News

Highlights from National Tourism Awards, 2019

The National Tourism Awards 2019,organised in conjunction with World Tourism Day celebrations, honoured state governments, hotels, tour operators,  individuals and  organisations in recognition of their contribution to the Tourism industry

The Ministry of Tourism organised the National Tourism Awards 2017-18 on September 27, 2019 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The National Tourism Awards were given in conjunction with World Tourism Day celebrations. This year, the United Nation World Tourism Organisation celebrated World Tourism Day in India, with the purpose of fostering awareness among the international community regarding the Tourism industry on the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. The National Tourism Awards were given away by Hon’ble Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, who addressed the august gathering. 

These awards were presented under 75 categories to state governments, union territories, classified hotels, approved tour operators, travel trade, individuals and other organisations in recognition of their performance in respective fields. These awards were given for the activities undertaken in 2017-18.

The National Tourism Awards were given away by Hon’ble Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu in the Presence of Mr. Zurab Pololikashvii, Secretary General, United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and Shri Prahlad Singh Patel, Hon’ble Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism and Culture.
Speaking on the occasion, Hon’ble Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism and Culture Shri Prahlad Singh Patel said that the Indian Tourism industry is growing at an exponential rate. Tourism not only helps in creating employment opportunities but also plays a major role in maintaining social harmony.  It bridges the gap between geographies and cultures and creates a common link. 
Yogendra Tripathi, Hon’ble Secretary, Government of India, Ministry of Tourism, said, “Ministry of Tourism through its various schemes such as Swadesh Darshan and Prashad has improved the tourist infrastructure of destinations which has further enhanced the travel experience of the tourist visiting our country.”
The awards for the following categories were given away by the Hon’ble Vice President of India
·        Best State/Union Territory: Comprehensive Development of Tourism

·        Best State/Union Territory: Adventure Tourism

·        Best Film Production Friendly State/Union Territory

·        Best Civic Management of a Tourist Destination in India
Awards for the remaining categories were given away by Shri. Prahlad Singh Patel and Mr. Zurab Pololikashvii. The Event commenced at 10:20 hrs and continued till 13:30 hours, followed by lunch.

Madhya Pradesh Tourism bagged 10 awards 

Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board was awarded with 10 National Awards in different categories, for instance, Best Adventure State, Excellence in Publishing in Foreign Language – Chinese Brochure, Best Tourism Promotion Publicity Material – Lonely Planet Pocket Guides, Best Maintained & Differently Abled-Friendly Monument for Buddhist Monument at Sanchi, Best Wildlife Guide to Mr. Manoj Kumar, Panna, Best Heritage City – Orchha, Best Airport – Indore, Swachhta Award, Indore, Best Tourist Transport Operator to Radient Travel.

Owing to  consistent  efforts  by Goa Tourism Development  Corporation  (GTDC) in   turning Goa into a premium adventure tourism destination during the last 4-5 years,  Goa Tourism received a huge  laurel  at the National Tourism Awards 2019 bagging the prestigious  award as the  Best State for Adventure Tourism.
 In yet another shot in the arm for Goa Tourism,  the State for the  third consecutive  year bagged the  National Tourism Award for Comprehensive  Development  of Tourism (Rest of India).  This hat-trick of National Tourism  Award  for Comprehensive  Development  of Tourism has been attributed to the  outstanding  performance of  the State in providing amenities,  facilities, new tourism services, initiatives, activities etc for tourists visiting Goa.

Related posts

Sunday Sundowner at chic Ottimo at West View ITC Maurya Delhi

Meander lazily through the easy breezy Sunday Sundowner at Ottimo at West View ITC Maurya Delhi.

Manish Rajora rejoins Eastbound Group as Head of Contracting

Eastbound Group, a consortium of travel and tourism businesses headquartered in Gurgaon, has announced the rejoining of Manish Rajora as Head of…

Shridhar Nair promoted as new Vice President- Operations of The Leela

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts has announced the promotion of Shridhar Nair as Vice President- Operations of The Leela Palaces, Hotels and…

Lemon Tree Premier launches its new property in Vijayawada

Lemon Tree Hotels Ltd, through its management subsidiary Carnation Hotels Pvt. Ltd., announced the opening of Lemon Tree Premier, Vijayawada. This is…

Radisson adds eight new hotels across brands in challenging 2020

Radisson Hotel Group added eight new hotels across four brands in 2020,  thus strengthening its domestic portfolio to overcome a tumultuous year. Located…

Fern Hotels to open 8 new properties in the first half of 2021

The Fern Hotels & Resorts, India’s leading environmentally sensitive hotel chain will be opening 8 new hotels in the first half of 2021

Kenya Welcomes Indians To Experience A Magical Holiday

Kenya is welcoming Indian tourists into the destination to sample the unique Kenyan tourism products in 2021.  As a key source market,…

Wyndham enters Nepal with chic new 90-room Ramada Encore by Wyndham Kathmandu-Thamel

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts enters Nepal via the new 90-room Ramada Encore by Wyndham Kathmandu-Thamel.

Golden Hour at beautiful Gateway of India

It was a dream come true visiting The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel Mumbai while dropping in on a friend who had a…

10 Best places to visit in Chennai - make sure to not miss them!

We take you on a wonderful tour of the best places to visit in Chennai.   Chennai presents a colourful tapestry of everyday…