‘Kerala Tourism to benefit from weak Re’


THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
The tourism department in Kerala is expected to reap benefits on account of the fall in the value of the rupee, State Tourism Minister A.P. Anilkumar told reporters here Saturday, September 7.

“In the previous calendar year Kerala tourist arrivals saw a seven per cent growth and a record 18 million people visited the state,” he said.

“With the weakening of rupee and a fresh tourism season on the anvil, it’s quite certain that those in the tourism business here will benefit,” Anilkumar said.

Kerala attracted 789,698 foreign tourists in 2012 while foreign exchange earnings touched Rs.4,548 crore (Over $650 million).

Full report here New Indian Express

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