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TAMIL NADU TOURISM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION LIMITED


Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation Limited, hereinafter referred to as TTDC, was registered under the Indian Companies Act 1956 as a Company with the Registrar of Companies, Tamil Nadu on the 30th day of June, 1971. It was registered as a Company with the entire shareholding being held by the Government of Tamil Nadu and TTDC continues to be a wholly owned Government of Tamil Nadu Undertaking.

TTDC was established with the main objective to start, operate and promote establishments, undertakings, enterprises and activities of any description whatsoever which in the opinion of the Company are likely to facilitate or accelerate the development of tourism in Tamil Nadu.

The major divisions of the company comprise the following:
  1. Hotels
  2. Transport
  3. Fair
HOTELS SECTION

One of the major activities of TTDC is to own, maintain and run a chain of hotels at important places of tourist interest. Its hotels are named as Hotel Tamil Nadu. At present, TTDC is operating hotels at the following places:

    • Mamallapuram (Beach Resort Complex)
    • Kancheepuram
    • Ulundurpet
    • Madurai-I
    • Madurai-II
    • Kodaikanal
    • Rameswaram
    • Kanniyakumari
    • Courtallam-I
    • Courtallam-II
    • Yercaud
    • Hognenakkal
    • Krishnagiri
    • Hosur
    • Trichy
    • Thanjavur
    • Udhagamandalam-I
    • Udhagamandalam-II
    • Coimbatore
    • Tiruchendur
    • Thiruvanamalai
    • Thirukadaiyur

The details of tariff of TTDC hotels are available in the Website at www.tamilnadutourism.org

FRANCHISING OF HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS

With a view to encourage private sector participation, TTDC has franchised the following hotels and restaurants.

HOTELS:

RESTAURANTS:
  1. Camping Site, Mamallapuram.
  2. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Uthirakosamangai.
  3. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Sathanur Dam.
  4. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Coonoor.
  5. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Ranipet.
  6. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Gudalur (Given to Education Department)
  7. Hotel Tamil Nadu-II, Rameswaram(Rented out to Govt of India organisation)
  8. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Vaigai Dam .
  9. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Mettupalayam .
  10. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Kothagiri.
  11. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Mettur Dam.
  12. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Melmaruvathur.
  13. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Kumbakonam.
  14. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Tirunelveli.
  15. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Kodai Road.
  16. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Salem.
  17. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Trichy II
  18. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Thanjavur II
  19. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Pitchavaram
  20. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Sathur
  21. Hotel Tamil Nadu, Sriperumbudur
  1. Restaurant at HTN, Madurai I.
  2. Restaurant at Boat House Mudaliarkuppam


TTDC also operates Boat Houses, Telescope Houses, Petrol Bunk and Restaurants at the following places:

BOAT HOUSES:

    1. Muttukadu
    2. Mudaliyarkuppam
    3. Kodaikanal I & II
    4. Ooty
    5. Pykara
    6. Yercaud
    7. Pitchavaram
    8. Courtallam

TELESCOPE HOUSES:

    1. Kodaikanal
    2. Ooty
    3. Yercaud

RESTAURANTS:

    1. Vandalur
    2. Drive in-Restaurant, Chennai
    3. New Delhi

TOURIST SERVICE CENTER (PETROL BUNK):

    1. Mamallapuram

TRANSPORT SECTION

TTDC is owning fleet of 13 Luxury vehicles as detailed below:

45 seater Volvo - 2
35 seater airconditioned coach - 5
35 seater non-airconditioned coach - 2
18 seater airconditioned coach - 4


With the above fleet and also with vehicles hired from private coach operators during tourists peak/season, TTDC operates 41 types of package tours ranging from half-a-day to 14 days. The tours cover not only the major tourist destinations in Tamilnadu, but also places in other States like Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, and Pondicherry. TTDC also operates special package tours catering to the specific demands of the tourists from Malaysia, Singapore, Mauritius and South Africa. The details of package tours operated by TTDC are as follows:

REGULAR TOURS:

  1. Half-a-day Chennai City Sight Seeing Tour (Morning & Evening)
  2. 1 Day Kancheepuram Mamallapuram Tour
  3. 1 Day Chennai - Mamallapuram Tour
  4. 1 Day Puducherry Tour
  5. 1 Day Thirupati Tour (Day trip)
  6. 1 Day Thiruvannamalai Girivalam Tour
  7. 1 Day Sripuram Golden Temple Tour
  8. 3 Days Navagraha Tour
  9. 4 Days Arupadaiveedu Tour Tour
  10. 6 Days South India Tour
  11. 7 Days Mookambika Tour
  12. 8 Days East West Coast Tour
  13. 8 Days Goa - Manthralaya Tour
  14. 8 Days Tamil Nadu Tour
  15. 14 Days Sunny South Tour

OPTIONAL TOURS (for a minimum of 10 tourists)

  1. 1 Day Suruttapalli Tour
  2. 1 Day Sakthi Tour (Deviar Darshan)
  3. 1 Day Thirumal Darshan Tour (Nine Balaji Temples)
  4. 1 Day Navagraha Temple Tour
  5. 3 Days Panchaboothasthalangal Tour
  6. 4 Days Waterfalls Tour
  7. 4 Days Chozha Nattu Thirupathigal Tour
  8. 5 Days 108 Amman Koil Tour
  9. 5 Days Pandiyanattu Thirupathigal Tour
  10. 5 Days Malainattu Tirupathigal Tour
  11. Tiruchirapalli Temple Tour (Srirangam, Thirupattur and Samayapuram Tour)
  12. Swathi Perumal Tour
  13. Sri Rama Navami Tour
  14. Divya Desam Temple Tour
  15. Thai/Aadi Amavasai Rameshwaram Tour
  16. Thiruvonam Perumal Tour
  17. Kiruthigai Tour

SEASON SPECIAL TOURS / GROUP TOURS

  1. 3 Days Ooty Tour
  2. 3 Days Kodaikanal Tour
  3. 3 Days Yercaud-Hogenakkal Tour
  4. 3 Days Bengaluru-Mysore Tour
  5. 3 Days Munnar Tour
  6. 3 Days Courtrallam Tour
  7. 2 Days Kolli Hills Tour
  8. 2 Days Elagiri Tour

The details of all the Package tours are available in the website www.tamilnadutourism.org

SALES COUNTERS

TTDC is having Sales Counters at the following places for selling its tours and hotels:
  1. TTDC, Tamil Nadu Tourism Complex, No.2 Wallajah Road, Chennai-600002 (Phone: 2533 3333, 2533 3444, 2533 3850, 2533 3857 Fax: 2533 3385)
  2. TTDC, Chennai Metropolitan Bus Terminal, Koyambedu, Chennai (Phone: 2479 1888)
  3. Tourist Information Counter, Egmore Railway Station, Chennai-600008. (Phone: 2819 2165)
  4. Tourist Information Center, Airport (Phone: 22560569)

The counter operating from Tamil Nadu Tourism Complex, Wallajah Road is functioning round the clock (24 hours a day). The other counters are functioning from 06.00 AM to 08.00 PM.

TTDC has also authorised the following Government of Tamil Nadu Tourist Offices/Tourist Information Centres outside Tamil Nadu to sell TTDCs tours and accommodation facilities.

  1. Govt of Tamil Nadu Tourist Information Centre, G3 Ground Floor, Homkoot Complex, (Near Nehru Bridge), Ashram Road, Ahmedabad-380009, Gujarat (Phone: 079-26580317)
  2. Govt of Tamil Nadu Tourist Information Centre, City Railway Station, Bengaluru-560023 (Phone: 080-22286181).
  3. Govt of Tamil Nadu Tourist Information Center, S.C.R Plot No:203 Babuji Nagar (Near Venas Hotel), Bhubaneswar-751009, Orissa (Phone: 0674-2597228).
  4. Govt of Tamil Nadu Tourist Office, Ist Floor, Govind Bhavan Building Opp Hotels wagatam, Railway Station Road, Bazar-Jaipur-302006- (Phone:0141-2204999)
  5. Govt of Tamil Nadu Tourist Information Center, H-No3-6-369/A/17, First Floor, Street No.1, Himayath Nagar, Hyderabad-500029 (Phone: 040-27667492).
  6. Govt of Tamil Nadu Tourist Office, G-26 Dakshinappan Shopping Complex, No.2 Gariyaghat Road (South), Kolkata-700068 (Phone: 033-2423 7432).
  7. Govt of Tamil Nadu Tourist Office, G-2A Royal Grace, Lokmanya Tilak Colony Road, Marg No.2, Dadar East, Mumbai-400014 (Phone: 022-24110118, ).
  8. Govt of Tamil Nadu Tourist Office, C-1 State Emporia Complex, Baba Kharakh Singh Marg, New Delhi-110001 (Phone: 011-2336 6327/23745427).
  9. Govt of Tamil Nadu Tourist Office, Shop No.7 Rayu Chambers, Dr A B Road, Panaji, Goa-403001 (Phone: 0832-2226390).
  10. Govt of Tamil Nadu Tourist Information Centre, TC 25/1641 S.S. Koil Road, Thampanoor, Thiruvananthapuram-695001(Phone: 0471-2327310).

RAIL-CUM-ROAD TOUR

Another salient feature is the operation of Rail-cum-Road Tour linking New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Jaipur and Ahmedabad. In these tours, the tourists are received at Chennai Railway Station and then taken on a tour of Tamil Nadu in hi-tech coaches and are again given a warm send off at Chennai Railway Station. Confirmed rail tickets are provided to the tourists by TTDC in these tours. Accommodation is provided in the well furnished TTDC hotels

FAIR DIVISION

TTDC is organising the TTDC Tourist and Industrial Fair every year since 1974 at Island Grounds from 3rd Week of December for a Period of 70 days. State Government Departments & its undertakings, Central Government Departments & its undertakings and other State Government Departments and their undertakings regularly participate in this Fair. Besides these, private firms also participate by way of taking space in the Fair and market their products. For the benefit of visiting public, entertainment, amusement and shopping facilities are provided.

During non-Fair period, the land at Island Grounds is rented out to those who intend to conduct exhibitions, conventions, conferences, Marriages etc. for details: 044-25361743/044-25385102.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY


a) Website for Tamilnadu Tourism

TTDC has launched its website www.tamilnadutourism.org for disseminating the tourist information about Tamilnadu for the benefit of Tourists

b) Online Reservation system for TTDC Hotels and Tours

TTDC has earned the proud distinction of being the first State Tourism Corporation in India to launch the Online Reservation System for its hotels and tours. The online reservation system has been launched at website www.ttdconline.com wherein tourists can book any of the TTDC hotels and also package tours instantly from anywhere in the world. The payments can be made by using any credit cards/debit cards and confirmation of bookings obtained instantly. Cancellation and Postponement can also be made by tourists through online reservation system instantly.

c) Mobile based Reservation system for TTDC Hotels and Tours

TTDC has earned the proud distinction of being the first State Tourism Corporation in India to launch this Mobile based Reservation System for its hotels and tours at website www.mttdconline.com or www.ttdconline.com/ttdc. Tourists can book any of the TTDC hotels and also package tours instantly through their mobile from anywhere in the world. Cancellation and Postponement can also be made by tourists through their mobile instantly.

d) Gold / Platinum Card through Online

TTDC has implemented the scheme of GOLD/PLATINUM cards and are issued online. The Card holders can avail attractive discount in TTDC hotels

e) Software for Hotel Management System

TTDC has implemented application software for Hotel Management system in the following TTDC hotels to facilitate prompt reservation and billing for the tourists.

  1. HTN - Mamallapuram
  2. HTN - Tiruchy
  3. HTN - Ooty - I
  4. HTN - Kodaikanal
  5. HTN - Rameeswaram
  6. HTN - Madurai I
  7. HTN - Madurai II
  8. HTN - Coimbatore
  9. HTN - Tanjavur
  10. HTN - Thiruchendur
  11. HTN - Yercaud
  12. HTN - Kanniyakumari
  13. HTN - Kancheepuram
  14. HTN - Hosur
  15. HTN - Hogenakkal
  16. HTN - Krishnagiri
  17. Youth Hostel - Ooty
  18. HTN - Courtrallam-1
  19. HTN - Courtrallam-2
  20. HTN - Palani
  21. HTN - Thiruvanamalai
  22. HTN - Ulundurpet
  23. HTN- Thirukadaiyur

f) Software for Tour Management System

TTDC has implemented application software for Tours and Travels Management system covering the entire operation of Tours and Transport Division functioning at TTDC to facilitate prompt reservation and billing for the tourists in Sales counters of TTDC

Other information about T.T.D.C.

  • Registered Office of the organisation:

    The Registered Office of TTDC is Tamil Nadu Tourism Complex, No.2 Wallajah Road, Chennai-600002.

  • The powers, duties of officers and employees:

    TTDC is managed by the Board of Directors with the day-to- day management being looked after by the Managing Director. The overall management of TTDC is vested with the Board of Directors headed by the Chairman. The Board delegates its powers suitably to the Managing Director for the smooth and efficient functioning of the organisation. The other officers and employees perform their duties with such powers as may be delegated by the Managing Director/Board from time to time.

  • The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability:

    The Managing Director looks after the management of TTDC on a day-to-day basis and the various Heads of Departments in TTDC Viz. General Manager, Chief Accounts Officer, Company Secretary, Assistant Chief Manager (Hotels), Manager (IT), Manager (Administration), Manager (PR), Manager (Transport), Manager (Tour) and Manager (Fair) report to the Managing Director and they are supervising the respective departments and are accountable for the performance of the departments under their control. All the purchases and works are finalised as per the provisions of Transparency in Tender Act.

  • The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions:

    Efficiency, integrity, speed in response, team work for evolving as a model organisation. Periodical reports to be submitted to management on monthly basis have been prescribed. Disposal of representations received from public is monitored through Personal Registers maintained by the Assistants working in various divisions of the Corporation.

  • The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions:

    Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company, Service Rules for the employees and instructions issued by the Government from time to time form the basis for discharging the functions of the company.

  • A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control:

    The vital documents held by the company are title deeds of properties for commercial and technical agreements, Bank Guarantees, Service Registers relating to the Officers and employees, Minutes of Board meetings and Annual General Meetings.

  • The particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof:

    The suggestions/complaints received from the Public or parties dealing with TTDC are given due consideration and the views so expressed are considered in formulation of Policies or implementation thereof from time to time.

  • A statement of the Boards, Councils, Committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public:

    The Board of Directors is the highest authority comprising of Directors and headed by the Chairman appointed by the Government from time to time. There are various other Committees such as Sub-Committee of the Board of Directors constituted for specific purposes and Departmental Promotion Committee, etc. of officers of TTDC constituted from time to time and these meetings are not open or accessible to the Public. The minutes are also not accessible to public.

  • A directory of its officers and employees:

    The name, address and contact phone numbers of the key officials are as follows:

Managing Director of TTDC

Thiru. HAR SAHAY MEENA, IAS Ph:- off: 2533 3583
Fax: 25333772
e-mail:ttdc@vsnl.com
General Manager
Selvi.Kavitha Ramu Ph:- off: 25333545
Mobile No.9962985626
Fax: 25333485
e-mail:ttdc@vsnl.com
Chief Accounts Officer Thiru M.Arumugham Ph: 25333850 - 54
Mobile No. 9176995802
Fax: 25333043
e-mail:ttdc@vsnl.com
Assistant Chief Manager (Hotels) i/c Thiru G.Kannan Ph: 25333850 - 54
mobile No. 8939896391
Fax: 2533 3043
e-mail:ttdc@vsnl.com
Manager (IT) Thiru. S. Justin Jose Ph: 25333850 - 54
Mobile No. 9176995807
Fax: 2533 3043
e-mail:ttdc@vsnl.com
Manager (Administration) Thiru P. Krishnamoorthy Ph: 25333850 - 54
Mobile No. 9176995812
Fax: 25333043
e-mail:ttdc@vsnl.com
Manager (Tours) i/c Thiru.K.Tamilarasn Ph: 25333850 - 54
Mobile No. 9176995830
Fax: 25333385
e-mail:tour@ttdconline.com
Manager (Fair) i/c Thiru A.Radhakrishnan Ph: 25333743
Mobile No. 9176995813
Fax: 25333102
e-mail:ttdc@vsnl.com
Project Engineer Thiru. Chandrakaladharan Ph: 25333850 -54
Mobile No. 9176995859
Fax: 25333043
e-mail:ttdc@vsnl.com
Manager (Transport) i/c Thiru A.Balasubramanian Ph: 25333444
Mobile No. 9176995861
Fax: 25333102
e-mail:ttdc@vsnl.com
Manager(Public Relations) Thiru R.Nallathambi Ph: 25333850 - 54
Mobile No. 9176995810
Fax: 25333043
e-mail:ttdc@vsnl.com
Company Secretary Thiru N.Nallama Reddy Ph: 25333850 - 54
Mobile No. 9176995803
Fax: 25333043
e-mail:ttdc@vsnl.com

There are totally 359 employees (including the above said officials) working in T.T.D.C. as detailed below as on 01-011-2016:

Hotels Division - 266
Transport Division - 25
Corporate Office - 55
Engineering Wing - 13
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The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations: The monthly remuneration is determined by the scale of pay, dearness and other allowances prescribed for the various posts as per the Service Regulations of TTDC. The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursement: An extract of the financial highlights for the year 2014-15 are as follows:

PARTICULARS 2015-16 2014-15
(Rupees in Crores)
Turnover 100.88 105.98
Gross Profit 10.47 12.33
Gross Profit Ratio 10% 12%
Extraordinary item 5.41 1.41
Interest 0.46 -
Cash Profit 4.60 10.92
Depreciation 6.13 7.01
(Net loss) / Net Profit before tax (1.53) 3.91
Provision for income tax - 2.58
(Net loss) / Net profit after tax (1.53) 1.33

  • The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes:

    Not applicable.

  • Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorisations granted by it:

    Concession in tours and hotels of TTDC is extended to Senior Citizens, War widows and Differently abled persons.

  • Details in respect of the information available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form:

    Information related to Company Profile/Business is available at www.tamilnadutourism.org

  • The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room if maintained for public use:

    Company does not maintain any public library.

  • The name, designation and other particulars of the Public Information Officer/Assistant Public Information Officer/Appellate Authority:

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER:

Manager (Administration)
Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation Ltd
Tamil Nadu Tourism Complex
Wallajah Road
Chennai 600002
Phone: 25333850
Fax: 25333772
e-mail:ttdc@vsnl.com

ASSISTANT PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER

Asst. Manager (Administration)
Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation Ltd
Tamil Nadu Tourism Complex
Wallajah Road, Chennai 600002
Phone: 25333850
Fax: 25333772
e-mail:ttdc@vsnl.com

APPELLATE AUTHORITY:

Thiru. HAR SAHAY MEENA, IAS
Managing Director
Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation Ltd
Tamil Nadu Tourism Complex
Wallajah Road
Chennai 600002
Phone:- off: 25333583
Fax: 25333772
e-mail:ttdc@vsnl.com


Tamil Nadu Tourism Complex
No.2 Wallajah Road, Chennai 600002
Phone: 91-44-25333850 (5 lines), Fax: 91-44-25333772
e-mail:ttdc@vsnl.com
Website: www.tamilnadutourism.org
Online booking: www.ttdc.online.com
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