Tour Package Operation & Management

Paper Code: 
MTM 424
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This paper gives an insight in to  the tour operations like itinerary preparation, costing, tour packaging, tour escorting, travel agency operations & documentation.



Unit I: 
Unit I

Tour Operator: Definition, & concept of tour operation, Scope in a tour operation business. Concept of FIT & GIT. Linkages of tour operation business with principal suppliers and other agencies

Itinerary preparation: Domestic and International ( Concept), Do's and don't of itinerary preparation, Limitation and constraints.

Unit II: 
Unit II

Tour Packaging: Definition of tour package, Types of package tours, Components of a package tour, Selling package tours: Merits, demerits of package tour to the supplier and buyer, Special requirements for out bound packages Costing, Quotation, Commission, mark up, services charges and other remuneration for tour operation., Incentives and concessions applicable to tour operators in India.

Unit III: 
Unit III

Product Oriented package tours: Nature cure, health tourism, yoga and meditation, Beach holidays, pilgrimage tours.

Special Interest Tours: Tailor made tour packages, Advantages and limitations, Yoga & meditation tours, botanical tours, mice tour, wildlife & ethnic tours andarchitectural tour.



Unit IV: 
Unit IV

Itinerary Preparation & Costing – Domestic( itineraries for Wildlife tourism, Cultural Tourism ,Desert Tourism , Rural tourism ), International –  Itineraries for Europe and Far East  

Unit V: 
Unit V

Tour Operation Documentation: Passport, Visa .Voucher - Hotel and Airline and exchange order, Pax docket, status chart, rooming list, AGT statements, Tour Escort File . Designing a brochure and presentation skills.



Essential Readings: 
  • Travel Agency & Tour Operations: Concepts &Principles-J.M.S Negi
  • Travel Agency Management-Mohinder Chand


  • The   business   of   travel   Agency   Operation   &Administration-D.L Foster
  • The Business of tourism-Roy. A. Cook vi.    Travel Agency Management -Gwenda Swarat


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