What is Trade-wings Institute of Management?
Trade-wings Institute of Management Ltd., popularly known as TIM is one of the leading commercially successful Travel Schools in India with more than 60 centres spread all over India. TIM is an associate of Trade-wings Ltd., which is one of the largest travel related service organisations, having a vast amount of many years experience in all the travel related fields. Trade-wings Ltd. is a part of the Mittal Group of Companies, a concern with varied interests and diversified operations.
How did TIM evolve?
As the travel and tourism industry matured into a dynamic one, the necessary infrastructure and professionally trained manpower to move the traffic was lacking. To bridge this gap between demand and supply of trained manpower, Trade-wings Ltd., set up an Institute of Management-TIM during the early nineties. TIM offers formal education programmes to prepare students for careers in travel, tourism and hospitality fields to meet the ever-increasing needs of the industry.
What are TIM's aims and objectives?
TIM is committed to provide job oriented training to young, enthusiastic and hard working graduate and post-graduate students. Apart from technical skills, TIM also aims to provide professional skills to students to develop versatility and responsiveness with global perspective to excel in their careers. Hence, we are always on the lookout for better alliance partners, upgradation of Technology and our syllabus regularly.
How does TIM help students in getting jobs?
TIM has an active All India Central Placement Cell to induct their students into the mainstream. On completion of the course, each student is reviewed on various parameters such as intelligence, hard work, innovativeness and creative thinking and placed accordingly with suitable organisations. Students are also sent for on-the-job training to gain practical experience of the industry. Many of our students are placed in prominent airlines and travel agencies like Air India, Air Canada, Air France, Air Seychelles, Bangladesh Biman, KLM, Jet Airways, Cambatta Aviation, Delta Airlines, Thomas Cook, UVI Holidays, Cox & Kings, Asiatic Travel Agency, etc.
When we have so many travel, tourism & aviation management institutes in India, why should I join TIM?
Trade-wings Institute of Management is one of the academically progressive & intellectually exciting, national institutions in India, backed by the industry experience of more than six decades. It is the only institute in India, which is part of the group that is operating a large travel agency, a five star hotel & restaurant, cargo & courier operations in over 18 cities in India. TIM’s training courses have been designed keeping in mind the industry needs & the international standards, for individuals who wish to make career in the Travel-Tourism, Hospitality, and Cargo-courier industry. TIM is committed to provide job-oriented training to young, enthusiastic & hardworking graduate & post graduate students. TIM’s mission is to impart professional skills to students to develop versatility & responsiveness with global perspective to excel in their careers.
How TIM students have an edge over others?
In today's increasingly competitive and advanced environment, a lot of emphasis is on innovative ability and extra customer delivered value which could differentiate the ordinary from others. TIM's training courses have been designed keeping in mind the industry needs and international standards for individuals who wish to make a career in the Travel & Tourism, Hospitality, Cargo & Courier and In-flight Management fields. All our courses are constantly updated to meet the changing demands and are technology and customer driven, designed to suit the student's time and budget, following the highest standards and recognized in India and abroad. TIM imparts job-oriented training to young enthusiastic and hard working graduates and post graduates. Apart from technical skills, TIM also aims to provide training in personality development and Communication skills for the overall development of the student which certainly gives an edge over others.
What are the benefits of doing IATA course from TIM as compared to any other institute?
TIM is the first IATA authorized in entire India. TIM has all in-house faculty. Chair person and Director studies have vast Industrial knowledge. TIM has excellent placement record.
TRAVEL & TOURISM
Why Travel & Tourism
The Travel & Tourism industry today has an aura of glamour and excitement around it. It has emerged as the fastest growing industry contributing to 10% of the world's economy, which makes it the single largest industry. There has been great progress in the air transport industry and tourist facilities which has led to the phenomenal growth of tourism. Tourism is becoming one of the major money spinners in the world scenario today, and in fact in some countries, it forms the backbone of the economy. The most significant feature of the tourism industry is the capacity to generate large scale employment opportunities. With economic liberalisation and the open-sky policy, the Travel & Tourism and Hospitality industries are progressing in leaps and bounds, attracting thousands to make a career for themselves in this industry.
What are the employment opportunities available in this Travel & Tourism industry?
Travel & Tourism industry is so fragmented that each sector offers innumerable job opportunities. It is virtually impossible to list and describe all types of jobs available, so given below is a broad outline of the avenues available for a person looking for a career in this industry.
- Cargo, Courier & Logistics Management
- Currency Exchange Bureaus
- Travel Agencies
- Tour Companies
- Hotels, Motels & Resorts
- Cruise Companies
- Car Rental Companies
- Tourism Education
- Tourism Research
- Travel Journalism
- Recreation Tourism
- Tourist Offices and Information Centers
- Congresses, Convention and Meeting Planners
- Others- there are many avenues that do not fit in the general categories such as Club Management, Corporate travel departments, Hotel representative companies, In-flight and Trade Magazines, Trade & Professional association, etc.
IATA / UFTAA-IATA
What is IATA?
IATA stands for International Air Transport Association. IATA is the world organization of scheduled airlines, found in 1945, to help meet the problems anticipated in the expansion of civil air services after the second world war. Air transport is one of the most dynamic industries in the world. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is its global trade organisation.
Over 60 years, IATA has developed the commercial standards that built a global industry. Today, IATA’s mission is to represent, lead and serve the airline industry. Its members comprise - the world’s leading passenger and cargo airlines among them - representing 94 percent of scheduled international air traffic.
What is UFTAA?
UFTAA stands for Universal Federation of Travel Agents Association. The IATA / UFTAA International Travel Agents Program was launched in 1972 to meet the growing demand for well trained staff in the Travel Industry and is now available almost all over the world. The IATA / UFTAA Diploma has become a hallmark in the travel industry and guarantees excellent standards in training, gaining worldwide recognition and acceptance as a high quality product. It is important for anyone wishing to upgrade his / her professional competence or start a career in the Travel industry.
Are any internal exams conducted by TIM to prepare the students for IATA examination?
Yes. Apart from our regular Internal Assessment tests, we prepare the IATA students by giving them previous years & IATA practice papers to solve.
What happens if a student fails in the IATA exam?
The IATA fees includes two exam attempts.
Tell me about IATA / UFTAA Course? What are the benefits of doing IATA / UFTAA Courses?
The IATA / UFTAA International Travel Agents Training program was launched in 1972 to meet the growing demand for well trained staff in the Travel Industry and is now available almost all over the world. The IATA / UFTAA Diploma, has become a hallmark in the travel industry and guarantees excellent standards in training, gaining worldwide recognition and acceptance as a high quality product. It is important for anyone wishing to upgrade his / her professional competence or start a career in the travel industry. It is globally recognized & provides extensive knowledge of Travel Trade. All IATA affiliated Airlines & Travel Agency needs to employ minimum 2 IATA qualified staff.
Tell me about IATA Course?
The IATA International Cargo Agents diploma has gained worldwide industry recognition as a quality qualification, important for anyone who wishes to make a career in the air cargo forwarding business.The IATA program is basically self study course, but is also offered as regular course by training establishments known as "Authorised Training Centers" or ATC's, who are qualified to prepare the students for the IATA examinations.
When does the IATA examination take place?
IATA exams are conducted four times in a year, in the months of March, June, September & December.
What are the various job prospects one could consider once the course has been completed?
- Airlines & GSA, Management Trainee, Reservation & Ticketing Officer, Sales executive, Fare desk assistant.
- Tour operators, Tour escort (Outbound / Inbound), Tour Planner, Sales & Marketing executive.
- Tourism department & affiliates, Tour Counselors, Reservation Officers.
- Corporate Houses, Travel Manager, Executive assistant, Travel assistant.
- Travel agencies, Management Trainee, Reservation & Ticketing Officer, Sales executive. The earning potential in the travel industry is on par with any other major industry or infact better.
Does one require to do an Introductory course in travel & tourism before doing the IATA course?
No. It is not required that one should do an Introductory course in Travel & Tourism before doing the IATA course.
What courses does TIM offer?
TIM offers programmes in the field of Travel & Tourism, Hotel Management, Cargo & Courier Management and In-flight Management. Four of our centres are the Authorised Training Centres (ATC) for the IATA-UFTAA Foundation course and our main centre in Mumbai is authorised for the IATA-UFTAA Foundation and Consultant courses apart from IATA Cargo Introductory Course. We had the distinction of having enrolled the maximum number of students worldwide for the IATA-UFTAA examination of September 1998. We are always amongst the top 5 institutes to have maximum enrolments worldwide for every IATA-UFTAA exam.
We are active members of various industry associations like TAAI, ASTA and FHRAI. We are represented in the HRD panel of TAAI for standardising travel courses for all TAAI members.
We are also represented in the Syllabus committee of Pune University which prepares Syllabus of Travel & Tourism for its courses.
What is the Eligibility for these courses?
In order to join TIM’s professional courses, the applicant should have successfully completed a higher secondary school or an equivalent education. A understanding of written English, world Geography & Mathematics is necessary.
How do the courses work?
A great deal of research and preparation has been undertaken to develop courses at TIM. These courses focus not only on directly related subjects, but also allied areas to give students a deeper knowledge of the industry.
Innovative teaching aids like specified and guest lectures, excursions, simulation exercises, case studies, audio-visual shows, group discussions, classroom seminars, extempore debates and field investigation methods are used to provide professional excellence to the students. Classroom training has been made interesting and illustrative by using transparencies to highlight important features. As the students of today are tomorrow's managers, planners and administrators, all efforts are made to sharpen their interpretative and communicative skills and leadership qualities.
Computer Aided training is also given with the help of CD-ROM's, which has multimedia and audio-visual screens to make classroom training more interactive and informative. Compulsory Project work exposes the students to the practicalities of this industry.
Mode of payment
By Cheque / DD / Cash.
Each student who enrolls for the course is provided with study material essential for mastering the subject of their choice. This material has been thoroughly researched and structured for content and ease of comprehension.
Are all the campuses of TIM of the same quality in terms of course, content & training?
Yes. TIM maintains the same quality in terms of course, content & training.
Is it possible to change one’s registration from a campus in one city to another city?
Transfers are available from one centre to other in case the student is compelled to relocate. Transfers are permitted only after the full payment of fees & completion of atleast 2 modules of course syllabus. The admittance / admission at the new location would be from the beginning of the next module. In case of transfers, the receiving center would try to accommodate the student in the desired time slot but the same would be subject to availability & cannot be guaranteed. In case of transfer, a student should pay a fee of Rs. 1,500/- to the head office- Mumbai, along with the transfer request form & No Objection Certificate of the existing center. No transfer will be allowed without intimation to head office.
Are there any weekend batches ?
Yes. According to demand.
If I miss one class will it be possible to make up the same in another shift where same topic is handled?
Yes. If there are any simultaneous batches running.
How many days a week are there classes?
Depends on centre to centre
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Are there any special lectures or seminars held in TIM?
Yes .There are special guest lectures from experienced industry personnel and various seminars on the Travel & Tourism industry in colleges . Students are also taken on Industrial visits.
Resource and Development?
Our product development team is always updating the changes that take place in this mercurial industry.
Provisional certificate & Diploma
All enrollments are deemed cancelled & complete on issue of the Diploma Certificate. For issuance of duplicate certificate, a fee of Rs. 1,000/- would be charged. If you do not get your certificate within a month of your final examination, please send an e-mail to The Registrar at the Head Office.
Teaching methodology (Introduction,Objectives,Mode of Instruction)
A great deal of research & preparation has been undertaken to develop courses at TIM. These courses focus not only on directly related subjects, but also allied areas to give students deeper knowledge of the industry. Innovative teaching methods like specified lectures, guest lectures, excursions, simulation exercises, case studies, audio-visual shows, group discussions, class room seminars, extempore, debates & field investigation methods are used to provide professional excellence to the trainees. Class-room has also been made more interesting & illustrated by using Transparencies to highlight important features. As the students of today are tomorrow’s managers,k planners & administrators, all efforts are made to sharpen their interpretative & communication skills & leadership qualities.
Good faculty forms the backbone of any Training Institute. Faculty at TIM are professional with a meritorious track record and with years of hands-on experience in their chosen fields. TIM also invites leading and experienced persons from different sectors of Travel, Hotel and Cargo Industries to ensure the best possible exposure to the industry.
I am also planning to do / am pursuing a graduation degree through correspondence along with this course? Will this be permitted?
Yes. You can definitely pursue our Diploma / IATA courses along with your graduation.
Students who enroll for TIM’s diploma courses have to pass the written examination. However, the assessment of the students will be conducted on a continuous basis, giving due weightage to class participation, reports & projects.
When a student is unable to appear in a scheduled internal evaluation test or complete project reports due to illness or emergency, a written application should be given to the Branch Manager within 7 days of the examination. For a re-test, the Branch Manager on verification of the application will decide whether it should be ranted or not.