Now, A Single Package to See Kerala’s Major Tourism Spots
Thiruvananthapuram: In an innovative venture, Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) and Intersight Tours and Travels have jointly invented a package that covers all the KTDC properties located at various destinations of the State to help tourists explore and enjoy different shades of Kerala at one go, that too, in a hassle-free manner.
Covering all the KTDC properties in the State, KTDC and Intersight Tours and Travels jointly introduced escorted luxury tour packages for tourists
Called ‘Kerala on Wheels’, this first-of-its-kind tour programme offers the entire range of KTDC properties to tourists at affordable prices so that they can savour the beauty of the State under a single package. “By the time the travellers come to the end of their tour under this programme, they would have got a broad idea about the myriad shades and features of Kerala. At one go, the traveller can experience the green paddy fields, mist-clad tea gardens, backwaters and beaches,” said M Vijayakumar, Chairman, KTDC. Vijayakumar launched the project at the Kerala Travel Mart (KTM) 2018. P Bala Kiran IAS, Director, Kerala Tourism; Rahul R IRS, Managing Director, KTDC and Abraham George, Chairman and Managing Director, Intersight Tours and Travels, were present on the occasion. Promoted and marketed by Intersight Tours and Travels, the package having two options will cover almost all the major tourist attractions of Kerala. The first option comprises Kochi, Munnar, Thekkady and Kumarakom/Alappuzha while the second one includes Kochi, Munnar, Thekkady, Kumarakom/Alappuzha and Kovalam. Abraham George said the initiative providing affordable yet luxurious mobility to travelers across Kerala. “A major highlight of the package is that the tourists will not have any confusion regarding their travel in various parts of Kerala after availing this package as it covers all the prime destinations of the State,” he noted. KTDC will provide the accommodation for takers of the package. KTDC and Intersight Tours and Travels will jointly facilitate transfers. According to a KTDC official, Guides fluent in English will attend to the guests. Rahul R, Managing Director, KTDC said the recent floods had generated a feeling of apprehension among the travel industry that the occupancy rates in hotels and other properties would show a decline with a likely reduction in tourists’ inflow. “Instead of getting bogged down by such negative sentiments, KTDC decided to put in more effort and the results are these packages,” he added.