The award was presented to Kerala Tourism, winner of the runner-up prize for the Favourite Indian Leisure Destination, at a ceremony attended by the Who’s Who of Indian travel and tourism industry at the ITC Maurya Sheraton in New Delhi on Wednesday evening.
The Conde Nast Traveller India Readers Travel Awards, which is in its fifth year, honour the best in travel, tourism and hospitality. The winners were chosen by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller magazine.
“It is an honour to be feted by the discerning travellers who visit our state,” said Kerala Tourism Minister A P Anilkumar.
“It is a proud moment to be recognised as the favourite destination by the people who travel around the world,” Anilkumar added.
Kerala Tourism Secretary Shri G Kamala Vardhana Rao said the award was significant as it was based on the assessment of different parameters of travel and hospitality by different individuals.
“As a top tourism destination in the world, we would continue to maintain the highest standards of quality and excellence desired by the travellers,” Rao said.
Additional Resident Commissioner, Kerala, Rachna Shah, received the award from Vinod Zutshi, Secretary, Union Ministry of Tourism. Among those present on the occasion were Maldives High Commissioner Ahmed Mohamed.