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Published on : Friday, June 16, 2017
Kerala Minister for Tourism, Devaswom and Cooperation, Kadakampally Surendran said that the Indian government will create 80,000 jobs in Kerala’s tourism sector in two years.
The minister said that a project report on job creation, with the help of stakeholders, has been prepared.
The new tourism policy soon to be unveiled by the government will focus on Responsible Tourism and the Green Carpet initiative would be carried out in 84 tourist destinations across the state. It will cover a host of measures, including waste management and infrastructure.
As part of promoting Kerala as all-round tourist destination, Mr. Surendran said that the department and Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) had decided to promote monsoon tourism in the State by rolling out attractive packages. He said that Wayanad and Alappuzha will be the focus of the monsoon tourism drive. The 197-km Malabar River Cruise will be the focal point for tourism projects in northern Kerala.
The project has been submitted to the Union Tourism Ministry for financial support. The Minister said the government hoped to open the cruise project by next year.