Tuesday, July 9, 2013


The heavy rains and the accompanying monsoon related illnesses affected tourism sector in Kerala. Sources in the tourism
industry confirm that both domestic and international tourists have reduced substantially, despite the discounts offered by many hotels. The luxury hotels mainly aimed the Arabs during the monsoons, are coming in smaller numbers this year. Many hotels are offering huge discounts on seven-night stays with discounts on room tariffs.

Problems like untreated garbage, lack of infrastructure and illnesses that spread during the monsoons such as dengue, that is causing reduces the no of tourists.
Suresh Kumar, general manager of Ramada Resort in Kochi explains that the month of Ramadan, which begins on July 8 has affected the flow of tourists from Kuwait and Saudi Arabia as the people avoid travel during their holy month.

In this season most of the regular travelers to Kerala go to newer destinations like Sri Lanka and Bangkok. This monsoon season Kerala tourism industry lost many visitors and huge profit also. 

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