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Supratim Raj Basu felicitated as DDP Game Changer

Supratim Raj Basu, Founder & Director, Help Tourism, has been conferred the DDP Game Changer at the East India Travel Awards. In 1991, the dynamic gentleman founded The travel company, which pioneered sustainable development of communities through ecotourism and supported preservation of culture and nature. He was able to identify and promote destinations, based on ecotourism and is also the founder of The Association for Conservation & Tourism (ACT), a non-profit NGO initiated to promote ownership of local people highlighting the natural and cultural resources around them. Additionally, he is an expert in identifying rural tourism products, motivating communities into rural tourism services and training local stakeholders into hospitality and allied services.

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DDP Trailblazer is Tsering Wange

The Managing Director of Himalayan Holidays, Tsering Wange, has been honoured with the DDP Trailblazer award at the East India Travel Awards. Throughout his career map, he has added several feathers to his cap including the title of the first Indian ever to do the world’s highest sky jump; the Chief Adviser of the Arunachal Pradesh Tour Operators Association; Vice President of the North East India Tourism Confederation; President of the Arunachal Mountaineering & Adventure Sports Association and Adviser to the Eastern Himalaya Travel & Tour Operators Association. He has also produced two popular travel serials on the North East circuit which have aired on national television.

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Dilip D Khatau joins the Gallery of Legends

Dilip D Khatau, Chairman, The Corbett Foundation & Chairman, Conservation Cooperation of India, has joined the Gallery of Legends at the East India Travel Awards, for his exemplary contribution to travel and tourism through the years. Wildlife conservation has played an important role in the fourth-generation businessman’s career as he expanded his chain of properties to places like Kutch, Bandhavgarh, Kanha Tiger Reserve and Kaziranga, in the lap of wildlife. In appreciation of his contribution, the Government of India appointed him to the National Board for Wildlife – an apex advisory body under the Prime Minister. He set up a charitable trust, The Corbett Foundation (TCF) in 1994 where the foundation’s work in and around Kaziranga is targeted at reducing and mitigating human-wildlife conflict.

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East India Travel Awards kicks off in Guwahati

Celebrating the contribution of stalwarts in the travel and tourism industry, the East India Travel Awards commenced in full swing on July 26, 2017, at Radisson Blu Hotel Guwahati. Gathering the region’s movers and shakers under one roof, the event was inaugurated by R Sudhan, Special Secretary (Tourism), Government of Manipur, who also was the Guest of Honour for the awards ceremony. The India Travel Awards salutes the best in the industry and awardees are selected based on a non-biased system of voting.

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3rd East India Travel Awards in Kolkata

The third edition of the East India Travel Awards celebrated the accomplishments of the travel and tourism industry of East India at Novotel Hotel and Residences, Kolkata, on July 15. J. P. Shaw, Regional Director (East), India Tourism-Kolkata, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, was the Chief Guest for this prestigious award ceremony. The awards commemorated the achievers from different segments of the industry, such as airlines, GDS, Hotels, Travel Agents, Tour Operators and allied services.

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3rd East India Travel Awards in Kolkata today

The third edition of East India Travel Awards will be held at Novotel Kolkata Hotel and Residences today. The awards will honour the achievers of the eastern region, who have contributed to the growth of travel and tourism industry. Novotel Kolkata Hotel and Residences is hosting the event for the second time. The award statuette, Maya, celebrates the grandeur of tourism and imbibes the best representation of power to change the industry. Sharing details about the event, Gunjan Sabikhi, Convenor, India Travel Awards, says, “Everyone needs encouragement to grow and India Travel Awards helps the industry in this endeavor. The Awards recognise the contribution and achievements of travel and tourism players and rewards those who have gone above and beyond to offer a superior tourism experience to travellers. The only Awards to recognise talent at regional level, over the years they have become the standard of excellence for businesses and organisations in the travel industry. We have received nominations from the remotest corner of the region. Industry awards in turn help the winners in improving their relationship with their suppliers, build their credibility and help them break into new markets.” According to Jai Kishan, General Manager, Novotel Kolkata Hotel and Residences, “India Travel Awards has proved to be immensely successful ever since its inception. Congratulations are in order for their seamless operations, unbiased jury decisions and the fillip that it provides to the entire tourism and hospitality industry. The benefits of hosting the Awards ceremony range from the tangible to all other realms of acceptance and visibility for the hotel and its team as the event provides an unmatched exposure across a plethora of relevant platforms,” he says. Setting a …

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