2nd edition brings the industry together, felicitates award winners at Gala event, ET TravelWorld

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<p>Award winners and ETTW team with Goa Tourism Minister Rohan Khaunte.</p>
Award winners and ETTW team with Goa Tourism Minister Rohan Khaunte.

India’s tourism industry is on the verge of achieving new heights, just like the Business vertical of Economic Times, ETTravelWorld. The Economic Times Travel and Tourism Conclave and Awards, which is designed with the rapidly evolving dynamics and trends of the travel and tourism industry in mind, kicked off with an outstanding second edition, setting the bar high.

Organised at the Eros Hotel New Delhi Nehru Place on November 30, the event was attended by the prominent travel and tourism industry leaders, association heads, hoteliers, aviation experts, government officials, state tourism boards and more.

The conclave laying focus on suggestions to build an inclusive ecosystem of tourism, featured an interesting line-up of speakers engaging in thoughtful conversation during the five-panel discussion, four fireside chats and industry overviews covering tourism, MICE, technology and hospitality sectors. The day-long event received rave reviews from industry stakeholders and attendees.

Gracing the event with his presence, Rohan Khaunte, Minister of Tourism, IT, E&C, Printing & Stationary, Government of Goa kick-started the Gala Award night after the conclusion of Conclave in the evening. He further felicitated awards winners for their outstanding contribution in various sectors encompassing different categories.

Here is the full list of Award winners award winners:
1. Luxury Travel Operator of the Year – The Q Experiences.
2. Adventure Tour Operator of the Year – TREK THE HIMALAYAS.
3. Service provider of the year – MakeMyTrip ECO Rent a Car.
4. Excellence in Travel Tech Co – More than 10 Years – InterGlobe Technology Quotient (ITQ) iWeen Software Solutions.
5. Fairs and Festivals State of the Year – Department of Tourism, Government of Goa.
6. Pilgrimage & Heritage Destination of the Year – Department of Tourism, Government of Tamil
Nadu.

7. Tourism State of the year – Department of Tourism, Government of Goa.
8. Excellence in Travel Tech Co – Less than 10 Years – Paytm Travel.
9. Online Travel Marketplace of the Year (B2B) – MakeMyTrip.
10. Online Travel Marketplace of the Year (B2C) – EaseMyTrip.
11. Integrated Marketing Campaign of the year – JW Marriott New Delhi Aerocity – (10 Year
Anniversary – Decade of Luxury Celebration).

12. Excellence in Use of PR – MakeMyTrip.
13. Inbound Tour Operator of the Year – Cholan Tours.
14. Outbound Travel Operator of the Year – SOTC Travel Limited.
15. Domestic Airline of the year – Vistara – TATA SIA Airlines Limited.
16. B2C Travel campaign of the year – Booking.com – (Howzat for your perfect stay).
17. Excellence in Use of Social Media – IndiGo & Paytm Travel (Joint Winners)
18. Excellence in Homestay Accommodations – StayVista.
19. Wedding Property of the Year– Hotels – JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu ITC Grand Goa – A Luxury Collection Resort and Spa.
20. 5 Star Resort of the Year – JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa.
21. MICE Hotel of the Year – Heritage Village Resort & Spa Manesar.
22, Luxury Wedding Property of the Year – Hotels – Fairmont Jaipur.
23. Spa Property of the Year – Six Senses Vana.
24. Excellence in Use of Digital Platforms – Air India Express Ltd.
25. MICE Travel Operator of the Year – Thomas Cook India Limited.
26. Domestic Tour Operator of the Year – SOTC Travel Limited.
27. Wellness Property of the Year – Atmantan Wellness Centre.
28. Boutique Hotel of the Year – Dolkhar Ladakh.
29. 5 Star Hotel of the Year – ITC Grand Chola.
30. Palace/Heritage Hotel of the Year – Before 1950 – Taj Rambagh Palace, Jaipur. The 2nd edition of Travel & Tourism Annual Conclave and Awards was supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and co-powered by Amadeus. The State Partners were Tamil Nadu Tourism and Gujarat Tourism, while TBO.com and Goa Tourism were Associate partners.

The Event Partners of the 2nd ET Travel & Tourism Conclave & Awards were Punjab Tourism, Encalm Hospitality and PayU. Foxtrot Interactive was the Silver Partner of the event.

The Exhibiting Partners include Nepal Airlines (Promoted by Bird Travels) and Nasher Miles. The venue of event Eros Hotel New Delhi, Nehru Place was the Hospitality Partner.

Dewar’s Double Aged was the Beverage Partner on board while Annadya JMD India and Luxorides were Gifting Partner and Mobility Partners respectively.

The event was also supported by key travel trade associations including IATO, TAAI, TAFI, ADTOI, OTOAI, ETAA, NIMA and ABTO.

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The Countdown Begins! 2nd ET Travel & Tourism Conclave & Awards to engage travel industry on Nov 30

The 2nd edition of the summit builds upon the success of its maiden edition which was organised earlier this year and witnessed over 300 delegates including ministers and ambassadors in attendance. The second edition has an impressive roster of speakers and is set to deliver a compelling series of sessions, panel discussions and fireside chats, showcasing thought leaders and experts from the industry.

  • Published On Dec 1, 2023 at 07:30 PM IST

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