Tourism authorities yet to explore ways to promote ecotourism destinations in Kozhikode

Tourism authorities yet to explore ways to promote ecotourism destinations in Kozhikode

Public-Private Partnership ventures are likely to support the speedy completion of various innovative projects at leading eco tourism spots in Kozhikode district. | Photo Credit: K Ragesh Even as prominent ecotourism destinations in Kozhikode offer visitors a feast for the eyes during the monsoon season, the district is yet to witness promotional activities by the … Read more

Onam celebrations of the Vallachira panchayat in Thrissur District of Kerala is now a showcase for tourists

Onam celebrations of the Vallachira panchayat in Thrissur District of Kerala is now a showcase for tourists

Vallachira Panchayath Onagosham  The Onam celebrations of Vallachira—‘Vallachira Panchayath Onagosham’— is set to go global. A Responsible Tourism Company, The Blue Yonder, along with Kerala Tourism is pivoting the festivities of the village, 15 kms from Thrissur, as a showcase for travellers. A pre Onam festival held in July 2023, had 25 vloggers and industry stakeholders … Read more

Kerala Souvenir Network aims to tackle Chinese invasion on souvenir market

Kerala Souvenir Network aims to tackle Chinese invasion on souvenir market

Craftsmen making Aranmula Kannadi at Kerala Arts and Crafts Village, Vellar, Thiruvananthapuram | Photo Credit: SREEJITH R KUMAR An artisan of exquisite talent from Wayanad, Biju Babu weaves magic into bamboo, crafting artifacts of unrivalled beauty that echo the unique allure of Kerala. Yet, his painstaking craftmanship is being eclipsed by an avalanche of inexpensive … Read more

Bioluminescent nights in Kerala’s Kumbalangi

Bioluminescent nights in Kerala’s Kumbalangi

Bioluminescence witnessed in Kumbalangi  | Photo Credit: Vivek Udaya In Kochi, all roads currently lead to Kumbalangi. The postcard-pretty fishing village, approximately 15 kilometres from Ernakulam, has been hosting a natural neon party. The vast stretches of shrimp farms lined along with the backwaters have been shimmering in bioluminescence, a phenomenon that makes it glow … Read more

Draft design policy moots people- friendly initiatives to boost tourism

Draft design policy moots people- friendly initiatives to boost tourism

Tourism and Public Works Minister Shri P A Mohamed Riyas receiving the draft of the Design Policy from Director of National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, Prof Praveen Nahar at the valedictory function of the three-day Design Policy workshop, jointly organised by the departments of Tourism and Public Works, in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday. Kerala today came out with a draft … Read more

Kerala attracts 3.8 mn domestic tourists in Q-1 2022, registers 72.48 per cent growth

Kerala attracts 3.8 mn domestic tourists in Q-1 2022, registers 72.48 per cent growth

Overcoming the grim blow dealt by the COVID-19 pandemic, Kerala Tourism has bounced back clocking 3.8 million domestic tourists in the first quarter of 2022, marking an impressive growth of 72.48 per cent as compared to 2.2 million footfalls during the corresponding period of 2021, Tourism Minister P A Mohamed Riyas said on Wednesday. Going … Read more

Kerala tourism launches WhatsApp chatbot ‘Maya’

Kerala tourism launches WhatsApp chatbot ‘Maya’

Launching the dedicated WhatsApp interactive service at a function here, Tourism Minister PA Mohamed Riyas said Maya will serve as a virtual travel assistant for tourists to ask and get complete information they need for a hassle-free travel experience in the state. Kerala Tourism on Wednesday launched its 24×7 WhatsApp chatbot ‘Maya’ to enable tourists … Read more

Kerala to focus on long-haul travellers, caravan tourism

Kerala to focus on long-haul travellers, caravan tourism

The state has also launched a major initiative to open up the whole of the state for tourists in a sustainable manner without disturbing the ecology. Kerala is preparing itself for hosting long-haul travellers with new ideas and products like caravan tourism, going beyond the existing bouquet of offerings like beaches and backwaters. The idea … Read more

Kerala betting big on caravan tourism

Kerala betting big on caravan tourism

Kerala Tourism Minister PA Mohamed Riyas said investors had registered, evincing interest in setting up 120 caravan parks, while 353 entrepreneurs had registered to run caravans. After houseboats, Kerala Tourism is betting big on caravan tourism — ‘Keravan Kerala’ — for the post-pandemic revival. Kerala Tourism Minister PA Mohamed Riyas on Friday said investors had … Read more

Kerala introduces responsible tourism tag for hotels, resorts

Kerala introduces responsible tourism tag for hotels, resorts

Hotels and resorts have been classified into RT Diamond, RT Gold and RT Silver categories, based on their scores on the specified environmental parameters, the minister said. Kerala on Tuesday introduced a ‘responsible tourism’ (RT) classification for hotels and resorts, giving a thrust to environmental protection and ecological restoration through tourism. Launching the RT classification … Read more