Newark,UK / Kochi, India, 28 November, 2009:

Kerala Voyages, leading promoters of South India in the global travel and tourism market has launched exclusive backwater experience programs to leverage on the National Geographic Branding for Kerala Backwaters. National Geographic Traveller in its latest issue has listed placid backwaters of Kerala as one of the 133 ´World‘s Greatest Places‘. Kerala Backwaters is ranked 23rd, well ahead of the world famous Taj Mahal.

Kerala Voyages has developed tailor made Backwater packages for the tourists who land in Cochin in cruise vessels or for short breaks. The Village Backwater Cruise in Poothotta Village and a village exploration tour in Kumbalanghi Model Tourism Village in addition to the renowned Houseboat day cruise in Alleppey are designed to deliver the best experience on Kerala Backwaters. It has included a meal in all programmes to share the culinary specialities of these areas as well. All the three programmes provide the tourists an exclusive opportunity to experience the serene and pristine backwater life in Kerala Villages. Kerala Voyages has included options to familiarise the visitors with local activities such as coir making, toddy tapping, traditional fishing methods etc as well. It has identified Kothad Island, a hitherto unspoiled virgin spot near to Cochin to extend an unforgettable rustic Backwater experience to the admirers.

“We take extra care on cleanliness and hygiene; preserving the environment is always on our top priority. We use the best category House boats and eco friendly resorts to promote these programmes. Our nominated professionals on ground are always at hand to suggest the best spots in the locale for the traveller and to ensure their enjoyment in complete safety and silence. We have also launched an online chat facility on our website to enable the travellers to talk to our experts; this will help us to plan a tour with the best possible options;” said Mr. Geroge Scaria, Managing Director, Kerala Voyages.

Kerala Voyages will be promoting these exclusive Backwater packages through their UK, US, South Africa and Germany offices. A special focus will be given to the Company‘s Backwater Tours during their promotions in ITB 2010 in Berlin. Mr Jay Kandy, Overseas Director, who is in charge of the International Marketing will spearhead the campaign to promote Kerala Backwater experiences in the western markets.

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