first_imgJharkhand Tourism will soon launch a mobile application on the lines of popular hotel aggregator apps which will have a comprehensive database of state hotels and tour operators, both private and those run by the Jharkhand Tourism Development Corporation (JTDC). The app, to be launched alongside the web portal by the end of April, will enable tourists to book rooms and tours on the go.Rajeev Ranjan, Managing Director, JTDC, said that the app and website will provide up-to-date information on the status of rooms available to the tourists. “The app would be available for both Android and iOS platforms. We would also consider introducing discounts to the customers on the lines of private players after reviewing its performance later in the year,” he said.The app will generate revenue for the government in terms of commission charged on the bookings done by tourists in private hotels. All the rooms booked will offer free Wi-Fi and complimentary breakfast to the guests. Both the website and app will also have an integrated payment gateway for instantaneous booking.In 2014-15, around 3.5 crore tourists visited Jharkhand out of which only 0.2% chose to stay in JTDC run hotels, revealed the department’s data. So far, over 40 hotels based in Ranchi, Bokaro and Jamshedpur have voluntarily registered with the department to be included in the app database.last_img

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