1.Best Standalone Convention Centre,
2.Best Tourism Promotion Publicity Material for “Ancient Temples of Telangana (Coffee Table Book) and
3.Best Heritage City (for Warangal).
3 National Awards for TS Tourism Department
Principal Secretary, Department of Tourism and Culture, B Venkatesham and Varun Arora, CEO of HICC received the award for Best Standalone Convention Centre from the Union Minister of Tourism and Culture Mahesh Sharma and Speaker of the Lok Sabha Sumitra Mahajan at a function held at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on 30-07-2016.
The Managing Director of the Telangana Tourism Development Corporation Christina Z Chongthu received the other awards along with Venkatesham.
Later speaking to the media, Venkatesham said efforts were on to promote the vast tourism potential of Telangana in a systematic way.
The department was seeking to coordinate its efforts with other departments to streamline the facilities. He hoped that the sector would grow immensely in future under the guidance of the Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao.
Warangal bags ‘Best Heritage City’ award
Ekasila nagaram Warangal has bagged the ‘Best Heritage City Award’ at the National Tourism Awards 2014-15. For best places check “Warangal Tourism”
The award has also given boost to Warangal’s race to be in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list this year as the former Kakatiya capital was nominated by the state government for the prestigious tag in November last year.
Warangal is also one of the 12 cities in the country selected for the Centre’s Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY).