B.Com. in Tourism and Travel Management is a 3-year full-time undergraduate course divided into 6 semesters. Travel and Tourism management has achieved quite some success in the recent few years due to its engaging and diverse sphere of relevance. This is owing to the Travel and Tourism industry’s rapid development as one of the leading industries of the world.
In recent times, Travel and Tourism has become one of the important members in international commerce, and it represent at the same time one of the most essential income sources for many developing countries.
With a strong foundation in Commerce, this course offers specialization in the travel and tourism industry. The course acquires increasing relevance in light of factors such as:
|Bachelor of Commerce in Kerala||Bachelor of Commerce in Karnataka||Bachelor of Commerce in Haryana||Bachelor of Commerce in Madhya Pradesh|
With a pioneering and industry-driven curriculum, this course aims to equip students with:
This course in Tourism Administration is a combination of theoretical and practical components of study.
Students enrolled to the course are offered the opportunity to participate in various cultural and sports activities where they can learn to develop interpersonal and communication skills relevant to tourism administration.
The average annual course fee charged in India ranges between INR 2,000 and 2 lakhs, depending upon the institute offering the course. The average annual salary offered in India to successful graduates of the course ranges between INR 2 and 10 lakhs, depending upon the candidate’s expertise in the field.
Tabulated below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Course Level||Under Graduate|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||10+2 from a recognized educational Board|
|Admission Process||Merit-based/ based on performance in entrance exam|
|Top recruiting organizations||Southern travels, Concentrix, Cool trips, among others.|
|Top recruiting areas||Tourism, travel agencies, banks and financial institutions, and such.|
|Top job profiles||Travel Executive, Tourism Trainer, Travel Content Writer, Regional Manager, among others.|
|Course Fee||INR 2,000 to 2 lakhs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 2 to 10 lakhs|
B.Com. in Tourism and Travel Management has been designed to offer to eligible candidates:
basics in navigating the travel and tourism industry.
The course aims to prepare students for job roles such as:
Enrolled students are taught advanced lessons in:
Some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by the respective colleges are listed below.
|NAME OF INSTITUTE||CITY||AVERAGE ANNUAL FEES|
|Career College||Bhopal||INR 18,000|
|CET College of Management Science and Technology||Ernakulum||INR 37,000|
|CHMM College for Advanced Studies||Thiruvananthapuram||INR 12,595|
|Christ University||Bangalore||INR 1,76,000|
|DAV Centenary College||Faridabad||INR 12,000|
|Guru Nanak Khalsa College||Haryana||INR 9,550|
|Jyoti Nivas College||Bangalore||INR 80,000|
|University of Kerala||Thiruvananthapuram||INR 9,000|
|University of Kalyani||West Bengal||INR 12,000|
|St. Joseph’s College of Commerce||Bangalore||INR 1,49,000|
|Savitribai Phule Pune University||Pune||INR 2,640|
Listed below are the minimum criteria of eligibility that interested candidates need to fulfil in order to apply for the course.
|Bachelor of Commerce in Maharashtra||Bachelor of Commerce in Orissa||Bachelor of Commerce in Telangana||Bachelor of Commerce in Rajasthan|
Most institutes and colleges offering the course admit students based on performance in a relevant entrance examination, conducted mostly at institutional level, followed by a round of personal interview.
The round of interview is for assessing the candidate’s general aptitude for the course. A merit list is subsequently released by the concerned institute for qualifying students’ admission to the course.
A few institutes also provide direct admission to candidates on the basis of the aggregate score at the 10+2 level.
A semester - wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.
|SEMESTER I||SEMESTER II|
|Financial accounting||Advanced finance accounting|
|Marketing services management||Retail management|
|Indian financial system||Tourism product|
|Tourism business||Quantitative analysis|
|Practical||Environmental public health|
|Indian constitution and human rights||Practical|
|SEMESTER III||SEMESTER IV|
|Corporate Accounting||Advanced Corporate Accounting|
|Financial Management||Cost Accounting|
|Tour Operator Organizations||E-Business & Accounting|
|Quantitative Techniques for Business II||Tourism Marketing Personal Selling|
|Public Relations||Skill Development Course|
|Skill Development Course||-|
|SEMESTER V||EMESTER VI|
|International Business||Business Regulations|
|Income Tax – I||Tourism Development Planning Policies|
|Cost Management||Management Accounting|
Travel and Tourism sector is growing at a fast pace in India. Government is increasingly giving much importance to the tourism sector. Many plans and initiatives have been designed and developed by the government keeping this sector in mind, owing to its potential to not only employ numerous Indian nationals, but also help generate more revenue.
With increase in the importance of this sector, the industry is going to need an increased number of qualified travel and tourism professionals.
The field of Travel and Tourism primarily involves:
Popular areas of employment open to such professionals include:
Some of the top professional profiles open to such graduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|JOB POSITION||JOB DESCRIPTION||AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY|
|Travel Executive||Travel Executives manage transportation and hotel accommodations, research and books flights, and provide travellers with directions and destination information. They typically possess good knowledge of relevant flight regulations and required travel documentation. For handling the unpredictable nature of the transportation industry and the complex task of coordinating employee and client schedules with business deadlines, Travel Administrators must be exceptional organizers, communicators, multi-taskers. and problem-solvers.||INR 2,43,000|
|Tourism Trainer||Tourism Trainers work for tour and travel guide companies, visitors' bureaus, and hotels. They operate in capacities such as Seasonal Workers, Cruise Lines, Independent Contractors or full-time employees. They may also lead walking tours, national parks, driving tours or cruises through popular sites, historic neighbourhoods, museums or other regional points of interest. They must be able to memorize and recount dates and anecdotes, retain historical facts, and relay that information to visitors in an entertaining, informative way.||INR 4,80,000|
|Travel Content Writer||Travel Writers earn wages by selling their stories to various travel-related publications, agencies, websites, and organizations. These writers may work for several different publications or companies, by submitting regular columns, writing as authors at the same publication, or writing a series of related articles. They also write about a variety of travel-themed topics, that including different aspects of the transportation and hotel industries, historical destinations, culture, ecology, profiles of different places, adventure, vacationing, and international current events.||INR 2,97,000|
|Travel Sales Consultant||A Travel Consultant is a travel agent who has years of experience and who has also earned certification through a trade organization. Such professionals advise clients on interesting vacation destinations and attractions. They may also handle airline, hotel and rental car bookings, and explain local customs and conditions to clients.||INR 3,09,000|