President of India will Present ‘National Tourism Awards’ on 27th September, 2017

President of India will Present ‘National Tourism Awards’ on 27th September, 2017

The President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind will present “National Tourism Awards” to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry at a function organized by Ministry of Tourism in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on World Tourism Day (27 September,2017). The function will be presided over by theMinister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism ShriShri Alphons Kannanthanam.
These awards are being given since the early 1990s and are presented to State Governments / Union Territories, classified hotels, heritage hotels, approved travel agents, tour operators and tourist transport operators, individuals and other private organizations in recognition of their performance in their respective fields and also to encourage healthy competition with an aim to promote tourism. In an attempt to encourage States and Union Territories to put into place effective mechanisms for maintaining cleanliness at tourist destinations, a new Category of award “Swachhta Award” has been introduced this year. Other new categories of awards being introduced this year include “Best State for Adventure Tourism” and “Best Wildlife Guide”.
The date for the Awards has been selected to coincide with World Tourism Daywhich is celebrated annually on 27th September, to coincide with the anniversary of adoption of the statutes of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). Its purpose is to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. The theme for World Tourism Day 2017, as announced by UNWTO is “Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development”.
This year, Hall of Fame Awards have been introduced, which will be given to States, Organisations, Agencies which have the National Tourism Award in the same category for the last three consecutive years. Recipients of the Hall of Fame Awards will be eligible to apply for the National Tourism Award in the same category after three years.
 
The Award function will also include :
(i)    Launch of the Incredible India 2.0 Campaign;
(ii)   Launch of ‘Adopt A Heritage’ Project; and
(iii)  Design Launch of Incredible India Website.
Invitees at the function will include Tourism Ministers of States, Central and State Government Officials, Representatives from Diplomatic Missions, Members from the Travel and Hospitality Industries, including leading Hoteliers, Travel Agents and Tour Operators, Travel Media and the Mainstream Media.

You might also like

Latest

Taiwan launches Summer Solstice 235 for the first time

The Taiwan Tourism Bureau, through the concept of brand management, is committed to the planning and marketing all kinds of festivals in Taiwan. This year, among the myriad of international

Top Stories

Accor’s Response to Covid 19

Over the past three weeks, the crisis has severely deepened with over half the worldwide population either confined and/or under lock-down. This has resulted in a virtual standstill of travel,

Latest

Indian visitors in US spent a record $13.6 billion in 2016 says Report

Indian visitors spent a record USD 13.6 billion in the US last year, positioning India on the sixth spot among the top 10 international markets for the US in terms

Latest

Ice World returns to The Venetian Macao – Book your stay and show tickets now

Packages start at just HKD 1,138 Asia’s largest annual indoor frozen wonderland,Kung Fu Panda Adventure Ice World with the DreamWorks All-Stars, is returning to The Venetian®Macao for a limited time

Government

Govt plans analytics tool for airfare trends

The government plans to have an analytics tool that will provide future airfare trends in a transparent manner for passengers. The proposal is part of the Civil Aviation Ministry’s efforts

Destinations

Regent Seven Seas cruises to return to Turkey

Regent Seven Seas Cruises (RSSC), the most inclusive luxury experience™, has announced it will be returning to Turkey with eleven itineraries departing in 2019. This captivating country has long been

Destinations

AC rakes for Toy Train to Darjeeling from April 1: NFR

Come April 1, the heritage status Darjeeling Himalayan Railway or DHR, popularly known as “Toy Train” will have two fully AC coaches on regular basis for promotion of tourism in

Trending

Train to Leh, Ladakh: Suresh Prabhu lays foundation stone for Bilaspur-Mandi-Leh Rail Line to be built at a cost of Rs 157 cr

The 498 km long rail line will connect Mandi, Kullu, Manali, Keylong and other important towns of HP and J and K. The project will be completed by March 2019.

Trending

Modernization and Multimedia Project Installations at Poble Espanyol Barcelona

Poble Espanyol is an enclosed space in the city of Barcelona which is a scale replica of a town featuring all of Spain´s most famous landmarks.  Poble Espanyol is an

Destinations

Ramu B. IAS is the new Director of Karnataka Tourism

On 24th April 2018, Ramu.B, IAS took charge as the director of the Karnataka state tourism department. The 2010-batch IAS officer Mr.Ramu.B, IAS had earlier served as the District Collector

Aviation

ETIHAD AIRWAYS ANNOUNCES A NEW CODESHARE AGREEMENT WITH AIR ARABIA ABU DHABI

Etihad will place its ‘EY’ code from its global route network on to Air Arabia Abu Dhabi’s inaugural services to the Egyptian cities of Alexandria and Sohag  Etihad Airways, the

Latest

Bengal goes strong in tea tourism

Tea tourism has gained momentum in Bengal but the state is lagging behind in generation of revenue from the tourism sector.   Swaati Chaudhury At a time when tea tourism is

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!