Awards

 

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

   
       
  UNWTO Ulysses Award  
 
  • Innovation in Public Policy and Governance Award for Kumarakom Responsible Tourism Project, 2013
 
  World Tourism Travel Council Tourism for Tomorrow Awards  
 
  • One of the three finalists in the Destination Category - Kerala, 2006
 
  ITB Berlin  
 
  • Das Goldene Stadttor Award for Print Campaign on Backwaters, 2014
  • Das Goldene Stadttor Award for Ayurveda Campaign, 2013
  • Das Goldene Stadttor Silver Award for Print Campaign, 2012
  • Das Goldene Stadttor Bronze Award for TV Commercial, 2011
  • Das Golden Stadttor Award for the Print campaign, 2007
  • Das Golden Stadttor Award for Best Commercial, 2006
 
  Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)  
 
  • PATA CEO Challenge Top Destination Award for Thekkady, 2015
  • PATA Gold Award for Kumarakom Responsible Tourism Project, 2014
  • PATA Gold Award for E-Newsletter, 2014
  • PATA Gold Award for E-Newsletter, 2013
  • PATA Awards 2011
  • Gold Award 2010 for Best Website
  • Gold Award 2009 for Marketing "Dream Season in Gods Own Country"
  • Gold Award 2008 for Culture - Utsavam, Kerala Arts Festival
  • Gold Award 2008 for Consumer Travel Brochure - Kerala Tourism Theme Brochure
  • Gold Award 2007 for Culture - Aranmula Cultural Village
  • Gold Award 2007 for Brochure - Destination Brochure Kit
  • Grand Award for Environment - Zero Waste Kovalam, 2006
  • Gold Award for Ecotourism - Kumbalangi Tourism Village, 2006
  • Gold Award 2006 for Publication Ayurveda: The Mantra of Niramaya
  • Gold Award for the best E-Newsletter, 2005
  • Honourable Mention for Culture, 2005
  • Gold Award for Culture, 2004
  • Gold Award for Ecotourism, 2004
  • Gold Award 2004 for the best CD-ROM Ayurveda: The Mantra of Niramaya
  • Gold Award 2003 for the best CD-ROM, Kerala: The Green Symphony
  • Gold Award for Marketing, 2003
  • Grand Award for Heritage, 2002
 
  Pacific Asia Travel Writers Association (PATWA)  
 
  • International Award for Leisure Tourism, 2000-2001
 
  UNESCO Asia-Pacific  
 
  • Heritage Award - Honorable Mention - Arakkal Kettu, Kannur, 2006
 
  New York ad Festivals  
 
  • Finalist Award - Kerala Tourism - 2005
 
  Prague International Advertising Festival (PIAF)  
 
  • Bronze for the Print Campaign - Your Moment is Waiting, 2012
  • Bronze for the TVC- Your Moment is Waiting, 2011
 
  WTM, London  
 
  • Best Stand Award, 2011
 
  FITUR, Spain  
 
  • Best International Exhibition stand - Kerala Tourism Pavilion, 2010
 
  Smart Travel Asia 'Best in Travel Poll 2010'  
 
  • Kerala voted as the best Asian holiday destination, 2010
 
  IAA Olive Crown Awards  
 
  • Olive Crown Award for Kerala Tourism's print campaign on World Tourism Day, 2012
 
  Conde Nast Travel Award  
 
  • Kerala Tourism won the award for Excellence in Taking "Brand India" Global Award, 2012
 
 

NATIONAL AWARDS

 
  Web Ratna Awards 2014  
 
  • Golden Icon Award in the 'Outstanding Content' Category
 
  Government of India  
 
  • Most Innovative Use of Information Technology / Best Website 2013-14
  • Best Tourism Film, 2013-14
  • Best Responsible Tourism Project 2013-14
  • Most Innovative Use of Information Technology / Best Website 2012 -13
  • Most Innovative and Unique Tourism Project 2012 -13 - Kochi - Muziris Biennale
  • Best State (2nd Place) 2012 -13
  • Best Civic Management 2012 -13 - Responsible Tourism Kumarakom
  • Best Rural Tourism Project 2011-12 - Responsible Tourism Kumarakom
  • Most innovative use of Information Technology / Best Website 2010 -11
  • Best State (3rd Place), 2010
  • Best Responsible Tourism Initiative- Kumarakom RT project, 2009
  • Most Innovative use of Information Technology, 2009
  • Most Innovative Adventure Activity -International Paragliding Championship, 2008
  • Best Responsible Tourism Project - Better Together- Responsible Tourism Initiative, Kerala, 2008
  • Best Tourism Film / Audio Visual Presentation 2008 for DVD Rhapsodies from God's Own Country
  • Best Performing Tourism State, 2007
  • Best Tourism Portal - www.keralatourism.org, 2007
  • Best Performing Tourism State, 2006
  • Best Maintained Tourist - Friendly Monument - Sakthan Thampuran Palace 2006
  • Best Publishing - Mantra of Niramaya & Tourism Handbook, 2006
  • Most Innovative Use of Information Technology, 2005-06
  • Best Performing Tourism State, 2005
  • Best Maintained Tourist - Friendly Monument, 2005
  • Best Publishing 2004-05 for Book on Ayurveda
  • Best Marketed and Promoted State, 2004
  • Best Maintained Tourist - Friendly Monument, 2004
  • Best Innovative Tourism Project, 2004
  • Best Promotion Literature, 2004
  • Best Publishing 2003-04 for Book on Panchakarma
  • Best Performing State for 2003, 2001, 2000 and 1999 - Award for Excellence in Tourism. (For rapid growth, development and advancement in the tourism sector)
  • Best Practices by a State Government, 2003
  • Best Eco-tourism Product, 2003
  • Best Wildlife Sanctuary, 2003
  • Most Innovative Use of Information Technology, 2002-03
  • Most Tourist-friendly International Airport, 2002
  • Most Eco-friendly Destination, 2002
  • Best Tourism Film, 2001
  • Most Innovative Use of Information Technology, 2000-01
  • Most Innovative Use of Information Technology, 2008-09
 
  Outlook Traveler Awards  
 
  • Favourite Winter Destination & Favourite Beach Destination, 2013
  • Favourite Indian State for Travel & Tourism, 2010
  • Best State that promoted Travel & Tourism, 2000-2001
 
  Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)  
 
  • Award for Best Use of IT in Tourism, 2004
  • Award for Best Marketing, 2003
 
  Galileo - Express Travel & Tourism  
 
  • Award for the Best State Tourism Board, 2006
  • Award for the Best State Tourism Board, 2005
  • Award for the Best State Tourism Board, 2003
 
  Net4 PC World  
 
  • Award for Best website in the tourism category, 2008
 
  Indian Association of Tour Operators' (IATO)  
 
  • Award for the Best CDs, 2004
 
  NDTV  
 
  • Business Leadership Award in Travel Category, 2007
  • Business Leadership Award in Travel Category, 2006
 
  CNBC Award  
 
  • Best Tourism Board, 2011
  • Best Tourism Board, 2009
  • Best Travel Destination 2009
  • Best State Tourism Board - Kerala, 2007
  • Best Travel Destination - Thekkady, 2007
 
  Today's Traveller Platinum Award  
 
  • Best State Marketing Campaign - Jet2kerala campaign, 2009
 
  Kerala State E-Governance Awards  
 
  • Best Website, 2008
 
  Travel & Leisure Award  
 
  • Best Indian State, 2014
  • Best Green Destination, 2014
 
  Lonely Planet - India Travel Awards  
 
  • Best Destination for Families, 2014
  • Best Destination for Families, 2012
 
  Times of India  
  • Best Tourism Board, 2012
  • Best Domestic Tourism Department, 2011
  National Travel - Trade Fair  
 
  • Best Design and Decoration, 2011
 
     
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