Kerala Tourism's Muziris Heritage Project wins PATA Gold Award

Sep 01, 2015
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Kerala Tourism has bagged this year's prestigious Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Awards for its Muziris Heritage Project in the 'Heritage & Culture' category.

Kerala Tourism has bagged this year's prestigious Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Awards for its Muziris Heritage Project in the 'Heritage & Culture' category. The award, sponsored by the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO), was bestowed on the Muziris Heritage Project for its conservational aspect, uniqueness and impact on local community.

"This award is recognition of the Muziris project, aimed at restoring the historical and cultural significance of the ancient town that stretches across North Paravur in Ernakulam to Kodungalloor in Thrissur,” said Tourism Minister Shri A P Anilkumar. The flagship project of government of Kerala is one of the biggest heritage conservation projects of modern India, he added.

Supported and sponsored by MGTO for the last 20 years, this year's PATA Grand and Gold Awards recognize the achievements of 25 separate organisations and individuals. The awards will be presented on September 8 at PATA Travel Mart at Bangalore. MGTO Director Ms Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said that the excellence and innovation revealed by the works and projects awarded are impressive and can provide inspiration to raise the standards of tourism industry stakeholders in the region.

PATA had honoured Kerala Tourism for the Responsible Tourism initiative in Kumarakom and Kerala tourism's popular e-Newsletter in 2014.

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