In a bid to promote tourism in Kerala, authorities are going to launch a global mountain biking competition in November. The department hopes to give a push to the number of tourists taking flights to India landing in the region.

Leisure vacationers taking Kerala bound India flights in November would be able to enjoy the much-anticipated global mountain biking competition that is being planned in the popular holiday destination.

An initiative of the state’s tourism department, the three-day global event would be held in the Kovalam seaside resort and Thenmala in Kollam district of the state. The department is hopeful that the mountain biking competition is sure to lure tourists into booking flights to the southern India province.

November is the peak season in the region when a stream of foreign holiday makers grab flights to India and land up in the god’s own country to explore the myriad charms of the region in pleasant weather.

Kerala’s MTB 2012 is likely to attract a “large number of domestic as well as foreign sports lovers and tourists to the state,” state authorities expressed faith.

The main part of the event will be a cross-country race that will be held at Thenmala, a popular ecotourism destination of the region, revealed sources in the department.

An event website has also been launched for the purpose of imparting information to interested tourists who are willing to take flights to India, connecting to the southern province.

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