Tourism Transport and Travel Services

By Mr. Srikanth. K. S   |   Pooja Bhagavat Memorial Mahajana Post Graduate Centre, University of Mysore,
Learners enrolled: 698
Transportation has been an integral part of the tourism industry; transportation links tourists with various tourist attractions. There is a general agreement that tourism expands more when there are better transportation systems like air transportation, railways or by road.

It also talks about airport operations, travel agency, tour operations, which are the integral part of the tourism industry. The course discusses the topics like types of transportation services, such as rail, road, air and waterways in India and travel documents needed to travel abroad. 

Transportation needs for tourism promotion and tourism development among others, to be maintenance of the existing roads, construction of more roads/rail track/sea and air transportation, and construction of local airports and enhancement of local flight operations. Moreover, established that the level of security and safety in transportation systems is not bad though tourists consider transportation costs high. Tourism development could be even bigger if more could be done in various elements of transportation systems. It is an important for all its stakeholders to take part to develop tourism in their regions.By considering this after the course completion, the student will be able to:
Understand the role of transportation services in tourism industry.
Understand the concept of travel agency and tour operators.
Identify the important linkages between different types of transportation services to facilitate tourism in India. 
To get an exposure to students to know about civil aviation in India.
Understand about travel documents such as passport, VISA, health certificate and travel insurance.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 15 Jul 2019
End Date : 07 Oct 2019
Exam Date : 10 Nov 2019
Enrollment Ends : 10 Sep 2019
Category :
  • Management Studies
Level : Undergraduate

Course layout

Week – I | 1. Importance of Tourism Transport | 2. Tourism through the centuries | 3. Automobiles |

Week – II | 4. Land Transport Railways | 5. Transport in India Railways | 6. Inland Water Transport | 7. Sea Routes Water Transport |

Week – III | 8. Fundamentals of Air Travel | 9.Air Transport in India | 10. Civil Aviation in India (Part 1) | 11. Civil Aviation in India (Part 2) |

Week - IV | 12. Major Airports of the World | 13. Other Means of Transport in India | 14. Airport Operation |

Week – V | 15. Passenger Handling | 16. Baggage Handling |17. Airport Security |18. Air Cargo |

Week – VI | 19. Dangerous Goods | 20. Air Fares and International Aviation Organisations | 21. Transport Costing and Pricing |

Week – VII | 22. Travel Agency | 23. History and Evolution of Travel Agency|24. Functions of Travel Agency |25. IATA Recognition of Travel Agent|

Week - VIII | 26. Tour Operators | 27. Tour Operators and Their Types | 28. Tour Operator's Brochure | 29. Itinerary Preparation and Tour Costing |

Week – IX | 30.Currency Exchange | 31. Roles and Responsibilities of Tourist Guide | 32. Code of Conduct and Behaviour of Tourist Guide |

Week - X | 33. Communication in Guiding | 34. Body Language and Commentary | 35. International Travel Requirements |

Week - XI | 36. Passport | 37. VISA| 38. Health Certificate | 39. Travel Insurance | 40. Health Tourism |

Books and references

Reading material


Tourism: Principles and Practice, Addison Wesley Longman Publishing, New York, USA.

Cooper, C, Fletcher, J, Gilbert, D and Wanhill, S

Basics of Tourism, Theory Operation and Practice, New Delhi

Kamra & Chand

Airfare and ticketing


Travel and Tourism Management, Excel Books, New Delhi

Prasad, V V V and Sundari V B T

Travel Agency Operation: Concepts and Principles, Kanishka

Publishers Distributors, New Delhi

Negi. J.

Airport operations

Ashford, Stanton & Moore

Cleared for take-off-Behind the scenes of Air travel.


Tourism Transport and Travel Management


Instructor bio

Mr. Srikanth. K. S

Mr. Srikanth. K. S, currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, PBM Mahajana P.G Center, KRS Road, Metagalli, Mysuru, obtained Bachelor’s degree in arts, Master’s (MTA) in Tourism Administration and P.G Diploma in HRM from the KUDDE of Kuvempu University, Shivamogga. I have passed NET and KSET in tourism administration and my fields of specialization include tour operations, travel agency management. I have more than 10 years of teaching experience.

Course certificate

30% for in course Assessment  & 70% of end-term Proctored exam. The Certificates will be available after Qualifying in the end-term online Proctored exam.

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