Deputy director KM Rio (middle) and tourist officer Diana Achumi (right) receiving the award on behalf of the Nagaland tourism department Credit: Instagram

Kohima: Nagaland has been accorded with the ‘Most Promising New Destination Award 2019’ at the Travel &Tourism Fair (TTF) held at Nehru Centre in Worli, Mumbai recently.

The Northeastern state participated as the ‘feature state’ at TTF, India’s biggest travel network show, held from September 13 to 15. Deputy director KM Rio and tourist officer Diana Achumi received the award on behalf of the state tourism department.

Representatives from Nagaland — KM Rio and Diana Achumi — participating at the Travel & Tourism Fair in Mumbai

Of 21 states and Union territories and nine countries that participated at the show, there were 135 exhibitors. The show had participation from countries such as Germany, Greece, Kenya, Maldives, Nepal, South Africa, Thailand and UAE.

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Taking to Twitter, Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio tweeted, “#Nagaland received “Most Promising New Destination Award 2019″ at the @TTFIndia; India’s biggest travel show network. Heartiest congratulations to @tournagaland17. We will continue to focus on our strengths and unique qualities, in our tourism approach.”

Deputy Nagaland chief minister Yanthungo Patton also tweeted saying: “A proud moment for all of us as Nagaland receives the ‘Most Promising New Destination’ award at Travel & Tourism Fair in Mumbai (@TTFIndia). Congratulations to @tournagaland17 and everyone involved. @prahuPHFvrVrj6.”

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