Kovalam | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Bengaluru: The crisis in Sri Lanka has turned the tides of tourism in favour of neighbouring countries like India and Kerala is likely to experience more international visitors in the coming months. Dr K Manoj Kumar, Managing Director, Kerala Tourism Infrastructure, said Kerala is more likely to benefit from the setback faced by the tourism sector in Sri Lanka.
He pointed out that Kerala has a tourism sector identical to that of Sri Lanka and would be able to attract tourists. "The state government aims to create a tourist-friendly sector in Kerala. Therefore, the tourism department will take measures to coordinate all projects in this sector. When Lakshawdeep becomes a destination for tourists in future, it would likely benefit the state as well," he added.
He said that the state government aims to bring together the tourism sector of Lakshadweep and Kerala in the future.