National Tourism Awards for 2014-15 will be presented on 30 July 2016

New Delhi: National Tourism Awards for 2014-15 to Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Industry will be presented on 30 July 2016. National Tourism Awards instituted by Ministry of Tourism is a prestigious recognition of achievements in the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors. These are presented to various segments/stakeholders of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry.

The Speaker of Lok Sabha Mrs Sumitra Mahajan will the chief guest of the award ceremony while Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Tourism & Culture (Independent Charge), will preside over the function. The function will be attended by Chief Ministers and Tourism Ministers of States, Central and State Government Officials, Members from the Travel and Hospitality Industries, including leading Hoteliers, Travel Agents and Tour Operators, Travel Media and Mainstream Media.


The different categories under which awards would be given this year (2016), for excellence in performance during the financial year 2014-15 are as followed:

States and Union Territories

 Best State/Union Territory : Comprehensive Development of Tourism

Most Film Promotion Friendly State/UT

Best Civic Management of a Tourist Destination in India

Travel Agents/Tour Operators/Tourist Transport Operators

Best Inbound Tour Operators / Travel Agents

Best Domestic Tour Operators

Best Tourist Transport Operators

Most Innovative Tour Operator

Best Adventure Tour Operator

Best MICE Operator (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions)

Tour Operator Promoting Niche Segments other than Adventure & MICE

Classified Hotels / Incredible India Bed & Breakfast Establishments

Best Hotels in the different Star Categories (1 star to 5 star deluxe)

Best Heritage Hotels

Best Eco Friendly Hotel

Hotel providing Best facilities for the Differently Abled Guests

Incredible India Bed & Breakfast Establishments

Tourism Promotion and Publicity

Excellence in Publishing

Best Tourism Film

Best Tourism Promotion Publicity Material (produced by States / Union Territories and

Private Stakeholders)

Most Innovative use of Information Technology – Social Media / Mobile App

Overseas Awards

Best Foreign Journalist for India

Best Foreign Photographer for India

Other Categories

Best Rural Tourism Project

Responsible Tourism Project / Initiative

Innovative/Unique Tourism Project

Best Wellness Centre

Best Medical Tourism Facility

Best Tourist Friendly Railway Station

Best Airport

Best Tourism Friendly Golf Course

Best Maintained and Disabled Friendly Monument

Best Chefs of India

Best Standalone Convention Centre

Best Hotel Based Meeting Venue

Best Heritage City

Best Heritage Walk

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