Tamil Nadu that boasts of well-renowned religious spots like Brihadeshwara temple, Vardaraja temple, Meenakshi temple and others has now been declared as favourite destination of foreign tourists.
Besides, to increase the number of tourist arrivals in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, V Irai Anbhu, Secretary for tourism and Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC) Chairman has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between 2 states. As per the agreement, tourist places in Andhra Pradesh would be promoted at TTDC offices, while the same will be done by Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) as well.
Tamil Nadu had previously entered into similar promotional arrangements with Sikkim, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Orissa, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa. Mr. Sandeep Kumar Sultania, Vice-chairman and managing director of APTDC said “Tamil Nadu is the 10th state with which Andhra Pradesh has signed MoU”.
TTDC that actively involves in promoting its state has introduced various attractive tour packages like Hop-on Hop-off tour, Pilgrimage package tour, Summer special tour, Optional package tour among others. The state witnessed a total of 8, 04, 06657 tourist arrivals in 2009 compared to previous year's 6, 46, 58,671, thus registering a growth of 24.36 per cent.