There is only a trickling in of foreign tourists.
Despite the city being blessed with cliffs and beaches, foreign tourists have been ditching the capital city for the past few years.
Interestingly, Thiruvananthapuram was the only district which registered negative growth in foreign tourist arrival in 2019 (up to September).
Among the popular destinations, Kovalam witnessed the highest erosion of foreign tourists in the last three years (2016-18).
If 1.6 lakh foreign tourists visited Kovalam in 2016, it dropped to 1.4 lakhs in 2018.
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