Shri Ashok Kumar Tripathy, Principal Secretary, Tourism and Culture, Odisha
Shri Ashok Kumar Tripathy, Principal Secretary, Tourism and Culture, Odisha, receiving the award at ITB Berlin 2013
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Tourism has been awarded with the PATWA (Pacific Area Travel Writers Association) International award for the Best Historical Heritage Monument Category at ITB Berlin, world’s leading travel tradeshow.

The award was received by Shri Ashok Kumar Tripathy, Principal Secretary, Tourism and Culture, Odisha along with the Odisha Tourism team from the Executive Director of United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in a glittering function at ITB Berlin.

It is noteworthy to mention that Odisha Tourism has been receiving PATWA International Awards for the last three years at ITB Berlin. It has been participating in the travel tradeshow for the last few years for promoting its tourism potential.

A large number of tour operators and travel agents visited the Odisha Tourism stall at ITB Berlin 2013 and had fruitful interaction with Odisha Tourism delegates.