Kerala launches virtual travel guide for inbound tourists!

The QR code-supported virtual travel guide opens a new way for visitors to know everything about Kerala, ‘God’s own country’.

Kerala Tourism has recently launched a QR code-aided virtual travel guide that offers interested travellers the access to all information on tourism locations of the state.

Virtual travel guide
The breathtaking backwaters of Kerala. Image: Shutterstock/

The latest digital tool will provide all relevant and crucial information for a Kerala trip, such as distance to the nearest bus stand, railway station, and airport, tourist destination’s opening hours, and contact numbers of places, as per said by P A Mohamed Riyas, the state’s tourism minister, during the inauguration of the facility in Fort Kochi.

The e-brochure will be set up across the state’s tourism centres and airports within and outside the country. More content will be brought in the e-brochure, including information on places of tourism potential not widely known. More such technology-driven facilities will be popularised in tourism sector in the coming months to ensure hassle-free travel, Riyas revealed.

The virtual travel guide also makes sure that pertinent social-media pages can be opened in a single click, and facilitates information regarding tour packages and bookings. “Proper upkeep of tourism centres is important,” the minister said, “tourism clubs will be formed in colleges across the state to involve the youth in the maintenance and publicity of local travel destinations.”

The state government is planning to issue a notification to this effect after consultations with the Higher Education Minister. Kerala is striving hard to keep up with latest tourism facilities, promotions, and regular maintenance of its destinations to match them to global standards, and it reflects through such initiatives.

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