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National Tourism Awards 2014-15

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 and tourist transport operators, individuals and other private organizations in recognition of their performance in their respective fields and also to encourage healthy competition with an aim to promote tourism. The National Tourism Awards have over the years emerged as a prestigious recognition of achievements in the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors.


The National Tourism Awards for the year 2014-15 were given away at a function at the VigyanBhavan, New Delhi at 1100 hours on 30thJuly 2016. The Hon’ble Speaker, Lok Sabha graced the occasion as Chief Guest and give away awards in various categories. Dr.Mahesh Sharma, Hon’ble Minister of State for Tourism & Culture (Independent Charge) presided over the function.




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Award Winner




Foreign Exchange Earnings of Rs. 100 crore and above (Category I)


First Prize

M/s SDU Travels Private Limited, New Delhi


Second Prize

Le Passage to India Journeys.


Third Prize

SOTC Travel Services Pvt. Ltd.


Foreign Exchange Earnings of Rs. 50 crore and above but less than Rs.100 crore (Category II)


First Prize

Creative Travel Pvt. Ltd.


Second Prize

Caper Travel Company Pvt. Ltd.


Third Prize

Trail Blazer Tours India Pvt. Ltd.


Foreign Exchange Earnings of Rs. 25 crore and above but less than Rs. 50 crore (Category III)


First Prize

G.B. Morrison Travels Pvt. Ltd.


Second Prize

Indian Legend Holidays Pvt. Ltd.


Third Prize

Indo Asia Leisure Services Ltd.


Foreign Exchange Earnings of Rs.10 crore and above but less than Rs.  25 crore (Category IV)


First Prize

Indian Trails Sourcing Services Pvt. Ltd.


Second Prize

GeTS Holidays Pvt. Ltd.


Third Prize

Travelite (India)


Foreign Exchange Earnings of Rs. 5 crore and above but less than Rs.10 crore (Category V)


First Prize

Magadh Travels & Tours Pvt. Ltd.


Second Prize

Maxxfun Holidays Pvt. Ltd.


Third Prize

HEAT Travels & tours (India) Private Limited.


Foreign Exchange Earnings of Rs.2.50 crore and above but less than Rs. 5 crore (Category VI)


First Prize

Kalypso Adventures (P) Ltd.


Second Prize

Asiad Holidays (P) Ltd.


Third Prize

Dravidian Trails Holidays Pvt. Ltd.




Promoting the North East Region including Sikkim

Club Side Tours & Travels Pvt. Ltd., Darjeeling


Promoting Jammu & Kashmir

Kesari Tours Pvt. Ltd.


Promoting the Rest of India


First Prize

Yatra Online Pvt. Ltd.


Second Prize

 Leisure Corp Pvt. Ltd.


Third Prize


HEAT Travels & Tours (India) Private Ltd.







Turnover of Rs.1.50 crore and above (Category I)


First Prize

Eco’s India Mobility & Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.


Second Prize

HEAT Travels & Tours (India) Private Ltd.


Third Prize

Bakshi Transport Service (P) Limited





Turnover of Rs. 50 lakh & above but less than Rs.1.50 crore (Category II)


First Prize

Delhi Airport Service Pvt. Ltd.


Second Prize

Panicker’s Travel (India) Pvt. Ltd.


Third Prize

Alwar Tourist Transport Service





Best Adventure Tour Operator

Active India Holidays Pvt. Ltd.


Best MICE Operator

SOTC Travel Services Pvt. Ltd.


Tour Operator promoting Niche Segments other than MICE and Adventure

Lotus Destinations Pvt. Ltd.


Most Innovative Tour Operator

K B Enterprises, Imphal


Best Tourist Guide

Mr. JiwanJyotiPateriya, Tourist Guide from Khajuraho.





Excellence in Publishing in English

Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala for their Coffee Table Book - “Kerala & The Spice Routes”.


Excellence in Publishing in Foreign Language other than English

Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala for their Brochure“ The Great Backwaters (Das FaszinierendsteGewässer der Erde)” in German Language.


Best Tourism Film

Department of Tourism, Union Territory Administration of Daman & Diu for their film “Ilha De Calma”.


Best Tourism Promotion Publicity Material by States and Union Territories

Department of Tourism, Govt. of Telangana for their coffee Table Book “Ancient Temples of Telangana”.





Best Foreign Journalist for India

Ms. Stephanie Pearson, USA for “The Green Heaven” a feature on Kerala.





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



Department of Tourism, Government of  Kerala.



Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited., Government of Gujarat







Best Hotel Based Meeting Venue

The Ashok, New Delhi.


Best Stand Alone Convention Centre

Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad.







Best Chef

(In 4 star, 5 star, 5 star Deluxe, Heritage Classic & Grand category  Hotels)

Chef MachindraUmakantKasture

Executive Chef, The Ashok, New Delhi.


Best Chef

(In 1 to 3 Star, Heritage Basic and Stand alone


Chef Muruganandham

Executive Chef, Confluence Banquets & Resorts, Mahabalipuram, Chennai.



Best Lady Chef

Chef Amninder Sandhu

Chef – De-Cuisine, Masala Bay, Taj Lands End, Mumbai.





Incredible India Bed & Breakfast Establishments approved by the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India

House of Kapaali, NOIDA


Incredible India Bed & Breakfast Establishments approved by the State Governments UT Administrations

Coconut Creek Farm and Homestay, Kumarakom, Kottayam.








Best Eco Friendly Hotel

Jaypee Vasant Continental, New Delhi.


Hotel providing best facilities for the differently abled guests


The Lalit, New Delhi




Heritage Basic Category

Gajner Palace, Gajner, Bikaner


Heritage Classic Category

Coconut Lagoon, Kottayam, Kerala


Heritage Grand Category

Fateh Prakash Palace, Udaipur








3 Star

Minerva Grand, Tirupati


4 Star

Quality Hotel DV Manor, Vijayawada


5 Star

Turtle on the Beach, Kovalam, Kerala


5 Star Deluxe

Taj Exotica, Salcette, Goa






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