Bhubaneswar:4/11/22:Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management (IITTM), is one of the premier institutes in the country offering education, training, research and consultancy in the sustainable management of tourism, travel and other allied sectors. IITTM, with its vast resource pool and enormous experience, has successfully set trends and created new paths to be traversed in future. The annual World Tourism Day Awards launched by IITTM Bhubaneswar provides an opportunity to showcase and promote, encourage and reward tourism excellence. It also recognizes outstanding contributions in different areas to the community and society. Contributions emphasize the awardee’s concern for the common good, willingness to give time and comfort, and the ability to draw together varied resources to solve problems, rather than only technical competence. A panel of juries, specially constituted for this takes the decision based on pre-defined selection criteria, as informed by Dr.Adyasha Das, Associate Professor, IITTM & event Co-ordinator. The awardees in different fields for the World Tourism Awards 2022 are: Field of Tourism: Shri Yugabrata Kar
Founder & Director, Heritage Tours Odisha
Field of Culture & Heritage: Ms. Nidhi Bansal, Co-Founder, India City Walks
Field of Social Service: Shri Lalit Mohan Panda, State Level Tourist Guide,
General Secretary, Centre for Rural Tourism Development, State Co-ordinator Snake Helpline
Field of Staff & Allied work : Sandhya Samal
Field of In-house work: Shri Baikuntha Bhatt
Field of Alumni Achievers :
Rabiratna Senapati, Regional Manager, Rainbow Trade Fairs & Tours Pvt. Ltd.
National Manager – Auto Vertical / GM, North India @Noatum Logistics India Pvt Ltd
The awards will be given away in an exclusive ceremony on 5th Nov 2022 at Indian Institute of Tourism & Travel Management Bhubaneswar campus.