Mar 14, 2007, 05.25 PM | Source: Moneycontrol.com
Thomas Cook launches certificate course in “World Tour Management”
Thomas Cook (India) Ltd (TCIL), the country’s leading travel solutions Company, today announced the launch of World Tour Management course under their Centre of Learning initiative, for individuals who are looking to make a career as tour manager. The program is also open for TCIL employees.
Thomas Cook will be the pioneer in implementing a program that imparts this kind of sustained knowledge and experiential learning. The Tour Management program has been designed with the objective of training the participants to become tour managers. The course covers all popular tourist destinations for international group tours as well as roles, responsibilities and challenges faced by a tour manager. The World Tour Management program is aimed at individuals having a graduate degree with an experience in handling events or groups. Prior work experience in travel industry is preferred but not mandatory.
The course also includes a special module for the Travel Management sector & is conducted two hours each day, 6 days a week by the best tour manager available in the country. Training will be conducted at TCIL Mumbai office by successful tour managers in the Indian travel industry. The mode of training will include lectures, discussions, films and presentations.
The first batch of this 3 month part time Certificate Course is scheduled to start their Tour Management program from March 8, 2007. There are limited seats and applications will be received on first come first served basis only. Course fee for per participate is Rs 30,000 plus service tax of 12.24%.
Speaking on the launch of this unique initiative Dr. Prasanth Nair Head HR, Thomas Cook Mumbai said, “We believe that this unique initiative is an immense value-add for the travel industry as a whole as there is a dearth of skilled talent in the travel & tourism segment. With industry growing at more than 30% p.a., it is a major step taken by Thomas Cook to create a talent pool for the industry and to provide individuals with professional training, imparted by a diverse and skilled faculty. We are certain that Centre of Learning initiative would help to build a strong talent and leadership base in the country.”
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