Out of the 54 hotels under the control of TTDC, two hotel units
have been handed over on long term lease of 30 years during the year 1995. The Government
of Tamilnadu have already approved proposal of franchising 30 hotel units of TTDC
and 7 Restaurants. Efforts are being taken to franchise these hotels on long term
basis for 10 years in respect of small hotels with 5 rooms and 15 years in respect
of other hotels.
The Youth Hostels cater to the needs of budget tourists with very low tariff of
Rs.50/- per bed.
Franchising of the hotel units would improve the overall profitability of the hotels
division and help TTDC to concentrate on the major hotels at Ooty, Kodaikanal, Yercaud,
Madurai, Thanjavur, Coimbatore, Rameswaram, Kanniyakumari and Mamallapuram.
Privatisation of TTDC Hotels:
The Government has already permitted TTDC to franchise 31 Hotels and 10 restaurants.
TTDC has franchised 11 Hotels and 4 Restaurants till date. In addition, two Hotels
at Tiruchirappalli and Thanjavur (Unit-II) were already given on long term lease
in the year 1994 - 1995.
The Transport Division is at present having a fleet of 22 coaches, of which 4 coaches
are AC. TTDC is offering wide range of package tours covering the entire Southern
States and also States of Bihar, Maharashtra and Uttarpradesh. The coaches are maintained
by the garage at Government Estate.
Apart from the Sales Counter at No.3, EVR Salai, Chennai, TTDC is also having Sales
Counters at New Delhi, Calcutta, Mumbai, Trivandrum, Bangalore. Selling Agents have
also been appointed at nine States to sell our hotel rooms and package tours.
RAIL CUM ROAD TOURS:
TTDC has launched Rail-cum-Road tours from Mumbai, Kolkatta, Delhi, Ahmedabad and
Lucknow during the year 2002-2003 wherein confirmed rail tickets, tour of Tamilnadu
in TTDC's Hitech coach, accommodation in TTDC hotels and Guides services are provided.
The tourists are accorded a warm reception at Chennai Central Station and are also
boarded at Chennai Central for return journey.
The Annual Fair is conducted by TTDC for a period of 90 days from January to March.
The Fair division has proved to be a major money spinner for TTDC with a gross profit
ratio of 45%. Emphasis has been laid on conduct of Industrial Exhibitions by exhibitors
like Auto Fest, Business India, Chemtech, ICE, etc. during the non-fair period of
Further Details Please Contact
Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation,
No.2,Wallajah Road, (near Kalaivanar Arangam),
Ph. 25367850 Extn.213
Ph:25383333, 25389857, 25360294,
Fax : 044-25361385, 25381567.
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