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Tourism Syllabus

1Introduction to Tourism

1.1 Brief historical evolution & development
1.2 Definition of Tourism and its terms- Tour, Tourist, visitor & excursionist
1.3 The 5 A’s of tourism: - Attraction, Accessibility, Accommodation , Amenities and Affordability.

2 Types & forms of tourism

2.1 Motivation to travel
2.2 Types: Domestic, International- Inbound and Outbound
2.3 Forms: - Leisure, Business, Social, Cultural, Religious, Nature, cuisine, Family, sports, political, health, Senior citizen. MICE, Medical, Adventure
2.3 Alternative forms of tourism: Eco- tourism, Agro rural tourism, Special interest tourism

3.Constituents of tourism industry

3.1 Primary Constituents: Accommodation, Food, Transport,Intermediaries,Govt.Organizations
3.2 Secondary Constituents : Shops and Emporiums, Handicrafts and Souvenirs,Local Transport, Communications Services, Publishing and Advertising Agencies, Entertainment,Touts and Brokers

4.The Impact of Tourism

4.1 Economic impact: employment generation, foreign exchange earnings & Infrastructure development
4.2 Social & Political Impact
4.3 Environmental Impact

5. The Travel Agent and Tour operator

5.1 Meaning & definition of Travel Agent and Tour operator
5.2 Functions of Travel Agency
5.3 Online Travel Agency
5.4 Types of tour operators, inbound, outbound, domestic
5.5 Tour packaging: definition, components of a tour package, types of package tours
5.6 Setting up a travel agency

6. Documentation

6.1 Passport: Definition, types, requirements for Passport
6.1 Visa: - Definition, types of visa, requirements for visa
6.2 Other travel regulations – health regulations, insurance, permits etc.

7. Guides & Escorts

7.1 Definition
7.2 Role, functions and characteristics of Guides and Escorts
7.3 Guiding and Escorting a tour

8.Role of Transportation in tourism.

8.1 Rail Transportation
8.2 Road Transpiration
8.3 Air Transportation
8.4 Water Transportation

9. Role & functions of tourism organisations:

9.1 Govt. organisation: - MTDC, ITDC, IndiaTourism, TFCI
9.2 Domestic Organisation: - TAAI, FHRAI
9.3 International Organisation: -UNWTO, IATA

10. Indian Culture and Heritage

10.1 Indus Valley civilization
10.2 Religions in India
10.3 Forms of Architecture
10.4 Handloom and Handicraft
10.5 Dances of India
10.6 Indian Fairs & Festival
10.7 Indian music
10.8 Indian Cuisine

11. Indian Tourist Destinations

Major tourist attractions in India-North, South, East, West

12. World Tourist Destinations

12.1 World division according to IATA
12.3 IATA – I
12.4 IATA – II
12.5 IATA – III
12.6 Present status of tourism in the world
12.7 Major tourist attractions in the world/ Continents

13. Itinerary Planning

13.1 Meaning
13.2 Basics of Itinerary planning
13.3 Steps in Itinerary planning
13.4 Planning itineraries (Domestic and International) - Week end, One week, Two weeks and more
13.5 Special interest Itineraries