Kerala Tourism shines at Arabian Travel Market
The stall of Kerala Tourism at the Arabian Travel Market was inaugurated by Navdeep Suri, Ambassador of India to UAE. “Impressive projection of Incredible India at ATM Dubai. Also, good to see strong tourism promotion drive by Kerala Tourism,” Navdeep Suri tweeted after inaugurating the stall.
Kerala Tourism has succeeded in creating an impact with its participation in the ongoing Arabian Travel Market, with the state’s tourism delegation led by Kadakampally Surendran, Minister for Tourism, Cooperation and Devaswoms, doing its best to be noticed and appreciated on the global platform.
The state tourism minister held interactions with the local tourism players and presented before them the significance of travelling across Kerala and the warm welcome the state has been rolling out to tourists who visit the state’s travel destinations throughout the year.
The Minister also met with John Amaratunga, Minister for Tourism, Sri Lanka, at the Arabian Travel Market. Besides, Kadakampally Surendran also held discussions with Jaykumar Rawal, Minister of Tourism, Government of Maharashtra, and also Salem Obaidulla, Senior Vice President – Aeronautics and Industry Affairs, Emirates.
Kerala Tourism is participating in the Arabian Travel Market, in Dubai, in a bid to tap the prospects that would enable a surge in tourism arrivals from the Arabian region.
Tourism statistics have revealed that the number of travellers arriving from the Middle East to Kerala have been on the grown path, with tourists from the United Arab Emirates going up by 2.64 per cent in 2017, as against the numbers of the previous year. Tourism arrivals from other countries in the region, such as Kuwait and Oman have also gone up over the past year registering a growth of 14.33 per cent and 5.75 per cent respectively.