The number of cruise liners inbound in Kochi is increasing and this may have a positive impact on Kerala’s touristry trade.
In the amount from 2017 to 2018, as many 42 cruise vessels docked in Kochi. In 2018-19 this range rose to 49, conveyance with it 62,753 tourists. within the financial year of 2019-20, 57 such luxury liners area unit expected to arrive with 60,000 to 70,000 tourists.
The 1st cruise vessel of the season is scheduled to attain the port town within the first week of November. The season is predicted to last until August 2020. The Italian ship, AIDAvita, with a most occupancy of 1,500 can dock at fowl Port on 5 November.
Facilities area unit in situ to welcome these tourists. whereas Samudrika Convention Centre (Cruise rider Facilitation Centre) of fowl Port Trust can offer the amenities, the fowl Port Trust can transport the tourists in buggy vehicles. District touristry Promotion Council (DTPC) can organize the looking at travel facilities, together with taxi services to heritage sites, chiefly museums and recent buildings at Fort Kochi and Mattancherry.