Tamil Nadu enticing NRIs with tour packages

January 7th, 2009 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Jan 7 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corp (TTDC) is offering two tour packages for participants at the seventh Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) - the annual convention of people of Indian origin. The three-day event that kickstarted Wednesday is being held for the first time here and will have around 1,500 delegates from over 40 countries.

Targeting them, TTDC is offering one-day and two-day tour packages.

The one-day tour will be for separate sightseeing of Chennai, Mahabalipuram and Puducherry and pilgrimage to Tirupathi would cost $50. A two-day package for Kanchipuram-Vellore-Yelagir will cost $200.

According to a tourism department official, around 30 bookings have been made.

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