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Kerala expects Rs 5,000 crore increase in tourism revenue

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 Sep 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Thiruvanthapuram/Kochi, Sept 7: The state tourism industry is expected to bring in Rs 5,000 crore in the next two years, according to tourism officials, ahead of the ninth edition of the Kerala Travel Mart which will take place in Kochi later this month.The event is basically meant for networking and interactions among travel industry professiols and entrepreneurs from Kerala and across the world. “The organising of Kerala Travel Mart (KTM) has definitely boosted the earnings of the tourism industry as one takes stock of the positives of the event. We expect the tourism earnings will shoot up from Rs 25,000 crores to Rs 30,000 crores in the coming two years,” said E.M. jeeb, one of the key organisers of the KTM. The Kerala Travel Mart will see participation from 57 countries with 10 tions as first-time participants. Kerala Minister for Tourism A.C. Moideen told the media here on Wednesday that if one looks into the rate of growth of tourist arrivals both domestic and intertiol, it has decreased as compared to the growth in the previous years. “There are multiple reasons for it and it’s through the events like KTM that we can promote our state and this time we are going to have the biggest participation,” (IANS)

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