The amazing success of the previous editions of Grand Kerala Shopping Festival has enhanced the anticipation for Season 6, which starts on15th December 2012 and concludes on 31st Jan 2013. A 48 days shopping fiesta, the sixth edition of GKSF promises to be bigger, broader and better. A whopping 101 kg Gold and a host of attractive high value gifts are declared as the prizes of season 6. Besides, an array of rich and varied events including a 15 day trade fair at Cochin shall bring in more footfalls to Kerala. The government of Kerala is offering a 100% VAT refund to tourists from outside the state who visit and shop in Kerala during season 6. There are more facilities added for GKSF season 6, including Online Registration and registration through Akshaya Centres. Service of Akshaya centres and Trade Associations will be used for Registration under the supervision of a Logistic agency.
A unique shopping fiesta, the Grand Kerala Shopping Festival (GKSF) first started on 2007 Dec 1 to next year Jan 15 and since then it became an annual shopping festival in Kerala, the southernmost state in India, popularly known as 'God's Own Country'. The ever-inviting borders of Kerala never leave you empty handed once you traverse them. The Grand Kerala Shopping Festival, the signature shopping festival of Kerala, is yet another fascinating event that stands testimony to this fact.
The shopping festival is conducted by the Tourism Department in co-ordination with the Industries & Commerce Department, Finance Department and Local Self Government Departments. Through this shopping festival, the Kerala Government intends to transform the state into a hub for international shopping experience and thereby "Launch Shopping Tourism" in the state. In the process, the brand image of Kerala Tourism would go a long way to help upgrade the infrastructure of traditional marketing centers in Kerala.
The organizers are well set with the show on road of the version-6 of the biggest ever Shopping Extravaganza, the "Grand Kerala Shopping Festival" with novel initiatives and exciting prizes to the shops and shoppers. Like the government promised, GKSF is revving up to its full throttle with the experiences from the previous years. Offers and offers from big brands and MEs for their products, hotels give their special offers, exciting prizes, fun filled events and many more!!!
With all these special discounts available, GKSF would be the right choice for your shopping terminal. Fresh enterprises, mind blowing offers and exciting prizes - both for shops and shoppers - make GKSF the biggest shopping extravaganza in the country.
- To make the state of Kerala a prominent International trade centre.
- For development in the trade and commerce sector.
- To propagate our traditional products and cultural heritage among others who visit Kerala.
- To bring in branding or brand building opportunities and thus promote the tourism industry.
- To make the state the trade and tourism hub of the country.
- To encourage maximum number of tourists to visit Kerala.