More people seem to be flocking to ‘God’s own country’. According to figures released here on Tuesday by the Kerala Tourism Board during a Kerala tourism road show, Kerala witnessed 7.94 lakh foreign tourist arrivals in 2012 as compared to 7.33 lakh in 2011. Similarly, compared to 93.88 lakh domestic tourists in 2011, 1.01 crore domestic tourists visited Kerala in 2012.
According to the figures, the foreign exchange earnings of the State had also gone up from Rs. 4221.99 crore in 2011 to Rs. 4,548 crore in 2012. The total revenue, both direct and indirect from tourism, touched Rs. 21,125 crore in 2012 compared to Rs. 19,037 crore in 2011.
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