Travel and Tourism Manager

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Travel and Tourism Managers organise the travel arrangements of holidaymakers and corporate travelers. They organise staff recruitments, training, and administration, manage budgets, help meet sales targets, and maximising profit for the tourism company as well as for the travelers.

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JOSIE LANE

Current position

Journalist, communist & editor for Hindustan Times, DNA & Nat Geo Traveler. She's covered stories from travel start-ups, communities, gentrification, gender issues, and human rights.

 

Career prospects & criteria 

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Educational Qualifications

  • B.A. Tourism Administration BBA- Tourism

  • MBA/M.A/PGDM

What you need to get started

  • Pre-entry experience, for example, as a holiday representative on a tourist resort, is a useful stepping stone into tour management. 

  • Specialist knowledge, for example, in the archaeology, history or culture of a particular region/country, is important.

Soft Skills

  • Strong communication skills

  • Organizational skills

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Proactive

  • Teamwork

  • Detail Oriented

Technical Skills

  • Marketing

  • Knowledge of geography and history

  • Efficient at Multitasking and Coordination

  • Good IT skills