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Kochi Receives Season’s First Cruise Ship

MV Boudicca arrives in Kochi with 506 international tourists Packed with international tourists, MV Boudicca, the Bahamas-based luxury cruise ship, berthed at the Kochi port early Sunday morning, signalling the onset of the cruise season in Kerala. MV Boudicca, a 1973-built cruise vessel, belongs to Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, a UK-based, Norwegian-owned cruise shipping line. The cruise ship, with 506 international tourists and 389 crew members on board, touched the […]

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Kerala to welcome this season’s first chartered flight from Australia after floods

Tourism Department to hold ceremonious welcome Giving out a strong message that Kerala Tourism is springing back into action after the recent floods, this season’s first chartered flight from Australia will arrive in Kochi on Saturday (Sept 15) with the Tourism Department all set to accord a warm and ceremonious welcome to the visitors. The chartered flight, with 60 tourists on board, will head from Australia and will touch the […]

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Vynn Capital Partners with the World Tourism Organization to Boost Asia’s Tourism Sector

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – 9 August 2018 – Vynn Capital, a South-East Asia-based early-stage venture capital firm, and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) today jointly announced a strategic partnership to promote South-East Asia’s tourism sector by facilitating entrepreneurship and innovation. Through this strategic partnership, Vynn Capital and UNWTO will collaborate to create a framework and policies to support technology startups that are addressing opportunities and challenges in the region’s tourism […]

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Malabar to be main theme of Kerala Travel Mart 2018

The promotion of Malabar Tourism will be the focal theme of the upcoming 10th edition of Kerala Travel Mart (KTM), which will be a platform for extensive business-to-business meetings and chalking out measures to make the money-spinning tourism sector of the state a sustainable enterprise. India’s largest tourism event, the four-day KTM will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan on September 27 at 6pm at Grand Hyatt, Bolgatty, Kochi, coinciding with […]

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Koyikkal Palace Museum opened for public post refurbishment 

  Koyikkal Palace, an architectural marvel situated at Nedumangad about 18 km from Kerala capital with a numismatic and folklore museum housed in it, was opened for public today after remaining closed for four years for renovation. Built in the traditional Kerala ‘nalukettu’ style, the two-storey structure with sloping gabled roofs and spacious rooms laid out around an open central courtyard, the mansion was built for regent queen Umayamma Rani […]

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Facebook ranks Kerala Tourism Page as the Best FB page in 2017

In line with its proactive efforts in the social media space, Kerala Tourism’s Facebook page has trumped other state tourism boards by climbing on to the top slot. The Kerala Tourism Facebook page attained first place in a ranking done by Facebook based on total engagement with tourists that included reactions, shares and comments on the page between the January 1 and December 31, 2017 time frame. The Kerala Tourism […]

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Kochi gets largest convention center in India

UAE based retail conglomerate, Lulu Group International launched its mega project in Kochi. Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister of Kerala officially inaugurated the Lulu Bolgatty International Convention Center & Grand Hyatt in the presence of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, UAE Minister for Tolerance, HH Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan, Bahrain Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Khalid Bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, Yusuffali MA, chairman of Lulu group along with ambassadors of UAE, KSA […]

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EM Najeeb, M.D, A.T.E. has been elected as the Senior Vice President at the IATO elections

EM Najeeb, Managing Director, Air Travel Enterprises has been elected as the Senior Vice President at the IATO elections. Another new entrant in the core committee of IATO is Rajesh Mudgill, Managing Director, Planet India Travel, who has been elected as the Honorary Secretary. Thanking everyone for the victory, Najeeb said, “It’s a great honor and pleasure for me to have been elected as the senior VP of a prestigious association […]

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Kerala Tourism to Participate in Arabian Travel Mart in Dubai

Riding on the possibilities of additional prospects that would enable a surge in tourism arrivals from the Arabian region, Kerala Tourism will participate in the prestigious Arabian Travel Mart to be organised from April 22 to 25, in Dubai. The Kerala delegation for the Arabian Travel Mart will be led by Sri Kadakampally Surendran, Minister for Tourism, Cooperation and Devaswoms. Tourism statistics have revealed that the number of travellers arriving […]

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GoAir bags Gold Award for Email Marketing at Asian Consumer Engagement Forum

GoAir, one of India’s fastest growing airlines, has bagged the prestigious “Gold award” in the Email Marketing category for the successful use of technology at the 7th Global Customer Engagement Forum & Awards 2018 organised by Asian Consumer Engagement Forum (ACEF).  Through its innovative and unique Email Marketing program, GoAir has been successful in building strong and engaging relationship with customers. The seventh edition of Global Customer Engagement Forum & Awards […]

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