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Department of Tourism Studies


Department of Tourism Studies

Tourism is the largest and the fast emerging industry in the world today. It has become a significant industry in India, contributing around 5.9 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP) and providing employment to about 41.8 million people. The state of Kerala is considered as one of the fastest growing tourism destinations in the world. Tourism activity in Kerala has found a niche for itself as an effective instrument for generating employment, earning revenue and foreign exchange, preserving environment, culture and tradition thereby facilitating overall development. It is a labour intensive sevice industry with many functional divisions like Airlines, Shipping and Cruiselines, Hotels, Travel agencies, tour operating companies, Resorts/ Spas, Theme parks, Car/Coach rental companies, Money changers, Hospitals (medical tourism) etc.

School of Tourism Studies generates skilled personnel with a broad range of applied, technical, interpersonal, analytical and communication skills in tourism leadership. The School focuses on four major areas – Tourism Studies, Hospitality Management, Cultural studies and Foreign Languages.

Department of Tourism Studies
Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
Kottayam, Kerala


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