– Last date for filing entries is August 18, 2016
– Winners will be awarded on September 27, 2016, commemorating World Tourism Day
Andhra Pradesh Tourism announces State Annual Tourism Excellence Awards for the year 2015-16. The entries for the awards are now open and August 18, 2016 has been set as the last date for receiving entries.
Commemorating World Tourism Day on September 27, 2016, the winners of the awards will be honoured by Department of Tourism on the same day. World Tourism Day is celebrated globally to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. As the official day set aside in the United Nations Calendar the celebration seeks to highlight tourisms potential to contribute to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), addressing some of the most pressing challenges society is faced with today.
The theme for 2016: “Tourism for All – Promoting Universal Accessibility“. Accessible Tourism for all is about the creation of environments that can cater for the needs of all of us, whether we are travelling or staying at home.
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.
Andhra Pradesh State Annual Tourism Excellence 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”.