Grand Kerala Shopping Festival
(GKSF) 2007-08
Second Grand Kerala Shopping Festival
(GKSF) 2008-2009
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Kerala Government is planning to conduct a Mega Shopping Festival from 1st December 2007 till 15th January 2008 across 14 districts of Kerala State. The Grand Kerala Shopping Festival (GKSF) is the latest attraction that will touch the lives of every Keralite and also tourists and they can explore a delightful shopping experience that promises amazing price-offs and exclusive privileges from commercial retail outlets. The festival, which will coincide with the peak tourism season, will also include cultural events. The State Government plans to make it an annual event in the coming years also.

The State Tourism minister, Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told that the 45-day long event is intended to help the growth of Kerala’s tourism sector and also its traditional products such as coir, handloom fabric and handicrafts. GKSF would also promote local traditional products, such as marine products, decorative items, handicrafts, consumer durables, jewellery, textiles, resorts and the ayurveda centre,' he added.

The State Finance Minister, Dr T.M. Thomas Issac, also said that the idea behind the Grand Kerala Shopping Festival is to transform the State into a major international shopping destination in about five years.

The main focus of the festival will be on the local residents and the thousands of NRI’s who travel to Kerala during this period to their home town from various countries. The festival is open for participation to all kinds of merchant establishments - ranging from consumer durables outlets, lifestyle stores, jewellery retail shops, hotels, restaurants, resorts & spas, ayurvedic healing centers and other forms of retail outlets.

Prizes and Gifts
Every Rs. 1000 worth of purchase will get them one lucky coupon.
Weekly lucky draws as well as Mega Lucky Draw
Grand prizes - Car, Consumer durables, Holiday packages etc
Mega Prizes - International Luxury cars and Stylish Apartments.

For more details CONTACT:-
Trivandrum - 0471 - 3214945,
Cochin - 0484 - 3239476,
Calicut - 0495 - 3042742,
Fax - 0484 - 2311099,,
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