Kerala Ponders Establishment of Tourism University, Reveals Kerala Tourism Minister

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In a recent announcement, Minister P.A. Mohamed Riyas expressed the State government’s intention to explore the establishment of a specialized institution dedicated to the field of tourism within Kerala. This move aims to harness the significant opportunities emerging within the rapidly expanding tourism sector.

Minister Riyas shared this vision during his address at the Take Off ’23 felicitation ceremony, a prelude to World Tourism Day, hosted at the Kerala Institute of Tourism and Travel Studies (KITTS).

Highlighting the untapped potential of the tourism industry in Kerala, the Minister emphasized the need to create a platform for youth equipped with the necessary skills and training to seize the promising career prospects in the sector. He envisioned the possibility of setting up a university affiliated with KITTS to fully realize this potential, while also considering the integration of food craft and hospitality institutes.

The Minister further underlined the state’s commitment to nurturing skilled professionals capable of handling diverse roles within the rapidly expanding tourism domain. He emphasized the importance of providing training at par with international standards and noted that the sector was poised for remarkable growth, driven by increased domestic and international flight connectivity.

Acknowledging the strides made in developing human resources within the Kerala tourism sector, Minister Riyas revealed ongoing efforts by the Tourism department to build a skilled workforce to meet the surging demand. He stressed the significance of ensuring quality and competence to secure favorable job placements for graduates trained at KITTS.