Curriculam Needs Face Lift

Career, Featured — By on February 25, 2011 at 4:52 am

Travel & Tourism studies antiquated

Marco Gorin, Head of Galileo & Worldspan, delivering key note address commented that syllabus of Aviation Studies in Travel & Tourism Courses being offered in Kerala’s Educational Sector needs serious update to catch up with sweeping changes that revamped the industry. Travel & Tourism studies antiquated He was addressing delegate teachers from colleges and secondary schools from the length and breadth of Kerala at a one-day workshop held at Hotel Grand. The workshop was the first of its kind in India conducted by a Consortium consisting of IATA Canada, Aviation Herald Magazine, Travel Agents Association IAAI, Galileo International and Speedwings Aviation Academy. Mr. Gurjit Gill presented a paper on the role of ITDI, which is the distance-learning institute of IATA Montreal, Canada. “Aviation Studies have grown wide and large encompassing series of divergent and critical areas related with Management of Airports, Aircrafts, Travel & Freight Agencies, Tours & Package Holidays” Gill said. A student anywhere in the world can take up IATA courses on-line and through authorized Training Institutes of IATA in every country, he added.

Leading a panel discussion, Mr. Biji Eapen, national president of IAAI offered every support to Educators in Kerala for needful update of Aviation curriculam in Travel & Tourism Studies. Mr. Eapen’s presentation on Ground Handling Management was an eyeopener to the delegates regarding the relevance of ITDI-IATA courses in securing needed skill and training for ground staff. Dr. Rangarajan, Head of English Language, Maharajas College highlighted the need for effective communicative skills among Airline personnel. Dr. Mary Matilda, Vice principal of the college felicitated the consortium for conducting up such innovative programs. Others who presented papers were member delegates Ms. Sijimol of Dar al Uloom VHSE, Mr. Shaji of VHSE Edappally, Sunu Zam of Speedwings Academy. Advocate TJ Ignatious proposed vote of thanks

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