Tourism Corporation Gujarat Limited (TCGL) in association with Brand Aid are all set to conduct the first of its kind virtual awards. The first edition of Gujarat Travel and Tourism Excellence Award 2020 is all set to be held on 25th September 2020. The event will be graced by Gujarat Chief Minister Shri Vijay Rupani, Minister of Tourism And Fisheries Shri Jawahar Chavda and Minister of State for Tourism, Gujarat Shri Vasan Bhai Ahir. The event is conceptualised and executed by Brand Aid.
This would be the very first time in tourism industry of India, a virtual Tourism award ceremony is organized. The whole idea is to felicitate achievers for their efforts to boost tourism sector of Gujarat. The award ceremony will have 13 different categories ranging from best tour operator, best Gujarati cuisine restaurant to a special jury award and many more.
Commenting on the same, Commissioner of Tourism and Managing Director of Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Shri Jenu Devan says, “Gujarat has always promoted uniqueness, and the virtual Gujarat Tourism Excellence Award Ceremony, will also be the first of its kind. I am especially pleased that by hosting such an event, we are sending a strong message that no matter what the circumstances, we can always adapt and continue to find new ways to flourish. Especially, the State’s Tourism Industry is working round-the-clock to give every visitor a warmer and safer experience of Gujarat. I thank Hon’ble CM Shri Vijay Rupani and other Honoured Guests for gracing the ceremony with their presence and supporting TCGL’s endeavours.”
Commenting on the same, Hiten Shah the director of ‘Brand Aid’ which also conceptualised the award function said, “A lot of thought has been put into the award show. It has been in planning stage for over 3 months and the ranking system has also been detailed and done by the best in the industry. This award function will boost confidence of the tourism sector in the state and also be a trend setter for other states to follow. This will also help boost confidence of the tourism sector in the state and will instil confidence of governments backing in helping to stabilise the situation which has taken a big hit due to Covid 19.”