Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation

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Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation
Government of Tamil Nadu's Public Sector Undertaking
Industry Tourism, Ecotourism, Hotel Management
Founded July, 1971
Headquarters Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Area served
Tamil Nadu, India
Owner Government of Tamil Nadu
Parent Department of Energy (Tamil Nadu)
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Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation Headquarters

Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation (Tamil: தமிழ்நாடு சுற்றுலா கழகம் (வரையறுக்கப்பட்டது)) is a state-government Public Sector Undertaking of the Government of Tamil Nadu located in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.[1] Tamil Nadu has been entrusted with the promotion of tourism and development of tourist related infrastructure.

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Tamilnadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC) was incorporated in 1971 with the main object of promoting tourism in Tamilnadu by building tourism related infrastructure facilities on commercial basis. TTDC made a modest beginning 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 55. The fleet of coaches has increased to 20. TTDC is providing the following facilities for the benefit of the tourists covering all the major tourists destination in the state.

Hotels Youth Hostels Restaurants Boat House Telescope Houses Lake park Petrol Bunk. 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.

HOTELS:

Hotels of TTDC is at present having 75 outlets as indicated below:

Hotels 54, Boat Houses 08, Restaurants 3, Snack Bar 3, Telescope Houses 4, Landscaping & Gardening 2, Tourists Service Centre 1, Total 75 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.

TRANSPORT DIVISION:

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.

FAIR:

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 9 months.


Further Details Please Contact

Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation, Tourism Complex, No.2,Wallajah Road, (near Kalaivanar Arangam), Chennai-600 002. Ph. 25367850 Extn.213 Ph:25383333, 25389857, 25360294, Fax : 044-25361385, 25381567. Mobile:-9789055400, 9840290990 E-Mail Id :ttdc@vsnl.com

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