Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 17 : Highlighting that safety and quality are pivotal for the growth of high-potential Adventure Tourism in Kerala, State Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran on Monday said 50 major adventure tourism centres in the State will be upgraded to meet the national and global standards.
The Minister’s announcement came during the roll out of a set of comprehensive safety and security regulations to position the state as a prime secure and hassle-free destination for adventure-loving holidaymakers and nature buffs. Surendran also launched an Online Accreditation Portal to provide registration for qualified Adventure Activity Providers (AAP), based on the guidelines drawn up by Kerala Adventure Tourism Promotion Society (KATPS), under the State Tourism Department.
The validity of the registration is for two years. Noting that Kerala Adventure and Activities Based Tourism Safety and Security Regulations set guidelines for conduct of 31 land, water and air-based activities, the Minister said Muzhappilangad (Kannur) Kaapil (Varkala), and Vagamon (Idukki) will be designated as adventurous tourism centres. “A proposal to set up adventure parks in all districts is also under the consideration of the government, as per the availability of land,” he said. (UNI)