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Kerala Travel Mart draws huge response


August 1st, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 1 (IANS) The seventh edition of the Kerala Travel Mart (KTM) to be held here next month has received a huge response, a KTM official said Wednesday.The KTM ... Read more...

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Kerala wins advertisement award in Prague


April 29th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 29 (IANS) The Kerala Tourism advertisement campaign 'Your Moment is Waiting' has won the bronze medal at the prestigious Prague International Advertising Festival (PIAF) in the category of ... Read more...

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Tech-savvy Kerala Tourism wins national award yet again


March 1st, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 1 ( IANS) Tech-savvy Kerala Tourism set a record by winning the National Tourism Award for its website, fifth time in the last ten years.Kerala Tourism Minister A.P.Anil ... Read more...

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Kerala best tourist destination, shows survey


February 18th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 18 (IANS) For the second year running, Kerala has been rated the best tourist destination in the country, according to a survey.The survey says: "Kerala topping the list ... Read more...

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British sub-centre in Kerala to boost tourism


January 19th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 19 (IANS) The British deputy high commission is all set to open a sub-centre here to give a boost to trade and tourism, says a Kerala official, with ... Read more...

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Kerala woos tourists from Scandinavian countries


November 20th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 20 (IANS) In a marketing strategy to rev up the dwindling receipts from global tourism, Kerala unfolded a range of products and packages to woo more tourists from ... Read more...

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Kerala pavilion wins award at London travel mart


November 10th, 2011 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 9 (IANS) The Kerala pavilion, portraying a slice of the pristine beauty of God's Own Country, bagged the best stall award at the prestigious World Travel Market 2011 ... Read more...

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Minister denies Kannur airport stake allotment


December 14th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 14 (IANS) Kerala Tourism and Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan Tuesday denied making any allotment of shares in the proposed Kannur international airport."The paperwork has begun with regard to the allotment ... Read more...

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Kerala To Honor Kamal Hasan


August 7th, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 7, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Kamal Haasan, one of the best and versatile actors of Indian cinema, would soon be felicitated by the Kerala Tourism department.This felicitation would commence during ... Read more...

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Munnar rated after Tokyo as Asia’s best destination


May 11th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 11 (IANS) Munnar, the picturesque hill station in Kerala's Idukki district, has been rated as the second best Asian tourism destination after Tokyo by TripAdvisor, a popular travel guide and ... Read more...

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Kerala’s appam and karimeen on American channel


April 6th, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Kerala's culinary specialities have won over master US chef Anthony Bourdain who will showcase food like appam, puttu and karimeen curry on the popular American travel and ... Read more...

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Kerala may see increased tourist flow


April 1st, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 4 (IANS) Kerala Tourism Minister K.C. Venugopal said Tuesday more tourists may visit the state as other popular destinations like the Maldives and Sri Lanka cope with tsunami aftermath."We are ... Read more...

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Golden Chariot luxury train arrives in Kerala


March 20th, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 20 (IANS) In a boost to the tourism sector in Kerala, the Karnataka-based Golden Chariot, one of India's luxury trains, pulled into the railway station here Saturday. The inaugural run of ... Read more...

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Opposition to Bachchan as Kerala tourism ambassador : Minister


March 17th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 17 (IANS) A week after Amitabh Bachchan accepted Kerala's request to become the state's brand ambassador to promote tourism, the move is apparently facing stiff opposition. "I would not ... Read more...

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Big B to become Kerala tourism’s brand ambassador


March 11th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 11 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan has accepted Kerala's request to become the state's brand ambassador to promote tourism, state Tourism Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said Thursday. As soon as Big B ... Read more...

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‘Chalo Kerala’ Rajdhani starts journey


January 17th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Thiruvananthapuram-bound Rajdhani Express donned a new look Sunday as it set off on its journey showcasing a stunning montage of tranquil stretches of beaches, serene backwaters, ... Read more...

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‘Chalo Kerala’ from Jan 17


January 13th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Wondering what holidaying in Kerala would be like? Just drop in at Nizamuddin station Sunday for a view of a stunning montage of backwaters, beaches and the ... Read more...

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MV Aquamarine to ensure High Seas luxury cruising for tourists in India


December 1st, 2009 - 11:11 pm ICT by ANI
Kochi, Dec.1 (ANI): Indian travellers will soon be able to enjoy the joys of international class cruising on the Indian Ocean onboard MV Aquamarine, the first international cruise ship to homeport in ... Read more...

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Yesudas helps Thekkady boat driver


October 10th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Singer KJ Yesudas is supporting the boatman from the recent Thekady tragedy. The boatman and his assistant have been kept under judicial custody by the crime branch after more than 45 lives ... Read more...

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Kerala sees healthy rise in tourist arrivals, revenue


June 30th, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 30 (IANS) Kerala Tourism Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan Tuesday informed the state assembly that there was a 14.84 percent growth in tourism revenue and a 14.41 percent rise in tourist arrivals ... Read more...

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Mahindra Holidays to add 1,000 holiday homes


May 15th, 2009 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Eying the growing domestic tourist sector, Mahindra Holidays and Resorts, a part of Mahindra group, said it will be adding 1,000 more holiday homes under its newly-launched ... Read more...

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Mahindra Holidays plans major expansion in Kerala


April 7th, 2009 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 7 (IANS) Mahindra Holidays and Resorts India, part of the Mahindra Group, is planning major expansion in Kerala, including developing a brand new resort in Wayanad district and increasing the ... Read more...

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Kerala targets tourists from Sweden, Russia


March 26th, 2009 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 26 (IANS) Kerala is targeting Russian and Swedish tourists to beat the downturn feared this year, the government said Thursday. According to a press release issued here by the state ... Read more...

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Ericsson 4 team leads the Volvo Ocean Race


November 30th, 2008 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi (Kerala), Nov 30 (IANS) The Ericsson 4 team led by Torben Grael from Brazil Sunday won the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, making it two wins in a row, ... Read more...

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Kochi to host Volvo Ocean Race team at stopover


November 17th, 2008 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Nov 17 (IANS) Kathakali dance performances, a sky diving show, snake boat races and other entertainment have been lined up for the eight competing crews of the 2008-09 Volvo Ocean Race ... Read more...

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Volvo Ocean Race’s Kochi stopover to boost tourism


September 21st, 2008 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 21 (IANS) The world's top yachting race, the 2008-09 Volvo Ocean Race, will make a stopover here, the only Indian port to get the honour. That will not only give ... Read more...

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Now north Kerala lures tourists with homestays


August 27th, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, Aug 27 (IANS) Beaches, rivers, mountains, forests, ayurveda - though north Kerala has everything that brought 515,808 foreign tourists to this state last year, it received only six percent of them. ... Read more...

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Etihad Airways, Kerala tourism to develop tour packages


August 19th, 2008 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, Aug 19 (IANS) Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, which started its daily service from Abu Dhabi to Kozhikode Aug 2, said it is holding talks with Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) to ... Read more...

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Kochi to host Volvo Ocean Race stop-over


July 11th, 2008 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai July 11 (IANS) Kerala's Kochi port, whose docks are well known for Chinese fishing nets, is going to be a stop-over for one of the most prestigious water sports race - ... Read more...

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Kerala government seeks Centers cooperation for promotion of Kerala tourism


May 29th, 2008 - 6:42 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi , May 29 (ANI): Kerala Minister for Home, Vigilance and Tourism, Kodiyeri Balakrishnan in a meeting with Union Tourism and Cultural Minister Ambika Soni today, sought centers cooperation for ... Read more...

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Keralite groups abroad to be brand ambassadors


May 24th, 2008 - 8:51 pm ICT by admin
Thiruvananthapuram, May 24 (IANS) All Keralite organisations based outside India will be made brand ambassadors for Kerala tourism, Tourism Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan announced Saturday. "We will invite two representatives from every Keralite ... Read more...

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Kerala declaration calls for responsible tourism practices


March 24th, 2008 - 9:35 pm ICT by admin
Kochi (Kerala), March 24 (IANS) The Kerala Declaration signed at the end of the second International Conference on Responsible Tourism here Monday calls for strengthening best practices. The declaration asks those committed ... Read more...

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Kerala hosts conclave on responsible tourism


March 21st, 2008 - 5:41 pm ICT by admin
Kochi (Kerala), March 21 (IANS) More than 500 delegates from the travel and tourism industry, and representatives of governments and academia Friday began a four-day meet in Kerala to promote responsible tourism. ... Read more...

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First Responsible Tourism meet to be held in Kerala


March 18th, 2008 - 7:36 pm ICT by admin
Thiruvananthapuram, March 18 (IANS) An international meet on 'responsible tourism' will be held in India for the first time. The four-day meet begins in Kochi Friday. The Kochi meet is a follow-up ... Read more...

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Kerala to host international conference on responsible tourism


March 1st, 2008 - 9:32 pm ICT by admin
Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 1 (IANS) Around 400 Indian and foreign delegates will get together in Kerala March 21-24 to learn about latest developments and practices in responsible tourism. Speakers from over 20 countries ... Read more...

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