State Affairs

Kerala records 12% jump in tourism earnings

KOCHI

Kerala recorded a 12.11 per cent increase in the total revenue from the tourism sector, which is the backbone of the state’s economy, during 2014. According to the latest data of the state tourism department,the state could have mobilised Rs 24,885.44 crore both direct and indirectly during the last year as against Rs 22,926.55 crore in 2013.

Of this, the foreign exchange part comes to the tune of Rs 6,399 crore which is an increase of 15.07 per cent when compared with 2013. According to the data, the arrival of both overseas and local tourists had increased 7 per cent each during last year, reports Business Standard.

The number of foreign tourists visited the country increased 7.60 per cent to 923,366 in 2014, up from 858,143 in the previous year

The number of domestic tourists increased to 11.7 million as against 10.85 million, recording a rise of 7.71 per cent.

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