With Kerala opening its borders, there is a slight improvement in movement of tourists
“With the arrival of this luxury cruise ship, the domestic tourism sector, which has been grappling with the pandemic, is expected to revive.
“Technology and social media have been a great help in conducting cultural activities while adhering to Covid protocol.
In what comes as a ray of hope for the revival of Kerala’s pandemic-hit tourism sector, a luxury cruise from Mumbai with 1,200 travellers on board is reaching Kochi on Wednesday.
According to the data compiled by the state tourism department, the first six months of the current year saw just 15,000 foreign persons, who came mostly for business and treatment purposes.
Comprehensive, stakeholder-friendly policy promises visitors safe, customised & closest-to-nature travel experience
The RTM is now all set to usher in travellers in villages across the state.
Nurturing adventure tourism is the best way to revive Kerala’s tourism sector that was affected by the pandemic, says the department.
Tourism Minister P A Mohamed Riyas said the initiative with global reach will also help the art forms to reach audiences far beyond the localities where they exist.
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As per the schedule given on the Cordelia Cruises’ website, the ship is expected to arrive in Kochi on September 22.
It conveys that Malayalis should come together with their flower carpets for faith and brotherhood at a time when the whole world is suffering.
Those who have got both doses of Covid vaccines can visit tourist destinations in the state during Onam vacation, the government has said.
The stakeholders of tourism industry are asking the government to launch aggressive campaigns to promote tourism and woo domestic tourists to the state’s destinations.
The statewide drive, which is being launched with the objective of vaccinating everyone in the sector, will make tourism destinations complete vaccinated zones.