Gir sanctuary bags national award
GANDHINAGAR : The Gir national park and sanctuary has won a national award for the best wildlife and eco-tourism site of 2008.
The state tourism minister Jay Narayan Vyas will be accepting the award in Mumbai next month.
The award follows a survey of frequent upwardly mobile travellers from 12 important cities in the country which was undertaken by a business television channel. The survey was supported and recognised by the central tourism department's Incredible India campaign.
According to tourism minister Vyas, while there has been growing global recognition of tourism activities in the state, this award will give a boost to the efforts of the Gujarat's tourism industry.