The Kerala authorities has introduced a caravan tourism policy, promising secure, customised, and close-to-nature journey expertise for guests in tune with the preferences of vacationers within the post-pandemic interval. Unveiling the policy which affords engaging funding subsidy to caravan operators, tourism minister P.A. Mohamed Riyas mentioned the initiative marked a paradigm shift in nearly three a long time after Kerala made it huge with houseboat tourism.
“Like other successful tourism products of Kerala launched since the 1990s, caravan tourism will also be developed on PPP mode with private investors, tour operators and local communities as key stakeholders,” he mentioned.
“The policy envisages the development of caravan tourism in Kerala, predominantly in the private sector through incentivising the purchase of caravans and for establishing caravan parks,” the minister added. He additionally unveiled the emblem of Caravan Tourism. The venture will probably be rolled out in just a few months.
“Caravan tourism imparts an added thrust to the State’s approach of leveraging its tourism potential by improving access to unexplored locations,” mentioned V. Venu, extra chief secretary of tourism.
The two main parts of this exercise are tourism caravans and caravan parks. While the primary includes specifically constructed autos for journey, leisure, and keep, the parks are designated locations to park the autos and allow the guests to spend an evening or a day or station for an prolonged interval to discover the vacation spot.