Kerala wins big at the National Tourism Awards

23 mai 2013


It was a big win for Kerala this month as the state tourism corporation,Kerala Tours won the Prestigious National Rural Tourism Award. The Project model in the Kumarakom area was the winner of this high profile award. The project aims to link rural communities with the hospitality industry thereby ensuring better community participation as well as greater sustainable development.

Kerala Tourism – netting in high profile tourism accolades Under the Kumarakom Rural Tourism Project, Kerala Tourism has forged partnerships with self-help network Kudumbashree to sell fruits and vegetables to tourists in kiosks run by its units and with hotels and restaurants in the area to buy produce from the local community. The award was given by the President of India Tours, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremony at the Vighyan Bhavan in New Delhi and was received on behalf of Kerala Tourism by Mr. Suman Billa, Tourism Secretary, Kerala.

Kumarakom also picked up two awards for Vivanta by Taj in Best Four Star Hotel category and Coconut Creek Farm and Home Stay, Kumarakom for Best Bed and Breakfast Establishment.

Kerala bagged honours in three other minor categories at the 2011-2012 National Tourism Awards as well including the Best Wellness Centre award that went to Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort in Chowara near Thiruvananthapuram.

Travel news by :- Easy Tours of India

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