Kerala Tourism launches new programme with KITTS to train guides

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The Kerala Tourism Department, in association with Kerala Institute of Tourism and Travel Studies (KITTS), will launch a programme to train tourism guides in the state. The programme aims to create a pool of trained tourist guides with a firm understanding of the job and excellent proficiency in languages.

As part of the programme, 150 regional guides and 50 state level guides will get proper training. The programme will be inaugurated by Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran on February 27 at the International Training Centre of KIITS at 10 am. Dr Shashi Tharoor, MP, will deliver the key-note address at the function.

The course is formulated to make up shortage of well trained guides to cope up with the ever-increasing flow of foreign and domestic tourists to the state. The state level guides will be trained at the KIITS campus in Thiruvananthapuram and the state level guide will get training in Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Thrissur, and Thalassery centres.