Tamilnadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC) was incorporated in 1971 with the main object of promoting tourism in Tamilnadu by building tourism related infrastructure on commercial basis. TTDC made a modest begining by taking over 5 Govt. bungalows and operated 2 coaches. It has made rapid strides since then and today it has earned the proud distinction of owning the longest chain of hotels in South India numbering 53. The fleet of coaches has increased to 12. TTDC is providing the following facilities covering all the major tourists destinations in the state for the benifit of tourists.
- Youth Hostels
- Boat Houses
- Telescope Houses
- Lake park
- Petrol Bunk
- Coaches for operation of Tours
- Exhibition site at Island Ground for conduct of exhibitions.
TTDC is operating Youth Hostels, wherein dormitory accommodation is provided to the budget tourists. This has helped the tourists to avail low cost accommodation even during the peak season in Ooty, Kodaikanal and Yercaud.
TTDC is at present having the following outlets:
|Petrol Bunk, Mamallapuram||
TTDC is currently operating 25 hotels and 19 hotels have been leased to private hoteliers.
(05 To be franchised , 03 To be handed over to Tamil Nadu Infrastructure Fund Management Corporation and 01 Under construction)
All the hotels have been upgraded to ensure comfortable stay for the tourists.
The Transport Division is at present having a fleet of 12 coaches, of which Three are Volvo and Six are AC coaches and Three are Non-AC coaches. TTDC is offering wide range of package tours covering the entire Southern States.
SALES & MARKETING:
Apart from the Sales Counter at Tourism Complex ,Wallaja Road, Chennai, TTDC is also having Sales Counters in other States and union terriory at New Delhi, Kolkatta, Mumbai, Thiruvanthapuram, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Jaipur etc
The India Tourist and Industrial Fair is organised every year from January to March for 70 days. All the Govt. Departments will erect their pavilions in attractive manner with working models to educate the public about the welfare measures and development programmes undertaken by the State Govt. Apart from the regular India and Tourist and Industrial Fair, Summer Fair, Deepavali Fair, Food Fair etc., are conducted at the Island Ground in an area of 21 acres.
E-GOVERNANCE in TTDC:
TTDC was the first State Tourism Corporation in the country to have launched Online Reservation System at www.ttdconline.com for booking of TTDC Hotels and Tours during July 2004. Initially, limited number of Rooms in Hotel accommodation and limited Seats in Tours were available for online reservation to the customers in the absence of Software "Hotel Management System" at each Hotels and "Tour Management System" in Tour Division.
TTDC has then implemented own customerized software "Hotel Management system" at 12 major hotels for controlling over all bookings in each hotel and implemented customerised software "Tour Management System" for controlling over all tour bookings in Tour division during the November 2008..
TTDC has now upgraded system "Online Reservation System" as real time reservation system after implementing software "Hotel Management System" and "Tour Management System" during March 2012.
Further TTDC has extended the facility of Online Realtime Reservation to all 22 hotels operated by TTDC during 2016. This unique facility enabled the tourists to book all the rooms any time in any of TTDC hotels and to book all seats any time in any Tours through online on Real time basis.
Tourists can cancel their booking of any Hotels as well as any of seats in TTDC Tours at any time by online on real time basis.
Tourists can Postpone/Prepone their room reservation as well as any of seats in Tours already booked by them at any time by online on real time basis subject to availability without any cancellation charges.
The revenue earned through Online Reservation has nearly doubled from 2012 after implementation of Online Real-time reservation system.
Year Rs.in Crores 2011-2012 Rs. 2.79 Crores 2012-2013 Rs.5.65 Crores 2013-2014 Rs. 7.76 Crores 2014-2015 Rs.10.04 Crores 2015-2016 Rs.10.07 Crores 2015-2016 Rs.10.07 Crores 2016-2017 Rs.11.43 Crores 2017-2018 Rs.12.80 Crores 2018-2019 Rs.14.00 Crores
Due to this, TTDC has received global bookings from more than 125 countries specially Spain, USA, London, France, Australia, Finland, Canada, Norway, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Singapore, china, Dubai, Mauritius, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, South Africa etc.
TTDC has also hosted a website at www.tamilnadutourism.org with the objective of exploring the destinations of Tamilnadu through visual and audio effects for the benefit of tourists visiting Tamilnadu. Tourists can obtain all relevant information like accessibility, distance, accommodations, festivals, events etc about various tourist destinations in Tamilnadu through this website.
Mobile based reservation of TTDC Hotels and Tours was launched by former Hon'ble Chief Minister of Tamilnadu on World Tourism Day, i.e., 27th September 2012. This has helped the tourists to book TTDC Hotels and Tours through their hand held mobile devices.
"Virtual tours" has been hosted in the website covering 46 tourist spots in Tamilnadu. Tourists visiting the site will have the experience of "virtually" visiting these places with 360 degree vision through digital technology.
TTDC has implemented Wi-fi facility initially in nine TTDC hotels viz Hotel Tamilnadu- Ooty, Coimbatore, Mamallapuram, Madurai I, Madurai -2, Kodaikannal, Rameswaram, Hosur and Krishnagiri during the year 2013. Further TTDC has implemented Wi-fi facility in remaining eight hotels viz Hotel Tamilnadu - Kanniyakumari, Trichy, Tanjavur, Thiruchendur, Yercaud, Hogenkkal, Kancheepuram and Rameswaram(Tourist Home) during the September 2018 .
TTDC has also implemented online Membership card system for availing Gold/Platinum Cards online. Through this system, tourists can get a Gold card online by paying Rs.5000/- and a Platinum card by paying Rs.15,000/-. Due to this, tourists can get discount 10% on lodging in any of TTDC during season period and 20% discount on lodging during off-season period.
TTDC has implemented New Boat House Management software with salient feature of capturing the boat riding timings at Boat Houses of TTDC viz Ooty, Pitchavaram, Yercaud, Kodaikannal I and Kandaikannal -II to avoid pilferage in the billing of tickets and to monitor availability of boats.
TTDC has introduced online ticketing system for Industrial & Trade Fair, Chennai for visitors to book their entrance tickets and mini train ride tickets online during the year 2018-2019.
Digital Marketing has been created through Social Media Platforms like Face book, Twitter, You Tube, Instagram etc to interact and share current information with tourists. Through this campaign in Facebook, the events of tourism have reached to more than 1.53 crores people in the last two years.
Further Details Please Contact
Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation,
No.2,Wallajah Road, (near Kalaivanar Arangam),
Ph. 25333850 Extn.213
Ph:25333333, 25333857, 25333294,
Fax : 044-25333385, 25333567.
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