The industry of Tourism is one of the world's largest foreign exchange earners. Besides, it also provides employment to millions of people worldwide. Since, it is a wide industry encompasses Government tourism departments, Immigration and customs services, travel agencies, airlines, tour operators, hotels etc.  The industry also include many associated service industries like airline catering or laundry services, Guides, Interpreters, Tourism promotion and sales etc.

Employees who are hired in this industry basically, provide services for people who are away from home, on business or holiday. Today, there are many tour operators and agents, who assess the needs of travelers and help them make the best possible travel arrangements available. Therefore, many major cruise lines, resorts, luxury hotels use travel agents to promote travel packages.

Personnel who deals in this industry need to remain up-to-date on current rules and regulations and
documentation required, in areas like cargo, ticketing and passports, visas etc. So, that they properly guide their clients, and ensure safe and comfortable journey. Every staff employed in the tourism industry should be aware about the places their clients are planning to visit, with respect to its general background, connections by air, rail and road and the facilities available.

In the recent times, the tourism industry of India has shown great changes and improvement. Though, it has been somewhat slower to take off  than in many other places. However, internet advancement and  with the Government's encouragement of its activities, it is undergoing massive expansion and improvement in the travel and tourism sector. Studies show that, travel and tourism industry is one of the most promising profession. Young and energetic individuals can rise to top positions very quickly in this sector. Career in the industry also offer good pay packages as well as perks including opportunity to see many locales at low prices.