Tourism in Kerala: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

“Spirit Of Kerala” becomes first Indian short film that bagged People’s Choice Award

Published: October 10, 2019

The “Spirit Of Kerala”, which is directed by Arun Joseph, has become the first Indian short film that bagged the People’s Choice Award at the recently concluded My Rode Reel film competition. It is a short film by a group of Malayali youngsters on Vallamkali (boat racing) that showed the celebration of the spirit of ..

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Kerala state tourism wins PATA Gold award for an ethnic food restaurant run by women

Published: September 24, 2019

At Nur-Sultan (Astana) in Kazakhsta, the Kerala Tourism has won three prestigious Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold awards viz. for an ethnic food restaurant run by women at Kumarakom under its Responsible Tourism Mission, for an advertisement campaign of Kerala Tourism ‘Come Out and Play’ and for its website (www.keralatourism.org) respectively. The ad campaign ..

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K Dhanya Sanal is first woman to climb peak of 1,868-metre-high Agasthyarkoodam

Published: February 19, 2019

K Dhanya Sanal, a spokesperson for the defence ministry in Thiruvananthapuram, has created history by becoming the first woman to climb the peak of 1,868-metre-high Agasthyarkoodam in January 2019 after the High court removed traditional restrictions on women from scaling the peak. Agasthyarkoodam is a part of the Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve which lies on the ..

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Kerala bags two Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) gold awards 2018 for its innovative marketing campaigns

Published: September 17, 2018

The Kerala Tourism has bagged two prestigious gold awards of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) for its innovative marketing campaigns at Langkawi, Malaysia during PATA Travel Mart 2018. The Kerala Tourism got the first gold for its ‘Yalla Kerala’ travel advertisement print media campaign in the Gulf countries. It showcased the state’s greenery and ..

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India’s first state-run all-woman hotel “Hostess” to come up in Kerala

Published: July 26, 2018

India’s first public sector hotel “Hostess” run entirely by women for women will come up in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The flagship project of the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) has been launched by the state Tourism minister Kadakampally Surendran. ‘Hostess’ will offer state-of-the-art facilities, including automated security features, technology-oriented check-ins and check-outs, laundry service, complimentary breakfast, ..

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