It is boom time for India! From the economic boom, information technology boom, to real estate boom, it is now a tourism boom! And this spells good news for employment opportunities in this sector.
Growth in travel and tourism
India attracts a large number of tourists every year. It is the most popular tourist destination in the whole of South Asia, accounting for approximately 50% of visitors to this region. Besides the rich cultural heritage, India offers a unique combination of natural beauty, architectural excellence, historical importance and modern city life. The Taj Mahal, Golden Temple, Kanyakumari, Meenakshi temple, Goa’s beaches, Jaipur palace, Udaipur palace and Mumbai’s metropolitan lifestyle are amongst the most sought after tourist attractions.
With the tourism industry growing 10% annually, the number of visitors to India is expected to cross the 10 million mark by 2010!
Employment opportunities created by the tourism industry
As the travel and tourism industry prospers, it is creating new job opportunities in this sector. In fact, according to a study conducted by the Elixir Web Solutions’ Business Intelligence Team, the travel, tourism and hospitality industry will create more than 7 million job opportunities in India over the next 10 years! The study also pegs the existing work force in these industries at 41.8 million! This is a huge number, which is only expected to grow as the tourism industry booms in India. In fact, it is said that this industry will employ greater number of people than the software industry, the current hot employment provider in India. Besides, the transportation sector too will benefit from the tourism boom in India.
Bright prospects for the travel and tourism sector imply bright career prospects for young Indians in this sector. Many youngsters are looking at this sector as a serious career option. There are several Institutes in India that train and place professionals in their desired job profile. Not only are you ensured of a job opportunity, you are also sure to earn a decent living. The glamour associated with travel and tourism is the icing on the cake!
Would you like a career in the travel and tourism industry? What would you like to do? Which are the other sectors that will benefit from the tourism boom?
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