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Urban Amenity Complex
Master Plan for Engineering College
Master Planning and Campus Design of the Centre for Environment Studies in Social Sector (CESSS)
Wayanad Tourism Circuit Master Plan
Project Monitoring of Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala
Alapuzha Back Water Master Plan
SAPARYA [Synergizing Actions through Participatory Approach]
Wayanad Tourism Circuit Master Plan
Development of Health City
Tourism Development Plan for Munnar Special Tourism Zone, Kerala
Responsible Tourism Initiatives, Government of Kerala
Study of Lake Victoria Destination Development Plan, Uganda
Comprehensive Tourism Development in Canoli Canal and its Environs
The Identification of Community Based Tourism Products for Musiris Heritage Site
Beach Front Development at Manappuram Beach, Thrissur District, Kerala
Concept Paper on Development Plan for Dams in Thrissur
Business Plan for the Development of Rural Tourism Destinations - Undp
Village Life Experience Packages (VLE) Kerala
Countinous Tourism Survey
Water Sports Centre in Narmada Canal
Munnar Tea Valley Resort
Coir Souvenir Design
PROPOSAL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF HEALTH CITY
GITPAC has submitted a proposal for the development of Health City with comprehensive multi disciplinary, integrated
health care with global standards which leads in Epidemiological Research, Clinical Research, Outcome oriented Biotechnological, Bio informatics and
1. Unique patient care specialties
2. Rehabilitation centre of International Standards
3. Institute for Research and Development
4. Centre for stem cell research
5. Biotechnology and pharmaceutical research institute and production centre
6. International centre for medical and nursing education and health management studies
7. World class centre for medical tourism
8. Medical Informatics
9. A central office
This project is envisaged for developing an Urban Aminity Centre at Tirur. .
Kerala has transformed into a unique place for work and to leisure due to its diverse natural and cultural strengths. Owing to the socio-economic status and pleasant climatical conditions, the State has already acquired its name in the National arena as a place for investment. The trend is visualized in the recent developments in the sectors of industry and tourism. Institutions specially focused on education sector is another major sector emerging out in the recent past as a major location for investments in the State. The socio economic development of the people and it education base has further proved to be one of the best suited areas for innovative research and technical institutions. This context is viewed as an opportunity for establishing a new Engineering Colleges at Irinjalakuda.
The increasing instances and India's vulnerability and susceptibility to natural disasters due to the mismanagement of natural resources such as land, water and bio-mass and their devastating effects has ignited the Organization’s thoughts to pay much attention to significant areas like conservation of natural resources and protection of the environment and ecology for sustainable development.Caritas thus decided to guide its efforts towards creation of a Centre to initiate direct land and water based interventions and to create sustainable agricultural models which in turn is intended to support the farming communities in their socio economic empowerment. The project in envisaged to set up models in the project location Malkapur by using various techniques of Natural Resource Management and eco- centered and eco- friendly development besides creating a space for study, research and new learning’s
WAYANAD TOURISM CIRCUIT MASTER PLAN
The recent tourist trend in the destination indicates that there is an increase in the arrival of International and Domestic tourists in Wayanad; hence there is a need for the comprehensive development of the destination. Since Wayanad is naturally and culturally gifted destination, the destination development project should be more oriented towards the conservation and preservation of its natural and cultural resources. The studies conducted in Wayanad states that the nature related tourism opportunities are not explored/ utilized to the fullest. The entire destination in Wayanad can be developed to the core. For that the first step should be an approach for integrated development of the resources in the region based on tourism circuits, benefiting local community as well.
The plan focuses on an integrated and sustainable development of nature and other tourism potentials in Wayanad district and to elevate the sector as an instrument promoting for overall socio-economic development. The tourism potentials/ resources in the region shall be carefully identified through effective local participation of the local residents and stakeholders and shall be categorized in the view of developing established tourism circuits for effective dispersal of its economic potentials all over the region.
ALAPUZHA BACKWATER MASTER PLAN
The project shall be viewed as a regional tourism development plan in the beginning phase where all sub regional centers of attraction and their interconnectivities shall be worked out in a hierarchical manner to prove maximum efficiency for tourism sector development without compromising environmental policy. The resources shall be worked on a district level map with the type and hierarchy of interconnectivities. Each sub zones shall be detailed out with micro level aspects of destination like spread of area, existing infrastructures and their locations, accessibility road with and road type nature of area and other characteristics in a map. The master plan shall focus on to the regional as well as micro level issues of the destinations. Each destination shall be taken independently to identify the issues problems, gaps and propose development projects. The detailing shall be done in top architectural standards and estimating prevalent to latest schedules. Financial planning including scope for investors and the kind of outcome shall also be specified.
The plan focuses on an integrated and sustainable development of backwater &allied tourism potentials in Alappuzha district and to elevate the sector as an instrument promoting for overall socio-economic development. The tourism potentials/ resources in the region shall be carefully identified through effective local participation of the local residents and stakeholders and shall be categorized in the view of developing established tourism circuits for effective dispersal of its economic potentials all over the region.
SAPARYA[ Synergizing Actions through Participatory Approach]
SAPARYA is a Programme for mapping and developing the tourism resources of a destination, for comprehensive development, through participative approach. The Project area is Kannur and Pathanamthita Districts
The identification of the tourism resources and circuiting was the most challenging process in this project. It also planned for a successful coordination of local self Government, resource persons and local community for the resource mapping process. The major tasks envisaged include Mapping of the community oriented tourism resources, Identification of potential community tourism circuits, Identification of Gaps and Proposals for the development of support and ancillary infrastructure to facilities for the project area.
This project envisages for monitoring and reporting the status of projects in 110 locations in kerala for Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala.
The project envisages the preparation of relevant guidelines to ensure a sustainable tourism development in this popular hill tourism destination, which has been declared a Special Tourism Zone by the state. The need was to enable the government to implement Land Use Planning Regulations for Munnar, for areas either partly or fully under tourism use, and GITPAC was asked to accomplish the following:
Understanding the present tourism scenario of Munnar Region
Detailed Tourism Resource Mapping
Spatial Mapping of Munnar STZ
Strategies, tools and guidelines to manage Conservation & Development
Tourism Development Proposals & Conservation Plans
The project envisages the preparation of a Tourism Development Plan based on a sustainable and replicable approach that can be adopted for building an organic and sustained relationship between the ecology of the region and tourism development. In order to achieve this GITPAC developed the ‘Ecology–Tourism Matrix (ETM) model, which has received international recognition. The ETM model utilizes aid of two indices, namely; Tourism Attractiveness Index (TAI) and Ecological Sensitivity Index (ESI), and assigns a value for each tourism node within the region, based on which the following strategies and proposals are drawn:
The Government of Kerala launched its Responsible Tourism Initiatives (RTI) in Kovalam, Kumarakom, Thekkady and Wayanad, four leading tourism destinations. To take the pilot phase of RT forward, GITPAC was positioned as the technical support agency, with primary focus on the following objectives:
Identifying the required Social, Environmental and Economic interventions in a participatory mode tourism resource mapping.
Formulate plans to ensure community participation, empowerment and ownership
Establishing linkages to ensure local benefits through tourism
PROJECT PRINCIPLES: The challenge was to formulate or identify field level actions that can translate the state’s RT policies and concepts, strategies to achieve consensus among various stakeholders in the implementation process and empowering them to take up the identified actions to work towards economic, social and environmental benchmarks. GITPAC adopted the following approaches:
Local sensitization and awareness campaigns to change the attitude of people about Tourism
Trust building and forming local networks that offer products and services to the tourism sector.
Actively managing the participation of local self governments, self help groups, tourism industry, NGOs and the state government at all stages of piloting.
Capacity building to empower the people to derive economic benefits from tourism, addressing social issues and taking up environment conservation at the destinations. Detailed resource mapping including tourism resources to develop products and programs.
Detailed surveys on status of tourism and supporting infrastructure and man power.
The outcomes were at three levels
Social Responsibility initiatives: Ever since the RT cell was instituted at the four destinations, the program helped in bringing a major shift in the attitude of people towards tourism and increased their confidence that tourism activities in their places can bring in visible positive benefits. Following this, several initiatives that ensured participation of the host community, like comprehensive resource mapping, formulation of village life tour packages, and support programs to check child trafficking and other social and safety issues were taken up.
Environmental: Initiatives taken up at the destinations helped the host community to perceive the importance of environmental conservation in improving quality of their lives and in sustaining the destination. Programs and projects included clean the destination campaign, plastic free zones, promotion of bicycle, antipollution drives and steps to improve environmental performance of tourism properties, and street light surveys that produced a visible change in the destinations.
Economical: Economic linkages were established at destinations that helped the host community to identify revenue streams in tourism that they could tap using their skills, talents and produces. Resources like farming and agricultural produce, handicrafts, art and culture were utilized to derive economic benefits. In addition, activity groups were initiated at destinations to coordinate the production, procurement and supply of perishable and non – perishable commodities between the host community and the tourism industry. Under the technical support of GITPAC, Kerala Tourism has won the prestigious National Tourism Initiative in the country during the year 2008 – 09 and PATA Award for the year 2010-11
The National Government of Uganda has arrived at an agreement with the Universal Empire Group (UEG), New Delhi for the Establishment of Lake Victoria Tourism Development (LVTD) Project in Uganda under Public Private Partnership It is proposed to form a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for the implementation of the Project using various mechanisms and funding sources based on a Pre-Feasibility Project Report to be prepared by UEG. UEG through a national level bidding process has selected GITPAC for the preparation of the project. GITPAC after field visits and extensive consultations with the officials, industry representatives and other stakeholders has prepared the report and submitted the same to the client.
COMPREHENSIVE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN CANOLI CANAL AND ITS ENVIRONS
BACKGROUND: KITCO limited is a subsidiary of the Government of Kerala, set up to formulate projects and offer consulting services to aid in the industrialization of the state. Tourism being one of the most prominent industries of Kerala, GITPAC was asked to derive a master plan for canal-based tourism development for the identified region, considering the canal features, socio-economic and environmental settings and the tourism potential. GITPAC’s assignment was focused on achieving the following objectives:
Kozhikode becoming the hub of tourism activities in the whole of northern Kerala
Development of high-end tourism infrastructure facilities at Canoli canal and its environs
Attraction of large scale private investment to the region
Increased income and employment to the local population
Conservation and protection of canal and surrounding environment
BACKGROUND: The Department of Tourism intended to identify and develop circuits connecting Community Based Tourism Attractions and Activities inherent to the Musiris Heritage Site. This is intended to ensure that the benefits of the project reach the community inhabiting the region in a planned and sustainable manner and to offer tourists a true experience of the village life in the area. The project shall be centered on the people living within the project area, their traditions, culture, and specific lifestyles and practices
The identification of the tourism resources and circuiting was the most challenging process in this project. It also planed for a successful coordination of six local self Government, resource persons and local community for the resource mapping process with in a short span of time. . The major tasks envisaged include Mapping of the community oriented tourism resources, Identification of potential community tourism circuits, Identification of Gaps and Proposals for the development of support and ancillary infrastructure to facilitate the identified circuits
The process of resource maping proceede in a systematic methodology and tools. The data were collected through desk research and from local resource persons Local sensitization was the other strategy to identify the resources and gaps. The circuit development and designing were done with a pool of experts
Community orientation: The development of tourism will works only with the support of people living in the destinations. So it focused to make awre the people about the importance of this heritage site and its opportunities. It gave them a clear picture about the value of Muziris Heritage Site in the Global Tourism Map.
BEACH FRONT DEVELOPMENT AT MANAPPURAM BEACH, THRISSUR DISTRICT, KERALA
The Department of Tourism, Govt. of Kerala intends to have a new development model for planned and controlled development of a new beach destination with the participation of people residing the area. The aim is to develop the beach destination without acquiring the land by the Government but to encourage the local residents and land owners to form a company with equity participation by the people by consolidating their land and to develop tourism properties either directly of joint venture with interested investors/property developers/Operators.
To conceptualize a new business model for participatory business development and investment promotion initiative. To identify the present situation analysis of the land owners residing in that particular beach area and around. To analyse their land holding pattern, livelihood practices, educational background, land use and characteristics etc for detailed analysis for freezing the concept. To understand the strategic importance of the location of beach and its quality and character in the light of the development of a planned beach destination.
A public campaign held at Manappuram to present the new development model, which was attended by the State tourism administers and the local people and land owners.
CONCEPT PAPER ON DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR DAMS IN THRISSUR
Department of Tourism approached GITPAC to provide a concept note on development plan for dams in Thrissur.
The challenge was to identify and obtain the various infrastructure gaps and the tourism. Since majority of the dams across the state were lying barren which had immense tourism potentials, we were asked to take up the dams at Thrissur on a pilot basis.
The concept note on development of dam based tourism development in Thrissur was submitted to the Department of Tourism. The department is analyzing the various project concepts for implementation.
BUSINESS PLAN FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF RURAL TOURISM DESTINATIONS - UNDP
The Government of India (GOI) launched the Rural Tourism Scheme in 2002 to showcase the cultural heritage of rural India and to leverage this opportunity to generate livelihood opportunities for the rural communities. Endogenous Tourism Project (ETP), launched in 2003 aims to support selected 36 rural tourism destinations through community mobilization and capacity development in partnership with GOI Ministry of Tourism so that these initiatives are locally owned and managed, and generate equitable benefits for the community. GITPAC has conducted study for 3 study for 3 destinations Aranmula, Karaikudi and Kumbalangi.
Undertake field visits to the project site for consultation with site partners, village institutions and other stakeholders to understand the present situation on operation of the rural tourism initiative
GITPAC has submitted the business plan for 3 destinations which became a model for UNDP India. The business plan was also presented with National Workshop on Rural Tourism held in Hyderabad.
Gramika conceived and executed by Great India Rural Tours (GIRT), a new initiative of ATE Group, aims to develop and promote rural tours across India in association with grass-root organizations offering authentic experiences of Indian village life and community based tourism products directly benefitting the community. You can also be part of this endeavor. GITPAC was instrumental in developing the project from its concept stage till its implementation.
Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala is undertaking Continuous Tourist Survey to assess profile, expenditure , preferences of Tourists etc visiting Kerala for three years (2009-2012). For this, consortium of Datamation Consultants Newdelhi and GITPAC International, Thiruvananthapuram has been appointed as the consultants for the execution of Continuous tourists Survey for the three consecutive years starting from 2009-10 to 2011-2012. The role of GITPAC International includes
Preparing questionnaires for survey
Back end Data Validation
Report Preparation and Presentation
GTPDCL has proposed to develop a Water Sports Centre on a suitable 15 km stretch of Narmada main Canal near Koba, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Through a nationwide competitive bidding process, Great India Tourism Planners and Consultants International (GITPAC) were chosen to carry out a Demand & Market Assessment and Pre-feasibility study for Water Sports Activities (WSA) for the proposed project to place before prospective investors.
Objectives of the study and scope of work
Taking the inputs received from GITPAC, GTPDCL has decided to Expand the scope of the work .
SPOT India, or Scheme for Partnership Opportunities in Tourism in India, is a Project conceived by GITPAC International to support private landowners to be a part of sustainable tourism development in Kerala. SPOT India is aimed at creating partnerships between Land Owners and Investors for Tourism development. According to the scheme, any individual/ agency/ institution having a potential tourism site in an exotic location in Kerala can be a partner in the scheme. In the first phase, more than 100 site registrations were received in response to an advertisement inviting land owners to partner with GITPAC.