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kochi: Virtual travel guide to give tourism location information | Kochi News

ByKeith M. Jones

Jun 6, 2022
Kochi: PA Tourism Minister Mohammed Riyas on Monday launched a virtual travel guide that provides access to all tourist spot information via QR Code for those traveling to Kerala. The new digital tool will provide all relevant information such as the distance to the nearest bus stop, train station and airport, the opening hours of a tourist destination and its telephone numbers, said the Minister following the inauguration of the facility at Fort Cochin.
The e-brochure will be put up in state tourist centers and major airports inside and outside the country. More content will be added to the e-brochure, including information on places with tourism potential that are currently not widely known. More such technology-driven facilities will be popularized in the tourism industry in the coming months to ensure a hassle-free trip for tourists, Riyas said.
The e-brochure also ensures that a single click opens the relevant social media pages. The virtual guide will also facilitate information about organized trips and their reservations.
Meanwhile, there are also plans to create tourism clubs in colleges across the state to involve young people in the maintenance and advertising of local travel destinations.
“Tourist destinations in the state require regular maintenance if they are to be up to international standards. This is why we decided to create tourism clubs in colleges. The project will also be in cooperation with the Kerala State Youth Welfare Board. Each of these clubs will be responsible for the maintenance of a particular tourist center in the surrounding area, in addition to advertising its main features and new products. It will also help students to find job opportunities alongside their studies,” the minister said.
By the end of the year, Fort Kochi, which is Kerala’s major tourist destination, will have world-class sanitary facilities. The government has allocated Rs 2.5 crore to spruce up the PWD rest home in Fort Kochi.