May 26, 2017
 

Kerala Tourism recently received the award as the ‘Best Destination for Romance’ for Munnar by Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Award 2017. Besides the series of other awards won by Kerala Tourism in 2017. During the sixth edition of Lonely Planet India Travel Awards the Bollywood actress Diana Penty gives out the award to P Bala Kiran, IAS, Director, Kerala Tourism .

P Bala Kiran, IAS, Director, Kerala Tourism said, “ Kerala is now becoming popular as the preferred destinations among the Indian travelers. The state’s tourism department will continue to keep up the positive momentum with its perennial growth trajectory”. The award also inspires other travel enthusiasts to visit and experience unexplored destinations. Kerala is witnessing constant progress in foreign as well as domestic tourist arrivals since 2011”, he further added.

" The foreign and domestic tourist arrival in Kerala has escalated by 6.23% and 5.67% respectively in the previous year. Under the leadership of Hon Minister Sri Kadakampally Surendran, there has been very good growth in Tourism infrastructure and is coming up with the new Tourist policy." he added.

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