The World Tourism Day is celebrated all over the world on 27th September ever year. The day is observed to create global awareness about the importance of tourism and its impact on society in various fields. The date has special significance as it was chosen to mark the anniversary of the day when the statues of UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization) were adopted in 1970. This is considered a major milestone in the history of Tourism. This year the theme of the Tourism day is “Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development”

Department of Tourism, Government of Telangana is celebrating World Tourism Day on 27th September, 2017 with great interest by organizing various special events and festivities. It has been decided to present Telangana State Tourism Awards in various categories, as indicated below in order to promote tourism in the State on the eve of World Tourism Day celebrations on 27th September, 2017.