HospitalityBiz India
Hotels FoodService Operations Ministry Associations Equipment Editorial HR Technology Technology Advisory Board Community
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter instagram
    Home > NewsTrack

Kerala accelerates total Covid-19 vax drive for tourism hubs

Friday, July 30, 2021, 10:10 Hrs  [IST]
HBI Staff | Hyderabad

Kerala has accelerated its total Covid-19 vaccination campaign to turn all tourism destinations completely risk-free for visitors, with Vythiri in upland Wayanad district becoming the first holiday hub to cover the entire population including tourism sector stakeholders under the initiative.


Rolled out on mission-mode to keep the whole of Kerala ready to receive visitors when the pandemic recedes, the inoculation drive has picked up momentum in all destinations including hill stations, backwater hubs, sea-side holiday spots and heritage and cultural tourism centres in the length and breadth of the state. 


Kerala Tourism Minister, P A Mohamed Riyas had earlier this month announced the initiative.


A verdant eco-tourism hotspot located 700 metres above sea level and 60 kms from Kozhikode, Vythiri had its entire population, including all tourism service providers, vaccinated during an intensive inoculation drive held from July 13-17. Wayanad, sharing borders with Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, is a major tourist haven in South India, known for its stunning scenic appeal and congenial ambience.


“In the post-pandemic phase visitors will be looking for safe and hospitable places to spend time. The Government considers it as vitally important to administer Covid-19 vaccine to the entire stakeholders in all the destinations across the state”, said Shri Riyas.    


“Blessed with unsurpassed natural beauty, Wayanad has immense tourism potential. We have major plans to develop the area as a hub for a rich mix of holiday and leisure activities including adventure tourism,” the Minister added.


“The vaccination campaign is picking up well as it is being conducted on a mission mode. Along with the Tourism Department, the industry bodies and employee forums and local communities are actively involved for its success”, said Dr V Venu IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Tourism, Government of Kerala.  


“This initiative will certainly position Kerala as a risk-free place to visit in the post-pandemic phase. Enhancing the visitor confidence in places they choose to travel will be a key factor in the future”, said Shri V R Krishna Teja IAS, Director Tourism.


The campaign is being rolled out to the entire service providers connected with the travel and hospitality industry including employees of hotels, resorts and home-stays, tour guides, taxi and auto rickshaw drivers and traders in tourism centres.


Major centres to be covered by the initiative include Alappuzha, Munnar, Fort Kochi, Kovalam, Kumarakom, and Varkala, lying in the length and breadth of the state.


In tourism segment alone,  5395 people were administered the first dose of  the vaccine during the campaign organized by the Tourism Department in Vythiri with the support of the Health Department, district administration and the industry bodies.


The inoculation drive in Vythiri was conducted by the doctors and paramedical staff  of Vythiri Taluq Headquarters Hospital and Sugandhagiri Primary Health Centre.

Print News Email News Back
Bookmark to Add to NewsvineNewsvine Bookmark with Digg ItDigg
Add RSS to Add to Google Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe with Bloglines Subscribe
* Name :    
* Email :    
* Message :  
»  Revenue management in the aftermath of Covid-19
»  Chaliyar River Paddle 2021 successfully concludes with an objective to boost tourism in Kerala
»  Kerala Tourism Department to open more ‘Foodie Wheels’ restaurants in State
»  The Nazir Hoosein Memorial Drive Flagged Off From Welcomhotel By ITC Hotels, The Savoy, Mussoorie
»  International Institute of Hotel Management launches the IIHM Global Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research
»  Sommet Education Group partners with Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Tourism Development Fund
»  Nataraj Sarovar Portico awarded best hotel of Bundelkhand Region by UP Tourism
»  Indians love long weekends, the British prefer short weekend breaks: OYO’s World Tourism Day Report 2021
»  Sunday brunch returns to 1911 restaurant on the occasion of World Tourism Day
»  Edesia restaurant at Crowne Plaza Today New Delhi Okhla celebrates World Tourism Day with ‘The Culinary Renaissance’ Food Festival
»  Mohanlal launches Kerala Tourism’s mobile app
»  Dineout’s SteppinOut Brings Back Movie Nights With India’s Largest Drive-In Theatre In Bengaluru
»  Seafood restaurants in all districts soon: Fisheries Minister, Kerala
»  Ministry of Tourism inks MoU with MakeMyTrip and Ibibo to promote self-certified SAATHI hotels
»  ITDC’s CMD G Kamala V Rao to hold additional charge of DG Tourism
»  Government focused on sectoral strategies and measures for the recovery of the Tourism & Hospitality sector: Arvind Singh, Secretary, Tourism
»  Tourism Emerged As One Of The Fundamental Pillars For Economic Development And Employment Generation: G. Kishan Reddy
»  HAI meets Union Tourism Minister, submits recommendation for Industry revival
»  Kerala accelerates total Covid-19 vax drive for tourism hubs
»  FICCI’s second virtual edition of Tourism & Hospitality Conclave to take place on August 5-6
  The Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) Natcon 2020 virtual event concludes successfully
  Winners of The Park Elle Décor Student Contest felicitated at Indian Design ID 2020
Receive the best of Hospitality content in your mailbox.
Weekly e-Newsletter
Events Calendar

© Copyright 2016 Saffron Synergies Pvt Ltd