Kerala tourism revenues at Rs 21,000 cr

Kerala’s total revenue from tourism,both direct and indirect, has touched Rs 21,125 cr in 2012 as compared to Rs 19,037 crore in 2011. 

The foreign exchange earnings also went up from Rs 4,221.99 crore in 2011 to Rs 4,548 crore in 2012, Deputy Director of Kerala Tourism, Plazi Haldane, told a press conference here today. 

Over 1.01 crore domestic and 7.94 crore foreign tourists visited Kerala last year, Haldane said. 

Fiscal year revenue for 2012-13 will be increased by 10 per cent and the exact assessment of turnover would be opened later this year, Haldane said. 

The state’s tourist figures would grow by 8 to 10 per cent in current fiscal year, he said. 

Kerala Tourism department has introduced two major schemes — Seaplane Project and Project Muziris — to enhance the travel experience and add to its array of tourist sites, he said. 

Full report here Economic Times


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