Riding the tourism wave

With the hospitality sector growing in leaps and bounds, travel and tourism has become one of the most sought-after courses. Although a relatively new course in Odisha, tourism management is gaining popularity among students.

Catering to the demand for tourism education is the Bhubaneswar branch of Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management (IITTM). An autonomous organisation of the Union ministry of tourism, it offers education, training, research and consultancy in sustainable management of tourism, travel and other allied sectors. The Bhubaneswar branch was set up under the leadership of Srikant Jena, former Union tourism minister, on October 10, 1996.

“With its focus on meeting the changing needs of the tourism industry, our institution has played a pioneering role in the propagation and professionalisation of tourism education,” says Manjula Chaudhary, director, IITTM. The institute functions from its new five-acre campus at Dumduma, Bhubaneswar, which was inaugurated earlier this year by K Chiranjeevi, Union tourism minister.

Full report here New Indian Express


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