100% Tourism invasion with the launch of Kannur, International Airport, Kerala
By Jamila Dawoodi
With the inaugural of the Kannur, International Airport, Kerala is the only state in India to hold four International Airports. The Kerala Tourism department on Tuesday said that it intends to boost foreign tourist inflow by 100 % and domestic tourism by 30% in the next couple of years.
The brand new Kannur international airport ambition to plant Malabar, with equitable boundaries with Coorg, Coimbatore and Mysore, as the advanced tourism gateway to South India.
The 5th edition of the Kochi Muziris Biennale art festival is ongoing in Kochi and will run till 29th March 2019.
“With the inauguration of the Kannur International Airport, the world can now wake up to the wonders of Malabar. Kerala Tourism will leverage upon established destinations in North Kerala like Bekal and Wayanad, whilst giving thrust to lesser-known micro destinations in Kannur and Kasaragod districts, like Valiyaparamba backwaters, Kuppam and Ranipuram,” said the tourism minister for Kerala Kadakampally Surendran.
“Kerala has always promised to be an enriching experience for travellers, and art has been the crux of our tourism initiatives. It is our mission to peg Kerala as a travel experience. We begin this year with a weeklong potpourri of dance forms at the Nishagandhi Dance Festival, which just concluded last weekend in the capital city, and has many other festivals is being organised for the rest of the year comprises of the Nishagandhi Monsoon Festival” said Rani George, tourism secretary for the government of Kerala.
Kerala Tourism disclosed that it will now embark on an ambitious marketing campaign in 2019 with a series of partnership meets being organised in 10 cities across India including Jaipur, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Visakhapatnam, Chennai, and Madurai.