Tamil Nadu tourists flock next door

The number of tourists from Tamil Nadu to neighbouring Kerala was the second highest among domestic travellers in that State last year. According to statistics provided at an event organised by Kerala Tourism in the city on Thursday, the maximum number of visitors to Kerala came from Maharashtra, followed by Tamil Nadu.

The total number of domestic tourists to the State, promoted by its tourism board as ‘God’s Own Country,’ saw a seven percent increase last year.

Speaking at the Kerala Tourism Partnership Meet, S. Harikishore, director of Kerala Tourism, said that the State received Rs. 21,000 crore as revenue from tourism in 2012. “We have taken initiatives to boost the tourist inflow by starting campaigns like the ‘Kerala Blog Express’, wherein the idea was to invite bloggers from around the world.”

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