Ker­ala of­fers mem­ber­ship pack­age for tourists

The Gulf Today - - ASIA - BY ASHRAF PADANNA

Tri­van­drum:thes­tate-runk­er­ala Tourism De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (KTDC) has un­veiled pre­mium life andin­sti­tu­tion­almem­ber­ship­sof­fer­ing seven nights of free stay in a year.

The net­work of ho­tels also of­fers sub­stan­tial dis­counts on all its fa­cil­i­ties, in­clud­ing its pre­mium prop­er­ties at hill sta­tions and beach­side get­aways like Ko­valam.

The fee for Pre­mium Life mem­ber­ship is one mil­lion ru­pees and for in­sti­tu­tional mem­ber­ship Rs 1.5 mil­lion, both in­clu­sive of taxes, ofi­cials said on Tues­day.

“We want to bring more vis­i­tors and po­si­tion Ker­ala as a ma­jor desti­na­tion for in­ter­na­tional con­ven­tions and meet­ings,” KTDC chair M. Vi­jaya Kumar said.

The life mem­ber­ship en­ti­tles for seven nights’ stay for two adults and two chil­dren be­low 12 on full board ba­sis in all KTDC prop­er­ties sub­ject to avail­abil­ity.

Any ex­tra room re­quired dur­ing the visit will be avail­able at a 40 per cent dis­count on room rent, food and bev­er­ages and Ayurvedic spas.

The mem­ber can also au­tho­rise any other guest to avail the com­pli­men­tary stay for two adults and two kids be­low 12 in case they do not utilise the of­fer in a year.

In such cases, the mem­ber should in­ti­mate the KTDC in writ­ing and rooms will be al­lot­ted, sub­ject to avail­abil­ity, a state­ment said.

The mem­bers can dine with ten friends at a 40 per cent dis­count on food and bev­er­ages and a 20 per cent dis­count on al­co­holic bev­er­ages.

For groups of more than ten, the pre­mium life mem­bers will be el­i­gi­ble for a 20 per cent dis­count on food and al­co­holic bev­er­ages.

They are en­ti­tled to a 50 per cent dis­count on room rent, in ad­di­tion to the seven-night com­pli­men­tary stay. Ad­di­tional rooms will carry a 40 per cent dis­count on rent.

The con­ven­tion fa­cil­i­ties of KTDC comes at a 50 per cent dis­count on the oc­ca­sion of the mar­riage of their chil­dren. This fa­cil­ity can be ex­tended to two chil­dren of the mem­ber.

They will get a 10 per cent dis­count on con­ven­tion cen­tre rent for other func­tions and com­pli­men­tary stay for chil­dren for two nights within six months of their mar­riage.

They can also use board­room fa­cil­ity dur­ing their stays, be­sides free use of in­ter­net, busi­ness cen­tre fa­cil­i­ties, gym­na­sium and pool.

Dur­ing their travel, they get free halts for short du­ra­tions (less than four hours) at the way­side ameni­ties of Tamarind Easy Ho­tels and Mo­tels across Ker­ala.

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