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Kuoni Academy of Travel - Introduction

Started as a modest contribution towards CSR by the Kuoni Travel Group-India, in 2003, the Kuoni Academy of Travel (KAT) today fulfils the role of a knowledge institute, professionally developing thousands of youngsters to face the rigors of the travel industry with utmost confidence and vigour.

We believe that the travel and tourism industry today is a dynamic, intensive and booming work sphere with great scope for the use of creativity, imagination and a global orientation. The feeling of starting off as travel professional, initiates a sense of responsibility as one moves ahead in this fabulous career.

Kuoni Academy of Travel is backed by Kuoni Travel (India) Pvt. Ltd., which is a market leader in all the segments of Travel with brands such as Kuoni Holidays, SOTC, VFS Global, Kuoni Destination Management, SITA and HRG-Sita in its portfolio. It employs over 8800 professionals with annual sales in excess of Rs 2000 crores. It has a network of over 300 offices across India & world. It is a 100% subsidiary of the US $ 4 billion Swiss travel giant ? The Kuoni Travel Group.

About KAT:

Kuoni Academy of Travel is the only private Indian institute to be the member of APETIT-Asia-pacific Education & Training Institute in tourism (A United Nation Organization). KAT has centers in 5 cities and is planning to expand with 10 new centers in different cities by the end of 2008. In addition KAT has recently opened a center in China. KAT has successfully trained and placed 4000 students.

KAT partners with Galileo, and offers a wide range of courses from basic entry level courses to high end post graduate diplomas. The faculty, comprising a judicious mix of travel professionals and full time educationists, provides an eclectic mix of instruction to students ensuring they have a well rounded foundation and are ready to meet the opportunities ahead.

It is the only academy in South Asia to train over 700 Airline employees including the staff of Jet Airways and Jet Lite

KAT offers the following courses ?

- Kuoni Post Graduate Diploma in Travel & Tourism Management

- Kuoni Integrated Diploma in Travel Tourism Management

- IST Tour Manager Program

- CITY & GUILDS Diploma in International Tourism

- Kuoni Airline Diploma

- IATA/UFTAA foundation and Consultant Level Course Training Programme

- Kuoni Airlines Computer Reservation Course (Galileo CRS)

- Kuoni Airport Customer Services

KAT Centers: All centers of KAT are Authorized Training Centers by IATA

Mumbai Ms. Smeeta Gulvady - Center Head Kuoni Academy of Travel, Maker Bhavan-1, 2nd floor, New Marine Lines, Mumbai 400 021 Ph.: (022) 66541384, 66541385, 66541500 Fax: (022) 6654 1386 Email:

New Delhi Ms. Seema Gupta - Center Head Kuoni Academy of Travel, 1001, New Delhi House, 27 Barakhamba Road, New Delhi - 110 001 Ph.: (011) 2373 6267/68, 41533555 Fax: (011) 2335 4119 Email:

Bangalore Mr. John Alex - Center Head Kuoni Academy of Travel, No. 9 & 10, 2nd Floor, Queens Road, Bangalore 560 051 Ph.: (080) 4132 6428 / 29 / 41710173 (DL) Fax: (080) 41710174 Email:

Chennai Mr. Sanal Varma - Center Head Kuoni Academy of Travel, Fagun Mansion Ground Floor, 26 Ethiraj Salai, Chennai 600 105 Ph: (044) 4263 8383, 4214 7543 Email:

Hyderabad Ms. Michelle J Francis - Center Head Kuoni Academy of Travel, 6-3-1238/20/1, Gulmohar Avenue, Off Raj Bhavan Road, Villa Marie Girls College Lane, Somajiguda, Hyderabad 500 082 Ph: (040) 6675 6566, 6675 6664 Email:

KAT Head office: Kuoni House, 5th Floor, N F Road, Colaba, Mumbai 400001 Ph: (00 91 200) 6656 2000 Fax: (00 91 22) 6656 2009 Email: Website:

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