Now in its seventh year, Travel+Leisure India & South Asia’s annual luxury travel occasion India’s Best Awards (IBA) was held at a glittering occasion at ITC Maurya, New Delhi, not too long ago. The award was handed more than to Lubaina Sheerazi, India representative of the Ministry of Tourism, Oman.
Travel+Leisure launched the very first edition of IBA in 2011 with 42 categories in the international and domestic domain in an try to recognise important players from the travel and tourism business. Currently, it is the brand’s greatest and 1 of the country’s finest annual luxury events.
Themed about ‘India’s Best in Class’ and in line with the legendary ‘World’s Best Awards’ held by the US edition of Travel+Leisure, its readers are invited to vote on-line for their favourite luxury hotels, resorts, spas, destinations, airlines, cruise lines, travel businesses and much more. This year, IBA had more than 50 categories.
The Ministry of Tourism announced the news stating that the sultanate has won Best International Destination for Adventure Tourism at IBA, presented by Travel & Leisure. Lubaina stated, “We get the award with immense pleasure and are grateful to be recognised as the very best adventure location. We would like to particularly thank all the folks who voted for Oman for its authenticity, gorgeous beauty and rustic adventure activities.
“This has come at a great time where Oman has witnessed 173,833 arrivals for the period from January to June 2018 with a cumulative growth of over 15 per cent over the same period last year. We are looking forward to next year where we hope to see a greater number of travellers from India exploring Oman.”
Since 2014, Oman has witnessed a development of more than 31 per cent in Indian arrivals. In 2017 alone, Oman received 321,161 Indian guests, showcasing a development of more than seven per cent in 1 year.
Some of the other worldwide names that produced it to the huge list consist of Dubai and Bangkok obtaining the award for Best City Best Emerging Destination – Israel and Denmark Best Heritage Destination – Peru and Greece Best Honeymoon Destination – Maldives and New Zealand Best MICE Destination – Abu Dhabi and Tokyo Best Wedding Destination – Tuscany and Bali and Best Family Destination – New South Wales and Singapore.
Earlier this year in May, Oman’s Ministry of Tourism workplace in India was presented a prestigious award for its contribution in showcasing the nation as a wedding location.
Information Source: Muscat Daily