Kerala tourism hopes to increase arrivals with Champions Boat League

 

The first edition of (CBL) is currently underway with its backwaters scheduled to house snake boats until the end of November. The CBL, which began in late August, is designed in the IPL format, will be the main driver of monsoon tourism this year, said Kerala tourism information officer.

Every weekend, any tourist who comes to Kerala can witness one in any of the tourist backwaters. It will end with the president’s trophy race in Kollam on November 23, with 12 races during the intermediate weekends. be a world class experience for tourists, ” he said. CBL’s snake boat racing schedule includes events on October 5 (Marine Drive, Kochi), October 12 (Kottappuram, Thrissur), October 19 (Ponnani, Malappuram), October 26 (Kainakari) , November 2 (Pulinkunnu, Alappuzha), November 9 (Kayamkulam, Alappuzha), November 16 (Kallada, Kollam) and November 23 (President’s Trophy Boat Race, Kollam).

The arrivals of national tourists to Kerala in the first quarter of 2019 stood at 41,90,468 compared to the figures of 38,77,712 during the corresponding period in 2018, registering an increase of 8.07 percent, said the official and added that The increase in national tourist footfalls, especially in Alappuzha and Idukki, the districts that suffered the worst part of the floods last year, is an indicator that Kerala tourism has returned to normal. The two main states that send the largest number of national tourists to Kerala are Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, followed by Maharashtra in third place. “ More than 5.7 lakh tourists we received in 2018 were from Maharashtra, ” he said.

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