The tourism industry in Arunachal Pradesh received a major boost with the State receiving the 'Today's Traveller Award 2016'.
Organised by Gill India Group for Best Adventure Tourism Destination, the State bagged the award at the 10th Annual Today's Traveller Awards 2016 held in New Delhi on Tuesday, an official release said.
Additional Resident Commissioner Jigmi Choden along with Resident Tourism Officer Adong Moyong of Arunachal Bhawan New Delhi received the award on behalf of the State government.
Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel gave away the awards.
While lauding the efforts of the Gill India Group in recognising and acknowledging the leaders of the travel and tourism industry, Goel said, "We should appreciate the best in the industry, which helps to take Incredible India to the far corners of the world. We must strive to make India an all-season destination".
Apart from Arunachal Tourism, Manipur Tourism from the rest of the north eastern States could make its presence felt. It bagged the award for Best State for NICHE Tourism.
The award comes in the long line of various awards that the State had received in the recent past and is in recognition of the effort put in by the tourism department to boost tourism, a major revenue earning department in the State, the release said.