Launched online portal for responsible tourism classification for hotels and resorts
For the first time in the country, responsible tourism classification of hotels and resorts is being implemented in Kerala. Minister Mohammad Riyaz inaugurated the project and released the software and video.
The Minister also inaugurated an online portal for services including accreditation for homestays, service villas, ayurvedic centers, adventure travel service providers, amusement parks, and homesteads. Hotels and resorts are classified into RT Diamond, RT Gold, and RTC Silver. Green Certificates will be awarded to those who achieve 80% score on the basis of performance with emphasis on environmental protection and sustainable development.
Among the top 20 tourist destinations in Kerala, the Transport Department In collaboration with, “Foodie Wheels” will be set up to provide local food resources. He said discussions were underway with the culture department to explore the potential of cinema tourism. Hotels and resorts can apply online for classification. The classification provided by the Responsible Tourism Mission is valid for three years.