IATA/UFTAA Foundation Course – Level 1

Study the basics of the travel and tourism industry and understand what it takes to become a successful travel agent.

Learn how to provide the best flight, accommodation and tour options, and how to ensure clients fulfill all necessary travel requirements. Improve your customer service and sales skills in order to better advise travel customers about when and where to travel based on their needs. Learn to use a global distribution system to create and manage reservations.

Duration: 6 months

Eligibility: HSC (10+2)/Degree

Course Content:

  • Fundamentals of Travel & Tourism Industry
  • Geography in Travel Planning - 1
  • Air fares & Ticketing – 1
  • Air Transport Products and Services
  • Introduction to Rail, Land and Water Transport
  • Hotel Products & Services
  • Tour Packages - 1
  • Passport & Visa Documentation
  • GDS – Electronic Booking Tools
  • Communication & Customer Service Skills
  • Diploma in Travel & Tourism

On Successful Completion of the Course:

  • Advise Customers on passport and visa requirements, as well as on travel insurance options
  • Promote services and facilities available to airline passengers during their travel
  • Interpret standard industry codes to plan and reserve travel itineraries
  • Sell rail travel, car rental, hotel accommodation, cruises and pre-packaged tour products
  • Provide good customer service and retain customer loyalty
  • Use the Global Distribution System to make and maintain reservations and issue travel documents


  • IATA/UFTAA International Travel and Tourism advanced Foundation Diploma from Montreal – Canada is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 60% or higher on all exercises and exams.
  • A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 85% or higher and you are eligible for the Diploma in Travel & Tourism Foundation (DTTF) designation.
  • GDS certificates from Sabre, Amadeus & Galileo
  • Worldwide acceptance of certificate

IATA/UFTAA Consultant Course – Level 2

Take your education to the next level. Go even further with a higher qualification.

Study popular tourism destinations and improve your sales skills to successfully advise your clients on the best travel options. Learn how to customize and construct complex travel itineraries, develop specialized knowledge of travel products and gain the skills to process ticket exchanges and reissues. Improve your sales skills to successfully turn prospect and existing customers into returning customers and learn how to understand how industry regulations affect your travel operations.

Duration: 6 months

Eligibility: HSC (10+2)/Degree.

Course Content:

  • Geography in Travel Planning - 2
  • Air fares & Ticketing – 2
  • Law & Regulations
  • Land & Water Transport
  • Tour Packages – 2
  • Selling Skills
  • Accommodation (Other than Hotels)

On Successful Completion of the Course:

  • Identify and consult on popular international travel and tourism destinations
  • Advise on travel and tourism products, modes of transportation, accommodation, cruises, and tours
  • Interpret IATA resolutions that apply to accredited travel agencies
  • Apply effective selling skills needed for consultant roles
  • Familiarize yourself with common national requirements, IATA Regulations and the role of the National Travel Agents' Associations.
  • Construct complete fares and routings, issue and re-issue tickets and understand the billing and settlement system to give your travel operation a distinct sales advantage


  • An IATA Diploma is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 60% or higher on all exercises and exams.
  • A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 85% or higher and you are eligible for the Diploma in Travel & Tourism Consultant (DTTC) designation.

IATA Managing the Travel business – Level 3

Millions of people travel abroad yearly for business, leisure, family, educational and other purposes. This offers tremendous business opportunities to travel industry professionals.

This course aims to enhance your decision-making, supervisory and management skills as well as help you gain a competitive business strategy by developing new products and marketing these effectively. In addition, you will gain insight on accounting procedures for agencies to create business plans that guarantee good financial health of the business.

Duration: 6 months

Eligibility: HSC (10+2)/Degree + IATA Foundation Level I OR IATA Consultant Level II OR Diploma in Travel Tourism

Course Content

  • Managerial Skills
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Special Interest Travel & Tour Production
  • Meeting, Incentives, Conferences & Exhibitions (MICE)
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Technology in Travel Industry

On Successful Completion of the Course:

  • Understand the manager's roles and responsibilities within a travel agency
  • Coach and motivate employees
  • Develop sound negotiating skills
  • Develop new products and services
  • Arrange special interest travel and tour production
  • Set up proper back office operations
  • Sound media strategy


  • Internationally recognized IATA Managing the Travel Business Diploma – issued from Montreal Canada (Upon successful completion of the IATA examination)
  • A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 85% or higher and you are eligible for the Diploma in Travel & Tourism Management (DTTM) designation.

Global Distribution System CRS Training – (Amadeus, Sabre & Galileo)

GDS’s are of high importance for travel and tourism industry with the main focus on direct reservation. Today CRS are extended for the use of travel agencies,

hotels, and other tourism and hospitality businesses to manage their inventory and allow direct access through terminals to check availability. This certificate programme helps candidates to train themselves on the practical aspect of the airline and tourism industry. Training on Computer Reservation Systems is a practical training on computer and covers the below topics. Akbar Academy provides meaningful practical on-line training for candidates to make them true travel professionals to be at par with the requirements of the current travel industry international standards.

Duration: 6 months

Eligibility: HSC (10+2)/Degree.

Course Content:


  • City, Airline Decoding & Encoding
  • Time & Calendar
  • PNR Creation
  • Flight Availability & Booking
  • Cancellation of Booking
  • Split PNR
  • Special service requests
  • Fare Quote
  • Hotel & Car Rental bookings


  • E-Ticketing
  • Issuing Documents
  • Fare Quote
  • Ticket Voiding
  • Automated Refunds
  • Electronic Ticket - Revalidation

On Successful Completion of the Course:

  • Make appropriate travel arrangements and reservations
  • Calculate and quote appropriate air fares
  • Complete international travel documents in accordance with the applicable rules and procedures Be on the leading edge for e-ticketing global implementation
  • Answer customers' queries, quote rates and supplements, explain conditions and book tour products
  • Acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to ensure that your front-line contact with the customer is outstanding
  • Understand the role of information technology - Global Distribution System
  • In addition, you will become familiar with related subjects such as industry regulations, codes, world geography, air fares and ticketing including e-ticketing, visa and health requirements, as well as tour programs.

Career Opportunities in Travel & Tourism

  • Government Tourism
  • Immigration & Customs
  • Travel Agencies
  • Tourism Boards
  • Aviation Industry
  • Tour Guides
  • Tour Operators
  • Hospitality
  • MICE
  • Cruise Companies
  • Tour Operators
  • Corporate Travel
  • Event Planner
  • Resorts & Hotels
  • Self-Employment & many more

About Us

Established in the year 2006, Akbar Academy of Airline Studies is the world’s leading IATA authorized training Centre. For more than a decade, the Academy has been working closely with active professionals to deliver high-quality vocational education graduating in strength from year to year offering its students the opportunity to obtain an internationally recognized diploma. In only few months our graduates can change their professional path.

The Academy is 100% owned by the Akbar Group; the pioneers in the travel and tourism industry. For 40+ years Akbar Travels has been recognized for their work in the tourism field gradually shaping this recognition into something strategic and deliberate with an aim of training aspiring students who wish to join the travel & tourism industry as well as professionals who are currently employed to upgrade their product knowledge and skills with a team of certified industry experts.

The Academy can prepare you for a variety of positions in the Travel and Tourism industry by proudly offering its students solid and extensive career programs. Every course is kept current and focuses on the knowledge and requirements needed for employment.

Our Travel courses take you places. In our Academy you'll study the ins and outs of the travel industry: from sales and ticketing to managing suppliers and agents. You'll also receive hands-on experience with the actual computerized reservation systems used by the travel industry.

Whatever course you choose, the knowledge you’ll gain will allow you to go for a whole host of jobs in this industry, from travel agent and tour guide to airport operations. That's why around 98% of our students pass and most go straight into employment. We have a track record for maintaining the highest percentage in terms of results and the trend keeps improving.

Our Vision

To be recognized as the leading Travel and Tourism Institute worldwide, reputed for its exceptional training, success rates and the quality of its students.

Our Mission

To train, develop and upgrade committed travel professionals with the aim of ensuring a highly competent tourism workforce in order to enhance the country’s overall competitiveness towards the achievement of sustainable tourism development.

Why Akbar

The travel and tourism industry is expected to grow in leaps and bounds in the coming years. A job in this industry can be highly exciting and adventurous and even pays well.

In India, the travel industry hopes to create 46 million job opportunities by 2025.

At Akbar Academy, we don’t just help you find employment, we make you employable. Our extensive experience and networking in the field of Travel and Tourism is the ticket to your success. We work with passion and professionalism providing you with the necessary tools to succeed.

Our educational programs are offered in several forms to suit all budgets and needs. The Academy is committed to support existing professionals and newcomers to begin their professional journey in the industry. Whether you are a young professional wishing to dynamically begin your career in the exciting aviation and tourism area, or an existing one in the industry looking to take your career to the next level; our training programs is your guarantee for success in the industry as well as achieving your professional goals. Moreover, Akbar classrooms offer an enriched learning experience where group interaction is both educational and highly motivating.

Applying “best practices” on international standards and industry regulations; Akbar Academy’s coursework portfolio can help you overcome the challenges in the workplace.

Akbar Advantages
  • International Certificate by International Air Transport Association (IATA)

  • World’s Leading IATA Authorized Training Center
  • 100 % Placement Assistance
  • Experienced and Certified In-house Training Faculty with Industry Experience
  • Successful Results
  • Short & Long term Courses
  • Study Tours to Holiday Destinations
  • Several Training Center’s across India
  • Best in the Business

Why this course is perfect for you

With the growing number of tourists every year and the rapid expansion of hotels of international standards, the need for skilled and trained people is also on the rise in the tourism industry, leading to great job opportunities.

By taking this course, you will experience challenges, and solutions, reflective of the thriving global tourism and travel industry. With over a billion international tourist arrivals per annum worldwide over recent years, more people from around the world are setting out for new destinations. The purpose of their travel is changing too. It's a great time to experience an industry that touches our lives in many meaningful ways.

Therefore, the right time to start your travel career is now!

The course is particularly designed for:

  • Individuals who have an avid interest in tourism
  • Professionals working in the tourism (hospitality, events and leisure) industries
  • Students learning about these industries for the first time

What you'll learn

  • Understand the complexity of challenges faced by the tourism industry
  • Examine tourism and travel management principles
  • Create resolutions and strategies to address tourism issues and challenges

As soon as you join the Akbar family, you become part of a network of students, lecturers and friends, who will assist and support you during this exciting journey in your life. Our courses are designed to make your learning as comfortable as possible, with facilities that allow you to build your career in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our lecturers will provide all the support and guidance you require, so you leave the Akbar home with an unforgettable campus experience.


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Ms. Purnima Mangrulkar – Principal
Mr. Rohit Hyacinth D’silva – Faculty

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Why should I choose a career in Travel and Tourism industry?

In India Travel and Tourism industry is the second highest foreign exchange earner. Career in Travel and Tourism industry offers limitless opportunities to students. This industry provides careers with airlines, hotels, travel agencies, tour operators, tourism departments, car rental companies, transport and so on.

What are the Job Opportunities in Travel & Tourism field?

The possibilities are endless! Government tourism departments, travel agencies, airlines, tour operations and hotels are just a few of the industries offering employment opportunities to individuals.

What are the benefits of the Travel and Tourism Industry?

  • Travel and tourism is the largest earner of foreign exchange world-wide and employs millions of people directly or indirectly through associated service industries
  • This industry includes everything from the government tourism departments and major multinational companies to the small scale private travel agents
  • While working in this industry, one provides services to people who are traveling for business or holiday or both, thus catering to tour packages, pilgrim travel, adventure travel or casual sightseeing
  • At almost every point of work in this field, employees need to interact personally with the customers and understand their needs while making them comfortable, so as to be able to provide the best service in terms of travel options and arrangements

What qualification should I have to start a career in Travel and Tourism industry?

With the growing demand of professionals, it has become necessary to take formal training from any recognized travel and tourism institute like Akbar Academy. Many companies prefer to hire students who have completed travel and tourism courses.

What are the perks and payment of the Travel and Tourism Industry?

Salary is pretty good in the travel and tourism industry. Moreover, you get added perks such as free travel or reduced rates for you and your family. Salaries are higher in foreign based airlines or travel agencies. Peak seasons might bring added bonuses and commission.

What information is given to students in Travel and Tourism courses?

Travel and Tourism courses are aimed at clearing concepts of students related to ticketing, reservations, tour packages, customer service and much more. Upon successfully completing these courses, you will get a certificate of completion, which will help students in finding excellent placements in a reputed company.

What is the duration of Travel and Tourism courses?

Duration of the training mainly depends on the type of course and institute. There are many short term and crash courses also available. Minimum duration is 6 months. Kindly contact us for more information.

What are the career options available to students in travel and tourism industry?

There are a host of opportunities available for students in travel and tourism industry. In this industry job prospects exist in both public as well as private sector. In the public sector, one can find excellent job in the government tourism departments etc. On the other hand, in the private sector student can find employment in a travel agencies, hotels, airlines, transport and cargo companies etc.

What type of work is involved in travel and tourism industry?

Travel and Tourism industry is mainly concerned with giving services to people who are going away from home, either on business trip or on a vacation. This industry work area involves dealing with customers, providing ticketing and money exchange facilities, arranging visas, making reservations, providing tourist guides and all-important details that are needed.

What types of jobs are available in travel and tourism industry?

Travel agent, customer service representatives, reservation representatives, flight attendant, meeting planners, cruise assistants, cruise support staff, cruise directors, corporate travel consultant, Holiday consultant, corporate travel manager, home-based agent, tourist guide, money changer, district sales manager, deputy general manager, director of operations, director of sales and marketing, guest services manager, counter clerk, director of tourism, information officer, director of event services, event coordinator, incentive travel specialist, tour coordinators and many more.

What is the future of travel and tourism industry?

Travel and tourism industry in India is booming and will continue to show impressive growth rates. The tie-ups of private airlines with foreign airlines have increased the flow of domestic and foreign tourists in the country.

What is IATA?

The International Air Transport Association – works with its airline members and the air transport industry as a whole to promote safe, reliable, secure and economical air travel for the benefit of the world's consumers. IATA's 265 member airlines comprise 83% of all air traffic.

What is the biggest advantage of your IATA courses?

Worldwide opportunity

What are the benefits of your Academy courses to student?

The students have been trained & monitored thoroughly by our esteemed visiting faculties and management team with all the advance teaching aid required to meet the International standards of Travel & Tourism Industry.

Is there a minimum or maximum age requirement?

No, prospective students just need to meet the entry requirements to demonstrate a reasonable prospect of academic success. Students also need to be aware that it is an adult learning environment and they must have the ability to self-manage study requirements to meet required deadlines.

Thinking of doing a course in Travel or Tourism?

Akbar Academy has a range of travel and tourism courses that could get you on your way. Get your career off to a flying start with Akbar Academy. Enrol now.

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  • Tamil Nadu



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    Nandi Cinema Lane,
    Near Bandra Station,
    Bandra (W), Mumbai – 400050.
    Tel: 022 – 30034194 / 95
    Mob: 8879008877

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  • Calicut
    Akbar Building,
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    Kozhikode – 673001.
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    Hotline Number – 9946088333
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    Kollam – 691001.
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    Mob: 07034788887
  • Thrissur
    Akbar Academy of ​A​irline ​S​tudies,
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    Mob: 9645597700
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    Akbar Academy of Airline Studies
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    Mob: 8818889986, 9346038333