tourist destinations and infrastructure facilities in the state to investors and potential partners in Saudi Arabia. “The
number of foreign tourists to Kerala is increasing by 35 percent
annually since 1991…” [November 2006]
Season’s special: Holidays set to pinch the wallet- The Economic Times
This year, premium hotels at leisure destinations across India have upped room rates by 30-35%, and have imposed a minimum-stay requirement between Christmas and New Year. Airlines are offering flights at peak rates and have closed the sale of tickets to popular destinations; these tickets will be sold at much higher rates closer to the start of the season, sources said.
Leela Kempinski’s associate head of sales at Kovalam, Prem Joseph, told ET: “We insist on a minimum 5-day stay as we don’t want to go unoccupied even for a single day. Hotels try to get maximum revenues during this time”.
It is not just the Leela Kovalam but almost all Kerala hotels are trying it on which even as a travel professional is sad. The rich are not bothered as they travel whenever they want. I worry as Sri Lanka which is Kerala’s closest competitor for foreign visitors is just so much cheaper