Tour Operator

Travel Guide

Tour Executive

Travel Counsellor

The tasks a Tourist Guide is expected to perform include:

Attending to customersenquiries

Guiding tourists and visitors to places of interest and explaining historical background and importance of the site

Accompanying tourists on their excursions and around places of tourist interest and explaining historical, cultural, social, religious and architectural significance of monuments

Answering questions of tourists relating to various economic and social aspects of life or people

Assisting tourists in shopping

Acting as an interpreter to help tourists converse with , shopkeepers, hoteliers, etc.

Knowledge of famous tourist destinations

In-depth knowledge of various agencies like catering, accommodation, transport, excursions, etc.

Ability to handle multi-cultural and multi-lingual clientele

Not applicable

Work independently


Good interpersonal skills

Effective communication skills

Calm and patient composure

It is a field job

May need to handle a team

Local travelling is necessary

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Agencies usually works for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from agency to agency

Self-employment is also an option. In that case, working hours and days will be flexible

Shift system is available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?This job is suitable for candidates with One Arm (OA), Low Vision (LV) and Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is considered to be mildly hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health risks include heat/cold stress, tiredness, dust allergies, extensive heat etc.

Occupational hazards include fatigue, headache, accident, infection, illness, etc.

For fresher - INR 8,000 to INR 14,000 per month

For candidates with 1/2 yearsof experience - INR 10,000 to INR24,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

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 tour operators and travel agents 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

Towns and cities across India

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Lovely Professional University

Aptech Aviation & Hospitality Acadamy

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