Kerala’s Responsible Tourism MIssion

Kerala’s Responsible Tourism MIssion

6 Nov 2017, 13:00 - 13:45

WTM Responsible Tourism Theatre - AF580


Kerala has emerged as the world’s leading Responsible Tourism Destination. Their RT Initiative developed since 2008 has had some notable successes, particularly in Kumarakom. The state has now created an RT MIssion charged with rolling out the programme to benefit many more communities creating direct employment opportunities to 1.5 lakh people in Kerala, according to Kadakampally Surendran, the State Tourism Minister. A “census” of the impacts of tourism on Kumarakom has recently been completed and CGH Earth Hotels have reported on the economic, social and environmental impacts of their Coconut Lagoon property in Kumarakom. This is a rare opprotunioty to hear from two of the leading change makers in Kerala and to hear about the results.

Speakers include:

  • Moderator: Harold Goodwin
  • Dr Venu V, IAS Principal Secretary, SC, ST Development Department, Government Secretariat, Kerala, India
  • Jose Dominic, CEO, CGH Earth Hotels, Cochin, Kerala,  India 
  • Xu Jing, Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, UNWTO 
  • Vinod Zutshi, Former Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India 

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Seats within the session are on a first come first served basis.


  • Harold Goodwin


    WTM Responsible Tourism Advisor

    Harold is WTM’s Responsible Tourism Advisor, he puts together the flagship Responsible Tourism programme at WTM London which attracts 2000...

  • Dr. Venu Vasudevan


    Principal Secretary

    Kerala Tourism

    Dr. Venu V, IAS, Principal Secretary, Kerala Tourism   A doctor by training, Dr. Venu Vasudevan joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1990...

  • Vinod Zutshi


    Former Secretary

    Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India

    Vinod Zutshi, an Officer of Indian Civil Service (Indian Administrative Service) with 35 years experience of Administration at District, State and...


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