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AGENCIES INVOLVED IN TOURISM DEVELOPMENT


Following are the major agencies involved in the development of tourism in the state.
Department of Tourism:

........Department of Tourism is mainly having a co-ordination role and is acting as a facilitator between various agencies involved in the development of tourism in the state. It coordinates the activities in planning, publicity and promotion, infrastructure development, destination development, Human Resources Development, investment promotion and enacting legislative measures. Department of Tourism is also directly involved in infrastructure and destination development in less developed area to attract others to invest in these areas.

Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC):


........Kerala Tourism Development Corporation is activity participating in building up basic infrastructure needed for the development of tourism in state. They operate star hotels, budget hotels, motel Araams, Yatri Nivases, restaurants and beer parlours, central reservation systems and conduct conducted tours. Developing Mascot hotel into a five star deluxe hotel, construction of four star hotel at Munnar, construction of heritage resort at Kumarakom, developing Bolghatty Palace as heritage hotel etc are some of the projects undertaken by KTDC at present.

Tourist Resorts (Kerala) Ltd. (TRKL):

........Tourist Resorts (Kerala) Ltd. is formed as a subsidiary company of KTDC and is engaged in implementing the projects such as investment in joint venture companies, land bank projects etc. Department had already established tie-ups with Taj Group of Hotels at many destinations through TRKL and has also a similar collaboration with Oberoi Group.

Bekal Resort Development Corporation:

........Bekal Resorts Development Corporation is formed to develop Bekal as a planned tourist destination of international standard. Above 100 acres of land has been acquired by the corporation by now. Private sector is being invited for dispensing six sites for construction of resorts.

The District Tourism Promotion Councils:

........District Tourism Promotion Council with District Collector as Chairman and selected peoples representatives and officials as members coordinate the development of less known tourist centres within the districts. This has led to enhanced focus on tourism in the districts.

Thenmala Eco-Tourism Society:

........Thenmala has been developed as a unique eco-tourism destination through a society registered under the Travancore Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Act 1955 with members from Department of Tourism, Department of Power, Department of Forest and Department of Irrigation as the area of operation comes under the jurisdiction of various departments.

Kerala Institute of Travel and Tourism Studies (KITTS) and Kerala Institute of Hospitality Management Studies (KIHMS) :

........These institutes are playing a pioneering role in providing necessary manpower training in the field of tourism.

 



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