ATTOI & CATO congratulate Kerala Government for Tourism reopening

Leading tourism associations have come forward to congratulate the Kerala state government’s decision to open the Tourism sector for the tourists.

Association of Tourism Trade Organizations India (ATTOI) President Vinod CS and Secretary Manu PV said they would like to congratulate the State Government, Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran, Tourism Secretary Rani George and all the officials of the tourism department for taking this great initiative.

Confederation of Accredited Tour Operators (CATO) President Mr Sanjeev Kumar said he would like to congratulate the state government for taking such a step when the tourism sector most needed it.

As per the announcement made by Tourism minister Kadakampalli Surendran, hill stations, adventure tourist centres and backwater tourism including the operation of Houseboats and other tourist boats, will be open from 12 Oct onwards. And the 02nd phase of reopening, beginning from 01 November, beaches would also be open for tourists in Kerala. The minister further added that an order was issued with conditional entry to hill stations, adventure resorts and backwater tourism centres for regional and domestic tourists.

The Minister further said that ‘Quarantine is not required for tourists visiting Kerala for short visits, up to one week. The travellers coming from outside the state should register on the E-COVID Awareness Portal. If they do not return after 7 days, tourists will have to undergo a covid inspection at their own expense. Those who want to spend more than 7 days should come with a Covid negative certificate or have a Covid test as soon as they arrive in Kerala. Else those travellers will have to undergo quarantine for 7 days.’

ATTO, CATO and many other leading tourism associations in the state have been in talks with the Government for the opening of the Tourism sector, which is destroyed by the Covid-19 pandemic.