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TN to promote adventure tourism

- April 1, 2022

Chennai, April 1 (BPNS)

The Tamil Nadu tourism department is on an ambitious plan to promote adventure tourism, water tourism, and kayaking on a large-scale basis. The department is also planning to promote Caravan tourism in all the tourist spots of the state including Mahabalipuram, Kancheepuram, Udhugamandalam, Kodaikanal, and a few other places.

The department is planning to join hands with private entrepreneurs in the tourism sector to promote tourism on a Public, Private, Partnership (PPP) , model.

The state tourism department has chalked out ambitious plans and has already roped in an internationally renowned consultant for bringing in more tourists to the state. During the recent visit of Chief Minister, M.K.Stalin to the United Arab Emirates, tourism was one of the key subjects he had promoted.

The state is also in discussions with major hospitals in the state to promote medical tourism, especially in Arabian countries and the United States as the cost in Tamil Nadu is peanuts when compared to the hefty fee that is levied in these countries. The state health minister, Ma Subramanian, and the state tourism minister, M. Mathiventhan is in discussions with the major hospital groups of the state to work out the intricacies of medical tourism. Sources in the hospital groups told IANS that the one bottleneck will the health insurance part as the cost in a third world country like India would be much cheaper when compared to developed countries like the United States as well as the United Arab Emirates.

The Tamil Nadu tourism department is also promoting water sports in a major way and is planning to convert the state into a hub of international water sports. M. Mathivenan, the minister for tourism in the Tamil Nadu government while speaking to IANS said,” We are galloping ahead with many tourism projects and we expect the state to move forward in the tourism sector. Modern, green tourism is the need of the hour and Tamil Nadu is well on its course.”

The state tourism department is conducting the three-day Travel and Tourism Fair (TTF) in Chennai in which representatives from 13 states are participating. This TTF is conducted two years following the Covid related issues and the state is expecting to showcase major destinations.