Applications for the nominations to the National Tourism Awards 2013-14 are currently open. The last date for receipt of entries in the respective divisions is May 26, 2015. The awards will be given under various sub-categories of the broad categories of Travel Agents/Tour Operators/Tourist Transport Operators; Classified Hotels/Incredible India Bed & Breakfast Establishments/Chefs/Convention Centers; States and Union Territories; Tourism Promotion and Publicity; Overseas Awards; Niche Tourism Segment; and Other Categories.
Ministry of Tourism (MoT), Government of India presents National Tourism Awards to various segments of the travel and tourism industry every year. These awards are presented to state governments/union territories, classified hotels, heritage hotels, approved travel agents, tour operators and tourist transport operators, individuals, and other private organisations in recognition of their performance in their respective fields and also to encourage healthy competition with an aim to promoting tourism.The selection of the awardees is made by Committees constituted for the purpose and the decision of MoT is final and binding. Unless otherwise mentioned, the entries for the award should have been published or the activities organized during the period April, 2013 to March 2014.