Published on : Tuesday, February 11, 2020
One of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia, “the God’s Own Country” Kerala has been affected by corona virus scare just when it was on the recovery path after the Nipah outbreak and the devastating floods in the past three years.
Kerala’s serene beaches, tranquil stretches of backwaters, lush hill stations and exotic wildlife offer an enthralling experience to travelers from around the world and the tourism industry is a major contributor to Kerala’s economy.
The tourism industry of Kerala was gearing up to attract more visitors to showcase its unexplored inland locales, trekking trails and new romantic destinations this year, when it suffered the latest setback with all three positive cases of corona virus in India reported from the state, triggering “mass cancellations” of bookings. The state’s tourism sector was slowly on the path of revival with new products before the novel corona virus hit as a bolt from blue.