Over one crore tourist arrivals in Kerala last year

Thiruvananthpuram:  Kerala registered a record tourist arrival of over one crore with the tourism industry generating a revenue of Rs 19,037 crore in the last year.

The number of foreign tourist arriving last year was 7,32,985 while 93,81 455 domestic travellers visited the state during the period, Tourism Minister AP Anil Kumar told reporters.

God's Own Country, known for its backwaters, houseboats and serene beaches, netted a foreign exchange income of Rs 3,797.37 crore for the period, he said.

Revenue from tourism sector was at Rs 19,037 crore last year against Rs 17,348 crore during the previous year, he added.

To attract more foreign tourists, Kerala Tourism Department has planned road shows in several countries, including Russia, Australia and the Gulf region, he said.
 

 
Story First Published: May 15, 2012 18:21 IST

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