Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board being one of the most active and creative Tourism Board of country awarded with 10 National Awards in different categories viz. Best Adventure State, Excellence in Publishing in Foreign Language – Chinese Brochure, Best Tourism Promotion Publicity Material – Lonely Planet Pocket Guides, Best Maintained & Differently Abled Friendly Monument for Buddhist Monument at Sanchi, Best Wildlife Guide to Mr. Manoj Kumar, Panna, Best Heritage City – Orchha, Best Airport – Indore, Swachhta Award, Indore, Best Tourist Transport Operator to Radient Travel.
These Awards were presented in National Tourism Awards 2019 organized on 27thSeptember 2019 (World Tourism Day) at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi by Honorable Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu in the Gracious Presence of Union Minister of State for Tourism & Culture (IC) Shri Prahlad Singh Patel, along with Secretary-General of United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Mr. Zurab Pololikash.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Faiz Ahmed Kidwai- IAS, Secretary, Govt of Madhya Pradesh, Managing Director, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board and Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation said– “It’s a great matter of pride for us that Madhya Pradesh Tourism has again received 10 National Awards in different categories, Madhya Pradesh Tourism under the Guidance of HonorableMinister of Tourism Department and Narmada Valley Development, Government of Madhya Pradesh Shri Surendra Singh Baghel Madhya Pradesh Tourism always tries to excel in every fields related to tourism.
On this special occasion, senior officials of Madhya Pradesh tourism board quoted “We highly appreciate the contribution of tourism industry in various forms and aim to set new National standards in the field of hospitality and services with these Awards. In the presence of senior officials from the tourism board, tour operators, destination management companies, stakeholders as well as millions of travelers who have visited Madhya Pradesh over the years, we feel honored to receive such Awards”.
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, tourist transport operators, individuals and other private organizations in recognition of their performance in their respective fields. The National Tourism Awards have, over the years emerged as a prestigious recognition of achievements in the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors
Madhya Pradesh offers an assortment of attractions to everyone who loves to travel. It is the state with the forest area cover of 77,700 sq.kms filled with Sal Trees & Bamboos. It has numerous wildlife hotspots with 11 National parks & 24 Wildlife sanctuaries such as Satpura Wildlife Sanctuary and Chambal Ghadiyal Sanctuary. The UNESCO world heritage sites of Khajuraho, Bhimbetka & Sanchi are the iconic sites in Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh has re-gained the tag of being “Tiger State of the Country” by having maximum tiger count (526) in the state. The roar of Tigers has increased in the dense and beautiful forests of Madhya Pradesh.