Mr. M R Patnaik, General Manager, OTDC, receiving the award
Mr. M R Patnaik, General Manager, OTDC, receiving the award
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Tourism got the best Emerging Destination award at New Delhi. This award was given by Travel + Leisure India and South Asia, World’s leading travel and lifestyle magazine.

Odisha got this recognition as best emerging destination for its innovative Tourism related activities, which was given on the basis of online polling by readers of the magazine.

The award was given by Mr. R. H. Khwaja, Union Secretary, Tourism and was received by Sri M.R.Patnaik, General Manager, Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC) Ltd.

It is noteworthy to mention that Travel + Leisure, India and South Asia has given 49 awards in 29 categories like best country, best hotel, best emerging destination in India and across the world, luxury train, destination spa, honeymoon destination etc.

It is due to relentless and sincere effort of Hon’ble Minister Tourism Sri Prafulla Kumar Samal and Sri A.K. Tripathy, Principal Secretary, Tourism Department and their team, Odisha Tourism could get this award for the first time from the World’s Leading Travel & Lifestyle magazine.