♦ Kerala State Tourism Award for ‘Most Innovative use of Information Technology’

♦ 'Best Inbound Tour Operator Award' from Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India

♦ Approved by Ministry of Tourism & Accredited by Kerala Tourism

♦ Kerala State Tourism Award for ‘Most Innovative use of Information Technology’

♦ 'Best Inbound Tour Operator Award' from Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India

♦ Approved by Ministry of Tourism & Accredited by Kerala Tourism

Best tour operators in Kerala

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The Travel Planners rewarded Safe Travels Stamp from World Travel & Tourism Council for implementing safe & hygiene covid-19 protocol.

The Travel Planners

Our C.E.O Mr. Anish Kumar receiving 'The Best Inbound Tour Operator in India' Award

 

Kerala Family Tour
Mr. Anish Kumar receiving State Award for 'Most Innovative use of Information Technology'

 

QUALITY POLICY

" The Travel Planners is committed to provide high quality travel solutions which meet and exceed our customer expectations... "
This is achieved by: Providing reliable, prompt, consistent and customer friendly quality services Well qualified and experienced staff to deliver best services

ABOUT US

An ISO 9001-2000 certified Tour Company started in the year 1999, as a specialised Tour Operator for South India. We are now the South India's leading specialists in tailor-made holidays to the state. The Travel Planners has grown to become one of the leading and most respected operator recognized by Ministry Of Tourism, Government of India. We are the fastest growing Tour Company in Kerala with the mission of providing unique tours and are best known for our personalized and professional tour services.

  • 1) Our Team - Our Team of Tour Executives are well versed in planning and executing Holiday packages in India. We have professional and friendly drivers speak English and with years of experience.
  • 2) Responsible tourism - We run all our trips in as responsible manner as possible, socially, culturally, economically and environmentally.
  • 3) Awards -
    i) KERALA STATE TOURISM AWARDS on 26 Dec 2016 for the "Most Innovative use of Information Technology".
    ii) NATIONAL TOURISM AWARD in the category of 'Best Inbound Tour Operator in India' 2009-10 from the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India
    iii) The Best Innovative Tourism Product Award from Kerala State Govt 2006 - 07.
    iv) BEST INBOUND TOUR OPERATOR -- SOUTH INDIA, by Express & Galileo Travel World Awards 2007-08.
  • 4) Recognitions - Recognised by Ministry of Tourism Govt. Of India, Member of Kerala Tourism Accredited Tour Operator, IATO, ATTOI, CATO.
  • 5) Satisfaction - We rely very heavily on word of mouth and repeat custom for our bookings, consequently it is imperative that we give our clients the best holidays possible. We believe that over 16 years of operation and a more extensive programme than anyone else in our corner of the travel industry illustrates our success.
  • 6) Financial security - We provide complete financial security for all our clients and adhere to all government regulations concerning the safety of our clients' money.

 

(Our CEO Mr Anish Kumar.P.K. receiving Kerala State Tourism Award for 'Best Innovative Tourism Product' 2006-07)

INDIA'S BEST TOUR OPERATOR

As founder and CEO of The Travel Planners, I have dedicated my career to providing positive travel experiences to couples, families and groups since 1999. With a dedicated team with over 20 years of experience, you can be assured every aspect of your tour will be handled in a courteous and professional manner. We believe our attention to details is what sets us apart and is the driving force behind a successful tour. We invite you to contact us to learn more about the many advantages of travelling with The Travel Planners and to discuss your future travel needs.


Sincerely,
Anish Kumar.P.K
C.E.O

Standard operating procedures for tour operators

1. All Tourism Service Providers who have a functional workplace with staff/employees under payroll

For Office Premises
(i) Office premises must be sanitized regularly, it is recommended that deep cleaning may be conducted twice a week

Sanitise your hands

• All touch points in public areas like door handles, elevator buttons, counter tops, tabletops, railings, etc. are cleaned continuously using a sanitizer/disinfectant.

(ii) Ensure availability of hygiene and sanitation equipment at pro-active replenishment
• Germicidal disinfectant/hand sanitizers / wipes for surface cleaning Tissues
• Face/eye masks (separate or combined, face shield, goggles)
• Gloves (disposable)
• Biohazard disposable waste bag

Medical Assistance

(iii) Ensure necessary association with medical practitioner/ hospital for effective response to emergencies

(iv) Emergency numbers should be displayed at all office rooms, vehicles and made available with all employees

(v) Separate area to be earmarked to accommodate in case of sudden illness of any employee/visitor

(vi) Ensure that masks, gloves etc. are disposed carefully based on usage guidelines

(vii) Ensure the premises has fully functional CCTV cameras to ease tracking and tracing of infected personnel movement

 

For Office Staff

Wash Your Hands

(i) Ensure all staff wear masks and practice social distancing and hygiene within the office premises.

Aarogya Setu mobile application

(ii) Ensure that all employees have downloaded Aarogya Setu mobile application

Temperature Check

(iii) Ensure daily temperature check via thermal gun thermometer

(iv) Ensure that proper attendance logs of entry and exit are maintained

(v) Ensure all employees have undergone medical screening and have active medical insurance

(vi) Ensure training of employees in hygiene and sanitation practices and troubleshooting risks (log of the training/ video record of session to be kept)

(vii) Ensure updates on the health condition of staff and upkeep of vehicle/facilities etc is done on a regular basis

 

2. All Tourism Service Providers who undertake bookings for different services

Medical History

(i) Booking and travels plans are to be accepted for tourists with no medical history of the virus especially in case of inbound travelers

(ii) Necessary medical proof or declaration may be sought for inbound travelers

(iii) Bookings required to be made online or via an online platform with cashless transactions only

Records

(iv) Proper record and logs are to be maintained for each traveler

(v) Information on age, medical history, allergies etc. are recommended to be captured for each traveler

(vi) Ensure that detailed itinerary is be provided to each tourist with details on vehicle, stay, layovers, activities etc.

(vii) All information to the tourists should be disseminated digitally

(viii) Small group tours recommended with maximum of 10 to 15 people for ease of implementing social distancing

 

3. Tourism Service Providers who provide transport facilities for different services

(i) All vehicles must be thoroughly disinfected prior to boarding of tourists.

Disinfectant surface cleaner

(ii) High touch areas (door handles, seats, seat backs, steering wheel, power window buttons, door locks, windows, screens, small portable TV screens etc.) should be sprayed with disinfectant surface cleaner regularly

(iii) Hand sanitizer dispenser and masks must be kept available in every vehicle

(iv) AC buses – cleaning of interiors of air ducts on weekly basis

(v) Use of disposable seat covers, head rest covers are recommended for all vehicles

(vi) Use of fiberglass partition between the driver and passenger’s seat in buses and cars is recommended

(vii) Emergency numbers should be displayed on all vehicles and made available with all employees and tourists

(viii) Ensure all information provided to tourist is strictly through digital means (this may include tour itinerary; safety precautions for hygiene and disinfection)

(ix) Strictly follow pre-planned itineraries with minimum layover at pre-determined stops only

(x) Limited use of public transport for large tour groups of more than 10 pax is recommended

Health certificate

(xi) Health certificate should be mandatory for all drivers

(xii) Drivers/helpers should always wear masks and gloves and should undergo thermal screening before every new assignment

 

4. Tourism Service providers who receive the tourists at the port of entry

(i) Greet the tourists saying “Namaste”. No shaking of hands is recommended

Face Mask

(ii) Tourism personnel should carry sanitation equipment and wear mask for protection

(iii) Ensure temperature check and mask usage before boarding of vehicle

(iv) For large groups ensure at least one personnel is available for coordination with every 10 tourists.

Wipe luggage handles

(v) Ensure gloves are used while handling of luggage. Spray and wipe luggage handles

(vi) Ensure sanitizers are used before boarding the vehicle by tourist and service provider

(vii) Aarogya Setu mobile application to be downloaded by tourist and survey questionnaire to be completed

(viii) Sick or unwell tourist to be immediately taken for checkup to nearest hospital in separate vehicle

 

 

5. Tourist Facilitators & Guides providing offline guide facilities involving interaction with tourists

(i) Greet the tourists saying “Namaste”. No shaking of hands is recommended

accompanied

(ii) Ensure tourists are always accompanied.

(iii) Small group tours recommended with maximum 10 to 15 people for ease of implementing social distancing

(iv) Limitation of passengers and social distancing to be maintained on shuttle rides, boat rides, jeep safaris, ropeways, etc.

(v) Ensure temperature check and face mask before entering a destination

(vi) Ensure that tickets are bought online for destination if available to avoid queuing and long halts

Gloves

(vii) At Monuments / Museums, ensure gloves are worn by employees and tourists

(viii) Microphones and headsets by guides and tourists is recommended so that physical distancing can be maintained during the tour sightseeing

(ix) Audio guides/ audio system should be provided to tourists wherever available

 

6. Tourism service providers engaged in providing adventure tourism services

Booking Tour

(i) Booking of tours and allocation of slots should be adequately done to avoid large gathering

(ii) Regular temperature checks of employees and tourists/guests

(iii) At the park/site ensure gloves and masks are worn by employees and tourists

(iv) Ensure that guests are taken in small groups

Social Distancing

(v) Visitor numbers should be tightly controlled in activities to maintain adequate distancing between guests

(vi) Ensure queue markers with enough distancing at public attractions, such as zip line

(vii) Ensure all equipment and safari vehicles are adequately disinfected before and after every use

 

 

The Travel Planners Team

Travel Planners Team

Travel Planners Team

Have you ever dreamt about exploring India with your friends or family? For a country as beautiful as India, it’s common to want to experience it with your closed ones. And when it comes to natural beauty, God’s Own Country i.e. Kerala can’t be far off. Many people are wooed by the enchanting beauty of the green state. Kerala sees many tourists all round the year, coming to experience its backwaters, mountains, lakes, forests, and wildlife.

Kerala is truly a diverse state that opens up a plethora of experiences for the traveller. Located in between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats, this gem is famous for its popular beaches such as Varkala, backwaters such as Alleppey, hill stations such as Munnar, and forests and wildlife such as Periyar.

Perhaps the best way to enjoy this natural paradise is with an ideal tour operator. There are several renowned tour operators in Kerala who offer a number of packages to help you explore the state. Many of them have won a lot of awards for their excellent service. For example, Kerala Tour Packages is a Kerala tour operator who has won a National Tourism Award for being the Best Inbound India Tour Operator.

Choosing the best tour operators in Kerala from a handful can be a painstaking task. No doubt, choosing an organised tour is the safest and most convenient medium of exploring a destination. Opting for the right tour operator can transform you holidays from forgettable to a life-altering experience. That’s why we have tried to make your job easier by putting together a list of all the points you should consider before choosing the best Kerala tour operator for your trip.

Reputation

Trust plays an important role whenever you’re choosing any tour operator. If you’re trusting your tour operator to plan out your holiday and paying them for it, it’s necessary to be sure about their reputation. A tour operator’s reputation can’t just be figured out from their website, online presence, or how they appear on their social media channels. You can find about their reputation from reviews by other travellers and listening to what they are saying about the company.

Safety

While it’s not wrong to try and seek the maximum pleasure from your trip, you must not compromise your security during your travels. You’ll have to choose a tour operator who’ll give first priority to your life and property. This is especially true in case you’re booking any adventure packages. A quality check you can do is to find out whether the company is a registered member of IATO (Indian Association Of Tour Operators) or not. Also, you must ensure that the tour operator follows the security guidelines laid down by the Government of India.

Cost

Most probably, the first thing you look when you choose a package is its price. The budget is an important factor while planning any trip. So your choice of tour operator will also be someone who’ll be able to match your budget. There may be times when you can be overcharged instead of the amount mentioned in the tour package. In case you have any questions regarding the tariffs, it’s best to check with the tour operators upfront. However many tour operators are transparent about the costs involved and don’t include any hidden costs. Once you’ve the tour costs figured out, you’ll have the majority of the work done and will prevent any future hassles.

Itinerary

The reason you’re opting for tour operators is because you want to have a good experience on your holiday. Check the itinerary beforehand to be clear about how the tour operators have planned your sightseeing. It shouldn’t be too rushed or too time-consuming. It should cover all the destinations you want and leave breathing space for rest. Also check for how many co-travellers are included, in case it’s a group tour.

Choosing the ideal tour operator isn't an easy business. There’s a lot of research and understanding required since the success of your trip depends on it.

If you’re planning to travel to Kerala, you can check out the itineraries offered by Kerala Tour Packages. We are an ISO 9001-2000 certified tour company who started in the year 1999, as a specialised tour operator for South India. We are now the South India's leading specialists in tailor-made holidays in the state. We have grown to become one of the leading and most respected operators recognised by the Ministry Of Tourism, Government of India. We are the fastest growing tour company in Kerala with the mission of providing unique tours and are best known for our personalised and professional tour services. Here are a few salient features of our company which makes us one of the best tour operators in India:

  • Our Team - Our Team of Tour Executives are well versed in planning and executing Holiday packages in India. We have professional and friendly drivers speak English and with years of experience.
  • Responsible tourism - We run all our trips in as responsible manner as possible, socially, culturally, economically and environmentally.
  • Awards -
    i) KERALA STATE TOURISM AWARDS on 26 Dec 2016 for the "Most Innovative use of Information Technology".
    ii) NATIONAL TOURISM AWARD in the category of 'Best Inbound Tour Operator in India' 2009-10 from the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India
    iii) The Best Innovative Tourism Product Award from Kerala State Govt 2006 - 07.
    iv) BEST INBOUND TOUR OPERATOR -- SOUTH INDIA, by Express & Galileo Travel World Awards 2007-08.
  • Recognitions - Recognised by Ministry of Tourism Govt. Of India, Member of Kerala Tourism Accredited Tour Operator, IATO, ATTOI, CATO.
  • Satisfaction - We rely very heavily on word of mouth and repeat custom for our bookings, consequently it is imperative that we give our clients the best holidays possible. We believe that over 16 years of operation and a more extensive programme than anyone else in our corner of the travel industry illustrates our success.
  • Financial security - We provide complete financial security for all our clients and adhere to all government regulations concerning the safety of our clients' money.

AFFILIATIONS

CONTACT - KERALA TOUR PACKAGES


TC 79/47, New Gardens, Sangamam Nagar
Vallakadavu.p.o, Trivandrum- 695008
Kerala, INDIA
Mob: +91 9995809002 / 06 / 08
Email:
Website: www.keralatourpackages.com

THE TRAVEL PLANNERS
Phone: 1 905 230 2701
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1 877 930 2701
Email: us.canoffice@ttpkerala.com

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