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Saturday, 08 August, 2009, 21 : 00 PM [IST] launches Arzoo Travel Training Institute in association with ITDC in association with India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) has launched Arzoo Travel Training Institute (ATTI) through franchise agreement with Ashok Institute of Hospitality & Tourism Management (AIHTM). ATTI will offer diploma and certificate courses in aviation and hospitality. The syllabus and curriculum will be as per ITDC guidelines. The first batch of the diploma course will start from August 17, 2009 in Andheri, Mumbai.

The eligibility criterion for one year Diploma in Aviation, Hospitality and Travel Management is 12th standard and course fee is Rs 90,000. The course will cover aviation industry management, hotel management, travel company management, personality development and grooming. Whereas eligibility for six month certificate course is tenth standard. The course will cover front office, F&B service and housekeeping and the course fee is Rs 30,000. As an introductory offer first two batches for the diploma course will get 20 per cent discount on course fees.

Amal Purandare, Head – India Operations, said, “We wanted to introduce something new and unique in the field of travel which would mainly cater to students. Through this initiative we aim to train students in every aspect of the industry by giving them apt theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the required travel and hospitality fields. Also we will be the first ones in India to give firsthand training on various aspects of working of online travel portals, which we all know is the future of the Travel Industry in India.” He added that the ITDC certification holds countrywide as well as international value. ITDC has also agreed to place Arzoo students in their hotels at reasonable fee in addition to the course fees.

Kuldip Verma, Vice-President (HRD), ITDC and Head of AIHTM added, “We are committed to maintain leadership in the development of hospitality, travel and tourism skills and to meet customer satisfaction through need-based quality professional courses/programmes related to the present and encompassing future challenges. Our endeavor is to achieve continual improvement through regular review mechanism.”

AIHTM has been conducting training courses in the field of hospitality, travel, airline and tourism. The AIHTM also undertakes four year Bachelors Degree in International Hospitality Business Management with six months internship training in London; one year Diploma in Air Hostess, Travel and Hospitality Management in Bengaluru, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chennai and Trivandrum; six months Certificate courses in Hotel Operational Departments; ‘Cruise Hospitality Course’ in Goa and three year Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in International Hospitality in New Delhi.
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