Tourism Needs A Boost As Season Is About To Begin

by R. Sairam ,  thehindu | 2012-08-03

The southern districts are also rich in religious and leisure tourism assets with tourist destinations classified as religious, leisure, adventure, eco, rural and medical tourism centres.

Tamil Nadu, with its long history and great culture dating back to at least over two millennia, is endowed with a number of temples on a scale seldom seen elsewhere in the world and a heritage that is unique, which provides excellent scope for religious as well as heritage tourism.

The southern districts are also rich in religious and leisure tourism assets with tourist destinations classified as religious, leisure, adventure, eco, rural and medical tourism centres.

With the objective of providing a boost to tourism in south Tamil Nadu, which accounts for 41 per cent of the domestic and 23 per cent of the foreign tourists visiting the State, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) had submitted earlier this year to the State Government a study on ‘Development of Tourism Sector in Southern TN: A Strategic Road Map’ prepared this February by Madras Consultancy Group.

Right Time

With the tourism season about to start in September, stakeholders in tourism sector told The Hindu that this was the right time for State Government to design an optimum strategy to ensure that Tamil Nadu had something to offer through the year rather than just during the season.

According to the Tourism Department, over 4.26 crore tourists visited important tourist centres in southern Tamil Nadu in 2010 with the tourist arrivals having more than trebled during 2005 to 2010 period.



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