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.
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.
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.
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:
Gallery of Legends
Best Luxury Hotel
Best Mice Hotel
Most Promising Tour Operator
Your entry will be checked and vetted to ensure your nomination qualifies for the selected category/s.
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
Results awaited by enormous judges.
Winners are chosen based on votes and a jury decision.
1. Online voting will be live from March 2023.
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.
Rules of Entry
All entries must be travel and tourism products that serve the public or the industry.
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.
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.
If your entry relates to a specific project, it must have been completed and fully implemented at the time of applying.
Any internet or technology products must have been operational for at least 12 months at the time of applying.
India Travel Awards retains the right to disqualify entries.
All Entry Forms must be completed in English.
Entries must reach India Travel Awards by the published closing dates.
Only complete entries will be considered.
Entries must be submitted online.
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.
The decision of India Travel Awards will be final and can-not be challenged in any court of law.
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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.
To get your category created, please email us @ firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
Dr Jyotsna Suri, Chairperson & Managing Director, BharatHotels Ltd.was conferred with ‘The Gallery of Legends’ Award.
Pankaj Srivastava, Commercial Director and Board Member, Air India, received the award for DDP Trailblazer.
Face of the Future
Amit Sankhala, Managing Director, Encounters Asia, received the award for Face of the Future
Gallery of legends
Sherif Salman, Chairman, Sherif Travel and Cargo Services, received the award for Gallery of Legends
Raj Andrade, Vice President–Business Development, Marketing and Strategy, Bangalore International Airport received the award for DDP Game Changer
Ronald Colaco, Owner, Clarks Exotica Convention Resort & Spa, Bengaluru, received the award for DDP Trailblazer
Vivek Kumar, Managing Director, Clarks Brij Hotels, Pride Hospitality and Brijrama Hospitality, received the award for DDP Trailblazer
Face of the Future
Nirupa Shankar, Director, Brigade Hospitality, received the award for Face of the Future
Award Show Gallery