Module I: Introduction to Tourism (8 hours)
Tourism- Meaning and Definition; Significance of Tourism; Definitions and Concepts – Tourism Systems, Visitor, Traveller, and Excursionist–Definition and differentiation. Nature and characteristics of tourism; Components – 5 A’s – Introduction, Attraction, Accessibility, Accommodation, Amenities, Activities.
Module II: Types and Forms of Tourism (4 hours)
Types– Inbound and outbound tourism, Inter–regional and Intra–regional tourism, domestic and international tourism; Forms of Tourism– adventure, health, Business, conferences, conventions, incentives, sports, religious, senior Tourism, special interest tourism.
Module III: Tourist Transportation (8 hours)
Air transportation: The airline industry present policies, practices; Functioning of Indian carriers; Air Corporation Act, Air charters.
Surface Transport: Rent-a-car Scheme and Coach-Bus Tour, Transport & Insurance documents, All-India Permits.
Rail Transport: General information about Indian Railways, Types of rail tours in India:, Place-on-Wheels and Royal Orient, Deccan Odessy, Toy Trains. Indrail Pass.
Water Transport: Historical past, cruise ships, ferries, hovercrafts, river and canal boats, Fly-cruise.
Module IV: Role of Government (4 hours)
Role of Ministry of Tourism in developing and Promoting tourism in India; Role of Central and State Government in Promoting Tourism, Study of National Tourism Policy 2002.
Module V: Study of Tourism Organisations: (6 hours)
Origin, location, institutional set up and functions of WTO, IATA, PATA, ASTA, UFTAA, IATO, TAAI and ICAO.