Parliamentary panel backs Kerala spice tourism - The New Indian Express

Parliamentary panel backs Kerala spice tourism

Published: 28th August 2013 11:12 AM

Last Updated: 28th August 2013 11:12 AM

Supporting global Spice Route Tourism initiative proposed by Kerala Tourism, which not only revives India’s glorious heritage as a destination for travellers and traders but would give a larger foothold for garnering world tourism revenue, a Parliamentary panel has asked the central government to fully support this initiative.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture has recommended the Ministry of Tourism to endorse the project by taking a leeway.

Kerala Tourism has proposed to explore the opportunity to redevelop the ancient spice route for the modern travellers across the globe by connecting 31 identified spice destination countries in Europe and Asia to create a new experience of travel.

The committee, headed by Sitaram Yechury, agrees with the Kerala tourism initiative to club it with the Muziris Heritage project, one of the biggest conservation projects in India showcasing a culture of 3,000 years or more.

The committee recommended that the Union Ministry of Tourism should give all the support required for promoting spice route and Muziris Heritage Project.

The “Golden Triangle Module” as existing in North India for promotion of tourism can be replicated as a “Golden Quadrangle” in southern region.

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