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Kerala Tourism’s Muziris Heritage bags away PATA Gold Award

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By Pronali Mukherjee

The Kerala Tourism has bagged away 2015’s Pacific Asia Travel Association award for its Muziris Heritage Project in the “Heritage & Culture” category. The award, supported by the Macau Government Tourism Office, went to the Muziris Heritage Project for its conservational endeavours, uniqueness and effect on neighbourhood group, a press release said. PATA had regarded Kerala Tourism for the Responsible Tourism activity at Kumarakom and its mainstream e-Newsletter in 2014.

This award is in acknowledgment of the Muziris project went for restoring the authentic and social importance of the old town that extends crosswise over North Paravur in Ernakulam to Kodungalloor in Thrissur,” State Tourism Minister AP Anilkumar said.

Bolstered and supported by MGTO for as far back as 20 years, 2015’s PATA Grand and Gold Awards perceive the accomplishments of 25 different associations and people. “The lead venture of the legislature of Kerala is one of the greatest legacy protection activities of advanced India.” The grant further highlights its stature in worldwide legacy tourism, he included. There were 269 sections from 83 associations and people worldwide during the current year’s award, the most astounding count subsequent to 2007.

The awards will be exhibited on September 8 at PATA Travel- Mart in Bengaluru, the release said. “The rundown of PATA Gold Awards 2015 champs reveals the absolute best of Pacific-Asia tourism practices,” said MGTO Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes. She included that the greatness and development uncovered by the works and undertakings honoured are amazing and can give motivation to raise the gauges of tourism industry partners in the area.

Noticing that no other tourism office in the nation could win this abundantly appreciated grant this time, Kerala Tourism Director P I Sheik Pareeth said the PATA honour recognized Kerala Tourism’s incredibleness in legacy protection. “Being a piece of the Spice Route Project, which is upheld by UNESCO, the Muziris extend as of now has a key status on the social tourism map,” Kerala Tourism Secretary G Kamala Vardhana Rao said.

Established in 1951, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is a not-revenue driven affiliation which goes about as an impetus for the mindful improvement of travel and tourism to, from and inside of the Asia Pacific area.

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