At the HolidayIQ Better Holiday Awards, Kerala Tourism was voted as ‘India’s favourite waterfront destination’ for Alleppey. Last year foreign and domestic tourists’ arrival to Kerala increased by 6.23% and 5.67% respectively.

Shri Jitendra Singh - Union Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office & Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region presented the award to Dr. Venu V, IAS, Principal Secretary, Kerala Tourism. At the event, Priyank Khagre (Hon’ble Minister of State for tourists & IT, Government of Karnataka), Umang Bedi (Facebook, MD), were present, among other dignitaries.

Dr. VenuV, IAS Principal Secretary, Kerala Tourism said, “It is an honour to receive an award which recognises the efforts of the Tourism Department. This award reiterates the popularity of the state tourism as it was chosen by over 15 crore Indian travelers. Kerala Tourism department is always keen in implementing new and innovative ideas and projects for the growth of Kerala as the best destination. “

Shri. Kadakampalli Surendran, Minister for Tourism, Government of Kerala said, “I’m excited to learn that Alleppey, the evergreen backwater destination of Kerala, continues to be the favourite among the travellers and tour operators.”

The HolidayIQ Better Holiday Awards is a recognition of experiences provided by millions of Indian travellers from more than 100 cities and towns of India.