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To revive Kerala tourism, the beaches of the state have been reopened on November 1st after prohibiting visits since the outbreak of the pandemic. As a part of the unlock process, the state government decided to resume tourist centers in two phases.
In the first phase of unlocking the state government opened the backwater tourism centers including hill stations, adventure resorts, and houseboats on October 12th, 2020. Reportedly, as many as 26 key tourism projects were inaugurated in Kerala in October 2020 by the state Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
In the second phase of unlocking on November 1st, 2020 the state government has reopened its beaches. The captivating beaches of Kerala are once again open for public visitors.
The decision of the government will help in bringing the tourism business back on track. Since this decision of the government, the flow of tourists to the beaches of Kerala has also started. The tourism industry is now expecting an enhanced footfall of domestic tourists than foreign tourists.
The senior vice president of the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) Mr. E. M. Najeeb told a press agency that reopening beaches will give renewed strength and support to the hotels and resorts located at beaches. He also mentioned that it will support the local families who wish to spend their time at the beach side to take a break from the current Corona crisis.
With this step, Kerala tourism is expected to thrive again soon.
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