Host’s Hospitality Revolution
Recording the highest growth rate among tourism establishments in the country, Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) is the most successful public sector undertaking The KTDC group of hotels has already stamped the power in term of quality, marketing and hospitality. Even at the time of recession, Kerala though showed a dim effect in the Kerala tourism field but where far ahead when compared to other state, KTDC too showed the growth and from then on there was no look back.
KTDC, the largest hotel chain which includes a range of luxury and economy resorts, hotels, and motels located in the heart of some of Kerala’s most acclaimed destinations.
The luxury properties of this official host of Kerala include Mascot Hotel (Thiruvananthapuram city), Samudra (Kovalam), Waterscapes (Kumarakom), Bolgatty Palace (Kochi), Bolgatty Island Resort (Kochi), Marina House (Kochi), Tea County (Munnar), Aranyanivas (Thekkady), Lake Palace (Thekkady) and Ayur village (Thanneermukkom, Alappuzha) which is to be launched soon. All the properties have multicuisine restaurants, bars/ beer parlours and coffee shops and offer exotic experiences.
Chaithram (Thiruvananthapuram) Periyar House (Thekkady) and Nandanam (Guruvayoor), Mangalya (Guruvayoor), Garden house (Malampuzha),Pepper Grove (Sulthan bathery) are KTDC’s budget properties.
The latest addition is the Tamarind KTDC Easy Hotel Brand which offers guests modern facilities at afforadle rates and it exotic locations. In fact, the conversion of 14 KTDC properties, including Yatri Nivas, into Tamarind East Hotels has been one of Ktdc’s important projects. The tariff will be that of a budget hotel, but the facilities will be upgraded to provided decent accommodation include ahost of modern faciliyies. The hotel will be no frill properties which assure clean room, clean linen, clean toilets at exotic locations of Kerala at reasonable tariff.
KTDC also went through a large scale renovation process. The restored heritage block of Mascot Hotel and its adjoining Sayahna garden restaurant was refurbished and later the Samudra (Kovalam), Chaithram (Trivandrum) Tea County (Munnar), Lake Palace (Thekkady), Nandanam (Guruvayoor) also went through various stages of enhancement.
KTDC resorts like Samudra, Waterscapes, Tea County, Thaneermukkom, Bolgatty Palace and Mascot Hotel are also ideal places for MICE, which have state-of-the-art facilities for conferences and conventions. Above all, the KTDC has given her signature in all beautiful destinations to cater the needs of her guests.
Apart from an exclusive array of exotic experiences at luxury resorts, KTDC also offers special economy packages called ‘Value Vacations”. Wildlife safaris, houseboat cruises, beach side vacations, adventure packages and birdwatching are some of the unique offerings in KTDC’s bouquet. KTDC’s Ayurvedic rejuvenation holidays in Kerala aptly called ‘Age Halt’ are a rare blend of the best of Ayurvedic therapies at its luxury resorts.
KTDC’s central Reservations cell ties up with prime hotel chains across India and takes care of your hotel bookings across different places in the country.
KTDC was an active participant in the Volvo Ocean Race which stopped at Kochi during their cruise. KTDC also build and operate India’s first marina in Kochi which in turn will give a huge boost to tourism in the State as Kochi will become a stopover point for all yatchts yhat go from the Middle East to the Far East and vice versa.
Much of KTDc success is attributed to the extraordinary human resource strategies that it has adopted in recent times, ensuring a smooth synchronization between management and staff. It has also initiated training programmes for its staff so as to improve professionalism. The marketing network has been strengthened and the Corporation has a strong presence in the many trade fairs and travel marts, both domestic and international.
KTDC is also concentrating on consolidating its gain and undertaking employee training and motivation programmes Aiming at a brighter future, KTDC make more policies and programmes to be par excellent to compete with the private hotels in the state
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