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Kerala Tourism registers growth of 14.81 pc in Q2 of FY19-20

Kerala Tourism registers growth of 14.81 pc in Q2 of FY19-20

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 06 Aug 2019, 05:24 pm

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 6 (UNI) Riding on a swift recovery from one of the worst natural calamities, Kerala Tourism has regained the pre-floods tourist footfalls, registering an impressive growth rate of 14.81 per cent in the second quarter of the current fiscal 2019-20.

There was an increase of 639,271 tourists (both domestic and foreign) during April-June this year. In the first quarter (January-March), the total number of tourist arrivals was 46,12,937 as compared to 43,18,406 during the same period in 2018.

The number of domestic tourists during the second quarter of 2019 increased to 47,73,739 as compared to the figures of 41,49,122 during the same period a year earlier, clocking a hefty 15.05 per cent growth rate.

Particularly satisfying for Kerala Tourism was the fact that it bucked the negative trend in foreign tourist arrivals in the aftermath of last year’s calamitous floods, attracting 182,320 visitors from abroad in the second quarter of the ongoing financial year — a growth rate of 8.74 per cent.
The total number of arrivals from abroad was 167,666 during April-June 2018.

Of the 14 districts in Kerala, Ernakulam registered the highest increase in footfalls with an increase of 1.71 lakh, followed by Idukki with 1.35 lakh.
The total number of visitors in Ernakulam was 10,70,613 as against 8,98,784 in the second quarter of 2018 while the figures for Idukki were 5,27,311 and 3,91,674, respectively.

Except Kollam and Thrissur, all the other districts showed positive growth rates in tourist arrivals.

As for domestic tourists, the number went up by 6,24,617 when compared with the figures of corresponding period in the previous year – an increase of 15.05 per cent. Ernakulam district attracted the highest number of tourists with an increase of 1.57 lakh while the second highest increase was registered in Idukki with an increase of 1.31 lakh footfalls.

Kerala Tourism registers growth of 14.81 pc in Q2 of FY19-20

India Blooms News Service
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