God’s Own Country, and one of the most-loved tourist destinations in the country, Kerala is planning to reopen tourism in early October this year. The state has been shut for tourism ever since pandemic broke out in the country, eventually leading to strict lockdowns throughout the country. Kadakampally Surendran, Minister for Co- Operation, Tourism and Devaswom in Government of Kerala, announced that the state is planning to welcome tourists in early October.
“The plan includes highlighting the importance of wellness and ayurveda for immunity. The file has been presented to the chief minister and health department for their advice.” said Kadakampally Surendran.
The state has tourism as its major revenue-generating industry, and added 12 per cent to the state’s GDP in 2019