IHCTM (Institute of Hotel, Cargo and Tourism Management) has been the pioneer of Travel and Tourism, Air Cargo and Courier as well as Airline Management programmes in India. The first ever workshop in Travel and Tourism as well as Hotel Management was conducted way back in 1971 . Since then IHCTM has grown to be one of the premier institutes not only in India but also round the world attracting students from all parts of the globe. IHCTM is an allied member of TAAI (Travel Agents Association of India), TAFI (Travel Agents Federation of India), IAAI (IATA Agents Association of India) and the training programmes are contemporary due to the professional support provided by COMPACT TRAVELS which is also headed by Subhash Motwani, Director cum Chief Faculty for IATA programmes at IHCTM.
International Programmes at IHCTM
IHCTM has the unique distinction of being the first authorised training centre around the world to be authorised to conduct 6 IATA qualifications comprising of 3 IATA /Travel and 3 IATA/Cargo qualifications. In 1998, IHCTM was the first approved centre in India to offer the International Tourism qualifications from City & Guilds, U.K. and the CRS/GDS programmes from VIASINC, USA. IHCTM also conducts "TRIO" packages which qualifies airline and travel aspirants in three international qualifications within a span of a year. Package 1 (Foundation in Travel and Tourism, Managing the Travel Business and Introductory Air Cargo from IATA). Package 2 (Foundation in Travel and Tourism, Introductory Air Cargo, Dangerous Goods Regulations from IATA). The "TRIO"qualifications are extremely valuable for those looking for employment opportunities abroad or even for those who wish to immigrate.
In 2008 IHCTM launched TBM (Tourism Business Management) which prepares tourism aspirants to be entrepreneurs in the tourism industry.
Global Job Opportunities through IHCTM
IHCTM besides offering international qualifications conducts its own specially designed training programmes in Foreign Languages as well as Destination Management. Over 50000 students are gainfully employed and over 200 students have been successful in starting their own travel companies.