Kerala blessed with its lush green landscapes and many famous tourism destinations like Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Munnar, Kovalam Beach, Bolghatty Palace and others other has been voted as the best Asian holiday destination by an independent online travel magazine called ‘Smart Travel Asia’.
The magazine that carried out ‘Best in Travel poll 2010’ recently saw travellers voting for their favorite destinations based on their actual travel experience as well as word-of-mouth and an idea of the brand drawn from ads and PR. The only other Indian destinations to be listed in the top 10 were Rajasthan and Goa which came in at eighth and tenth spot respectively.
“This is phenomenal recognition for the state and the people who are in the tourism sector, delivering an inspirational experience. Keralites should feel very proud of their contribution to this fantastic international achievement”, said Secretary, Kerala Tourism, V. Venu.
Meanwhile, Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) that actively promotes its state and offers attractive tour packages to visitors is working out a medical tourism package. KTDC by collaborating with many state agencies, foreign tour operators and super specialty hospitals would make arrangements for medical tourists to stay in its hotels in prime locations like Munnar and Thiruvananthapuram at affordable rates.