THE 7TH LONELY PLANET MAGAZINE INDIA TRAVEL AWARDS FELICITATED INDIA’S FAVOURITE DESTINATIONS

LONELY PLANET MAGAZINE INDIA CELEBRATES THE BEST IN TRAVEL AT THE 7th LONELY PLANET MAGAZINE INDIA TRAVEL AWARDS 2018

Mumbai, 19th May, 2018: The largest and the most acclaimedtravel magazine in the country, Lonely Planet Magazine India hostedthe 7th edition of its annual property LonelyPlanet Magazine India Travel Awards 2018. The most coveted and relevantawards in the Indian travel industry held at St. Regis, recognised and honoured thedestinations most loved by Indians.

Speaking on the seventh edition of the awards,Mr. Deepak Lamba, CEO, Worldwide Media Ltd. said, “LonelyPlanet Magazine India is one of our legacy brands that has established a strongposition in the travel and tourism industry with its relevant androbust content. The launch of the 100th issue of the magazine this monthadds to its strength of being the foremost platform in the travel sector. Thebrand continues to provide an experiential value to its consumers by goingbeyond the traditional means through unique IPs and providing an enhancedreach to its partners. The Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards builds onthe legacy of the brand through its credible jury panel and a people’s choicevoting process. With yet another successful edition, I am positive that we willcontinue to celebrate the travel industry at large for many years to come." 

Commenting on this occasion, PrimroseMonteiro-D’Souza, Editor of Lonely Planet Magazine India said, “TheLonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards celebrate the destinations that havetruly enhanced our readers’ lives, and helped them make great memories. In2018, the awards line-up is, again, a mix of old and new favourites, all ofwhich have impressed our travellers with superlative experiences and thewarmest welcomes around the world. Each year, our awards give our readers newtravel goals, inviting them to explore new destinations and to look at familiardestinations with new eyes, always a very important part of the Lonely Planetphilosophy.” 

The awardsceremony based on the carnival theme this year showcased the buoyant spirit ofthe festivities around the world. It also marked the celebration of the 100th issuelaunched this month. The versatile artist Luke Kenny, asthe host of the evening piqued the interest of the audience throughout with hisexceptional anchoring skills. The nominations for the awards wereinvited from a panel of travel experts, while the readers voted for theirpreferred Indian and internationaldestinations across categories such as ‘BestDestinations for Relaxation,’ ‘Culture,’ ‘Shopping,’ ‘Wildlife,’ ‘FamilyTravel,’ ‘Romance,’ ‘Indulgence,’ ‘Adventure,’ and ‘Food and Drink,’ as well as‘Emerging Destinations,’ and ‘India’s Favourite Destination.’

The esteemed panel of experts, who shortlisted thenominees for this year, comprised Karan Anand –Head, Relationships and Supply Management, Cox & Kings; Veena Patil -Managing Director of Veena World; Sucheta Potnis and Hans Tuinman -Founders of Traveller’s Palm.com; Manu Kashyap - Director,Windmill Holidays; Deep Kalra - CEO, MakeMyTrip.com; VishalSuri - Managing Director, SOTC; Madhavan Menon - CMD,Thomas Cook India Ltd; and Primrose Monteiro-D’Souza, Editor, LonelyPlanet Magazine India.

 The most coveted awards witnessed attendance from themost prominent personalities in the Indian travel industry, the lifestyledomain as well celebrities from various walks of life.  Present atthe ceremony were renowned names such as Athiya Shetty, HarshvardhanRane, Kunal Kapoor, Saqib Saleem, Kunal Kapoor, Aahana Kumra, Upen Patel,Vikrant Massey among others. 

Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards 2018 washeld in association with SBI-Foreign Travel Card Partner; Travel Tours –Holiday partner; Oman Air – Airline Partner; Raymond–Wardrobe Partner;FreshMeltz –Freshness Partner; Enable Travel – Accessible Holiday Partner;Carlton – Travel Partner; Volkswagen – Auto Partner and CROCS –Footwear Partner. 


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