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Welcome to India Travel Awards

REAL Tourism comes from dedicated hard work and cuts across further corners of the entire India.

Recognizing and encouraging  talent is the ETHOS behind India Travel Awards.

The Indian Travel awards were instituted by the DDP Group to recognise, facilitate and celebrate travel trade professionals from all over the country the DDP Group organises India Travel Awards.  The DDP group has been at the forefront of the Indian travel, cargo and MICE industries for over three decades. It is the leading B2B publication house, knowledge based creative platform and leading Representation company in India, South Asia and the Middle East.


The Group, with its presence in Delhi, Mumbai and Dubai, has a stronghold in publishing, exhibitions, destination representation, new media and social media marketing and public relations. With all these initiatives behind it as exemplars, the DDP Group aims to provide essential business information and solutions to professionals in the Travel, MICE and Cargo sectors.

Awards are divided into North, South, East and West India segments, which helps recognize and award regional stalwarts.

The Indian Travel Awards have been convened to recognize this excellence, hard-work and success - thereby making tourism synonymous with progress, development, and opportunity.  

Our audience contains some legends, some visionaries, and potential leaders of tomorrow. our aim is to recognize, facilitate and reward outstanding contribution to the travel industry.

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Our Background

Creating a regional platform to recognise those behind the success of the travel and tourism industry and to make them feel like achievers, we are happy and proud to announce the India Travel Awards. Planned as an exclusive one-of-its-kind event, we hold four regional editions annually (North, West, East and South). These awards are supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and esteemed trade bodies viz, PATA, OTOAI, TAFI, IAAI and ADTOI to name a few.

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The Ceremony

The awards ceremony is a formal black tie event with a formal sit-down dinner. A networking event is also held before the awards exclusively for the winners, which helps professionals connect with other regional stalwarts. The awardees are facilitated by our Chief Guest, which in the past have included Salman Khurshid, Cabinet Minister for External Affairs and KJ Alphons, Cabinet Minister for Tourism in the past.

Our trophy, Maya, lady luck in black, is awarded to each winner and is showcased all over the country.

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Our Categories

We have 4 categories

1. Legendary awards

2. Business awards

3. Critic awards

4. Sponsor awards

You can create your own category of award, provided we get minimum 5 nominations of the same

Some of the categories:

  • Tourism Ambassador

  • Gallery of Legends

  • DDP Gamechanger

  • Best Luxury Hotel

  • Best Mice Hotel

  • Best Airline 

  • Most Promising Tour Operator

Nomination Process

Step 1

Submit your entry form online.

Nomination form

Think what sets you apart.

Step 2

Your entry will be checked and vetted to ensure your nomination qualifies for the selected category/s.

Step 3

Nominees will be published when voting opens and they may announce their nomination/s and begin any marketing campaigns. Then it will be opened for voting

Step 4

After voting
Results awaited by enormous judges.

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Winning Process

Winners are chosen based on votes and a jury decision.

1. Online voting will be live from July 2024.

2. The eligibility of any vote is at the sole discretion of India Travel Awards.

3. Voting date may subject to change.

4. India Travel Awards reserves the right to cancel or suspend voting at any time.

5. India Travel Awards reserves the right to disqualify votes if it has reasonable ground to suspect that fraudulent voting has occurred or if it considers there has been any attempt to rig the voting.

6. India Travel Awards, its sub-contractors, subsidiaries and/or agencies cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with the Internet connectivity or line, system, server, provider or otherwise which may result in any vote being lost or not properly registered or recorded.

7. India Travel Awards decision in relation to all matters affecting the vote is final.

8. India Travel Awards reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions without prior notice. Any changes will be posted on the website. Please check these Terms and Conditions each time you wish to vote.

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Promote Yourself

Successful applicants will receive the Nominee Package, which includes the following digital products:

India Travel Awards- Vote For Us Button

India Travel Awards- Vote For Us Web Banners

India Travel Awards-
Nominee Certificate

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Rules of Entry

  1. All entries must be travel and tourism products that serve the public or the industry.

  2. Your business is eligible to enter if it has been operational in its recent form for at least 12 months at the time of applying.

  3. Any entrants for New Hotel or New Resort categories will be eligible to enter if, at the time of applying, they opened within the past 12 months.

  4. If your entry relates to a specific project, it must have been completed and fully implemented at the time of applying.

  5. Any internet or technology products must have been operational for at least 12 months at the time of applying.

  6. India Travel Awards retains the right to disqualify entries.

  7. All Entry Forms must be completed in English.

  8. Entries must reach India Travel Awards by the published closing dates.

  9. Only complete entries will be considered.

  10. Entries must be submitted online.

  11. Once received, all entry forms and supporting documents become the property of India Travel Awards and no returns of such material will be made. India Travel Awards will not be held responsible if such documents are lost or damaged.

  12. The decision of India Travel Awards will be final and can-not be challenged in any court of law.

  13. Done for the encouragement of the industry and there by taking Middle East Tourism to the next level.

  14. You can create your own category / categories.
    Eligibility - If there are less than 3 nominations in a category and have not received a minimum number of votes that category becomes null & void.

  15. To get your category created, please email us @

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Vijay Goyal

Former Minister, Government of India

These  awards  help  in  promoting  the  tourism  and  hospitality  industry.  It  will  encourage  not  only  the  winners,  but  other people also. There  are  humongous possibilities for tourism in our country, we only have to see how we can include a common man in it. If we want to promote tourism, we should  first  ensure cleanliness, proper infrastructure and good connectivity.


Om Prakash Singh

Former Minister, Government of Uttar Pradesh

 I would request the organisers to conduct these awards in Varanasi or Lucknow in the coming years to allow us to showcase our heritage to the world.


Satyajeet Ranjan

Former Director,  Ministry  of  Tourism

It is a very well-organised awards ceremony and has been conducted quite  professionally.

I wish India Travel Awards a big success, and the way awardees have been chosen is very participative.  The selection process of these awards is very good and involves the industry at large.


R. Sudhan

Former Special Secretary Tourism, Government of Manipur

It is indeed a great initiative by DDP group to have these awards , which recognizes and motivates the real leaders and boosts them to take the industry to a different level . The state of Manipur has witnessed a gradual boom in tourism – it is an incremental expression of the potential. 


Bhupendrasinh Manubha Chudasama

Former Cabinet Minister, Government of Gujarat

It is a wonderful feeling to get invited to bear witness to such a wonderful initiative and to get the chance to honour the stalwarts of the travel industry. I would also like to extend my gratitude to the organisers for getting the choicest talent pools of the industry together in my city, the first heritage city and also in the great state of Gujarat. I want to extend my applause and appreciation to all the winners for their continued hard work and contribution to the travel industry.


Dr A. Jayathilak

Former Chairman, Spices Board of India

The region is doing very well, which is propelled by Kerala and Goa. Other states like Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are catching up and certainly Telangana. The potential of this region is tremendous.” These awards are the biggest proof of how Kerala as region is also growing and well the industry in booming and I thank DDP group here to identify the talent and give them the responsibility to continue to perform and do well.


Parvez Dewan

Former Secretary of Tourism, Government of India

The discourse in tourism continues to be centered around Delhi, Agra Jaipur Varanasi, etc. I’m delighted that the awards focus on other regions as well. It’s a pleasure to be in the western region because even though the statistics don't show up as a kind of a counterweight to Delhi, Jaipur or Agra, Mumbai still remains the single biggest hub of international arrivals

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 Dr. Rajendra Prasad Khajuria

IFS, Commissioner, Department of Tourism, Govt. of A P

I think DDP has done a great job by going regional. This way they can incentivise a lot of people, who otherwise at the national level may not come out. This is a great concept in itself


Dattaram Sawant

General Manager-Finance, GTDC

Awards like West India Travel Awards recognise the talent at a regional level and encourage the achievers to excel further. Everyone wants to visit Goa, not only because of its beaches but also for casinos, backwater, cruises, boating sites and now hinterland tourism. Goa received over 5 lakh foreign tourists and more than 35 lakh from India last year.

India Travel Award Winners

Gallery of Legends

Gallery of Legends

Ashwani Lohani

DDP Trailblazer

DDP Trailblazer

Rajiv Mehra

DDP Gamechanger

DDP Gamechanger

Rikant Pitti

Wedding Tourism Ambassador

Wedding Tourism Ambassador

Rajeev Jain

Face of the Future

Face of the Future

Isha Goyal

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