Abacus India has signed an agreement with Mumbai-based Trade-wings Institute of Management to train their students on Global Distribution System (GDS) in order to prepare them for careers in the travel industry. This tactical agreement between both the entities will enable the Institute to train students across 40 centres in India.
Jeet Sawhney, Managing Director, Abacus India, said, "Considering the growth of the travel and tourism industry which is powered by technology, we believe this training is an important investment in India’s next generation of travel professionals. With experience of the multi-platform technology tools used by national, regional and global travel brands at over 20,000 travel agent locations, we are helping them gain a competitive edge in the jobs market to choose from the most exciting employers." Besides, we are also looking at more tie-ups in the near future to help the travel agents and the industry grow further, he added.
Rajan Dani, Director, Trade-wings Institute of Management, said, “We are training the students so that they are ready to manage travel with the region’s leading GDS and related technologies and will perform better in the workplace. They understand the critical role of technology in travel, and are excited at the prospect of learning from direct experience.”
According to the agreement, around 1,000 students will be trained through the Institute every year. "We will work jointly towards raising awareness of the enhanced technology training with strategic partner Abacus for those enrolling at the Institute," Dani said.
Established in 1989, Trade-wings Institute of Management has a network of training centres across India, with courses covering areas of tourism, airlines with airline revenue accounting, hotels, cargo and more, devised to equip students on all aspects of the profession.