IATA or the International Air Transport Association is a globally recognized course that can help you with quality training to upgrade your knowledge and skills required for a career in the travel industry. It depends on you whether you need to be a travel consultant, the travel planner or whatever it is. With IATA things are made easy for you in this field. Today‘s post focus on different opportunities you get once completing the IATA foundation courses.
The two major job titles that await you after the completion of IATA in the private sector is
1. Travel Agent
The major responsibilities are marketing and selling of activities related to different tours and destinations. Managing these operations both for international and domestic destinations are the mandatory tasks.
2. Tour Operator
Once you are a tour operator, your roles and activities lie in the destinations. The profile of tour operators includes travel booking, boarding, lodging, itinerary and every necessary obligation.
When it comes to the public sector, several departments govern both national and state-level tourism activities. The following are the governing bodies explained so that every aspirant can understand where do they fit with their skills
1. Department of Tourism
This department handles the policy formulation and is headed by the union minister. Career opportunities include ticketing assistants, tour operator, immigration consultant and reservation executive.
2. Indian Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC)
The responsibilities include distribution of information related to the tourism industry, activities and other such related news or events. Running ITDC hotels is another responsibility of this body. You will be able to seek employment at the titles like hotel operations executive, marketing executives, besides you can be involved in all the activities related to the ITDC.
3. State Tourism Corporations
This governing body makes required promotions for tourism in each state. The major responsibilities are similar to that of ITDC but limited within their specific state.