Kerala’s Tourism Development Corporation aims to reach out to women travelling to the state for short trips through this initiative.

Kerala Tourism to launch hotels for women run by women in ThiruvananthapuramImage for representation.
news Tourism Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 09:07

The Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) will soon open its first ‘all-women’ hotel, run for and by women. The hotel, to be called ‘Hostess,’ will be up and running in Thiruvananthapuram in six months.

It will be India’s first public sector hotel to be run entirely by a female staff and will be located at KTDC complex at the main bus station, near the Central Railway Station.

‘Hostess’ will have 22 AC Rooms and two AC Dormitories with the capacity to accommodate upto 28 persons at once. Dormitories are stated to be available at a rate of Rs 500 for every four hours.

Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran inaugurated the construction work on Wednesday in the state’s capital.

M Vijayakumar, KTDC chairman, was said, “This all-women hotel is first of its kind initiative to form a government institution in the country. We give more emphasis on security and safety features besides comfort and convenience. If it becomes a success we will come up with similar hotels.”

‘Hostess’ will reportedly have all the latest facilities, including automated security services, technology-based check-in and check-out systems, a fitness centre, and will also include complimentary breakfast for all guests.

KTDC Managing Director told media, “The government has given the administrative sanction of Rs 17.5 crore to set-up a 42-room budget hotel in Kanyakumari, tourism has now become a priority for the state.”

The initiative aims to target women travelers, athletes, and researchers.

In addition to the women-run hotel, the state is also undertaking other projects to promote tourism.

39.6 crores have been sanctioned by the government of Kerala towards development work at Muzhappilangad beach near Kannur and another Rs 7.69 crore for 'Kumarakom waterscapes.'

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