kerala tourism

  • New research on Kerala tourism by CPPR refutes govt claims

    Published on : Thursday, February 8, 2018

    A new research has found most claims by Kerala government about its tourism sector highly inflated. Tourism sector constitutes 10 per cent of the state’s GDP and contributes 23.5 per cent of employment.   The Kochi-based Centre for Public Policy …

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  • Kerala Tourism registers handsome growth despite multiple hurdles

    Published on : Tuesday, February 6, 2018

    Despite a multitude of factors like increased Goods and Service Tax (GST) on tourism products and Ockhi cyclone that lashed the State, Kerala Tourism registered an increase of 11.39 per cent in domestic tourist arrivals and 5.15 per cent hike …

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  • Mayor of Utrecht launches India & Kerala tourism pavilions

    Published on : Thursday, January 11, 2018

    Venu Rajamony, the ambassador of India to Netherlands and Jan van Zanen, the Mayor of Utrecht on January 9th arranged the ‘Incredible India’ along with Kerala Tourism stalls at the Vakantiebeurs, the largest tourism event in the country.   The …

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  • GST impacts Kerala tourism industry

    Published on : Wednesday, January 3, 2018

    The state government of Kerala said that after the implementation of the goods and service tax the growth rate of tourist arrivals went down last year in Kerala.     However, the government was  hopeful that things would improve in …

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  • Kerala Tourism presents ‘Kerala State Tourism Awards 2015-2016’

    Published on : Friday, December 22, 2017

    The Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala has recently presented the ‘Kerala State Tourism Awards 2015-2016’, which honored the state’s best tourism service providers for their exceptional performances. Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister of Kerala, who inaugurated the awards ceremony at …

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  • For MICE tourism, Kerala is all set to introduce global promotional campaign!

    Published on : Tuesday, December 19, 2017

    The Kerala State Tourism Department is all geared up to introduce a worldwide awareness campaign to endorse MICE tourism following the removal of the ban on liquor. It has been extensively realized that the liquor ban inflicted by the former …

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  • Kerala tourism conducts workshop for promoting MICE tourism in the state

    Published on : Saturday, December 16, 2017

    As part of its continued efforts for promoting MICE (meetings, incentives, conferencing and exhibitions) tourism sector, the Kerala Tourism Department will conduct a workshop from today, December 15th.   The workshop was inaugurated by Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran. The inauguration …

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  • Kerala Tourism plans to focus on domestic visitors

    Published on : Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    P. Bala Kiran, Director of Tourism, said. Kerala Tourism plans to focus on domestic tourism by tapping ‘young at heart tourists’ who depend on online tourism opinion making search engines to plan their holiday among other things.   “Tourism is …

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  • Kerala tourism policy plans more inclusiveness to boost revenues

    Published on : Friday, November 17, 2017

    Kerala Tourism has targeted 100 per cent increase in arrival of foreign tourists and 50 per cent in domestic tourists over the next five years. The Tourism Policy 2017 envisions active inclusion of the differently abled and transgenders in promoting …

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  • Kerala tourism to develop adventure tourism for attracting young travelers

    Published on : Monday, October 30, 2017

    P. Bala Kiran, IAS, Director, Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala, talked about the novel initiatives and promotional plans that are expected to boost tourist arrivals to the state.   The government of Kerala will launch its new tourism policy …

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  • South India’s Kerala eyes to attract more MICE travellers after liquor ban

    Published on : Friday, October 20, 2017

    Kerala, the South Indian state, which captivates the minds of every travellers in the world, is now eyes on the promotion of the state as the most favoured MICE destination in India.       There is a massive breakdown …

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  • Kerala and Ola to promote its destinations as World Tourism Day is coming

    Published on : Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    Kerala tourism on the World Tourism Day with a collaboration of Ola mobile app for transportation is gearing to promote the offbeat travel destinations of Kerala to aware the responsible tourism among the state citizens.     As United Nation’s …

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  • Kerala tourism minister says that the sector is witnessing major growth

    Published on : Monday, September 18, 2017

    Kerala Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran said that the tourism sector in India along with Kerala has been witnessing incredible growth over the past few years. He was speaking after inaugurating the second edition of the Homestays and Rural Tourism Travel Meet, …

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  • Kerala Tourism declares special tour packages for Onam

    Published on : Monday, September 4, 2017

    Kerala Tourism Department is on its way to welcome more tourists during the Onam festival this year thanks to some special packages it has introduced as well as programs under its initiative of ‘Responsible Tourism’ (RT).   Termed as ‘Nattinpurangalil …

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  • Gurugram roadshow – A noble initiation of the Kerala Tourism

    Published on : Friday, September 1, 2017

    On 17th August, Kerala Tourism displayed some of its new travel products to the world via roadshow that was organized in a hotel in Gurugram.   To quote Kadakkampalli Surendran, Minister for Tourism, Govt. of Kerala, “although Kerala is seen …

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  • ‘Yalla Kerala’ Campaign will be to attract the Arabian tourists

    Published on : Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    Kerala Tourism has its master plan to promote the “God’s Own Country” in different Arabian cities to attracts more Arabian travellers. This initiative is taken after the successful promotion in the streets of Dubai by delivering the ads on the …

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  • State Government of Kerala to plan for Responsible Tourism

    Published on : Monday, August 21, 2017

    Kerala Tourism is now gearing up to introduce the responsible tourism across the state.   This project- Responsible Tourism Mission was pitched in the month of July and the state government gave the administrative sanction to steer up the Responsible …

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  • Kerala tourism eyes more tourists in the state

    Published on : Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    Kerala tourism is looking in achieving a higher growth in the influx of the domestic and the international tourists.     The Tourism Department of Kerala is showcasing the tourism destination and the natural beauty of “God’s Own Country” as …

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  • Kerala tourism ministry envisages employment for 1.5 lakh people via responsible tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, July 11, 2017

    Kerala Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran said that the government aims to provide employment to 1.5 lakh people through its Responsible Tourism Mission.   Inaugurating a seminar on ‘Responsible Tourism,’ Mr. Surendran said that the government was taking steps to provide …

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  • Kerala Tourism trying to focus on neglected northern part

    Published on : Friday, June 23, 2017

    More than 500 years ago Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama arrived on the shores of Calicut, in north Kerala. But now, the Malabar region is the least visited part of the state by tourists.   According to P Bala Kiran, …

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