The tourism industry of India is showing signs of revival after the pandemic. According to the latest data released by the Bureau of Immigration, India received 6.19 million Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) during 2022 as compared to 1.52 million during the same period in 2021. Though the increase may seem appreciable, the foreign tourist inflow is still not up to the pre-pandemic levels – there were 10.93 million Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India in 2019.
Kerala, one of India’s showcase tourism states, began its 2023 with a string of roadshows in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco to boost visitor numbers. Kerala Tourism Principal Secretary K S Srinivas, along with the state’s business delegations, showcased new tourism offerings, globally- acclaimed assets, and projects under the “Responsible Tourism” initiatives that travellers will be able to experience in Kerala from this year.