Maya makes its North East debut with Guwahati
The 4th East India Travel Awards travelled to the North East region for the very first time and celebrated excellence in the travel and tourism fraternity in the region.
In a first, East India Travel Awards travelled all the way to the North East to host its fourth edition with the region’s travel trade. The efforts of stalwarts in the travel and tourism industry of East India were honoured over an evening of merriment and entertainment at the Radisson Blu Hotel Guwahati on July 26, 2017. Gathering the region’s movers and shakers from states like Sikkim, Odisha, West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and several others, the event was inaugurated by R. Sudhan, Special Secretary (Tourism), Government of Manipur, who also was the Chief Guest for the award ceremony.
Speaking about the importance of such events in the region, Sudhan stated, “I sincerely believe such events should happen more often especially in this part of the country, which does not receive much attention. More such events, more recognition and the untapped tourism potential should be explored. We are certain that the awards can persuade more entrepreneurs to explore these frontiers.”
SanJeet, Mentor, India Travel Awards, added, “Today, tourism is synonymous with progress and development and is echoing around the country. Every small hotel, restaurant, attraction, tourist shop contributes to the growth of this industry but are we doing enough to recognise them? We’ve instituted these awards for this precise reason. The regional awards recognises those establishments which may not be able to see the day of light on a national level. The industry is now growing by leaps and bounds and these small efforts make the big difference.”
The awards are divided into four categories – Personal Award, Business Awards, Trending Awards and Partner Awards. The Personal Awards are for the legends and leaders who have established themselves and for youngsters who deserve encouragement to become future leaders. The Business Awards are for those organisations which have done outstanding work in their field and deserve accolades, while the Trending Awards are decided by the critics. Finally, the Partner Awards are for the partners that have made the awards ceremony a grand success.
The glitzy night was also graced by the presence of the Guest of Honour, Arni Sapkal, Gladrags Mrs. India Mumbai who awarded the trophy to the winners, along with R Sudhan. A total of 41 award categories were presented to travel, tourism and hospitality’s frontrunners as a tribute to their contribution. Dilip D Khatau, Chairman, The Corbett Foundation & Chairman, Conservation Corporation of India joined the Gallery of Legends, while Tsering Wange, Managing Director, Himalayan Holidays, was honoured as the DDP Trailblazer. Additionally, Supratim Raj Basu, Founder & Director, Help Tourism, was conferred the DDP Game Changer award.
The winners of East India Travel Awards 2017 with their trophies at Radissonsson Blu Hotel Guwahati