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Tourism Transport and Travel Services

University of Mysore and CEC via Swayam

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Overview

Transportation has been an integral part of the tourism industry; transportation links tourists with various tourist attractions. There is a general agreement that tourism expands more when there are better transportation systems like air transportation, railways or by road.

It also talks about airport operations, travel agency, tour operations, which are the integral part of the tourism industry. The course discusses the topics like types of transportation services, such as rail, road, air and waterways in India and travel documents needed to travel abroad. 

Transportation needs for tourism promotion and tourism development among others, to be maintenance of the existing roads, construction of more roads/rail track/sea and air transportation, and construction of local airports and enhancement of local flight operations. Moreover, established that the level of security and safety in transportation systems is not bad though tourists consider transportation costs high. Tourism development could be even bigger if more could be done in various elements of transportation systems. It is an important for all its stakeholders to take part to develop tourism in their regions.By considering this after the course completion, the student will be able to:
Understand the role of transportation services in tourism industry.
Understand the concept of travel agency and tour operators.
Identify the important linkages between different types of transportation services to facilitate tourism in India. 
To get an exposure to students to know about civil aviation in India.
Understand about travel documents such as passport, VISA, health certificate and travel insurance.

Syllabus


COURSE LAYOUT


Week – I | 1. Importance of Tourism Transport | 2. Tourism through the centuries | 3. Automobiles |

Week – II | 4. Land Transport Railways | 5. Transport in India Railways | 6. Inland Water Transport | 7. Sea Routes Water Transport |

Week – III | 8. Fundamentals of Air Travel | 9.Air Transport in India | 10. Civil Aviation in India (Part 1) | 11. Civil Aviation in India (Part 2) |

Week - IV | 12. Major Airports of the World | 13. Other Means of Transport in India | 14. Airport Operation |

Week – V | 15. Passenger Handling | 16. Baggage Handling |17. Airport Security |18. Air Cargo |

Week – VI | 19. Dangerous Goods | 20. Air Fares and International Aviation Organisations | 21. Transport Costing and Pricing |

Week – VII | 22. Travel Agency | 23. History and Evolution of Travel Agency|24. Functions of Travel Agency |25. IATA Recognition of Travel Agent|

Week - VIII | 26. Tour Operators | 27. Tour Operators and Their Types | 28. Tour Operator's Brochure | 29. Itinerary Preparation and Tour Costing |

Week – IX | 30.Currency Exchange | 31. Roles and Responsibilities of Tourist Guide | 32. Code of Conduct and Behaviour of Tourist Guide |

Week - X | 33. Communication in Guiding | 34. Body Language and Commentary | 35. International Travel Requirements |

Week - XI | 36. Passport | 37. VISA| 38. Health Certificate | 39. Travel Insurance | 40. Health Tourism |





Taught by

Mr. Srikanth. K. S

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