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President gives away National Tourism Awards

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The President Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil gave away National Tourism Awards to 78 awardees in over 50 categories.

Union Tourism Minister Mr Subodh Kant Sahai has called for accelerated development of the tourism sector with the active involvement of industry.  Speaking at the National Tourism Awards 2010-2011 presentation ceremony here today, he said Ministry of Tourism is looking at diversifying the tourism products  by developing and promoting the nascent/upcoming niche products of the Tourism industry.

The President Mrs Pratibha Devisingh Patil gave away National Tourism Awards to 78 awardees in   over 50 categories.  

The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India annually presents National Tourism Awards to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. These awards 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. The National Tourism Awards have over the years emerged as a prestigious recognition of achievements in the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors.

Three new categories of Awards were  introduced from this year.  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 for “The Best State : Campaign Clean India” has been introduced.  In addition two new categories of awards for the “Best Heritage City” and “Best Heritage Walk” have also been introduced.

Some of the important recipients of Awards were the States of Sikkim, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Kerala, the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad, the New Delhi Railway Station, leading Tour Operators and Hotels, amongst others.

 

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