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National Tourism Awards 2016-17 Conferred on World Tourism Day: Details



 National Tourism Awards 2016-17 Conferred on World Tourism Day: Details, Aim, About, Highlights

The National Tourism Awards 2016-17 were conferred by Union Minister for Tourism (IC), K J Alphons on 27th September 2018, on the occasion of the World Tourism Day.

This year World Tourism Day-2018 is being celebrated globally with the theme ‘Tourism & Digital Transformation’.

The Tourism Minister also launched the ‘Incredible India Mobile App’ and the ‘Incredible India Tourist Facilitators Certification’ programme. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that tourism is the cornerstone of the Indian economy, as it is a major source of employment and foreign exchange, and in order to tap the full potential of this sector, the industry has to join hands.

Minister, K J Alphons  also announced that India will be the host country for official World Tourism Day celebrations for the UNWTO, in 2019

About National Tourism Awards

National Tourism Awards are presented every year to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. It has presented by the Union Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India.  

National Tourism 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 organisations, in recognition of their performance in their respective fields.

National Tourism Awards are presented to encourage healthy competition with an aim to promote tourism.


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