Kerala Tourism has won The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Grand and Gold Award 2017 for its Film Tourism Brochure in the Marketing Media – Consumer Travel Brochure category.
P Bala Kiran, IAS, Director, Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala received this prestigious award at the 32nd edition of the PATA Awards in recognition of its trend setting marketing initiatives, which have boosted the state’s profile as a must-visit destination. This year, PATA received 220 entries from 77 organizations and individuals worldwide.
Speaking on the occasion, Bala Kiran said, “The award has given us the opportunity to showcase the picturesque locations to a global audience that Kerala has to offer. Picturesque backwaters, pristine beaches, dreamy hill stations & exotic wildlife are the key attractions to shoot any form of media. This award is a testimony of the innovative marketing initiatives and promotional activities undertaken by the tourism department of Kerala.”
“Film tourism also contributes to the overall economic development of the respective destination through income generation, investment, job creation, etc. We at Kerala Tourism are committed towards promoting tourism in a responsible manner,” he further added.
The Brochure was conceptualized and designed by Stark Communications, the Creative and brand management agency of Kerala Tourism.