Creating facilities catering to the tastes of tourists is important and Kerala Tourism is focusing on assuring a novel experience to visitors through initiatives like adventure tourism, said Tourism Minister P.A. Mohamed Riyas on Wednesday.
The Minister was speaking while inaugurating the capital district’s first adventure tourism park at Akkulam Tourist Village here.
In the post -covid period, the key responsibility of the tourism sector is to create more facilities to attract foreign tourists and increase the number of domestic visitors, Riyas said.
Noting that Akkulam Adventure Tourism Park fulfils all the needs of a modern traveler, the Minister said a tourism project connecting Akkulam Tourist Village, Shangumugham Beach and Veli has all the potential to increase footfall in the area.
Kadakampally Surendran, MLA, who presided over the function, said Akkulam Tourist Village has been equipped with a wide range of riveting facilities that can provide a whole day’s experience for a visitor.
District Collector Geromic George, who is also and District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) Chairman, welcomed the gathering.
DTPC has conducted specific inspection in the park to ensure that all mandatory safety norms are met in the facility. Children and adults visiting the park will get a discount of 40 percent and 30 percent respectively in the ticket price till New Year.
The park has facilities like aerial cycling, zip line, zip cycle, multi-wayne walk, tree surfing, tyre swing, monkey crawling, chameleon walk, balloon castle, Burma bridge, bamboo ladder, fish spa, battery cars for children, musical fountain, kids trampoline, bouncy castle, pedal go karts and coracle boat etc.
VK Prasanth, MLA; Councillor K Suresh Kumar; Joint Director, Department of Tourism, Shahul Hameed; and CEO of Kerala Adventure Tourism Promotion Society, Binu Kuriakose, were also present.
DTPC Secretary Shri Sharon Veettil proposed a vote of thanks.
DTPC and Vattiyoorkkavu Youth Entrepreneurs Co-operative Society are in-charge of running the adventure park.