels etc. The interested students can join master's courses after the completion of BTTM. The BTTM students can join colleges after their MTTM as lecturers to take up teaching. The BTTM students can become entrepreneurs by starting their own travel firms.
Some of the important job roles available for BTTTM students are:
The fresh BTTM students will be earning around 3 lakhs to 6 lakhs per annum. The experienced professionals will be earning around 4 lakhs to 7 lakhs per annum. The salary depends upon the location and recruiter.
Some of the top organisations hiring BTTM students are:
With a greater number of people opting for leisure trips, the demand for tourism has increased day by day. The last decade saw a steep increase in the tourism business. This has created better job roles and opportunities for all the skilled BTTM students. The hospitality industry is also paying good salaries and also providing opportunities to grow in the career.
The students who are interested in tourism and traveling industry can join the BTTM course and earn a decent living with better opportunities to grow in the career field of travel and tourism.