The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India presents National Tourism Awards to various segments of the travel and tourism industry every year. The different categories under which awards were presented this year (2016), for excellence in performance during the financial year 2014-15 are:
National Tourism Awards 2014-15
These awards are presented to State Governments / Union Territories, classified hotels, heritage hotels, approved travel agents, tour operators and tourist transport operators, individuals and other private organizations in recognition of their performance in their respective fields and also to encourage healthy competition with an aim to promoting tourism.
The selection of the awardees is made by Committees constituted for the purpose and the decision of the Ministry of Tourism is final and binding. Applications have to be made in proper forms, wherever specified. Unless otherwise mentioned, the entries for the award should have been published or the activities organized during the period April, 2014 to March 2015.