News
Travel
Post flood, Kerala campaigns to bring back tourists

NITN | @notintownlive | 05 Sep 2018

Post flood, Kerala campaigns to bring back tourists

Kochi, Sep 4 (NITN): The South Indian state of Kerala has started an intensive tourism promotion campaign ahead of the high season that begins in a few weeks, reports said.

Battered by devastating floods that saw several hundred people losing their lives, the Kerala tourism authorities are trying their best to convince tourists that the situation is safe for them to visit places such as Munnar, Alleppey and Wayanad.

"We are planning a national campaign to promote Kerala as a safe place to travel and stay. This is likely to be launched before or along with the four-day Kerala Travel Mart that begins in Kochi on September 27, World Tourism Day,” The Hindu quoted tourism director P. Bala Kiran as saying.

The department will focus on the Jatayu Nature Park at Chadayamangalam and the Neelakurinji, which has blossomed after 12 years on the slopes of Munnar.
The tourism industry in Kerala has witnessed thousands of cancellations during July, August and September and losses to the tune of an estimated Rs 2,000 crore, the director said, the Hindu reported.

But the situation on the ground and the tourism industry in the south Indian state are inching back to normality.

A. Biswas from West Bengal, who has planned a trip to Kerala with his family in November, is not worried.

"I am not changing my plans. November is still two months away and I am sure by that time, things will be absolutely normal. I am looking forward to the trip," he said.

Jet Airways offers 50 pct s ...

Mumbai, Feb 21: : In continuation with the successful launch of itsin-flight gift delivery initiative, on the occasion of Valentine'sDay, Jet Airways, India’s  premier, full-service internationalairline, will offer guests up to 50% discount* on tickets booked from21st–25th February, 2019.

Amtrak offers 2-for-1 roome ...

US railroad operator Amtrak has launched a deal offering rooms for two for the price of one for a select range of destinations across America. The offer is valid for journeys made between January 7 and May 23, 2019.

Cathay Pacific offers up to ...

Hong Kong, Nov 22 (NITN): Cathay Pacific is offering up to USD 1,000 off on Business Class as part of its Black Friday sale in US to Asia flights.