Kerala State Tourism Advisory Committee Reconstituted

Kerala Government has reconstituted the State Tourism Advisory Committee, headed by the Minister for Tourism, Kerala for next two years with new members and trade representatives on the board.

Mr. Kamal V Rao IASs, Principal Secretary, Tourism will be the Vice Chairman of the Committee and Ms. Anupama TV IAS Director of Kerala Tourism as Convener of the 22 member  State Tourism Advisory Committee.

Mr. Jose Dominic, MD of CGH Earth Hotels and Mr. E.M. Najeeb, President, Confederation of Kerala Tourism Industry & CMD of Air Travel Enterprises Group  ( Both of them are National Tourism Advisory Board members  from Kerala), Mr. Abraham George alias Johny, President, Kerala Travel Mart Society & MD of Intersight Holidays, Mr. Jose Mathew, Hon. Secretary of KTM Society & MD of Rainbow Cruises , Mr. Riaz Ahamed, MD of Abad Hotels & Resorts, Mr. Baby Mathew, CMD of Somatheeram Ayurveda Group, Cdr. Sam T Samuel, MD of Kalypso Adventure, Mr. Ravisankar.KV, Managing Editor of Tourism India Magazine, Mr. Riyaz.U.C, MD of Spiceland Holidays, A representatives from the Taj Hotels in Kerala  and Mr. Jospeh Kuncheria Marattukulam, MD of Ruby Estate, Mampad, Nilambur are the members of the committee.

Representatives from prominent Travel Trade Associations in the state were also included in the committee. Mr. G. Gopinath, President, Association of Approved & Classified Hotels of Kerala ( MD of BTH Sarovaram Cochin), Mr. Anish Kumar. P.K., President, ATTOI- Association of Tourism Trade Organizations of India ( MD of The Travel Planners, Trivandrum), Mr. Sejoe Jose, President, Confederation of Approved Tour Operators of Kerala and Chairman of Indian Association of Tour Operators(IATO) , Kerala Chapter (MD of Marvel Holidays), Mr. Chacko Paul, President of South Kerala Hoteliers Forum ( MD of Travancore Heritage Resort), Mr. M.P. Sivadattan, Director, Keraa Sate Home Stay and Tourism Society, Mr. N. Kannan, Chairman, Board of Airline Representatives  ( Station Manager, Air India, Trivandrum), Mr. V.C. Zacharia, President, Kerala House Boat Owners Federation, ( MD, Lakes & Lagoons, Alappuzha) are the associations representatives in the committee.

Chairman and Managing Director of KTDC are the Ex officio members of the committee. The state Tourism Advisory committee was constituted in 2012 to advise and formulate the policy for Destination development, Product development, marketing strategies, market research etc. The department has successfully implemented many suggestions and , recommendations by the previous committee in the past.  

 The government has also reconstituted the focus group of marketing consisting of the members includes Mr. Prasad Manjali (Corporate Director of Uday Samudra Leisure Hotel, Kovalam), Mr. Anish Kumar. P.K. ( MD of The Travel Planners, Trivandrum), Mr. Sejoe Jose ( MD, Marvel Holidays Cochin), Mr. Ranju Jospeh, ( Director, Pioneer Personalised Holidays Cochin) , Mr. Jojy Mathew ( Director, Rainbow Holidays, Alappuzha), Mr. Riyaz.U.C ( MD, Spiceland Holidays Cochin), Mr. Shailendran ( Vice President, CGH Earth Hotels), Mr. Roy Chacko ( Head- Sales & Marketing, Vythiri Resort, Wayanad), , Mr. Karan Bakshi, ( Corporate General Manager, Thomas Hotels & Resorts, Trivandrum), Mr. Subhash C Bose( Corporate General Manager, Somatheeram Ayurveda group), Mr. Pradeep Narayanan( Corporate General Manager, Joys Hotels & Resorts), and Mr. Asish Nair ( Vice President, RP Group of Hotels).

Ms. ANupama TV IAS, Director of Kerala Tourism will be the Chairman of the Focus Group and Mr. Raj Kumar, Deputy Director ( Marketing) will serve as the Convener. The tenure of the focus group will be two years   

 

 
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