Kerala witnesses a 17.2 per cent increase in tourist arrivals in 2019

Published on : Saturday, March 7, 2020

Kerala witnessed a 17.2 per cent increase in tourist (domestic and foreign) arrivals with the number touching 1.96 crore in 2019.

 

The total earnings from tourism stood at Rs. 45,010.69 crore, notching a 24.14 per cent increase. Of the total number of tourists (1,95,74,004), 1,83,84,233 were domestic and 11,89,771 foreign visitors.

 

In 2018, the number of tourists visiting Kerala was 1,67,01,068 (domestic 1,56,04,661 and foreign 10,96,407). The growth rate in the inflow of domestic tourists was 17.81 per cent and for foreign arrivals, it was 8.52 per cent.

 

“We have bounced back with great vigour after suffering unprecedented floods and torrential rains in 2018 and 2019. This is the highest growth rate since 1996,” said Kerala Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran.

 

He expressed confidence about sustaining the growth momentum this year too, saying, “It, however, will depend on how quickly the world finds a solution to the corona virus problem.

 

Of the 14 districts, Ernakulam attracted the largest number of tourists (45,82,366), followed by Thiruvananthapuram (33,48,618), Thrissur (25,99,248) and Idukki (18,95,422).

 

Also, the total foreign exchange earnings from tourism surpassed Rs. 10,000 crore for the first time, touching a figure of Rs. 10,271.06 crore and registering a growth of 17.19 per cent over the previous year.

 


(No Like Yet)

Related Posts

Tags:

Comments are closed.

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

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 01 WTM London 2020
  • 06 ITB Asia 2020
  • 12 ITE Hong Kong 2020
  • 13 IMEX 20
  • 16 FHC 2020
  • 16 G&A 2020
  • 16 ITB asia 2020
  • 16 TAAPE 2020
  • 17 AAA-banner 2020
  • 18 WCTIE 2020
  • 20 GWS-2020
  • 23 emitt 21
  • 30 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

    1. Travel forward online

      July 14 @ 9:00 AM - July 28 @ 12:00 PM
    2. DRT SHOW SHANGHAI

      July 17 - July 19
    3. SHANGHAI WORLD TRAVEL FAIR (SWTF)

      July 30 - August 2
    4. IT&CM CHINA 2020

      August 3 - August 5
    5. Asia Amusement & Attractions Expo 2020

      August 4 - August 6
Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com