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Antony John MLA says he has put forward a lot of suggestions before the state government to boost the potential of the region.
Switzerland-based Sylvaine Perret Gentil, who started the Whispering Kera resort has been excited about the idea of sensitising tourists on conserving ecology.
KJ Alphons said the tourism sector accounted for 5.7 per cent of the GDP and has 12.36 per cent of all jobs in the country.
The department has identified the eco-tourism destinations in Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam districts as part of promoting them as adventure tourism destinations.
Meesapulimala and Kolukkumala near Munnar are covered with a white blanket of frost drawing tourists, particularly adventurous youngsters even from abroad.
As the weather in some parts of Munnar reported minus degree temperature last week, tourist operators and hoteliers expect a spurt in tourist footfall in the coming days.
The tourism stakeholders are likely to approach the court after Thursday’s hartal affected tourist movement in different parts of the state.
Police protection will be sought to facilitate tourist movement across 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.
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.
Tourism stakeholders suffering from frequent hartals have decided not to cooperate with the total shutdowns any more.
In an effort to boost the tourism sector, the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation will introduce several tourism-related facilities to attract more tourists.
The decision to construct additional rooms was taken to accommodate the rising number of tourists in the hill resort and to make Ponmudi one of the most sought-after destinations.
This is one of the initiatives being considered in the proposed Toddy Board’s formation.
Around 500 people representing tourism, management and business communities carried out a silent protest march in Kochi against frequent hartals affecting their livelihood.