August 02, 2016

Andhra Pradesh Tourism announced the State Annual Tourism Excellence Awards for 2015-16. The entries for the awards are now open and 18 August is the last date for receiving entries.

Commemorating the World Tourism Day on 27 September, 2016, the winners of the awards will be honoured by the Department of Tourism on the same day.

The State Tourism Awards will be presented to classified hotels, approved travel agents, tour operators, writers, educational institutions, etc., in recognition of their performance in their respective fields and also to encourage healthy competition in order to promote tourism. The entries for the award should have been published or the activities organized during the period from April 2015 to March 2016.

The awards will be given to all the segments of travel industry recognized either by the Central Government or State Government, travel agents, tour operators, classified hotels including heritage hotels, restaurant and independent hotels.

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Announcing the awards, Dr. R.P. Khajuria, I.F.S., Commissioner, Department of Tourism, said, “Andhra Pradesh has in the last two years seen tourists in large numbers and to keep the ever increasing travellers engaged and also the various service providers the awards have been announced. This will motivate the entire tourism fraternity and will also bring new operators in various categories.”


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