Category: Awards

India Travel Awards celebrated another glorious evening honouring the achievements of those behind the success of the travel and tourism industry at the maiden edition of the India Travel Awards – West held at Novotel Hotel in Pune.

Pune, August 01, 2014 - The ceremony was attended by a list of distinguished personalities, who came together to acknowledge the contributions of the best in the travel and tourism industry by recognising and awarding them. The Chief Guest of the evening Mr. Parvez Dewan – Tourism Secretary, Government of India said, “India Travel Awards is a great initiative to create an all-India platform to recognize those talents who have put in their efforts and hard work to make the travel and tourism industry grow. They deserve this credit for their achievements. The concept behind these awards is praise-worthy and recognition like this will be a great boost to the upcoming talent in all the regions of our country.”

The awards were presented to achievers from different segments of the industry which included aviation, domestic and international tourism boards, hotels and resorts, travel agents, tour operators etc. While the award for ‘Best International Tourism Board’ 2014 was given to Canadian Tourism Commission, Novotel Pune won the award for ‘Best Business Hotel’. Indigo and Qatar Airways were recognized as the Best Domestic and International Airlines through nominations.

The winners of the awards were defined by a fair and unbiased selection process done through online voting and judgment by a panel of jury consisting of the travel industry’s luminaries. The total score of the judges and the number of votes received by each nominee determined the final scores of the winners.

Beginning with South India, the awards has moved on to its regional edition in the West and will be followed by East and North India, culminating into the India Travel Awards Final.

And the winners for India Travel Awards – West are…

  • Best Debut Resort - NOVOTEL GOA SHREM RESORT
    · Best Innovative Product - RoomsXML Solutions Limited
    · Best Travel Insurance Provider - TrawellTag Cover-More
    · Best Debut Hotel - Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Goa, Panjim
    · Best Tour Operator - World Travel Studio
    · Best Global Consolidation Services - Mystifly Consulting (India) Private Limited
    · Best Tourist Attraction - Lavasa Tourism
    · Best City Hotel - Novotel Ahmedabad
    · Best Business Hotel - Novotel Pune
    · Best Global Distribution System (GDS) - Abacus
    · Best Boutique Hotel - Ramee Grand
    · Best Business Travel Agency - 7M Tours
    · Best Travel Portal - Travel Boutique Online
    · Fastest Growing Hotel Brand – Franchise - Ramada
    · Best Foreign Destination in the Rest of the World - South Africa
    · Fastest Growing Hotel Brand - Citrus Hotels and Resorts
    · Best Foreign Exchange Provider - CENTRUM DIRECT
    · Best Serviced Apartments - Oakwood Premier Pune
    · Best Emerging Travel Portal - Atlas Tours & Travels Pvt.Ltd.
    · Best Visa Facilitation Company - Udaan India Private Limited
    · Best International Tourism Board - Canadian Tourism Commission
    · Face of the future (under age 35) – Male and Female - Dev Karvat
    · Outstanding Contribution - Mr M Iqbal Mulla
    · Best O T A - EaseMyTrip.com (Easy Trip Planners Pvt. Ltd.)
    · Best MICE Operator - Kesari MICE, a division of Kesari Tours Pvt. Ltd.
    · Best Inbound Tour Operator - Cox & Kings Limited
    · Best Gaming Property - Neo Majestic- Casino Pride Group
    · Best Outbound Luxury Operator - Mercury Travels Limited
    · Best Corporate Hotel - Radisson Blu Hotel Indore
    · Best Emerging Travel & Tourism Expo - India International Travel & Tourism Exhibition & Conference – IITT
    · Best Cruise Consolidator - Ark Travels Pvt.Ltd
    · Best Airline Domestic - Indigo (InterGlobe Aviation Private Limited)
    · Best Airline International - Qatar Airways
    · Best Luxury Hotel - ITC Maratha
    · Official Beverage Partner - Bacardi India Pvt. Ltd.
    · Hospitality Partner - Novotel Pune
    · Best Debut Business Hotel - DoubleTree by Hilton Pune- Chincwad
    · Best Travel Agency - Om Holidays- A Unit of Om Air Travels Pvt. Ltd.
    · Best GSA - Stic Travels Pvt. Ltd.
    · Entrepreneur of the Year - Jay Bhatia
    · Wall of Legends - Om Prakash Sahgal
    · DDP Game Changer - Sanjay Kaul. 
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