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HolidayIQ announces superior Holiday Awards
  • May 2016

HolidayIQ, India’s largest travel community announced the best in Indian travel and tourism at The Better Holiday Awards recently. This annual tourism award has been established to celebrate the sheer beauty in diversity that India offers and equally importantly acknowledges the role of the Indian traveller that is driving Indian tourism like never before.

The award ceremony was attended by a host of dignitaries including Mr. Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Union Minister for Railways and Dr. Jitendra Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region

Mr. Hari Nair, Founder & CEO, HolidayIQ said “The Better Holiday Awards are the most credible awards in Indian tourism simply because they represent the authentic voice of the Indian traveller. All the winners are chosen purely on the basis of ratings & reviews shared by millions of Indian travellers on HolidayIQ. The Better Holiday Awards are an acknowledgement of the best in Indian tourism products & services; the winners being those who have been able to not just meet but exceed the expectations of a very large number of Indian travellers.”

The HolidayIQ Better Holiday Awards have multiple categories that include the old and the new, an indication of changing travel trends. Home stays find their place along with Heritage Hotels and Adventure Tourism alongside Jungle Camps. In addition, the Better Holiday Awards recognise the best Indian tourism services in Airlines, Airports, Bus Operators, Railway Stations, making this the most comprehensive Tourism awards for India.

The Awards are critical at a time when India seeks its place on the global tourism map. Increased domestic tourism indicates a higher level of trust and acceptance of what Indian travel and tourism has to offer. For travellers, it is a wonderful opportunity to set new expectation benchmarks for service standards, be it in the hotels they stay at or the destinations that they visit and recommend. Tourism Businesses will have to exceed these expectations if they are to cater to a population that is aware, discerning and most importantly not hesitant to share feedback.

For an India that is increasingly focusing on work-life balance, reviews enable them to Holiday Better by giving them a range of options and trusted reviews to make a better choice and enjoy their holidays.

Over twelve million travellers logging in every month through the site and the app makes HolidayIQ India’s largest travel community. The portal which places great emphasis on innovation differentiates itself with frequently held offline traveller community meets and global firsts like video reviews. HolidayIQ’s traveller reviews & content now reach millions of additional Indians by powering many third party websites & apps including MakeMyTrip, JustDial, Trivago, MSN and Daily Hunt.  

List of Winners include:

Top 10 holiday accommodations in India  

India’s favourite houseboat- Moon valley Houseboat, Srinagar  

India’s favourite homestay- Dhangiri Homestay, Vythiri  

India’s favourite holiday cottage- Tree Hill Cottage, Manali  

India’s favourite boutique hotel- Old Harbour Hotel, Kochi  

India‘s favourite holiday camp- Winds Desert Camp, Jaisalmer  

India’s favourite farm stay- Jungle Retreat, Wayanad  

India’s favourite heritage hotel- Oberoi Cecil, Shimla  

India’s favourite city hotel-Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai  

India’s favourite resort- Mayfair Gangtok resort and spa, Gangtok  

India’s favourite apartment hotel- Oakwood Premier, Pune  

 Top Tourism Attractions in India

India’s favourite adventure attraction- Nathula Pass, Gangtok

India’s favourite beach- Radhanagar beach, Havelock Island

India’s favourite urban attraction- Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad

India’s favourite hill attraction- Triund, Mcleodganj

India’s favourite historical attraction- Mehrangarh fort, Jodhpur

India’s favourite natural attraction- Ranthambore National Park, Ranthambore

India’s favourite spiritual attraction- Somnath temple, Somnath

India’s favourite waterfall- Dhuandhar falls, Jabalpur

 Top Tourism Destinations in India

India's favourite destination for Adventure Sports- Auli, Uttarakhand

India's favourite Sea-side Destination- Tarkali, Maharashtra

India's favourite City- Chandigarh, Chandigarh

India's favourite Hill Station- Shillong, Meghalaya

India's favourite Heritage Destination- Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh

India's favourite Wildlife Destination- Dandeli, Karnataka

India's favourite Pilgrimage Destination- Vaishno Devi, Kashmir

India's favourite Waterfront Destination- Alappuzha, Kerala

India’s Favourite Airlines for Holidays

India's favourite Full Service Airline for Holidays- Jet Airways

India's favourite Budget Airline for Holidays-Indigo

India's Favourite Bus Service for Holidays  -  Orange travels

India's Favourite Railway Station for Holidays  -  New Jalpaiguri

India’s Emerging State for Tourism - Orissa

India’s Best State for Tourism - Jammu & Kashmir

India’s Most Popular State for Holidays - Maharashtra

India’s Favourite Airport for Holidays - New Delhi

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