Kerala Tourism to revive Spice Route


THIRUVANANTHAPURAM 
This was revealed by Kerala Tourism at a presentation during the three-day international meeting on Silk Road tourism that ended Saturday in the Chinese city of Dunhuang.

The meet was organised by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).
Kerala Tourism Secretary Suman Billa who made the presentation emphasised on the importance of the route that linked 31 countries in Asia and Europe with India, particularly Kerala, as a major hub.

“With the recent archaeological evidences excavated from Muziris, the major port of entry to India from the West for the ancient spice trade, we have been presented with a historic opportunity to revive the Spice Route for the modern world,” said Billa.

Among those who heard him included officials from UNWTO, UNESCO, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and international tourism organisations.

Full report here Newstrack 

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