Kerala is witnessing 5.71 percent boost in visitor arrival this year

Published on : Friday, February 10, 2017

KeralaThiruvananthapuram witnessed 5.71 percent increase in tourist arrival last year welcoming a total of 14.2 million tourists worldwide. As per the provisional statistics released by the tourism department, 14,210,954 visitors came to Kerala in 2016. Of that total number, 13,172,535 were domestic arrivals and 1,038,419 foreign visitors.

 

In comparison to 2015, this data denoted an increase of 5.67 percent and 6.23 percent respectively. Kerala in November however saw a major drop of half percentage of domestic tourists due to the ban of high-value currency notes in spite of being a peak tourist season in this region.

 
Though the number increased in December, previous month’s fall created massive overall decrease of 8.5 percent in total estimates. To quote Kadakampally Surendran, Tourism Minister, ”Had it not been for the demonetization, Kerala would have had a commendable increase in tourist arrivals.

 

A setback to the tourism sector will have a significant impact on the economy. The continuous efforts by the government and private tourism partners helped Kerala Tourism withstand the demonetization crisis.

 

The unique tourism products and innovative marketing strategies helped Kerala to a large extent to tide over the difficult phase.’’ Though, demonetization didn’t impact international tourist arrival to that extent.

Tags: , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 07 thehotelshowsaudiarabia 2019
  • 07 WTM Africa 2019
  • 09 travelmeetasia 2019
  • 10 Asia Pacific 2019
  • 10 Hotel Management Thailand 2019
  • 11 Bar and Restaurant Investment 19
  • 11 Digital Travel 2019
  • 12 kitf 2019
  • 12 Routes Europe 2019
  • 13 Food Hospitality2019
  • 14 SWTF 2019
  • 15 PATA 2019
  • 17 AITF 18
  • 17 getglobal 19
  • 17 itehk 19
  • 18 UITT 2019
  • 30 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

    1. ibtm ARABIA

      March 25 - March 27
    2. Medical Travel & Wellness Conference 2019

      March 26 - March 28
    3. Deluxe Travel Market Ukraine

      March 26
    4. UITT 2019

      March 27 - March 29
    5. Deluxe Travel Market Kazakhstan

      March 29
Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com