Archive for the ‘ Tourism ’ Category

Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) and Ola come together to promote responsible tourism and offbeat travel

Ola’s campaign #GhoomoResponsibly encourages travelers to be responsible tourists, take the road less travelled, and explore hidden gems with convenient inter-city cabs across India Also flags off a 14-day road trip with famous actress and vlogger, Shenaz Treasury across some unique locations in Kerala and 6 other states in India Shenaz explores Kerala’s breathtaking beaches and backwaters, history and culture In line with UN’s theme for this year’s World Tourism […]

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Kerala Tourism’s Film Tourism brochure wins PATA Gold Awards 2017

Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala won the prestigious Pacific Asia Travel Association Grand and Gold Award 2017 for the Film Tourism Brochure in Marketing Media – Consumer Travel Brochure category. P Bala Kiran, IAS, Director, Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala received the award at the 32nd edition of the PATA Awards as the committee recognised its marketing strategy, which boosted Kerala as a must-visit destination. The PATA awards […]

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Garish Oberoi is the new FHRAI President

The Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) has elected Garish Oberoi as its President for the term September 2017-2018. This was announced during the federation’s 61st Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at the Le Meridien New Delhi, on Sept 23. A seasoned hotelier, Oberoi has been in the hospitality industry for over three decades. He previously held the post of Vice President & Treasurer, FHRAI. He holds […]

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Best Restaurants in Central Kerala to be Presented with Metro Food Awards on October 16th

The third edition of Metro Food Awards and World Food Day Celebration will be held on 16 th October at Bolgatty Palace and Island Resort, Kochi.In a bid to recognize the restaurants in and around central Kerala for their efforts in providing healthy and hearty food to diners throughout the year, the Metro Mart will organize this year’s Metro Food Awards – 2017. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ (FAO) , Kerala Tourism, Kerala […]

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7th Edition of HotelTech Kerala to be held from September 22 to 24 in Cochin

HotelTech will provide a unique opportunity for the hospitality sector in the state to identify suppliers related to their sector. The seventh edition of Kerala’s premier hospitality equipment exhibition, HotelTech Kerala, will be held from September 22 to 24, 2017 at the Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Kadavanthra, Cochin. The event will provide a unique opportunity for the hospitality sector in the state to identify suppliers related to their sector. The […]

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Shri Alphons Kannanthanam Assumes Charge of Office of Minister Of State (I/C) for Tourism

Shri Alphons Kannanthanam assumes charge the office of Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism here today.  He is a retired IAS officer of 1979 batch (Kerala cadre). He was in Time Magazine’s list of 100 Young Global Leaders. He pioneered the literacy movement in India by making Kottayam the first 100% literate town in India in 1989. He worked in the Indian Administration Service until 2006, when he was elected a Member of the Legislative […]

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13th Annual Convention of ATOAI taking place in Kumarakom, Kerala

ATOAI has taken upon itself to develop and market India as the adventure capital of the world. The ATOAI (Adventure Tour Operators Association of India) will hold its 13th Annual Convention at Backwaters Ripples Resort, Kumarakom, Kerala from September 18 – 21, 2017. The theme for this year’s edition is EMERGING PATHWAYS. The global tourism industry is undergoing significant changes, with travellers increasingly preferring adventure and active holidays. The niche […]

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High taxation rates under GST would stifle tourism sector: Kerala Travel Mart

New tax structure for hotels highest in the world: KTM KTM urged the government to address the anomalies and save tourism Kerala Travel Mart (KTM) Society, a leading tourism body of Kerala, has expressed serious concern over high rates of taxation under the new GST regime, saying it would stifle the tourism business in the country by making it unsustainable and drive away the foreign tourists to destinations other than […]

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Wayanad to Host Splash-Wayanad Monsoon Carnival

Wayanad is all set to host the eighth edition of Splash-Wayanad Monsoon Carnival. A host of outdoor sports events such as mud football, archery and so on will be held as part of this unique carnival. A Business to Business meet (B2B) will also be held in the sidelines of Splash 2017 which will be a platform for the interaction of travel agents with property owners in Wayanad. Over 400 […]

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Kovalam to Host Literary Fest

Come November and Kovalam is all set to host a grand literary festival where leading writers and thinkers from India and abroad will meet and discuss books. The ‘Books on the Beach’ fest supported by Kerala Tourism is organised by the non-profit India Book Foundation under the patronage of Mr. Shashi Tharoor MP. The first edition of this one-of-a-kind lit-fest will be held from November 10-12. The event which will […]

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