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Foreign tourist arrivals to Kerala plummet

KOTTAYAM, India - A sharp decline in arrival of foreign tourists to Kerala is causing concern in the tourism industry. The declining trend that started a few years ago continues unabated.

Kerala to introduce more facilities for eco-tourists at Arippa forests

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India - Kerala government plans to introduce more facilities for tourists at the scenic Arippa forests in the Western Ghats where travellers get a glimpse of wildlife and a unique

Kerala soon to launch its own airline

Kerala will soon have its own airline ‘Air Kerala’ and the formal announcement in this regard is expected to be made during the forthcoming investment meeting in Cochin during September this year.

Kerala tourism goes after Australian, Scandinavian visitors

Thiruvananthapuram, India - The Kerala Tourism Department has kicked off an aggressive marketing drive targeting the emerging global markets, an official spokesman said here.

India mourns popular ecotourism practitioner

Kerala in India is popular for community-based tourism and the Kerala houseboats, or Kettuvallam, are famous for their unique, traditional, thatched roof design.

Saving Nila River through sketches for a book

Uncontrolled economic development shows its catastrophic consequence in the Indian State of Kerala where the Nila River - once the life line of the southern state - is today a decaying, dying river du

Kerala Tourism kick starts Dream Season on Thursday

Kochi - Tourist hotspot Kerala, known the world over for its beauteous backwaters and wildlife, kick-started its 'Dream Season' package for tourists on Thursday.

Sea plane service for tourists considered in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram - Kerala may have a sea plane service to boost tourism if a study suggests that such a project is feasible, tourism minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said on Tuesday.

Kerala’s cruise tourism runs into rough weather

Hardly six weeks into business, Kerala's cruise tourism product has suffered a setback, with the cruise operator, Louis Cruises deciding to halt operations.

Online hotel reservations at Kerala Tourism web site

The official website of Kerala Tourism - www.keralatourism.org - has introduced an online reservation facility for hotels and resorts within Kerala.

Ayurveda treatment a major draw for tourists in hotels and resorts...

Having already made its foray into the world of medical tourism, Ayurveda is now becoming the USP (unique selling point) for hotels and resorts in the country.

Man arrested for molesting Spanish tourist in Kerala

Kannur (Kerala) - Kerala, a popular destination for foreign tourists, started its annual tourism season on a wrong note with an allegedly drunken man molesting a Spanish woman. He has been arrested.

‘Oyster Opera’ attracts tourists

Set amidst coconut trees, backwaters and a group of islands is "Oyster Opera", Kerala's first theme village, which despite lacking in sophistication of modern day resorts, is drawing tourists who crave for an experience truly natural and rustic.

Showcasing State’s tourism products in Milan

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Tourism Department’s road show in Milan, organised to promote the destination and its unique tourism products, was an enriching experience for tour operators and other stake-holders.As many as 143 persons participated in the event held on February 5. The business session held as part of the road show was attended by major tour operators of Italy.

New Year revelry turns sour for tourists in Kerala

Kochi, January 1 (eTN) - New Year festivities turned into a nightmarish experience for many foreigners at the Fort Kochi beach here as some revellers allegedly harassed and molested some of the female tourists.Many of the tourists made a hurried exit from the beach last night after virtually being driven to tears by the revellers.