The Aviation, Travel and Tourism industry is wide-ranging in scope. It includes careers in airlines, travel agencies, government tourism departments, immigration and customs services, hotels, cargo and even related service industries like airline catering, guides, interpreters, tourism promotion, sales, etc. This is one of the highest growing industries.
The world is becoming increasingly interconnected, airlines are becoming cost-effective and people flying more than ever. The aviation industry contributes about $2.7 trillion, i.e. 3.5% of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP). World’s airlines carry 3 billion passengers a year, and 50 million tonnes of freight. The industry currently provides 9.9 million direct jobs and the number is only growing. With the vast range of career options, good salary packages, perks on flights and hotels… the industry indeed has some of the brightest employment opportunities.
If you are considering a career in this industry, or are already in it and want a step up in your career, chances are you will need an IATA certification. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 290 airlines or 82% of total air traffic. IATA supports airline activity and helps formulate industry policy and standards. Its headquarters are in Montreal, Canada.
IATA offers many courses in the industry. Diplomas in travel and tourism include:
- Foundation in travel and tourism
- Managing the travel business
- Travel sales and operations
- Cargo introductory
IATA Courses in Dubai in the aviation industry include:
- Airport operations fundamentals
- Ground operations management
- Airline cabin crew training
- Global distribution system fares and ticketing course
Depending on the specific stream you want to get into, there is a course for everyone to boost their career. IATA courses generally don’t have difficult entry requirements, and the eligibility criteria for all diploma courses is a 12th-grade pass.
Considering that IATA is the top association in the field, it is globally recognized. Hence, an IATA certification provides both national and international job opportunities and greatly expands your scope to get the job you want abroad. Provided visa rules and regulations in your target country are lenient enough, it has become easier to look for employment in this industry abroad. Developed countries like the US even encourage foreign workers to settle in the country, providing citizenship. So an IATA certification could be your ticket to getting that job in the foreign country you want!
IATA courses are available to you in Dubai at the highly reputed MNR Institute. With full time qualified trainers, flexible schedule, online support, CPD programs, and free CV writing tips, this is the best place to begin or boost your career. We even offer internships, scholarships and boast of a pass guarantee. So wait no further, it is time to venture into the exciting and rewarding industry that is aviation, travel, and tourism.