The increase in the demand for the tourism professionals due to the increased inflow of tourists. This has created a good number of job roles for the skilled professionals. The present article tries to explain some of the important roles available for the BTTM students after they complete their degree.
Let’s study them in detail
As a tourism officer, one is responsible to provide accurate information to the tourists of the local area and ensure that proper information is communicated to the new tourists about the local area.
Role of the Tourism Officer
As a tourism officer one will work with a range of employers, including public and private destination management organisations, public agencies or partnerships and local authorities. The role is varied and may include many different types of work like marketing, visitor management, the development of tourist’s products, facilities and services.
Responsibilities of a Tourism officer
As a tourism officer one is needed to:
Produce and commission tourist information, including art work and writer press releases and copy for tourism guides and newsletters
Set up and attend exhibitions and holiday shows
Organise special and seasonal events and festivals
Device and plan tours and arrange itineraries
Coordinate with local operators, the media and designers and printers
Manage staff, budgets and staff training needs
Order products and services
Provide funding and business advice and send e-newsletters to local businesses
Develop 3-tourism platforms, including websites, and construct business databases
Writer and present reports for committees
Plan and write funding applications
Work on product development
Give talks to local party’s community groups and schools and handle media enquiries
Undertake market research with members of the public and visitors to particular attractions
Carry out strategic planning and development, such as commissioning and producing tourism strategies and economic impact studies for implementation or lobbying, devising and implementing marketing campaigns
The fresh BTTM graduates will easily earn around 4 lakhs to 6 lakhs per annum as tourist officers. The experienced professionals will be earning around 5 lakhs to 7 lakhs per annum.
Travel Agency Manager
The travel agency manager is responsible to monitor and oversee the daily business of the travel agency. They are also responsible for taking care of budgets and also responsible to increase the number of customers.
Role of a Travel Agency Manager
As a travel agency manager, one will work in retail travel outlets, which promote and sell holidays and travel related products.
Responsibilities of a Travel Agency Manager
As a travel agency manager, one is responsible to:
Promote and market the business, sometimes to new or niche markets
Manage budgets and maintain statistical and financial records
Sell travel products and tour packages
Source products and destinations to meet customer demands for bespoke travel and sustainable tourism
Deliver and exceed branch performance and productivity
Take part in familiarisation visits to new destinations to gather information on issues and amenities of interest to consumers
Coordinate with travel partners, including airlines and hotels to manage bookings and schedules, often a year in advance
Deal with customer enquiries and aim to meet their expectations
Be updated with latest rules and regulations of the tourism industry
The fresh BTTM graduates will easily earn around 5 lakhs to 7 lakhs per annum as travel agency manager. The experienced professionals will be earning around 6 lakhs to 8 lakhs per annum.
The Event Managers plan and organise promotional, business and social events for an organisation to promote newly launched products and services or it may be a corporate leisure party. The event managers play an important role in making an event a successful one.
Role of the Event Manager
The Event Managers are responsible for running a range of events, ensuring the target audience is engaged and the message of the event is marketed properly. The events play a huge part in the success of a brand or an organisation.
Responsibilities of an Event Manager
As an event manager one is needed to:
Coordinate with clients to find out their exact event requirements
Produce detailed proposals for events that includes timelines, venues, suppliers, legal obligations, staffing and budgets
Research venues, suppliers and contractors then negotiate price and hire
Manage and coordinate suppliers and all event logistics
Coordinate with sales and marketing teams to publicise and promote the event
Manage all pre-event planning, organising, guest speakers and delegate packs
Coordinate supplier, handle client queries and troubleshoot on the day of the event to ensure that all runs smoothly and to budget
Manage team of staff, giving briefings
Organise facilities for car parking, traffic control, security first aid, hospitality and the media
The fresh BTTM graduates will easily earn around 4 lakhs to 6 lakhs per annum as event managers. The experienced professionals will be earning around 5 lakhs to 7 lakhs per annum.
The increased demand for tourists has increased the number of roles in the field. The tourism industry has grown many fold in the last decade. Tourism has been a main earning for many countries and has resulted in flourishing of such countries. The demand continues to rise in the future with more and more tourists taking leisure trips. The industry also pays well for skilled professionals and also offers good opportunities to grow in career.
The students with passion towards tourism and travel can join the BTTM course and enjoy a decent growth in the career.
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