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Bird Group, one of India’s largest diversified groups in the aviation, travel and information technology arena, today announced the launch of specialized aviation and hospitality courses at the Bird Academy. The courses offered by the academy are accredited by global bodies thus ensuring high standards of education at par with world-renowned training institutions. The academy has also entered into collaboration with Miranda House (Delhi University) to impart training in CRS, Air Fares, Ticketing and Tour Operations to the students of the Certificate Course in Travel & Tourism which is also UGC approved.

The courses are conducted by proficient trainers at the state-of-the-art facility at Manesar and Connaught Place. All courses are accredited and the affiliations include IATA (International Air Transport Association), UFTAA (United Federation of Travel Agents’ Associations), FIATA (Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

A total of 13 courses have been introduced which include the prestigious Diploma in Aviation & Travel Industry with IATA Certification, IATA/UFTAA Consultant Course and IATA International GDS fares and Ticketing Course. Other courses include IATA/FIATA Cargo Introductory Course, IATA/FIATA Cargo Rating Course, IATA/UFTAA Foundation Course, Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGCA & IATA approved, Certificate course in travel and tourism, CRS training, Cargo Operations, Airport Handling and Operations, Travel Agency and Tour Operations, Tally Financial Accounting Program, Customer Service & Personality Development and Computer Application & Internet Basics. The academy’s clientele comprises leading airlines, hotel chains and travel agencies.

According to Mrs. Radha Bhatia, Chairperson, Bird Group, “At Bird Academy, we are committed to the cause of developing talent for the Indian travel and tourism industry by offering focused and industry ready courses. As per industry estimates, the contribution of travel and tourism to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is pegged to grow from USD 73.6 billion in 2008 to USD 171.5 billion by 2018. Consequently, jobs in the travel and tourism sector are estimated to grow to 6.51 lakh by 2018. In context of this immense employment opportunity, our courses are geared to create a skilled resource pool for the industry.”

The academy conducts specialized modules in travel automation for several reputed vocational institutes including YMCA and University of Petroleum and Energy Studies. Together with Amadeus India, the academy has entered into an exclusive collaboration with the Delhi Tourism & Transport Development Corporation for conducting computer based training at Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management (Delhi Chapter).

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