Maharashtra has won the award for Best Indian state for Business Tourism 2012 in
United Kingdom. The Asian Business Awards 2012 event was organized by the
Eastern Eye, one of the publications of Asian media & Marketing Group on 30th
March 2012 in London, UK. Asian Media & Marketing Group also publishes several
magazines and digital Media.
There were various categories of awards in business and hospitality sector. The
Asian Rich List 2012 was also launched during the ceremony. The event was
covered by BBC, Sony TV, Radio and print and on line media in UK. The event was
attended by the business tycoons, corporates, and Travel Trade of UK and
Ireland. It was also attended by the Lords, MPs, Government officials of UK and
film and TV personalities of UK.
Films on Maharashtra were shown during the event. Various attractions including
Ajanta Ellora, beaches, Shopping, Deccan Odyssey were appreciated by the
gathering present there. This is the first time in the history that an Indian
state has won such a prestigious award in the International market. It has
given Maharashtra Tourism an excellent publicity in UK and Europe. It will help
in the increase of International Tourists in Maharashtra.
Maharashtra Supplement was distributed among the people present in the event.
Mr. Boris Johnson, Mayor of London was the Chief Guest of the Asian Business
awards 2012. The Award for the Best India State for business Tourism was
announced by Rt. Hon'ble Barry Gardener MP, and Chairman Labour friends of
India. It was presented by Mr. RamnikLal Solanki CBE Editor-in -chief Asian
Media and Marketing Group and Rt. hon'ble Keth Vaz MP and Chairman Home affairs
select Committee. The Award was received by Mr. Subodh Kinalekar, Manager
(Adventure Sports) & publicity and PR, Maharashtra Tourism Development