Travel and tourism industry in India has grown slowly till very recent past but
as of now the scenario is different and its growth is at a rocket speed. The
increased interest in people to explore new places and also the government
encouragement is rapidly heightening the scope of travel and tourism both as
revenue getter and employment provider.
With this positive turn
around it is no surprise that the Indian tourism industry in 2017 generated
nearly US$100 billion and by 2020 it will touch US$275.5 billion. This without
any special mention speaks volumes about its capacity as a job provider. The
industry experts have projected that this sector will give jobs that will fetch
better salaries and also good perks. Based on one of the leading job portals of
India the below jobs will have bright future in the coming days. These jobs
will easily be given a welcome salary of Rs 4-6 lakhs/annum in any organisation.
These agents sell transport,
lodging, and entertainment activity tickets to persons and groups. They even
plan the trips in detail. Travel agents provide advice and suggestions on places
to visit, trip routes, and facilitate travel provisions for clienteles. Their
main duty and skill lies in the fact that they help customers to chalk out
travel costs within the budget. They get good salaries in addition to
performance bonus and also subsidised or free travel trips from travel agencies
and the firms they work for.
Travel executives give
a one-stop shop experience to people as far as travelling is concerned. They
look over all the travel enquiries— email, telephone and in-person. Their
routine works include:
Independent management of travel help desk
· Managing domestic/international ticketing &
handling of insurance/visa.
· Booking of rental residencies, hotels/guest
houses. And also looking after accommodation and food facilities of personal
staff of travellers.
· Arranging seminars, conferences, events and trainings
as and when asked by travellers.
· Coordinating between travel agents and
This person acts as a
tutor explaining the cultural, historical and present value of places. He can
be called as a teacher on the move. Tour guides are highly in demand with
travel agencies and they even can freelance at historical places guiding the
visitors. They educate the people regarding the culture, tradition, education
and other things of the place and people who dwelled in that particular place.
This is the one who assists
in organizing the appearances of musical groups (bands) or an artist at different
venues. He is the one who administers, plans and organizes tour events. There
are two types based on the work load, whilst road managers look after small and
mid-range tours the tour managers coordinate large tours. The pay structure generally
is a base salary in addition to stipend and pay out for unseen expenses. However,
for high profitable tours the tour managers are given a large base salary.
These people provide international
and domestic transportation and make available boarding and lodging facilities for
organisations’ employees. Functions consist booking travel means and hotel
They even work for individuals
but mostly for organizations and as said above they look after coordinating travel
needs mostly movement travel related functions such as flight booking and
They assist clients in
holiday and business travelling. Their main task is to fetch best quotes and
give maximum satisfaction to clients. The number of consultants employed with
agencies is high whilst there are also good number of self-employed consultants
(14%) according to Labor Statistics.