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MP conferred with eco tourism destination award

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation was conferred with the best eco tourism destination award at the 15th annual award function of flagship magazine ‘Today’s’ Traveller’, held at New Delhi on Wednesday.

The function was held under the auspices of Gill India Communications Pvt Ltd. Union tourism minister Subodhkant Sahay gave away the Today\'s Traveller Award-2012 to the Corporation.

Chairman of MP Tourism Development Corporation Mohan Yadav and director Ramesh Sippi jointly collected the award on behalf of the Corporation.

A tourism-related coffee table book ‘Todays Traveller’ was also released on the occasion.

Addressing the gathering Union minister Subodhkant Sahay said that the tourism sector was not limited to make developments of tourist spots and to increase the better facilities to tourists, but attempts are being made to provide better job opportunities to youths of the country in this sector.

He said this year MP Tourism Development Corporation has been awarded with four national tourism awards by the former president Pratibha Singh Patil for excellence in the field of tourism.

General manager of MP Tourism Development Corporation OV Chaudhary, deputy general manager Vivek Mathur, tour operators and travel agents were also present on the occasion.