Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board being one of the most active and creative tourism boards of the country, was recently awarded with 10 National Awards in different categories viz. Best Adventure State, Excellence in Publishing in Foreign Language – Chinese Brochure, Best Tourism Promotion Publicity Material – Lonely Planet Pocket Guides, Best Maintained & Differently Abled Friendly Monument for Buddhist Monument at Sanchi, Best Wildlife Guide to Manoj Kumar, Panna, Best Heritage City – Orchha, Best Airport – Indore, Swachhta Award, Indore, Best Tourist Transport Operator to Radient Travel.
These Awards were presented in National Tourism Awards 2019 organized on September 27, 2019 (World Tourism Day) at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi by Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu in the Gracious Presence of Union Minister of State for Tourism & Culture (IC) Prahlad Singh Patel, along with Secretary-General of United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikash.
Speaking on the occasion, Faiz Ahmed Kidwai- IAS, Secretary, Govt of Madhya Pradesh, Managing Director, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board and Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation said, “It’s a great matter of pride for us that Madhya Pradesh Tourism has again received 10 National Awards in different categories, Madhya Pradesh Tourism under the Guidance of Honorable Minister of Tourism Department and Narmada Valley Development, Government of Madhya Pradesh Surendra Singh Baghel Madhya Pradesh Tourism always tries to excel in every fields related to tourism.
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, tourist transport operators, individuals and other private organizations in recognition of their performance in their respective fields. The National Tourism Awards have, over the years emerged as a prestigious recognition of achievements in the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors.