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Ministry of Tourism27-February, 2008 19:41 IST
National Tourism Awards Announced and Presented

The National Tourism Awards for 2006-2007 were announced and presented here today. At a function at Vigyan Bhawan, Plenary Hall, the External Affairs Minister Shri Pranab Mukherjee gave away the awards. The Minister of Tourism & Culture Smt. Ambika Soni presided over the function. The awards were given in 57 categories. Following is the list of National Tourism Award Winners 2006-2007 :

Sl. No.



State/Union Territories


Best State - Infrastructure            Development

Andhra Pradesh

Mr. G. Sudhir, Principal Secretary (T)

Mr. J. Raymond Peter, MD, APSTDC






Best State – Tourism Related Programmes 


Best State – Tourism Related Programmes 


Madhya Pradesh 





Mr. Iqbal Singh Bains, Principal Secretary



Mr. R.B. Subba, Minister (Tourism), Govt. of Sikkim

Mr. G.P. Upadhayay, Commissioner & Secretary (Tourism)


Best Rural Tourism Project

Chettinad (Karaikudi) District Sivaganga, Tamilnadu

Mr. V. Irai Anbu, Secretary (T)

Mr. M. Rajaram, Commissioner (T) & MD, Tamilnadu Tourism Dev. Corpn.


Best Tourism Promotion Collateral/Publicity Material

Tamilnadu Tourism Chennai

Mr. V. Irai Anby, Secretary (T)

Mr. M. Rajaram, Commissioner (T) & MD, Tamilnadu Tourism Dev. Corpn.


Best Tourism Promotion Collateral/Publicity Material (Special Prize)

Karnataka Tourism

Dr. Somashekar, Director (Tourism)






Classified Hotels



5 Star Deluxe                                      

The Oberoi Amarvilas , Agra

Mr. George Kuruvilla, General Manager


Mr. Aseem Tiwari, Sr. Vice President (Corporate Affairs)


Ms. Ketaki Narain, Director (Corporate Communication)


Mrs. Vijay Sharma, Asstt. Manager (Corporate Affairs)


5 Star                                                              

Taj Residency , Bangalore

Mr. Saleem Yousuff, General Manager


4 Star                                                              

Gateway Hotel on Residency Road , Bangalore

Mr. Vinod Valson, General Manager


3 Star

The Brunton Boatyard, Fort Cochin

Mr. Shilendran, GM (Sales & Distribution)


2 Star

Resorte Marinha Dourada, Goa

Mr. Menino Goes Proenca

Mrs. Theresa Goes Proenca


1 Star  

Hotel Fifty –Five , Delhi

Mr. Rajesh Khanna, Director

Mr. Mohan Joshi, Manager


Heritage Grand

Fateh Prakash Palace, Udaipur

Mr. Aditya Veer Singh, GM (Operations)


Heritage Classic

The Malabar House – Fort Cochin

Mr. Joerg Drechsel, Chairman

Mrs. Txuku Iriarte, Director



The Raj Palace, Jaipur

Ms. Ankur Rara, GM

Mr. Jagdish Singh Bisht, financial Controller


Best Eco Friendly Hotel & Resorts

The Taj Westend, Bangalore

Mr. P.K. Mohankumar, GM


Best Eco Friendly Hotel & Resorts

(Special Prize)

ITC Maurya, Delhi

Mr. Dipak Haksar, VP (Operations) & GM, ITC The Maurya

Mr. N. Ramamoorty, Chief Engineer


Best Convention Centre

Hyderabad International

Convention Centre

Mr. Philip J Logan, GM

Mr. Saurabh Bharara, Asstt. Director


Private- Public enterprise providing

 facilities for physically challenged

ITC Hotel The Windsor, Bangalore

Mr. Dipak Haksar, VP (Operations) & GM, ITC The Maurya









Chef of the year

Mr. Sanjeev Kapoor

Mr. Sanjeev Kapoor

Mrs. Alyona Kapoor


Lady chef of the year

Ms. Manisha Bhasin

Ms. Manisha Bhasin


Travel agents/Tour operator ( Forex Earnings over Rs. 25 crore)



First Prize

M/s Le passage to India

Mr. Ghulam Naqshband, Chairman Emeritus

Mr. Arjun Sharma, MD


Second Prize

Kuoni Travels( India) Pvt. Ltd

Mr, Dipak Deva, COO (India & South Asia)

Mr. Gautam Kaul

Mr. Jaideep Khanna


Third Prize

M/s Travel Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd Mumbai

Mr. Madhavan Menon, MD

Mr. Sunit Suri, COO – Leisure Travel 



Travel agents/Tour operator (Forex earnings between Rs 10-25 crore)



First Prize

M/s Orient Express Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi

Mr. Pragun Poddar, Sr. Manager Travel

Mr. Manish Poddar, Manager Tours


Second Prize

M/s Asiad Holidays(P) Ltd


Mr. Atul Karande, Director

Mr. P.P. Singh, Dy. Manager


Third Prize

M/s Mid Town Travels Pvt. Ltd , New Delhi

Mr. Arun Anand, MD

Tourist Transport Operator


First Prize

M/s Ajay Travels Service, New Delhi

Mr. Ajay Kumar

Mr. Ved Prakash

Mr. Ravi Praash


Second Prize

M/s International Travel House Ltd., New Delhi

Mr. Aditiya Rampal, GM

Mr. Col. Anirudh Singh, Manager (Car Rental)


Third Prize

M/s Bakshi Transport Service, New Delhi

Mr. Gurbachan singh Sawhney

Mr. Kanwarjit Singh Sawhney


Tour Operator



Best Domestic Tour Operator

First Prize

M/s Southern travels Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi

Mr. A.V. Rao, Chairman

Mr. A. Krishna Mohan, MD

Mr. A.V. Praveen Kumar, Director


Best Domestic Tour Operator

Second Prize

M/s Panicker’s Travels , New Delhi

Mr. Gopalakrishnan

Mrs. Devi Priya Gopalakrishnan




Best Adventure Tour Operator

M/s Sea and Sky Travel (India) Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi

Mr. Shiekh Nadeem, Director (Operations)


Best Mice Tour Operator           

M/s Travel corporation (India) Ltd, Mumbai

Mrs. Nalini Gupta, President & Head (Travel Business)

Mr. Sunit Suri, COO – Leisure Travel Inbound


Most Innovative Tour Operator         


M/s Perfect Travels & Tours Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi

Mrs. Uma Bajaj, MD

Mr. Raj Bajaj, Executive Director


Best Overseas Tour Operator –Americas

M/s Indus Travels , Canada

Mr. Ved Mitter Syal

Mr. Prem Sayal


Best Overseas Tour Operator –Europe

M/s Kuoni France

Mr. Gautam Kaul


Best Overseas Tour Operator         

West Asia and South Africa


M/s Kanoo Holidays –UAE

Mr. Zaeem Gama


Best Overseas Tour Operator – Far East     

M/s BS Travel Service Company Ltd, Tokyo

Mr. Maihiro Nakamura


Best Overseas Tour Operator         

UK Region

M/s Kuoni UK

Mr. Vineet Mahendru


Best Overseas Charter Operator

Jewel in the Crown Holidays, UK

Mr. Platon Loizou, MD


Best Overseas Charter Operator

(Special Prize)


Mr. Arjun Sharma, MD


Best Foreign Journalist for India          

Mr. Ad Van Schaik, The Netherlands  

Mr. Ad Van Schaik


Best Foreign Photographer for India

Mr. Reiner Sahm , Germany

Mr. Reiner Sahm Mr. Reiner Sahm


Best Maintained Tourist Friendly



Mr. K.K. Muhammed, Superintending Archaeologist, ASI, Bhopal Circle


Best Maintained Tourist Friendly Park/Wildlife Sanctuary       

Pench Tiger Reserve, Seoni, Madhya Pradesh

Mr. N.S. Dungriyal, Field Director, Pench Tiger Reserve


Most Innovative Tourist Project            

Calizz - The Heart of Goa           

Mr. Laxmikant Prabhakar Kudchadaar, Chairman


Most Innovative Tourist Project

River Cruise on Godavari Andhra Pradesh

Mr. Rymond Peter, MD, APSTDC


Most Innovative

Tourist Project

(Special Prize)

Shane E Bhopal , Madhya  Pradesh

Mr. Ashwani Lohani, MD,MPSTDC


Best NGO Promoting/Developing Tourism          

Irula Tribe Women Welfare Society, Thandarai, Chengalpatt, Tamilnadu

Mr. K. Krishnan, Chief Advisor and Co-founder


Best Tourist Guide      

Mr. Mukul Pandya, Agra

Mr. Mukul Pandya

Mrs. Pandya


Best Creative Contributions in Marketing Tourism Products



Best Film

Dholavira – A Futuristic Metropolis of the Past by Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited

Mr. Kamlesh Patel, Chairman, Gujarat Tourism Dev. Corpn.

Mr. P.D. Vaghela, Commissioner & MD


Best Film

( Special Prize)

The Mythology of Aranamula Metal Mirror

Mr. Venu Nair, Producer



Best Film

(Special Prize)


Glasgow Crafts , Kinnala

Mr. Anand Katti

Ms. Madhura Katti


Excellence in Publishing – English

Outlook Traveller Getaways-101 Pilgrimages

Mr. Vinod Mehta, Editor in Chief


Excellence in Publishing – Hindi

Srishti Publications (P) Ltd. for:

Srishti Prakriti ka Roop Rang           

Mr. Kalyan Patra, Publisher


Most innovative use of Information Technology/Website Portal promoting Tourism



Dr. Nalin Singhal, Managing Director , IRCTC




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