Webinar on ‘Tourism: A Multidimensional Career Path’

The webinar on ‘Tourism: A Multidimensional Career Path’ was organised by the School of Contemporary Knowledge Systems on 26 July 2021, as an outreach initiative. Dr. B Vijayakumar, Director of Social tourism – Saigramam, and Former Principal of Kerala Institute of Tourism and Travel Studies (KITTS) was the speaker. He with a brief introduction to the five major points he would discuss in the session: 

  1. Introduction
  2. Job opportunities in the tourism and hospitality sector
  3. COVID 19 and its impact on tourism (post-COVID-19 scenario)
  4. Importance of professional and vocational programs
  5. How a student should learn tourism

He shared key points for those who are interested in pursuing a career in the tourism and hospitality sector. In the Q&A session participants raised questions concerning the job prospects in adventure tourism and its scope, academic career options in tourism and its implications, and lack of investments in the sector.

The session was moderated by Assistant Professor Mr. Jayesh Pillai. Assistant Professor Mr. Yathi Ajay summed up the salient points of the session and gave the vote of thanks.