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Why should I choose a career in travel and tourism industry?

In Nepal Travel and Tourism industry is the first highest foreign exchange earner. Career in Travel and Tourism industry offers limitless opportunities to students. This industry provides careers with airlines, hotels, travel agencies, tour operators, Cargo agencies, tourism departments, transport companies, NGOs/INGOs, banks etc.

What qualification should I have to start a career in travel and tourism industry?

With the growing demand of professionals, it has become necessary to take formal training from any recognized travel and tourism institute. Many companies prefer to hire students who have completed travel and tourism courses.

Is it necessary to have certificate or degree to work in travel and tourism industry?

A degree in travel and tourism is must for jobs in government offices, tourism departments, airlines etc. Academic course like BTTM helps to get wide variety of jobs in managerial level in the industry.

What are the eligibility criteria for admission to BTTM course?

The basic requirement for admission in BTTM undergraduate level is higher secondary education with minimum of second division (i.e. 45% of CGPA 1.8). Students from any academic discipline with English as a paper can apply for admission.

What information is given to students in BTTM courses?

BTTM is aimed at clearing concepts of students related to ticketing, reservations, tour packages, customer service and much more. Upon successfully completing of these courses, you will get a certificate of completion, which help students in finding excellent placements in a reputed company.

What is the duration of BTTM?

BTTM is a four-year course divided into eight semesters with internship in the eighth.

Where can a student of BTTM do their internship?

Internships can be done in any tourism and hospitality related agencies, associations and institutions. International internships are also available

What are the career options available to BTTM students in travel and tourism industry?

There are lots of opportunities available for students in travel and tourism industry. In travel and tourism industry there is job prospects exist in both public as well as private sector. In the public sector, one can find excellent job in the government tourism departments. On the other hand, in the private sector student can find employment in a travel agencies, hotels, airlines, transport and cargo companies etc.

What type of work is involved in travel and tourism industry?

Travel and Tourism industry is mainly concerned with giving services to people who are going away from home, either on business trip or on a vacation. This industry work area involves dealing with customers, providing ticketing and money exchange facilities, arranging visas, making reservations, providing tourist guides and all-important details that are needed.

What types of jobs available in travel and tourism industry?

Customer service representatives, reservation representatives, flight attendant, meeting planners, cruise assistants, cruise support staff, cruise directors, corporate travel consultant, Holiday consultant, corporate travel manager, home-based agent, tourist guide, money changer, district sales manager, deputy general manager, director of operations, director of sales and marketing, guest services manager, counter clerk, director of tourism, information officer, director of event services, event coordinator, incentive travel specialist, tour coordinators and many more.

Is it easy to open my own travel and tourism agency after the completion of travel and tourism course?

Yes it is easy to open a travel agency fulfilling the due procedure of the nepal government. You can also work as an independent agent with an agency.

How much I can earn in a travel and tourism industry?

Pay scales mainly depend on the company, city, position etc. As a trainee in travel and tourism industry you can expect a starting salary of Rs.7000 ?Rs.10, 000 per month.

What is the future of travel and tourism industry?

Travel and tourism industry in Nepal is booming and will continue to show impressive growth rates. The tie-ups of private airlines with foreign airlines have increased the flow of domestic and foreign tourists in the country. The tourism statistics shows the increasing number of tourists in Nepal and outside, each passing year.

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