Tag: Kerala

India Convention Promotion Bureau: Mapping sustainable MICE future

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- June 7, 2019 00:14

The India Convention Promotion Bureau (ICPB), a body sponsored by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, headed by Mr. Suman Billa, Joint Secretary for the Ministry of Tourism, announced its Flagship ... Read More

National Restaurant Association of India releases Food Services Report

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- May 11, 2019 01:45

The National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) released the NRAI India Food Services Report 2019 (NRAI IFSR 2019) on May 9, 2019 in New Delhi. NRAI IFSR 2019, considered a ... Read More

Somatheeram, world’s first Ayurvedic resort, will join anniversary 25th edition of OTDYKH Leisure 2019

editor editor- April 17, 2019 00:54

Somatheeram will, once again, participate at the leading B2B travel exhibition OTDYKH Leisure, which will take place September 10-12, 2019. Held in Moscow each year, OTDYKH leisure is a perfect ... Read More

Marriott to open South Asia’s first Tribute Portfolio hotel at Cochin International Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 23, 2019 16:55

Twenty14 Holdings has announced plans to launch Port Muziris – South Asia’s first Tribute Portfolio hotel, part of Marriott International, near Cochin International Airport. The 55-room property is all set ... Read More

Kannur to Abu Dhabi now on GoAir

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 3, 2019 10:05

GoAir’s launch of four new flights between Kannur International Airport (CNN) and Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), connecting the two cities with flights operating every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. ... Read More

India International Hotel, Travel and Tourism Research Conference brings industry experts together

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- March 1, 2019 01:14

Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology inaugurated the 9th India International Hotel, Travel and Tourism Research Conference (IIHTTRC) supported by National Assessment & Accreditation Council, as well ... Read More

India’s Millennials prefer non-traditional experiences over romance on Valentine’s Day

editor editor- February 12, 2019 23:11

Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., an integrated travel and travel related financial services company in India, has witnessed a significant demand for Valentine’s Day, upwards of 27%. Valentine’s Day falling on ... Read More

Kerala mounts campaign to lure domestic tourists

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- January 30, 2019 02:06

Kerala, the southern state in India, has mounted a campaign to get more domestic tourists to the State, which was hit by floods last year but is now again in ... Read More

Airport opening: Kannur International Airport in Kerala, India

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 8, 2018 20:14

In Kerala, India, the new Kannur International Airport (KIAL), the fourth international airport in Kerala, commenced operations today as its first flight, an Air India Express flight, took off to Abu ... Read More

Winners announced: 2018 PATA Grand and Gold Awards

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 18, 2018 08:59

See the full list of award winners. This year’s awards attracted 200 entries from 87 organisations and individuals worldwide. The winners were selected by an independent judging committee consisting of ... Read More

PATA announces Grand and Gold Awards winners 2017

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 27, 2017 18:35

Winners of the 2017 PATA Grand and Gold Awards are announced today by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). These awards, generously supported and sponsored since 1995 by the Macao ... Read More

Foreign tourist arrivals to Kerala plummet

editor editor- October 26, 2012 07:06

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 ... Read More

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

editor editor- August 13, 2012 03:11

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 ... Read More

Kerala soon to launch its own airline

editor editor- July 23, 2012 06:01

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 ... Read More

Kerala tourism goes after Australian, Scandinavian visitors

editor editor- October 31, 2011 02:56

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

India mourns popular ecotourism practitioner

editor editor- October 21, 2011 03:35

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

Saving Nila River through sketches for a book

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 11, 2010 03:50

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 ... Read More

Kerala Tourism kick starts Dream Season on Thursday

editor editor- April 2, 2010 07:48

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

Sea plane service for tourists considered in Kerala

editor editor- March 10, 2010 03:59

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. Read More

Kerala’s cruise tourism runs into rough weather

editor editor- January 14, 2010 07:30

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

Online hotel reservations at Kerala Tourism web site

editor editor- July 3, 2009 15:20

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

Ayurveda treatment a major draw for tourists in hotels and resorts of Kerala

editor editor- February 3, 2009 04:23

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. Read More

Man arrested for molesting Spanish tourist in Kerala

editor editor- November 10, 2008 05:12

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 ... Read More

‘Oyster Opera’ attracts tourists

editor editor- June 3, 2008 03:06

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 ... Read More

Showcasing State’s tourism products in Milan

editor editor- February 11, 2008 05:05

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 ... Read More

New Year revelry turns sour for tourists in Kerala

editor editor- January 2, 2008 06:24

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 ... Read More