The Travel and Tourism industry offers immense scope of growth for young and committed persons while using their creativity and imagination in the work sphere. A dynamic and booming industry, it is one of India's largest and most profitable industries and contributes substantially to the foreign exchange earnings of the country.
In 2014, 7.68 million tourists visited India and spent US$20.23 billion. The increase in tourism in India has created many jobs in a variety of related sectors, both directly and indirectly.
Currently the Travel & Tourism directly supports over 23 million jobs (5.5% of total employment). Indian Tourism is thriving, owing to a huge surge in both business and leisure travel by foreign and domestic tourists and is expected to generate approximately US$ 275.5 billion by 2018.
A report published by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) says that by the year 2020, tourism in India could add another INR 8,50,000 Crores to the GDP. India has still not realized its full potential from tourism. The travel and tourism industry holds tremendous potential for Indiaâ€™s economy. It can provide impetus to other industries and create millions of new jobs.
The various stakeholders in the travel and tourism industry are as follows:
With increasing globalization and opening up of the Indian economy, 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 the nature of the jobs in this sector significantly.
This forecasts a bright future for all those who choose to make a career in the fields of Travel & Tourism and Hospitality.
The environment at Kuoni Academy is conducive to learning and growth. The enthusiastic group of students and the patient and experienced faculty makes for the great atmosphere. The group activities and role plays gave us insights into an actual working day in a travel organization and real understanding of what it's like to work in the travel industry.
I love to travel places around the world, so I joined Kuoni Academy - so that I could become a part of the Travel Industry and use my skills to shape my career. Every day we learn something new about Travel. Our teaching faculty is very supportive and help us understand all the concepts.
For me it is a dream come true to work with such a big and reputed company as SOTC and I am grateful to Kuoni Academy for the same. My overall experience at the Academy has been very good. The main reason behind the Academyâ€™s success is its outstanding Faculty.
I am a Post Graduate student of Kuoni Academy. I have gained immense knowledge and insights into the travel industry and now I am set to enter into the practical world. Through Kuoni Academy, I have been placed at Optimice Events Pvt. Ltd.