New Delhi,March 23, 2015-The countdown for the second edition of India Travel Awards- South has begun. India Travel Awards is all set to recognise the hard work and applaud the true leaders for their dedication and commitment towards tourism. Our award statuette, Maya celebrates the grandeur of tourism. It imbibes the best representing the power to change the industry.

The award ceremony will be held on 16th April at the Novotel Visakhapatnam, Varun Beach. Based on an online voting system, the winners will be awarded after a thorough jury analysis of the voting, making the awards fair and unbiased. Nominations are awaited for various categories, which include sectors like aviation, domestic and international tourism boards, hotels and resorts, travel agents, technology partners etc from the southern region of the country.

Mr. SanJeet, Mentor, India Travel Awards said, “The awards are a true specimen of the contribution of various companies/individuals to take tourism to a different level. These awards are to recognise extraordinary efforts of people who have made the real difference. A first of its kind formal black tie event, India Travel awards will make a difference to the industry by accommodating recognition for regional talent, thereby raising the bar.”

About India Travel Awards

India Travel Awards supports, promotes and develops the Indian travel and tourism industry by identifying and rewarding excellence, and inspiring its practitioners to continuously raise the standards of their product, and service offerings. Based on a unique system of jury judgment and voting, these awards will be fair and unbiased, finally culminating in a formal Black-Tie ceremony that is glitzy, glamorous and graced by the who's who of the travel industry.

India Travel Awards is supported by Government of India, Ministry of Tourism and is now hailed as one of the most esteemed awards in the tourism industry in India.

These awards are also braced by esteemed trade bodies like Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI), Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO), World Travel & Tourism Council, India Initiative (WTTCII), Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI), Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI), Adventure Tour Operators’ Association of India (ATOAI) and the Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI).

India Travel Awards runs and governs a comprehensive programme across a range of awards developed to recognise the industry's most vital sectors and product offerings. Awards are presented across four tiers: South, East, West, and North. All awardees will be recognised throughout the year. Our travel media partners will feature them in all their publications regularly.