Kerala Launches QR code-aided e-guide to Boost Tourism.

Kerala Tourism Minister PA Mohamed Riyas inaugurated a virtual travel guide that enables tourists to the state access to all information on tourism spots using QR codes.

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After inaugurating the facility in Fort Kochi, the Minister stated that the new digital tool would provide all necessary information, including the distance to the nearest bus stop, train station, and airport, the working hours of a tourist destination, and its contact numbers.

The e-brochure will be placed in the state’s tourism centers and major airports both inside and outside the country. The e-brochure will be distributed in the state’s tourism centers as well as in major airports both inside and outside the country. The e-brochure will offer more information on areas with tourism potential that are currently unknown. More technology-driven services will be popularised in the tourist sector in the next months, according to Riyas, to ensure that travelers enjoy a stress-free vacation experience.  The e-brochure also guarantees that relevant social media pages are accessible with a single click. In addition, the virtual guide will provide information about tour packages and their booking.

“The state’s tourism destinations require regular maintenance if they need to be of international standards. Considering this, we have decided to set up tourism clubs in colleges. The project will also rope in cooperation from the Kerala State Youth Welfare Board. Each such club will be given charge of the maintenance of a particular tourism center in the vicinity, besides giving publicity to its chief features and new products. This will also help students find job opportunities along with their studies,” Riyas said.

By this year-end, Fort Kochi, which is Kerala’s foremost tourist destination, will get washroom facilities of global excellence, he added.

The government has allotted Rs 2.5 crore to give the PWD Rest-house in Fort Kochi a facelift. Also, homestays will no longer require a no-objection certificate from the local self-government institutions, considering their vitality in the hospitality industry, the Minister informed.



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