Despite 2018 floods and Nipah Virus, Kerala tourism hits new high
Setting the new high in tourism sector, Kerala again proved to be the major profit making tourism state. The domestic and foreign tourist arrivals in Kerala has witnessed a healthy increase, coupled with a record revenue earning of over Rs. 36,000 crore in 2018, indicating that tourism sector has rebounded quickly after the devastating August floods.
The Nipah outbreak in some parts of the state in May and the crippling floods in August led to a fall in arrivals. This trend, however, was quickly reversed with the help of Kerala government and Tourism department.
The state netted a record revenue of Rs 36,528.01 crore from the last year, which indicates the increas clock of Rs,2,874.33 crore.
However, the officials of tourism department stated that Of the total footfalls, 1.09 million were foreign tourists, who visited the state that has been rated as one of world’s must-see destinations by international media.