Hyderabad: The Rao Travels was adjudged as the Best Domestic Tour Operator. The three decade old tour operator, Rao Travels, is one of the leading tour operators started by a Telugu family with offices in Delhi, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam and several parts of the country was today presented Best Domestic Tour Operator Award by the Union Ministry of Tourism.
At a function held in Ashoka Hotel in Delhi, Mr Sudhakar Rao, Director of Rao Travels, received the award from Ms Meira Kumar, Speaker of Lok Sabha.
“We are delighted for having been selected for the coveted award. Started small as tour operator and travel agency in 1983, we are today well respected name in the country. It is a great honour bestowed on us and we rededicate ourselves for the best services to our customers. We organise hundreds of tours every year and handle thousands of tourists,” said Mr Sudhakar Rao, Director of the Rao Travels while talking immediately after receiving the award
The Rao Travels is the pioneers in package tours across the country. It is the name to reckon in domestic, inbound and pilgrimage tour packages such Kedarnath, Badrinath, Haridwar, Kulu Manali, Shimla and many more. Rao Travels are so trustworthy that a single lady and any senior citizen can travel without anybody accompanying them.
The Union Ministry of Tourism presents National Tourism Awards to various segments of the travel and tourism industry every year. These awards are presented to in recognition of their performances in their respective fields and also to encourage healthy competition with an aim to promote tourism. The selection of the awardees is made by Committees constituted for the purpose. Applications for the awards were invited this year. (NSS)