ETW Staff– Mumbai
Yatra.com, online travel portal won three awards at the India Tourism Awards for its outstanding performance as a tour operator in 2012-13. Organised by the ministry of tourism, Government of India, Yatra.com was felicitated for ‘Outstanding performance as a Domestic Tour Operator (Rest of India)’, ‘Outstanding performance as a Domestic Tour Operator in Jammu and Kashmir’ and ‘Outstanding performance as an Inbound Tour Operator – Cat C’. Dr. Shashi Tharoor, minister of state, Human Resource Development presented the awards to Manish Amin, co-founder, Yatra.com and Gautam Kaul, COO, Inbound Division, Yatra.com.
Dhruv Shringi, co-founder and CEO, Yatra.com, said, “Being conferred with such an honour by the ministry of tourism is a great encouragement for all of us at Yatra.com. These awards are a testimony to our team’s dedication to providing exemplary travel experiences and we are thankful to our customers who have continued to show faith in us and our services. We at Yatra.com will strive to excel and deliver the best and continue to create millions of ‘happy travellers’.”
The ministry of tourism presents National Tourism Awards to various segments of the travel and tourism industry every year. 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 organisations in recognition of their performances in their respective fields and also to encourage healthy competition with an endeavor to promote tourism.