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"Applicants can send their registration form with supporting documents through Email on awards@mptourism.com or by post till 5 September 2018"

Tourism Awards 2018

About Tourism Awards

MP Tourism has instituted Awards of Excellence to acknowledge the efforts made by various stakeholders to promote Madhya Pradesh as one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the country.

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  • Category 1(A): Best Tour Operator (National)-Foreign Exchange Earnings of Rs. 5 Crore and above.
    Purpose : To recognise the efforts in increasing the Tourist inflow to Madhya Pradesh & positioning Madhya Pradesh in India and overseas. Eligibility CriteriaThe Travel Agent who is member of any Travel Association - IATO, TAI, ATOI & ADTOI etc and doing business of Inbound & Domestic Tourists.
  • Category 1(B): Best Tour Operator (National)-Foreign Exchange Earnings less than Rs. 5.00 Crore.
    Purpose : To recognise the efforts in increasing the Tourist inflow to Madhya Pradesh & positioning Madhya Pradesh in India and overseas. Eligibility CriteriaThe Travel Agent who is member of any Travel Association - IATO, TAI, ATOI & ADTOI etc and doing business of Inbound & Domestic Tourists.
  • Category 2(A): Best Travel Agent (M.P.)-Promoting and selling Conventional tourism products of the Madhya Pradesh: Domestic and Foreign tourists handled & total turnover Rs. 2 Crore and above
    Purpose : To recognise the efforts in increasing the awareness of the Tourist Destinations of Madhya Pradesh and providing services to the Tourists in Madhya Pradesh. Eligibility :
    • No. of tourists handled
      • Indian
      • Foreigners
    • No. of branch offices in Madhya Pradesh.
    • Total turnover achieved in Indian Rupees (2017-18)
    • Tie-ups with International/ National Tour/ state Operators
    • No. of staff employed
    • Member of IATO/ ADTOI/ ATOAI/ TAAI etc.
  • Category 2(B): Best Travel Agent (M.P.)-Promoting and selling new and innovative tourism products of the Madhya Pradesh: Domestic and Foreign tourists handled & total turnover less than Rs. 2 Crore
    Purpose : To recognise the efforts in increasing the awareness of the Tourist Destinations of Madhya Pradesh and providing services to the Tourists in Madhya Pradesh. Eligibility CriteriaThe Travel Agent who is member of any Travel Association - IATO, TAI, ATOI & ADTOI etc, having registered office in Madhya Pradesh & providing services to National and International Tourists.
  • Category 3(A): Best Tourist Transport Operators (M.P.)-Turn over through tourist transport operation only, of Rs.50 Lakh and above.
    Purpose : To recognise the efforts in increasing the Tourist inflow to Madhya Pradesh & positioning Madhya Pradesh in India and overseas. Eligibility :
    • No. of tourists sent to MP
      • Indian
      • Foreigner
    • No. of Branch Offices in India
    • Total Turnover achieved in Indian Rupees (2017-18)
    • International tie-ups with Travel Agents
    • Awards received at State/National/International level in hospitality sector
    • Any other major Innovative/ achievement
  • Category 3(B): Best Tourist Transport Operators (M.P.)-Turn over through tourist transport operation only, less than Rs. 50 Lakh.
    Purpose : To recognise the efforts in increasing the Tourist inflow to Madhya Pradesh & positioning Madhya Pradesh in India and overseas. Eligibility :
    • No. of tourists sent to MP
      • Indian
      • Foreigner
    • No. of Branch Offices in India
    • Total Turnover achieved in Indian Rupees (2017-18)
    • International tie-ups with Travel Agents
    • Awards received at State/National/International level in hospitality sector
    • Any other major Innovative/ achievement
  • Category 4: Best Adventure Tour Operator (M.P.)
    Award based on highest turnover achieved either through Foreign Exchange Earnings or Indian Rupees from Adventure tourism / sports related activities. Purpose : To recognise the efforts for encouraging adventure activities in the State and making it financially viable. Eligibility :
    • Turnover achieved in FY2017-18
    • No. of adventure events organised in M.P.
    • Handling no. of adventure activities
    • Growth rate achieved in 2017-18 over previous year
    • Safety Measures
    • Certification
    • Quality of equipment
    • Eco Friendly environment
    • Watching wild life in their natural environment is a adventure on its own.
    • Caving, Mountain Biking, Cross motor racing, Mountain cycling etc some promotional activities. Like Indore to panchmari/Jabalpur. Bhopal to Mandu/ Maheshwar.
  • Category 5(A): Best Hotel
    Purpose : To recognise the efforts put in maintaining the highest standards of facilities and décor of its class to provide best services to the tourists. The hotel should be established in Madhya Pradesh. Eligibility :
    • Annual Revenue earned during 2017-18
    • % increase in annual revenue over previous year
    • Total No. of tourist arrivals:
      • Indian
      • Foreigners
    • % increase in total tourists arrival over previous year
    • International awards & certificates received by the hotel related to service quality, security, eco-friendly measures etc.
    • Total rooms available in the hotel
    • Occupancy during the Year 2016-17 & 2017-18
    • Efforts made to promote the destination
    • Efforts made to train the skilled manpower
    • Rain water Harvesting
    • Segregation and Solid Waste Management
    • Availability Fire Equipments with training
    • Parking space
    • Turnover of Hotels

    The Hotel of its class established in Madhya Pradesh and providing services to the guests.

  • Category 5(B): Best Heritage Hotel
    Purpose : To recognise the efforts put in maintaining the highest standards of facilities and décor of its class to provide best services to the tourists. Eligibility :
    • Annual revenue earned per room based on total gross turn over earned
    • % increase in annual revenue over previous year
    • Total no. of tourist arrivals:
      • Indian
      • Foreigners
    • % increase in total tourists arrival over previous year
    • International awards & certification based on the following awards related to service quality, security, eco-friendly measures etc.
    • Total rooms available in the hotel
    • Efforts to promote arts and crafts of the state
    • Heritage building must be older than 1950
    • Occupancy during the Year 2016-17 & 2017-18
    • Number of local persons employed annually vis-à-vis the total manpower of the hotel
    • Contribution of the hotel in promoting “Hunar se Rozgar Programme”
    • Efforts to conserve the heritage value of establishment
  • Category 5(C): Best Eco Friendly Hotel

    Purpose : To recognise the efforts put in maintaining the highest standards of facilities and décor of its class to provide best services to the tourists, complying to eco-friendly standards.

    Eligibility :
    • Annual Revenue earned per room based on total gross turn over earned
    • % increase in annual revenue over previous year
    • Total no. of tourist arrivals:
      • Indian
      • Foreigners
    • % increase in total tourists arrival over previous year
    • ISO or similar certification
    • Eco-friendly practices adopted by the Hotel
    • Creating Awareness for environment within the premises & in the vicinity
    • Practices adopted by the establishment for solid waste management
    • Efforts for establishment & usage of Renewable Sources of Energy
    • Water/ Rain water harvesting facilities at every hotel.
    • No. Of tree in the campus
    • Reflective paint on roof top for sunrays protection.
    • Measures for reducing use of water.
    • Plastic Discursion adopted by Organisation
    • Zero Plastic initiative.
  • Category 5(D): Best Eco Friendly Forest Lodge
    Purpose : To recognise the efforts put in maintaining the highest standards of facilities and décor of its class to provide best services to the tourists, complying to eco-friendly standards. Eligibility :
    • Annual Revenue earned per room based on total gross turn over earned
    • % increase in annual revenue over previous year
    • Total no. of tourist arrivals:1. Indian2. Foreigners
    • % increase in total tourists arrival over previous year
    • ISO or similar certification
    • Eco-friendly practices adopted by the Hotel
    • Creating Awareness for environment within the premises & in the vicinity
    • Practices adopted by the establishment for solid waste management
    • Efforts for establishment & usage of Renewable Sources of Energy
    • Use of Rain water harvesting facilities for hotels
    • Use of reflective paint on roof top.
    • Measure for reducing use of fresh water.
    • Green cover around lodge.
    • Measures for reducing use of water.
    • Plastic Discursion adopted by Organisation
    • Zero Plastic initiative.
  • Category 6: Best Home Stay
    Purpose : To recognise efforts of home stay registered by MP Tourismin providing hospitality of highest standard to tourists. Byencouraging home stays, the aim is to increase accommodation capacity in the state. Eligibility :
    • Revenue earned during 2017-18
    • Total number of guests stayed during 2017-18
    • No. of Indian Guests
    • No. of Foreign Guests
    • Total No. of room nights sold during year 2017-18
    • Brief Note of efforts made by the home stay unit forpromotion of the establishment in not more than 50 words:
    • Brief description of home stay unit highlighting salientfeatures in 30 words
    • Guest feedback
    • Facilities available in the home stay unit:
    • Lounge/ sitting area
    • Parking facility
    • Air- conditioning
    • Internet facility
    • Safety locker
    • Doctor on call
    • First aid
    • Presence of various online portals and booking websites.
    • Rain water Harvesting
    • Segregation and Solid Waste Management
    • Fire safety arrangements with training.
  • Category 7(A): Best Chef Of Madhya Pradesh-Best Chef from 4 Star Hotels & above
    Purpose : To recognise the efforts rendered by chefs to innovate & promote the various culinary techniques. . Eligibility :
    • Technical/vocational/educational qualification
    • Years of professional experience
    • No. of years in current profession
    • Area of Speciality
    • National/International accolades
    • Innovation/brand creation
    • Books/articles authored
    • Contribution to the society
    • The applicant should be employed in a hotel established in Madhya Pradesh
  • Category 7(B): Best Chef Of Madhya Pradesh-Best Chef from 1, 2, 3 Star Hotels, Heritage (Basic Category) or equivalent and stand alone restaurants
    Purpose : To recognise the efforts rendered by chefs to innovate & promote the various culinary techniques. . Eligibility :
    • Technical/vocational/educational qualification
    • Years of professional experience
    • No. of years in current profession
    • Area of Speciality
    • National/International accolades
    • Innovation/brand creation
    • Books/articles authored
    • Contribution to the society
    • The applicant should be employed in a hotel established in Madhya Pradesh
  • Category 7(C):Best Lady Chef
    Purpose : To recognise the efforts rendered by chefs to innovate & promote the various culinary techniques. . Eligibility :
    • Technical/vocational/educational qualification
    • Years of professional experience
    • No. of years in current profession
    • Area of Speciality
    • National/International accolades
    • Innovation/brand creation
    • Books/articles authored
    • Contribution to the society
    • The applicant should be employed in a hotel established in Madhya Pradesh
  • Category 8: Best Convention Centre
    Purpose : To promote MICE facilities in the state to increase the tourist inflow which would increase the contribution of tourism sector to the state GDP & increase employment. Eligibility :
    • Turnover achieved for handling MICE business 2017-18
    • Details of no of venues with capacity
    • Details of exhibition space
    • Details of covered and open space
    • Facilities for differently-able guests
    • Event management facility
    • In-house
    • Tie-ups
    • Restaurants with seat covers
    • Hotel with no. of rooms
    • No. of conventions & mega events held during 2017-18
    • Regularity of business being shared in the city wherebusiness is situated
    • Certifications the hotel has
    • Safety & security measures adopted by the establishments
    • Waste management system
    • Parking space
    • Rain water Harvesting.
  • Category 9 A: Best Responsible Tourism Project

    Purpose : To recognize the efforts for making a responsible tourismproject incorporating all the aspects of environment and eco-friendliness. Eligibility :

    • The project should be related to tourism focusing onculture and heritage of Madhya Pradesh and should becommunity based
    • The tourism project should minimize negative economic,social and environmental impacts
    • Efforts for engagement with local people. i.e. employmentprovided to local people
    • Efforts carried out by the establishment to integrate with the local community to enhancing the quality of life of thelocal community
    • Efforts for Eco tourism initiatives by the establishment
    • Efforts for waste management practices adopted by the establishment
    • Efforts to motivate community participations
    • Efforts by the establishment to raise awareness among visitors
    • Efforts made by the establishment to mitigate negativeimpacts of tourism on the natural and cultural environment
    • Efforts made by the establishment to involve stakeholders for above mentioned initiatives
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    • There will be site visits for 3 finalists
  • Category 9 B: BEST CSR AWARD (Category-9- B ) Corporate and social responsibility Award
    Purpose : To recognize the efforts for making a responsible tourismproject incorporating all the aspects of environment and eco-friendliness.

    Eligibility :

    • Area selected by corporate sector/PSU.
    • Work done by the corporate sector/PSU.
    • Expenditure made for Tourism development / tourism promotion in last 3 years.
    • Social and economic Impact of the work.
  • Category 10(A): Best Civic Management City(Nagar Nigam)
    Purpose : To recognize the efforts made for keeping the tourist destination clean, hygienic,green and aesthetically beautiful.
    • Overall cleanliness of the tourist destinations
    • Number of washrooms available for use of tourists/visitors
    • Number of dustbins available and the arrangements of maintenance
    • Number of drinking water facility and the system of maintenance
    • Number of bio-toilets installed
    • Preservation of heritage properties
    • Use of best waste management practices
    • Details of system installed for recycling and re-use of papers/plastic etc.
    • Efficient traffic management
    • Care for environment and green practices
    • Improvement of security:1) Availability of CCTV Cameras with number at public places2) Number of security guards
    • The destination should be in Madhya Pradesh
  • Category 10(B): Best Civic Management City(Nagar Palika)
    Purpose : To recognize the efforts made for keeping the tourist destination clean, hygienic,green and aesthetically beautiful.
    • Overall cleanliness of the tourist destinations
    • Number of washrooms available for use of tourists/visitors
    • Number of dustbins available and the arrangements of maintenance
    • Number of drinking water facility and the system of maintenance
    • Number of bio-toilets installed
    • Preservation of heritage properties
    • Use of best waste management practices
    • Details of system installed for recycling and re-use of papers/plastic etc.
    • Efficient traffic management
    • Care for environment and green practices
    • Improvement of security:1) Availability of CCTV Cameras with number at public places2) Number of security guards
    • The destination should be in Madhya Pradesh
  • Category 10(C): Best Civic Management City(Nagar Parishad)
    Purpose : To recognize the efforts made for keeping the tourist destination clean, hygienic,green and aesthetically beautiful.
    • Overall cleanliness of the tourist destinations
    • Number of washrooms available for use of tourists/visitors
    • Number of dustbins available and the arrangements of maintenance
    • Number of drinking water facility and the system of maintenance
    • Number of bio-toilets installed
    • Preservation of heritage properties
    • Use of best waste management practices
    • Details of system installed for recycling and re-use of papers/plastic etc.
    • Efficient traffic management
    • Care for environment and green practices
    • Improvement of security:1) Availability of CCTV Cameras with number at public places2) Number of security guards
    • The destination should be in Madhya Pradesh
  • Category 10(D): Best Civic Management City(Gram Panchayat)
    Purpose : To recognize the efforts made for keeping the tourist destination clean, hygienic,green and aesthetically beautiful.
    • Overall cleanliness of the tourist destinations
    • Number of washrooms available for use of tourists/visitors
    • Number of dustbins available and the arrangements of maintenance
    • Number of drinking water facility and the system of maintenance
    • Number of bio-toilets installed
    • Preservation of heritage properties
    • Use of best waste management practices
    • Details of system installed for recycling and re-use of papers/plastic etc.
    • Efficient traffic management
    • Care for environment and green practices
    • Improvement of security:1) Availability of CCTV Cameras with number at public places2) Number of security guards
    • The destination should be in Madhya Pradesh
  • Category 11: Best D.T.P.C
    Purpose : To recognize the efforts put in promoting tourism related activities in the district. Eligibility :
    • Events organized during the year
    • Efforts to create awareness within and around vicinity for promotion of tourism in the district
    • Efforts to train skilled manpower
    • The DTPC should be registered in MP
    • As per the Govt. order for Grading DTPCs. Except Sr. no. – 5, 12, 14,, 16 & 18 all points shall be used for judging DTPC as criteria – (Annex - A)
    • Innovation taken by DTPC.
    • Stoles (food)
    • Various completion on Local Level Orientation
  • Category 12 A: Best Tourist Guide of Madhya Pradesh
    Purpose : To acknowledge contribution to the travel industryalong with encouragement of tourist friendly behavioural practices. Eligibility :
    • Minimum work experience – 10 Years
    • Recommendation by AS I
    • Recommendation by IATO/ FAITH/ ITTA/ADTOI/ ATOAI etc.
    • No of languages known
    • He /She should not have any disciplinary actioninstituted against him/her for last five years
  • Category 12 B: Best Tourist Guide of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)
    Purpose : To acknowledge contribution to the travel industryalong with encouragement of tourist friendly behavioural practices. Eligibility :
    • Minimum work experience – 10 Years
    • Recommendation by AS I
    • Recommendation by IATO/ FAITH/ ITTA/ADTOI/ ATOAI etc.
    • No of languages known
    • He /She should not have any disciplinary actioninstituted against him/her for last five years
  • Category 13: Best Innovative Tourism Project
    Purpose : To develop innovative tourism projects to add value to thetourist destinations. Eligibility :
    • Contribution of the establishment towards promotion of tourism in the state
    • Efforts done by establishment for marketing
    • Originality / uniqueness of the project
    • Positive impact of the project on the visitor’s satisfaction
    • Range of activities carried out at the establishment
    • Involvement of local community in the project
    • Promotion of art & craft of the state by the project
    • Environment protection and Responsible tourism
  • Category 14: Best Friend of MP Tourism on Social Media
    Purpose : To recognise the efforts & involvement of a person or agency for the promotion of MP Tourism sector on social media. Eligibility :
    • Presence on number of social media handles
    • Frequency of posts on each handle
    • Relevance of posts in context of promotion of tourism
    • Over-all design lay-out and content
    • Visual impact of the content
    • Originality, novelty and innovative ideas in the posts
    • Reach of the posts
    • Followers on various social media handles
    • Engagement of the content by the followers
    • More Promotion of MP sites.
  • Category 15: Best Tourist Friendly Monuments of Madhya Pradesh
    Purpose : To encourage the managers of monuments for better maintenance, up keep & conservation of monuments.
    • Barrier free environment of the monument/tourist attraction including:
      • Accessible ramps
      • Availability of wheel chairs
      • Barrier free ticket counters
      • Barrier free toilets and parking etc.
    • Proper signage and guide services for the differently able guests
    • Barrier free restaurant within the site
    • Availability of Braille script in various automated entriesor other facilities
    • Trained staff for handling enquires and providing assistance to the physically challenged visitors
    • Any other innovative measures taken for promotion of accessible tourism
  • Category 16: Best Tourist Friendly National Park / Sanctuary
    Purpose : To recognise efforts made by the authorities /sanctuary, situated in Madhya Pradesh, in conservations well as developing/promoting eco-friendly tourist activities. Eligibility :
    • No. of visitors in the Park
    • No. of vehicles allowed in the Park
    • Eco-centre / Interpretation Centre
    • Other steps taken in and around the National Park for the tourists
    • Availability of toilets in the National Park
    • Availability of directions/ signage at the Park
    • Availability of trained guides/ forest guards
    • Participated in national / international tourism fairs & conferences
    • Availability of Brochures in Hindi / English
    • Proper and Good Souvenir shop run by Community
    • Good Toilet facilities
    • Plastic and Polythene prohibit ideas.
    • Digital Promotion for various spot.
  • Category 17: Best Way Side Amenity

    Purpose :To recognise the efforts for promoting facilities to tourists travelling on roads within Madhya Pradesh.

    Eligibility
    • Parking facility available at W.S.A.
    • Spacious sitting Area with TV
    • Free Wi-Fi zone
    • Cost/ quality/ variety of food items
    • Play area for children
    • No. of toilets available at W.S.A.
    • Turnover of the unit
    • Steps taken for the promotion of tourism at the WSA
    • Fire fighting equipments.
    • Baby Care room
    • Vehicle repair centre/ car washing facility.
    • Water Harvesting System
    • Physical Inspection/ Onsite Inspection
    • License from food safety department.
  • Category 18: Best Tourist friendly Pilgrimage Centre
    Purpose : To recognise the efforts made by management towards development and promotion of a tourist friendly pilgrim centre. Eligibility :
    • No. of pilgrims visited in year 2017-18
    • Facilities available for senior citizens & physically challenged
    • Initiatives under taken for cleanliness
    • Ease of access for people
    • Free Wi-Fi zone
    • Presence of tourist police
    • Presence of Interpretation Centre
    • Other steps taken for promotion of tourism
    • Steps taken for safety for pilgrims
  • Category 19 A: Best Stand alone Restaurant
    Purpose : As food is an integral part of tourist experience. Theaward is meant to honour restaurants providing best services. Eligibility :
    • Establishment name
    • Year of commencement of operations
    • Turnover of the restaurant 2017-18
    • Variety of cuisines
    • Space availability in the restaurant
    • Entertainment facility at the restaurant
    • Parking facility at the restaurant
    • Certification to the restaurant
    • Award from hospitality sector
    • No. of chairs/covers
    • Guest’s service experience/comment/feedback
    • Photographs/Brochures of hotel
  • Category 19 B: Best Restaurant in Hotel
    Purpose : As food is an integral part of tourist experience. Theaward is meant to honour restaurants providing best services. Eligibility :
    • Establishment name
    • Year of commencement of operations
    • Turnover of the restaurant 2017-18
    • Variety of cuisines
    • Space availability in the restaurant
    • Entertainment facility at the restaurant
    • Parking facility at the restaurant
    • Certification to the restaurant
    • Award from hospitality sector
    • No. of chairs/covers
    • Guest’s service experience/comment/feedback
    • Photographs/Brochures of hotel
  • Category 20(A): Best Artisan Art & Craft(Institution)
    Purpose : To appreciate the efforts of an individual in promoting tourist destinations of Madhya Pradesh through write-ups & blogs. Eligibility :
    • Visibility on print/ digital/ social media
    • Frequency of posts
    • No. of followers/ readers
    • Certification and accreditations
    • Association or affiliation
    • Years of experience
    • As On (1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018)
    • No. of likes
    • Readers Number
    **All the entries should be duly supported by the relevant documents/ photographs/ certificates
  • Category 20(B): Best Artisan Art & Craft(Individual)
    Purpose : To promote the Traditional Art & Craft for generating employment & income for the social upliftment. Eligibility CriteriaPerson engaged in producing Handicraft / Handlooms for promoting Art & Craft of the State.
  • Category 21: Best Travel Writer/blogger

    Purpose : To appreciate the efforts of an individual in promoting tourist destinations of Madhya Pradesh through write-ups & blogs. Eligibility CriteriaAn individual having done commendable assignments & published the editorials in reputed print & social media.