The sixth edition of India Travel Awards- South 2019 will be held at Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort & Spa in Chennai on May 27, 2019 to felicitate tourism and hospitality industry’s frontrunners in South India.
As a recognised all-India platform to reward and celebrate the success of travel and hospitality industry professionals, India Travel Awards is setting new benchmarks in the industry with every passing edition. Nikhil Jeet, Convener, India Travel Awards (ITA) informs that these are the first and only regional awards to reward achievers from every region, who have collectively supported the growth of the tourism industry and taken it to newer heights.
“Growth of the tourism and hospitality industry in the country is a mark of progress and development of the country itself. Every entity contributes to the overall development of these sectors. With a forecast of 20 million inbound tourists in 2020, the growth of tourism is going to escalate and we are going to be a prominent name on the global tourism map. Constant recognition and acknowledgement of the efforts put in by industry players is a catalyst for this growth. With these awards, we intend to boost their spirit, recognise their significant role in the overall development of tourism and hospitality, and inspire them to be future leaders. We hope the tourism sector gets its due share in the coming years, leading the way for an even better tomorrow,” he says.
As the host of the black-tie award ceremony, Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort & Spa in Chennai is all prepped up to put up a good show. Shibil Malik, General Manager, Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort & Spa, feels that ITA is an excellent forum to recognise talent and reward the efforts put in by colleagues who contribute to the growth of the industry. “It’s very ethos is to honour industry achievements and we are glad to host this event at our recently opened hotel. Tourism is a crucial industry for India and an integral part of the socio-economic development. The awards are a standard of excellence and an ideal platform to recognise and inspire colleagues from our industry for all the hard work, dedication and achievements,” he says.
Located on the East Coast Road in Chennai and spread over 10 acres, the hotel is the first Sheraton resort in India.