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Kerala honoured with Global Responsible Tourism Award 2023 for promoting sustainable and inclusive tourism

The kerala responsible tourism mission wins the global responsible tourism award 2023 for promoting sustainable and women-inclusive initiatives..

Kerala on Friday bagged the prestigious Global Responsible Tourism Award 2023, for its sustainable and women-inclusive initiatives successfully promoted by the state’s Responsible Tourism Mission. State Tourism Minister P A Mohammed Riyas said the state won the award instituted by the Responsible Tourism Partnership and International Centre for Responsible Tourism (ICRT) in the 'Best for Local Sourcing - Craft and Food' category.

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"The State RT Mission was selected for the award, the most valued honour being given for sustainable and inclusive tourism initiatives, for linking women-led small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to tourism activities and ensuring effective marketing of indigenous products," Riyas said in a release. The London-based organisers selected the Kerala Responsible Tourism Mission as a joint winner along with Eswatini, the erstwhile Swaziland, a landlocked country in southern Africa, which is noted for eco-friendly Ngwenya Glass.

Riyas said the international award reflects the universal appeal of responsible tourism projects that Kerala has successfully implemented, thereby establishing a viable model for the rest of India as well as other countries. "The crux of this model is that it helps conserve nature and tangible and intangible heritage, while bringing substantial benefits to local communities," the minister added. He said the Kerala RT Mission has been implementing women-friendly tourism projects in the state with the support of UN Women, the UN organisation dedicated to gender equality and women empowerment.

This is the second time Kerala RTM is getting the Responsible Tourism Global Award, after its Water STREET project implemented in Maravanthuruthu in Kottayam district bagging the honour last year. "The award jury recognised the work of the RTM in promoting the ethnic and traditional foods of each locality through tourism, providing authentic local food experiences enjoyed in local homes for tourists, besides generating additional income for the local communities," the Tourism Department said in a release.

The Global Responsible Tourism Awards, which cater to Africa, India and Latin America regions, were given in six categories including Best for Tackling Plastic Waste; Best for Meaningful Connections; Best for Local Sourcing - Craft and Food; Addressing Climate Change; Best for Diversity and Inclusion and Best for Nature-Positive Tourism.

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PATA Gold Award for Kerala Tourism 

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala Tourism has received the prestigious Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Award in the ‘Marketing Campaign (State & city - Global)’ category, marking a sterling endorsement of the state’s sustained efforts to devise innovative initiatives to attract visitors.

Kerala Tourism additional director (General) S Prem Krishnan received the honour from PATA chairman Peter Semone at the PATA Travel Mart 2023, held at the International Exhibition Convention Centre (IECC), Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, on Thursday. 

Set up in 1984, the PATA Grand and Gold Awards recognise the finest contributions from the travel industry in the Asia-Pacific region with the winning projects consistently creating benchmarks for excellence and creativity.

Kerala Tourism’s award-winning campaign ‘Make up for lost time, pack up for Kerala’, conceptualised for an audience transitioning to normalcy after the Covid period, targeted domestic tourists. The campaign made a splash in all major media platforms, including print, radio, out-of-home advertising, digital videos and banners (web portals), and social media channels.

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Kanthalloor, a farm village in Kerala’s Idukki district, has bagged the 'Gold' award for its sustainable and inclusive STREET project, initiated by the state’s Responsible Tourism Mission. The award bestowed by the Government of India was described as the Best Rural Tourism Project. Kanthalloor was chosen for the award following an eight-month intensive review of rural village projects across the country.  “This honour is a huge endorsement of Kerala’s sustainable Responsible Tourism (RT) initiative. It is all the more encouraging that Kerala receives this national honour on World Tourism Day, which was themed ‘Tourism and Green Investments’ by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) this year,” said the Kerala Tourism Minister Shri P. A. Mohamed Riyas.  On the occasion of World Tourism Day, the Kerala Tourism Director Shri P. B. Nooh received the award from Smt. V. Vidyavathi, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, India, at a ceremony held on September 27 at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi.  After receiving the award, Shri P. B. Nooh recalled that this is the most recent recognition in a string of international and national honours given to Kerala's RT initiative, which has established a model for tourism development that is respected throughout the world for protecting the environment, valuing culture, and enhancing local communities.  Kanthalloor has been recognised for being the country’s first panchayat to implement women-friendly tourism. As part of this, the ‘destination security’ scheme was implemented, and special women's tour packages were introduced. The village developed and implemented several tourism packages based on the protocol for farm and village tourism. ‘Green Badges’ were provided to vehicles used for tourism activities.  According to the Tourism Secretary Shri K. Biju, Kerala is a world leader in the development of inclusive and sustainable tourism, and Kanthalloor is an ideal illustration of how effectively tourism should be promoted with these objectives in mind.  Shri K. Rupesh Kumar, the Kerala Responsible Tourism Mission (RTM) Coordinator and State Rural Tourism Nodal Officer, and Shri P. T. Mohandas, Kanthalloor Village Panchayat President, were also present to receive the award.  Recalling the step-by-step procedure followed in Kanthalloor, Shri Rupesh said that the first step was to hold special tourism village meetings in each of the panchayat's wards to talk about the upcoming projects.  Seeking to enhance the rural experience for the benefit of the tourists, various areas of the village were demarcated as green street, vegetable street and fruit street. All activities were co-ordinated by an oversight panel with the panchayat President as Chairman and the RT Mission Co-ordinator as Convener.

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Kerala bags Responsible Tourism Global award at London World Travel Mart

The Kerala Tourism has bagged the prestigious Responsible Tourism Global award at the World Travel Mart held in London.

State Tourism Minister PA Mohammed Riyas received the award on behalf of the department at London and said it was an encouragement for the Kerala tourism sector.

The award was given for the STREET project implemented by the Responsible Tourism Mission under the Kerala Government.

"I would like to share with you with utmost pride that the state Responsible Tourism and the Tourism Department has won the award for the water STREET project. Street is the acronym for Sustainable, Tangible, Responsible, Experiential, Ethnic, Tourism hubs and this was implemented from March 31, this year," Riyas said in a video message on Tuesday.

The 'street' initiative is a water protection and conservation project in Tourism sector implemented with public participation.

The minister said the Jury made special remarks about the water street project implemented at Maravanthuruthu in Kottayam district.

The project aims to deepen the canals and various waterbodies and clean them for the purpose of tourism activities, the tourism department said.

As part of it, eco-friendly coir cloth is draped over the banks of waterbodies. The 'Coir Bhoovastra', as it is called, is a natural earth cover made from coconut fiber and will stop erosion during monsoon season.

Similarly, Kayaking was introduced at many places, a tourism department source told PTI.

Tourism Director P B Nooh, Responsible Tourism Mission coordinator K Rupesh Kumar accompanied the minister during the event. Published By: Chhabi Kala Published On: Nov 8, 2022 --- ENDS --- ALSO READ | In a first, Karnataka wins Rajat Kamal award for documentary film ALSO READ | Top 10 hottest men of architecture and design industry

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Kudos: Kerala Tourism bags six National Tourism awards

New Delhi: Kerala Tourism on Saturday bagged six National Tourism awards for 2014-15 in the marketing category for states.

It received two more awards, including the one for its Responsible Tourism (RT) initiative in Wayanad.

Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan presented the awards to principal secretary Venu V and director U.V. Jose in the presence of union tourism minister Mahesh Sharma at a function at Vigyan Bhavan here.

Kerala Tourism received three out of the six awards for states in the Tourism Promotion and Publishing category, including the one for 'Most Innovative use of Information Technology' - social media/mobile app.

Congratulations @KeralaTourism . for bagging multiple awards.This also build up great expectations for future. https://t.co/n4iPFWmtpo — Dr. Mahesh Sharma (@dr_maheshsharma) July 30, 2016

The Wayanad initiative, which has transformed the hilly district's economy through intensive participation of the local people, was selected for the award in the 'Responsible Tourism' category.

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Sargaalaya Arts and Crafts Village at Iringal, a small but thriving village in Kozhikode, fetched the award for Kerala Tourism in the Rural Tourism project category.

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"The awards are a heartening and robust reaffirmation of our Responsible Tourism initiative, which has emerged as a trailblazing tourism product for the entire country. We also received three national awards for our brilliant marketing initiatives which are designed to woo travelers from both inside the country and abroad," Kerala tourism minister A.C. Moideen said in a press release.

Click here to know about Thekkady's Jungle Book Kerala tourism director U.V. Jose said the national awards have come in the wake of Kerala tourism winning two PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association) Gold Awards for its brilliant marketing initiatives.

Kerala and the Spice Routes, a coffee-table book designed by Stark, won the award in the category of Excellence in Publishing in English language.

The book takes readers through the Malabar Coast that was the starting point for Kerala's spice trade with the rest of the world.

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'The Great Backwaters', a brochure in German language, details out the unique, standalone and once-in-a-lifetime experience of the Kerala backwaters to the international travelers, was adjudged the best in foreign language segment.

The third award for Kerala Tourism in 'Tourism Promotion and Publishing' category came for its most innovative use of information technology for the website designed by Invis Multimedia and social media managed by Stark Communications. Kerala Tourism has 12.8 lakh Facebook followers, the largest figure for any Tourism Board in India.

Turtle on the Beach, Kovalam, was the adjudged the best hotel in the Five Star category; Coconut Lagoon, Kumarakom, bagged the award for Best Heritage Hotel in Classic Category; Coconut Creek Farm and Homestay, Kumarakom, was given the award for 'Best Incredible India Bed and Breakfast Establishment' approved by State Governments / Union Territory Administrations' and Somatheeram Research Institute and Ayurveda Hospital Pvt. Ltd, Thiruvananthapuram, was declared the Best Wellness Centre.

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala's Kanthalloor has won the Gold award for Best Tourism Village Implemented with the Participation of People on Wednesday.

The award was announced by the Ministry of Tourism.

"The small village of Kanthalloor, in Idukki district takes a big leap. Kanthalloor village has been chosen by the Ministry of Tourism as the Best Tourism Village 2023 and won the Gold on World Tourism Day," Kerala Tourism said in a post on 'X'.

"Kanthalloor" is the area where the STREET (Sustainable, Tangible, Responsible, Experiential, Ethnic, Tourism) Project of the state Tourism Department was implemented in the Munnar region of Kerala's Idukki district.

According to officials, the award has been given for implementation of the project with people's participation leading to the growth of tourism.

The Responsible Tourism Mission implemented the project in association with the panchayat.

The environment friendly tourism program was implemented through the Green Circuit Project.

Speaking on the development, Tourism minister PA Muhammad Riaz said that it is proud that the Kerala model is being accepted in the country.

Earlier on Friday, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that Biswanath Ghat of Sonitpur district has been selected as the Best Tourism Village of India 2023 by the Ministry of Tourism.

"Happy to share that Biswanath Ghat has been selected as the Best Tourism Village of India 2023 by the Ministry of Tourism. Selected from amongst 791 applications from 31 States and UTs, Biswanath Ghat's selection reflects the huge efforts that our Govt have taken in promoting rural tourism in Assam," Sarma posted on X.

The Best Tourism Villages Competition seeks to honor a village that best exemplifies a rural tourism destination. It showcases the renowned cultural and natural assets, preserves and promotes community-based values, goods, and lifestyles of the villages in India.

It promotes the commitment of the villages towards sustainability in all of its aspects - economic, social, and environmental. Its goal is to make tourism one of the drivers of positive change, rural development, and community well-being. (ANI)

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Kerala , in south India, is often referred to as "God's Own Country" for its unspoiled tropical beauty. This coastal state has a destination for everyone— whether it's the beach, mountains, adventure, wildlife, heritage or culture you're interested in. The pace of life is slow, making it the perfect place for a leisurely vacation.

Known as the "Gateway to Kerala", Kochi is an enchanting city that's had an eclectic influence. Arabs, British, Dutch, Chinese, and Portuguese have all left their mark there. The architecture and historical sites in Fort Kochi attract most of the visitors to the area. If you have children, consider taking them to Wonderla Amusement Park in Kochi as well. There's also many hotels and homestays for all budgets.

If you're interested in history, extend your time in Kochi to visit Muziris, situated about an hour to the north of the city. This multicultural district used to be the most important trading port in Kerala, where business flourished for more than 1,000 years before it was severely damaged by a flood. It's being developed by the Kerala government as a heritage project. Muziris extends to Kodungallur (where the astonishing and rather gory Kodungallur Bhagavathy temple festival takes place in late March or early April each year) and Paravoor. It's full of old churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples. India's first mosque, Cheraman Juma Masjid, was built there in 629 AD. Cochin Magic offers a full-day private Muziris Heritage Tour.

Kerala Backwaters

One of the most tranquil and relaxing things you can do in Kerala is to take a trip in a houseboat along the palm-fringed Kerala canals, known as the backwaters . Freshly cooked Indian food and chilled beer (buy your own and bring it on the boat) make the experience even more enjoyable. You can even spend the night out in the middle of a lake. Stay a few nights at a homestay or resort along the backwaters too. Bliss! For the ultimate experience, don't miss seeing a sunset from Kakkathuruthu Island on Vembanad Lake. Most Backwaters trips start out from Alleppey.

Marari Beach

If you're after an easily accessible and peaceful beach break in Kerala, picturesque Marari is just 30 minutes north of Alleppey. This placid fishing village has a long stretch of undeveloped beach and a diverse range of accommodations, from plush resorts to simple homestays. Some front the beach.

Periyar National Park

Kerala's Periyar National Park, in the Thekkady district, is one of the most popular national parks in southern India. Unlike most other national parks in India, it stays open all year round, even during the monsoon season. Periyar is known for its wild elephants, and 30-minute elephant rides through the jungle are offered. Safaris are carried out by boat, with the lake being particularly captivating at sunset. Visitors can also take part in an excellent variety of eco-tourism activities there.

If you like tea, a visit to Munnar is a must! The surrounding region is renowned for its sprawling tea plantations. See tea being picked and processed, and try fresh tea straight from the gardens. There's even a tea museum. The area is blessed with the natural beauty of winding lanes, misty hills, and forests full of exotic plants and wildlife. Adventure enthusiasts can trek to Anamudi, the highest peak in south India , explore Eravikulam National Park, or go rock climbing and paragliding. Munnar offers a diverse range of accommodations, surrounded by nature.

The setting of Varkala beach is striking enough to take your breath away, with a long winding stretch of cliff and views that extend over the Arabian Sea. A paved footpath runs along the length of the cliff, bordered by coconut palms, quaint shops, beach shacks, hotels, and guesthouses. Nestled at the bottom of the cliff is a long stretch of sparkling beach, reached by steps leading down from the cliff top. It's not surprising that Varkala is one of India's best beaches .

Wayanad is a bright green mountainous region that stretches along the Western Ghats. It has a great deal of scenic appeal. Abundant coconut palms, thick forests, paddy fields, and lofty peaks form the landscape. Due to the nature of its terrain, the area also has much to offer adventure enthusiasts. Popular attractions include trekking to Chembra Peak and Meenmutty Falls, exploring old Jain temples, climbing to Edakkal Caves, and wildlife spotting at Muthanga and Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuaries. Another highlight of Wayanad is the many delightful homestays in the area. Glenora is one of them.

One of the best places to get off the beaten track in India, the Kannur district of northern Kerala offers an ideal blend of secluded beaches and culture in the form of mysterious masked spirit-possession theyyam rituals (October until May) and hand loom weaving. Muzhappilangad Drive-In Beach is also located in Kannur. You can drive all the way along its vast stretch of sand! Kick back and relax at one of the inexpensive beach house accommodations, and enjoy the serenity.

Kerala's most happening beach, Kovalam, is conveniently located about 40 minutes southeast of capital city Trivandrum and presided over by a distinctive lighthouse. It was catapulted onto the tourist map in the early 1970s when masses of hippies converged on it, as they followed the Hippie Trail to Ceylon (now called Sri Lanka). Kovalam definitely won't appeal to everyone because its main beach is bordered by a densely packed row of hotels and does get busy, although there are quieter pockets in places.

Poovar Island

Did you know Kerala has over-water bungalows? You'll find them at Poovar Island Resort, about 30-minutes further down the coast from Kovalam. Granted, they're not as spectacular as some of those in the Maldives, but they're still recommended. Poovar Island is not far from the Tamil Nadu border and is quite an amazing natural wonder. It lies at the point where the Neyyar River meets the Arabian Sea. In between is an elongated sand bar. 

The main attraction for Hindus who visit Trivandrum is the 16th-century Padmanabhaswamy temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu and built by rulers of the kingdom of Travancore. A great deal of wealth has been hidden in the temple, making it the richest temple in the world. Some of the treasures were recently unearthed but the largest vault remains unopened. Unfortunately, if you're not Hindu, you won't be allowed to go inside the temple unless you declare you believe in Hinduism. Trivandrum also has some interesting museums and galleries, housed in classical heritage buildings. These include the Napier Museum , Natural History Museum and Sri Chitra Art Gallery in the museum complex, and Kuthiramalika Palace Museum outside the Padmanabhaswamy temple.

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Jatayupara Earth Center

Jatayupara Earth's Center is an ambitious new attraction in Kerala. It opened in late 2016, in Chadayamangalam village in Kerala's Kollam district, about an hour north of Trivandrum. The park is spread over an astonishing 65 acres and is themed on the Hindu epic The Ramayan. It's dominated by a 200-foot-long landmark sculpture of Jatayu, the mythical vulture that's believed to have been killed on the rocky hilltop while trying to rescue Sita from Ravan. Notably, the sculpture is considered to be the largest of its kind in the world. The park has more than 20 adventure activities, a 6D theater that shows the battle between Jatayu and Ravan, a virtual reality museum, an Ayurvedic healing cave, and cable car (aerial tramway) to transport visitors up.

Sargaalaya Crafts Village

An initiative of the Kerala state government, Sargaalaya won a National Tourism Award for Best Rural Tourism Project in 2016. This tourist village was set up at the pretty village of Iringal, in Kerala's Kozhikode district, to provide a platform for talented artisans to display their craftsmanship. Visitors can see the artisans in action and buy their wares. The Sargaalaya Iringal International Crafts Festival takes place there every year from the third week of December to first week of January. It's south India's biggest handcraft fair, with about 400 artisans from all over the world attending.

The River Nila

If you're someone who likes to go completely off the tourist trail, you'll enjoy exploring the culture along the River Nila (also known as Bharathappuzha). This river is the longest in Kerala, and its riverbank home to many communities that are involved in traditional activities such as pottery, weaving, puppetry, folk art and dance, music, and martial arts. They all share a deep bond with the river. The Blue Yonder, an award-winning responsible travel company, conducts guided trips and is working diligently to keep these traditions alive. Stay in a cottage at the Riverside Retreat, centrally situated between Kochi and Calicut.

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Visiting a village, where it feels like time has stood still, is an excellent way to learn more about the rural way of life in Kerala. You'll get to observe all kinds of local industry and skills. The focus on village tourism has grown in recent years, and a number of destinations have been developed across the state. Kumbalanghi Village is a convenient option on the outskirts of Kochi. Kerala Tourism also arranges trips to villages around Kovalam, Kumarakom, Wayanad, Thekkady, and Bekal.

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Kerala bags 12 National Tourism Awards

  • Kerala Tourism gets five awards for official entries
  • Responsible Tourism in Wayanad, Coffee Table book onSpice Route, Sargaalaya Arts and Crafts Village , IT- Social Media/Mobile App  among the winners for Kerala Tourism
  • God’s Own Country sweeps through the awards with seven more for private players, including Best  Hotel in Five Star and Best Heritage Hotel in Classic categories

Riding on a string of innovative measures, Kerala Tourism walked away with three out of the six National Tourism awards for 2014-15 in the marketing category for states, while it received two more awards, including the one for its Responsible Tourism (RT) initiative in the hilly district of Wayanad that has transformed its economy through intensive participation of the local people.

Hoteliers, tour operators and an Ayurveda Centre swelled the kitty of awards for God’s Own Country to 12 by winning seven more, including the Best Hotel in Five Star category and the Best Heritage hotel.

The awards were presented by Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Sumitra Mahajan in the presence of Union Tourism Minister Dr. Mahesh Sharma at a function at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi. The awards on behalf of Kerala Tourism were received by Principal Secretary Dr Venu V. and Director Shri U. V. Jose. Particularly impressive was Kerala Tourism’s marketing feat in winning three out of the six awards for the states in the Tourism Promotion and Publishing category, including the one for ‘Most Innovative use of Information Technology’ — Social Media/ Mobile App.

The Wayanad initiative was selected for the award in the Responsible Tourism category. Sargaalaya Arts and Crafts Village at Iringal, a small but thriving village in Kozhikode, fetched the award for Kerala Tourism in the Rural Tourism project category.

“The awards are a heartening and robust reaffirmation of our Responsible Tourism initiative, which has emerged as a trailblazing tourism product for the entire country. We also received three national awards for our brilliant marketing initiatives which are designed to woo travellers from both inside the country and abroad,” said Kerala Tourism Minister Shri A.C. Moideen.

Kerala Tourism Principal Secretary Dr Venu V. said winning five national tourism awards and seven for private players is a tremendous feat. “It is a welcome recognition of our pioneering measures, especially our cutting edge marketing techniques and leveraging of technology, to position Kerala as a tourist-friendly destination,” he noted. Kerala Tourism Director Shri U. V. Jose said the national awards have come in the wake of Kerala Tourism winning two PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association) Gold Awards for its brilliant marketing initiatives. “The national awards will further boost the state’s profile as a coveted destination for the inbound tourism market,” he added.

Kerala and the Spice Routes, a coffee-table book, designed by Stark was a proud winner in the category of Excellence in Publishing in English language. The glossy book provides a sneak-peek to the readers on the rich multiculturalism of the state more than two millennia ago and takes them through the Malabar Coast that was the starting point for Kerala’s spice trade with the rest of the world.

‘The Great Backwaters’, a brochure in German language, was adjudged for the award in foreign language segment. The brochure details out the unique, standalone and once-in-a-lifetime experience of the Kerala backwaters to the international travellers. It targets the growing set of evolved travellers from Germany and other German speaking countries by showcasing the backwaters as a self-contained world with its culture, flora, fauna and way of life.

The third award for Kerala Tourism in ‘Tourism Promotion and Publishing’ category came for its most innovative use of Information technology for the website designed by Invis Multimedia and social media managed by Stark Communications. Kerala Tourism has 12.8 lakh Facebook followers, the largest figure for any Tourism Board in India.

Private players bagged seven awards: Turtle on the Beach, Kovalam, was the adjudged the best hotel in the Five Star category; Coconut Lagoon, Kumarakom, bagged the award for Best Heritage Hotel in Classic Category; Coconut Creek Farm and Homestay, Kumarakom, was given the award for ‘Best Incredible India Bed & Breakfast Establishment’ approved by State Governments / Union Territory Administrations’ and Somatheeram Research Institute & Ayurveda Hospital Pvt. Ltd, Thiruvananthapuram, was declared the Best Wellness Centre.

Kochi-based M/s Lotus Destinations Pvt. Ltd got the award for “Best Tour Operator promoting Niche Segments other than Adventure and MICE’; M/s Kalypso Adventures (P) Ltd, also based in Kochi, received the award for ‘Best Inbound Tour Operator / Travel Agent’ and Kochi-based M/s Dravidian Trails Holidays Pvt. Ltd got a Third Prize in the category of ‘Best Inbound Tour Operator / Travel Agent’.

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