Keralites can now rejoice, as their pride Thekkady has won the inaugural PATA (Pacific Asian Travel Association) Award 2015 along with Albay in Philippines. Thekkady has been selected as the top destination in the second and third cities category and Albay was selected in the category for regions, states and provinces.
The award was announced by PATA recently in Bangkok. Both Thekkady and Albay competed with several destinations around the world. As per Kerala Tourism Minister, A P Anil Kumar, the award is a honour to the Kerala Tourism and it will rather increase the departments commitment on working in favour of developing tourism in the state.