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March 29, 2010

Registration mandatory for tourist guides in Munnar

Tourist guides should apply for registration before March 31
Several guides lack basic information
Registration numbers will be provided by April 15


29 March 2010

A Correspondent, Kattappana:

As part of introducing transparency and responsibility in the tourism sector, police registration and uniforms will be made mandatory for tourist guides in Munnar.

The decision has been taken as the police have received a number of complaints from tourists, especially foreigners, that people introducing themselves as tourist guides lack basic information and often connive with the agents for fleecing the tourists

The decisions were taken at a meeting convened by senior police officials and attended by representatives of political parties and trade unions and other stakeholders of the tourism sector in Munnar.

As per the new norms, those who are working as tourist guides and those interested in working as tourist guides should apply for police registration before March 31. After verification, the police will provide registration numbers to the guides by April 15. The police will supply identity cards and uniforms, black pants and blue shirts, to the selected, which should be worn during duty time.

Registration of the guides who misbehave with the tourists or connive to fleece them will be cancelled. The tourist guides should recommend only recognised hotels and staying facilities to the tourists.

Agents of hotels and stay facilities, employed to canvass tourists during night time, will also be given uniforms and they will be allowed only at Periyavara junction, Post Office junction, KDHP regional office and the taxi stand.

The meeting also decided to introduce pre-paid taxi system in the wake of complaints regarding fleecing of tourists. Awareness classes will be held for taxi drivers on March 31.

The meeting held at the Kannan Deven Hills Club was addressed by DySP P.V. Chacko.