Visitors to Kerala can now enjoy tasty local dishes while relaxing in the comfort of their vehicles, as the state tourism department launched in-car dining to boost tourism and meet the challenges posed by Covid-19.
Tourists can enjoy in-car dining at Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) restaurants around the state.
Mohammed Riyas, Kerala Tourism Minister, had his favorite dishes present in his car to know how it feels like to eat while driving.
“The in-car dining is a project designed to boost the Kerala tourism sector hit badly by Covid-19. To revive, we are launching this project by which tourists coming to Kerala will use this service. Amid Covid-19 pandemic, instead of dining inside a restaurant and mingling with the crowd, such a project will also ensure safety,” said Riyas
During the project’s launch, Kayamkulam MLA U Pratibha joined the minister.
The investment comes when tourism, which contributes 11 percent to Kerala’s State Domestic Product, has experienced a loss as a result of Covid-19.
Additionally, the Kerala government has proposed completely vaccination-based tourism and the idea of finding new tourism destinations to overcome the crisis.
The Tourism Minister explained that the state had initiated a project to identify new destinations in every panchayat. Several projects are planned to develop new pilgrimage and heritage tourism destinations to attract even more domestic tourists.