Kerala opens for Travel Early October
Kerala has plans to welcome tourists from early October . As the state was closed for tourism during the last few months of strict lockdown.The Tourism Board has announced some special initiates to be in place to welcome tourists .
Kerala tourism department has prepared a report and plan for the same, with a very emphasis on safety and SOPs for the same. Mr Surendran, referring to the plan, was quoted as saying, "“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.”
It has to be noted that Kerala has tourism as its major revenue-generating industry, and added 12 per cent to the state's GDP in 2019. 4000 hotels in addition to 1000 houseboats and homestays, Ayurvedic centres, tour operators were, reportedly, reeling under immense financial strain with the shutdown of tourism in Kerala.
So people are looking forward to this new initiative as a respite to set things back to normal slowly.