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IMPHAL | Aug 8 : Manipur Tourism has won the Today’s Traveller Award 2018 for ‘Best State for State for Promotion of Festivals and Fairs under the Domestic Tourism’ category for the first time. The awards ceremony is in its 12th Annual Edition this year and was held at Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi yesterday.
The award was presented by minister of commerce and industries and civil aviation, Suresh Prabhu and received by chairman, Tourism Corporation of Manipur Limited, Dr. Sapam Ranjan Singh, and director (Tourism), W. Ibohal Singh (MCS), at an event attended by the who’s who of the travel industry.
“We are delighted with the recognition given to us by Today’s Traveller Awards 2018. Manipur Tourism expanded its marketing and publicity campaign and reached out to different cities in India through engagement of various media platforms. The success of the campaign was visible during the Manipur Sangai Festival last year,” Dr. Sapam Ranjan Singh said.
It may be recalled that Lonely Planet, the largest travel guide book publisher in the world was roped in to print information booklets about Manipur’s tourist attractions keeping in view the need to inform visitors about the varied attractions in the state. W. Ibohal Singh said, “Acknowledgements like this helps motivate and inspire us to promote our state through a kaleidoscope of our local culture, our varied tribes and their colourful festivals.” We will take our marketing and promotional efforts to the next level this year and look forward to receiving more recognitions from the industry in other areas as well added W. Ibohal Singh.
The 12th Annual Today’s Traveller Awards ceremony is one of the most holistic awards in the country today since its inception in the year 2007. Today’s Traveller Awards recognises and celebrates excellence across all sectors of hospitality, tourism, corporate and entertainment industries. The awards are determined by an evaluation process led by advisors and evaluators along with a panel comprised of industry experts.~IFP