Over the years, Kerala has witnessed tremendous growth in tourist arrivals with an increase of 11.39 per cent in domestic arrivals in 2017, compared to the previous year.
During 2017, 1,46,73,520 tourists visited the state, up from 1,31,72,535 in 2016.
In terms of revenue, total foreign exchange from the tourism sector during 2017 increased 8.29 per cent to Rs 8,392.11 crore, as compared to 2016.
The total revenue from tourism grew from Rs 29,658 crore to Rs 33,383 crore.
The Tourism Department has set an ambitious target of increasing domestic tourist arrivals by 50 per cent and doubling the foreign tourists by 2021.
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