Minimum 10th pass
Freshers or up to 2 years of work experience
The tasks a Travel Consultant and Organiser is expected to perform include:
Providing literature and information to clients concerning local, interstate and international tours, travel routes, accommodation, local customs, fares, and travel regulations, etc.
Discussing client requirements and advise on suitable options
Planning, preparing and costing itineraries (travel plans) for clients
Making travel, accommodation and related bookings
Confirming bookings and notifying clients of luggage limits and insurance, medical, passport, visa and currency requirements
Issuing tickets for travel, accommodation vouchers and all relevant documentation
Collecting payments and maintaining records of transactions
Assisting with changes to travel arrangements and bookings where required
Well-versed with various tour packages
Knowledge of nearby tourist destinations
Proficient in designing itinerary according to customersneed
Knowledge of visa procedures and documentation
Equipped to calculate tour cost as per the itinerary
Knowledge of currencies and their exchange policies
Good interpersonal skills
Problem solving ability Multi-tasking
Excellent communication skills
Good listening skills
It is a desk job
Need not handle a team
Local travelling is not part of job
Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available in some cities
Work from home option is not available
Agencies usually work for 6/7 days a week and 10/12 hours everyday. This may vary from agency to agency
Shift system is available
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe
This job is considered to be mildly hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)
Occupational hazards include visual fatigue, headache, stress, infection, upper limb musculoskeletal injuries, etc.
For freshers - 12,000 to 15,000 per month
For candidates with 1/2 yearsof experience - 15,000 to 20,000 per month
Overview of India Tourism and Hospitality Sector
The contribution of the entire travel and tourism sector in India to Gross Domestic Product is estimated to rise from 8.6% (USD 117.9 billion) in 2010 to 9.0% (USD 330.1 billion) by 2020. Between 2010 and 2019 the demand for travel and tourism in India is expected to grow annually by 8.2%, which will place India at the third position in world.
Hotel Industry in India has witnessed tremendous boom in recent years. Hotel Industry is inextricably linked to the tourism industry and the growth in the Indian tourism industry has fuelled the growth of Indian hotel industry. The arrival of low cost airlines and the associated price wars have given domestic tourists a host of options. The 'Incredible India' destination campaign and the recently launched 'Atithi Devo Bhavah' (ADB) campaign have also helped in the growth of domestic and international tourism and consequently the hotel industry.
According to a report, Hotel Industry in India currently has supply of 110,000 rooms and there is a shortage of 150,000 rooms fuelling hotel room rates across India. According to estimates demand is going to exceed supply by at least 100% over the next 2 years. Five-star hotels in metro cities allot same room, more than once a day to different guests, receiving almost 24-hour rates from both guests against 6-8 hours usage. With demand-supply disparity, hotel rates in India are likely to rise by 25% annually and occupancy by 80%, over the next two years. This will affect the competitiveness of India as a cost-effective tourist destination.
The travel agents and tour operators subsector currently employs approximately 0.46 million people and the employment base is expected to reach 0.66 million by 2022. The sector is predominantly unorganised with establishments based on the proprietorship or small-scale partnership model. Employees in the unorganised space are either largely school graduates or dropouts. With the increased thrust of inbound tourism, a large number of people might be required in the travel and tour operators segment in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities and in popular tourist destinations in India.
Travel agencies across India Package holiday operators across India
Independent travel agents across India
Towns and cities across India
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Andhra University, School of Correspondence Education, Vishakapatnam
Ravi Shankar University, Raipur Delhi University, New Delhi
Goa University, Goa
Lovely Professional University
Aptech Aviation & Hospitality Academy
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