Kerala Tourism News

Golden Gate Award for Kerala Tourism

The Department of Tourism in Kerala has won the won the silver prize of Golden Gate award for promoting the backwaters of Kerala at the Internationale Tourismus-Borse Berlin 2015, Germany
The Golden Gate award is presented every year at the ITB-Berlin and is considered as the Oscar in tourism communication. It is considered the ultimate recognition in global tourism communication. The award was received by Kerala Tourism Secretary G Kamala Vardhana Rao and Joint Secretary in the Union Tourism..

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Kerala-'The Best Green Destination'

Kerala has bagged the "Best Green Destination" prize at India's Best Awards for 2013. Kerala also picked up the "Best Indian State" awards presented by the Travel + Leisure South Asia magazine for the top tourism and travel destinations and services.
The awards were presented by Portugal's ambassador to India Jorge Roza de Oliveira in New Delhi on 31st March 2014. In its third year, India's Best Awards are given on the basis of an online readers' poll conducted over five months. "Responsible..

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The Great Backwaters campaign wins tourism Oscar

Kerala Tourism has won the ITB-Berlin's Golden City Gate Gold Award, known as the "Oscar of Tourism Communications".
Kerala won the gold prize for its print campaign titled "The Great Backwaters" launched last year in Germany, beating tough competition from major tourism boards of the world. Suman Billa, secretary of kerala tourism received the award at a ceremony held on Thursday...

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Kumarakom, first Indian destination with UN Award

The United Nations has brought in some good news for Kerala Tourism as Kumarakom has become the first Indian destination to win an UN Award for sustainable tourism.
Right from coconut leaves weaving to coir making, toddy tapping and a country boat ride through the lush green Vembanad Lake, a tourist visiting Kumarakaom gets hands on experience about the village life in the popular destination. A tourist begins his journey with a country boat ride through a picturesque lake lined with coconut..

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Tourism Award 2011-2012

Tourism award for the year 2011-2012 has been announced and the entries for selection of awards in the 2012-13 fiscal have been invited. The same has to be submitted before November 30 to the Tourism director, Park View, Thiruvananthapuram-33. Details are
Best in-bound tour operator - Intersight Tours and Travels Private Ltd, Kochi Best out-bound tour operator - Riya Holidays Private Ltd, Kochi Best five-Star deluxe hotel - Dream Hotel, Kochi Best five-Star hotel - Turtle on the Beach,..

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Seaplane service in Kerala

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy launched the country's first seaplane service from the backwaters in Kollam on 02 June 2013. Initially, the six-seater Cessna 206 H amphibian aircraft will be utilised for this service.
By the end of this year, four more companies will be launching their seaplanes and will operate them from the Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Khozikode and Mangalore airports to the backwaters in Kollam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Kasargode..

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Kochi-Muziris Biennale-2016

The Kochi Muziris Biennale is an international exhibition of contemporary art being held in Kochi. It's India's first Biennale and begins on 12-Dec-2016 and ends on 29-Mar-2017
Biennale, like a portmanteau film, sports several disparate narratives in chaotic harmony. It is the antithesis of gallery art and seeks to conjure up a ‘carnival’ world, in Mikhail Bhaktin’s lingo, where the sublime, the ordinary, the kitschy and the profane jostle for space. While India boasts a robust..

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