Kerala The Conference Destination
With its picturesque surroundings, ambient weather, world-class healthcare, art and cultural attractions, Kerala is seen as a tropical paradise for tourists from all over the world. However, not many are aware that it has also been evolving into a business destination for conducting conferences, meetings and seminars. Rapid strides in technology and the booming business scene in India have increased the demand for high-end venues to hold conferences with Kerala being at the forefront, whether domestic or international.
Natural beauty, good infrastructure, availability of skilled labor, high standards of life, health, blend of ancient and modern cultures and attractive venues are some of the factors that have contributed to its popularity as an upcoming business destination. Very few places in the world can boast of a perfect confluence of natural and human resources as Kerala. Its image as a conference destination is also being projected through its chain of business hotels, upgrading of services and facilities to international standards and plans to introduce more resorts, world-class venues and airports which will make it the most preferred MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) destination in India. Pre and post conference tours are also available for those looking to mix business with leisure.
The Zuri Kumarakom, Renaissance Hotel and Le Meridian at Cochin, Kadavu Resort Calicut, Taj Garden Resort Idukki and the Lulu Convention Centre at Thrissur are some of the key venues for organizing events and conferences. If you are looking for something different to impress clients and guests, places like Alleppey offer packages for houseboat conferences. The houseboats are equipped with the latest technological facilities and can provide you with seating capacities ranging from twenty-five to over a hundred. All the major cities are equipped with event management centers that can assist you with advertising, road shows and other promotional activities. From a cost perspective, the smaller towns are definitely more feasible and offer a wider range of options. Undisturbed settings with the assurance of quality services and comforts have made Kerala an ideal conference destination.