Dhinesh Kallungal

Night time activities to be next in-thing in Kerala tourism

A senior Tourism Department officer told us that while Kerala can’t promote nightlife as Goa did, the state can still promote night activities which will attract more tourists.

22 Jan 2019

Kerala upbeat on fair deal; submits 520 crore projects

The department has submitted a proposal worth Rs 520 crore for the consideration of the state during the next budget to be presented in the Assembly on January 31.    

20 Jan 2019

11 companies evince interest in Trivandrum airport

The companies which attended the meeting chiefly collected the details regarding the performance of the airport in terms of aeronautical and non-aeronautical sectors.

18 Jan 2019

Kerala determined to float tenders for three more waste-to-energy plants

Among the plots, KSIDC has arrived at an agreement with landholders in Kollam and Palakkad. Among the plots, KSIDC has arrived at an agreement with landholders in Kollam and Palakkad.

18 Jan 2019

Kerala to float tenders for three more waste-to-energy plants

Though the state government attempt to set up a WTE plant Peringamala in Thiruvananthapuram drew flak from locals, the state government is determined to move ahead with the project. 

16 Jan 2019

Air India Express to opt for all-desi pilots

The Air India Express, the low-cost arm of the national carrier, will be flying with full bench of desi pilots in a few months after phasing out the entire foreign crew.

14 Jan 2019

Kerala writes to Airport Authority of India seeking to withdraw addendum

The sources in the Chief Minister’s office made it clear that a formal letter has been sent to the AAI requesting to withdraw the addendum, which is against the interest of the state.

14 Jan 2019

To boost power, Kerala mulls second plant at Idukki dam

According to a senior officer in the Board, the project aims to make use of the optimum power production during the peak hour from the dam.

12 Jan 2019

Government bid to bring Kerala into MICE tourism map of country

The department has identified the eco-tourism destinations in Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam districts as part of promoting them as adventure tourism destinations.

10 Jan 2019

Tvm int’l airport: AAEU urges state to abstain from bidding; not to sign SSA

Taking part in the competitive bidding will not help the causes of the state government which has passed a resolution in the Assembly against the privatisation.

09 Jan 2019

Trivandrum international airport: Going gets tough for state bid

The state is looking for global partner like Frankfurt or Munich airport to enhance its possibility.

08 Jan 2019

Foreigners can visit Sabarimala for darshan: Minister

As per existing rules and customs, there is no restriction on the visit of foreign tourists, who adhere to the rules and practices, to the temple.

07 Jan 2019

2018, a mixed bag for tourism sector in Kerala

Among various districts, Thiruvananthapuram is yet to come out of the impact as there is a cumulative 18 per cent drop in foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) till November 2018.

31 Dec 2018

Kerala Tourism to ring in New Year with dragon boat race

Tourism Secretary Rani George told ‘Express’ that every Saturday there would be one boat race league which is the aim of the department in the season.

29 Dec 2018

Interview | Canada-based Sangita Iyer inspired to take part in Kerala Women's Wall campaign

In an interview with the Express, the Canadian filmmaker with her roots in Kerala, detailed her resolve and reasons to be part of the Kerala Women’s Wall campaign.

28 Dec 2018