The tourism industry has made all of us proud. On the occasion of ‘World Tourism Day’, Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Virbhadra Singh gave away awards at the third International Tourism Conclave.
Starting from the major ones, Himachal Pradesh bagged the award for excellence in promoting and popularizing adventure tourism in the country and Gujarat won the trophy as the best tourist destination in the country.
Other awards which were given by him included best Religious Destination award which was given to Tamil Nadu, Best Tourism Destination of India to Gujarat, Best Rural Tourism Initiative award to Punjab, Best Wedding Destination award to Rajasthan and Best Fairs and Festival Destination award was grabbed by Andhra Pradesh.
Many more awards were given to other cities of the country including Chandigarh for the Best Travel City, Maharaja’s Express for the Best Luxury Train, Korea for the Best Outbound Film Location, Mauritius as the Best Outbound Tourism Board in India and Thailand as the Outbound Wedding Destination. An award was also presented to Manoharan Periasamy (Tourism Malaysia) as the Outbound Tourism Personality.
The hotel industry was also presented with awards on this occasion. The Best Weekend hotel award was given to Cambay Resort Jamdoli in Jaipur and Suryavilas Luxury won the Best Luxury Spa Resort award. Pride Group of Hotels was awarded as the Upcoming Hotel Chain and the Best Outbound Tourism Marketing award was given to Malaysia.