Spice Route To Be Promoted Again By Kerala Tourism

Published on: 05 Aug, 2013
Published under: General Kerala News, Kerala Travel News

3 August 2013
Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala Tourism department is all set to promote Spice Route from Kerala to the West. This was revealed by Kerala Tourism at a presentation during the three-day international meeting on Silk Road tourism that ended Saturday in the Chinese city of Dunhuang.

The meet was organised by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).Kerala Tourism Secretary Suman Billa who made the presentation emphasized on the importance of the route that linked 31 countries in Asia and Europe with India, particularly Kerala, as a major hub.

“With the recent archaeological evidences excavated from Muziris, the major port of entry to India from the West for the ancient spice trade, we have been presented with a historic opportunity to revive the Spice Route for the modern world,” said Billa.

Among those who heard him included officials from UNWTO, UNESCO, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and international tourism organisations.

Source– http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/kerala-tourism-to-revive-spice-route-113080300662_1.html

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