Making proud the whole Keralites, Kerala Tourism had won four awards in the National Tourism Awards 2013-14. Including private entities, the award will reach upto ten. Kerala Tourism Minister, A P Anil Kumar along with secretary G Kamala Vardhana Rao received the award from the Indian President G Kamala Vardhana Rao.
Kerala Tourism won award for publishing initiatives in foreign language (German brochure kit "Eat Shop Trek"), for Best Tourism film (The Great Backwaters of Kerala), for efficiently and innovatively using IT in tourism sector (the portal www.keralatourism.org) and for successful responsible tourism project (Thekkady).
The private sector winners are Dravidian Trail (in foreign exchange earnings), Coconut Creek Farm (bed and breakfast), Coconut Lagoon (Heritage classic), Vivanta By Taj, Kumarakom (4-star category) and Somatheeram Research Institute and Ayurveda Hospital (Wellness Centre).