Sri Lanka bombards tourism in South India

CHENNAI: The Easter Bombings In Sri Lanka And The Ensuing Cancellation Of Incoming Tourist Arrivals Have Made An Alternative Destination For Tourists. Tour Operators Receive Questions From Tamil Nadu And Kerala From Incoming Travelers From Europe And The US, After Their Countries Have Issued Travel Advice.

Rajeev Kale, President And Head Of State - Holiday, MICE, Visa, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. Said," India Has Been Spotlighted - Named South Indian Locations Given Agreements In Climate, Topography And Cultural Cuisine, In Addition To Other Factors. We Have Witnessed An Increased Demand For Destinations Such As Tamil Nadu &kodaikanal,puducherryandpilgrimspotssuchasmadurai,thanjavur,mahabalipuramandkancheepuram.allepey,thekkady,wayanad,kovalamandkumarakomhavealsoseenasignificantincreaseinforeigntourists,withatotalincreaseof30%overthepastfewyears."

Charles M, Secretary, Tourist Guides ' Federation Of South India, Said A Group Of 185 Tourists From France Have Recently Moved Their Travel Plans From Sri Lanka To Tamil Nadu. The Group Is On An Incentive Tour And Would Visit Sri Lanka. However, They Have Decided To Visit Tamil Nadu And Puducherry After The Bombing Rocked The Island Of Nation. "

Foreigners Love Security That Is Currently Unpredictable In Sri Lanka, And Prefer South Indian States, Although Travel And Accommodation Are Relatively Expensive, He Added.

Industry Sources Said That Sri Lanka Is A Popular Destination Because Of Its Affordability. Kerala Was A Lump Of Foreign Travelers Lost On The Island. But Things Are Back Again By The End. The Founder Of Travelxs, J Sethuraman, Said That Larger Tour Operators Are Still Trying To Promote Sri Lanka In An Attempt To Revitalize There. But Small Operators, That Have No Such Influence, Have Begun To Offer Kerala And Tamil Nadu As An Alternative To The Island. This Year We Can Take Advantage Of This Trend. "

Approved Guides From The Guides Association President P Asoka Said Between 60 And 80 Groups Have Been Looking For Tourist Places In Tamil Nadu And Kerala. The Size Of These Groups Varies From 10 To 15 From Countries Such As Germany, France, Spain, The UK And The US. One Of The Groups, Negotiating With The Local Operators, Told Me That They Have Reversed Their Previous Decision To Fly To Sri Lanka. "

Rajeev Kale Also Said That Operators Look Forward To Returning To Normality In Sri Lanka And A Revival Of Tourism. Given The Current Situation, Coupled With The Advice Of The Government, Our Domestic Customers Are Looking For Feasible Or Suitable Holiday Options. Destinations In Karnataka Have Also Become Popular, He Added.