MTDC got the PATWA 2014 award for Mumbai as ‘Best Heritage City’
Maharashtra Tourism won the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) Award for Mumbai as ‘Best Heritage city’ during the recently concluded tourism conclave at ITB Berlin. The award was presented at a ceremony held at the venue, Messedamm, Berlin. Secretary Tourism Mrs. Valsa Nair-Singh received the award at the hands of Dr Taleb Rifai, Secretary General, United Nations World Travel Organisation (UNWTO), in presence of Sagar Ahluwalia, Secretary General, PATWA.
PATWA is a professional organization of travel writers that was founded in 1998, at the Pacific Area Travel Association (PATA) Conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Commenting on the occasion Valsa Nair Singh (IAS) says, “Maharashtra is the most visited tourist destination in India. We feel proud to get appreciated at such events. This encourages us to do better through focussed campaign and marketing strategy”.
MTDC participated at ITB 2015 in Hall 5.2b stand 201 with 10 co-exhibitors representing a cross section of Maharashtra’s diverse Tourism product promoting Maharashtra’s beaches, hills, historical monuments, palaces, ancient temples, adventure sports and wildlife.The tourist products of Maharashtra include experiences and panorama of nature and endless heritage from second century B.C. to the medieval period, including Buddhist, Hindu, Jain caves, monuments, forts and temples. It has five UNESCO World Heritage Sites, over 900 caves, 350 forts. Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation has been on forefront of tourism promotion by fostering awareness among international travelers, facilitating travel trade and building up infrastructure.