It was a night that saw the who’s who of the travel and hospitality industries come together to honour excellence. Held on April 28 at the lovely Roseate House in Delhi’s Aerocity, Outlook Traveller Awards 2017 also saw some some soul-stirring music and dance performances that celebrated the spirit of travel. An energetic Bhangra performance  set the tone of an eventful night. The awards themselves were divided into three categories—15 Jury awards, two Editor’s Choice awards and 11 Readers’ Choice awards

The pièce de résistance was a performance by Sonam Kalra & the Sufi Gospel Project, and the band’s  unique blend of genres left the crowd in a trance. At the end of a long and eventful evening, awards were won, Roseate’s scrumptious fare was savoured and inventive cocktails were downed. Here are some pictures to remember an incredible evening by. Hearty congratulations to all the winners of Outlook Traveller Awards 2017! 

Tunvey Gogia, emcee for the Outlook Traveller Awards 2017
Tunvey Gogia, emcee for the Outlook Traveller Awards 2017


A Bhangra troupe sets the stage ablaze
A Bhangra troupe sets the stage ablaze
Sonam Kalra and the Sufi Gospel delivered some soulful numbers
Sonam Kalra and the Sufi Gospel delivered some soulful numbers
Gunjeet Kaur, Addl. Director Tourism, receives the Jury award for Best State for Tourism for Rajasthan
Gunjeet Kaur, Addl. Director Tourism, receives the Jury award for Best City for Tourism for Udaipur
Gunjeet Kaur, Addl. Director Tourism for Rajasthan receives the Jury award for Best City for Tourism for Udaipur
Kalyan Sengupta and D. Venkatesan, Assistant Director Generals and Aashima Mehrotra, Director, Ministry of Tourism, receive the Jury award for Best New Tourism Initiative for Ministry of Tourism’s 24x7 toll-free multilingual tourist helpline
Kalyan Sengupta and D. Venkatesan, Assistant Director Generals and Aashima Mehrotra, Director, Ministry of Tourism, receive the Jury award for Best New Tourism Initiative for the Ministry of Tourism’s 24x7 toll-free multilingual tourist helpline
Anil Saxena, Marketing Head, MP Tourism, receives the Jury award for Best National Park for Kahna National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Anil Saxena, Marketing Head, MP Tourism, receives the Jury award for Best National Park for Kahna National Park, Madhya Pradesh
C. Apok Jamir, Parliamentary Secretary, Tourism, receives the Jury award for Best Birding Destination for Doyang Lake, Nagaland
C. Apok Jamir, Parliamentary Secretary, Tourism, receives the Jury award for Best Birding Destination for Doyang Lake, Nagaland
S. R. Marak, Joint Resident Commissioner, Government of Meghalaya, receives the Jury award for Best Adventure Tourism Destination for Meghalaya
S. R. Marak, Joint Resident Commissioner, Government of Meghalaya, receives the Jury award for Best Adventure Tourism Destination for Meghalaya
Avilash Bisht and Sanjeev Ganju, Directors, receive the Jury award for Best Adventure Tour Operator for White Magic Adventure Travel
Avilash Bisht and Sanjeev Ganju, Directors, receive the Jury award for Best Adventure Tour Operator for White Magic Adventure Travel
Puneet Khurana, GM, receives the Jury award for Best Luxury Tour Operator for Greaves India
Puneet Khurana, GM, receives the Jury award for Best Luxury Tour Operator for Greaves India
Thomas C. Thottathil, Head – Corporate Comunication and CSR, receives the award for Best Outbound Tour Operator for Cox & Kings
Thomas C. Thottathil, Head – Corporate Comunication and CSR, receives the award for Best Outbound Tour Operator for Cox & Kings
Vipin Singhal, GM, The Lalit Grand Palace Srinagar, receives the award for Best Luxury Hill Resort for The Lalit Grand Palace Srinagar
Vipin Singhal, GM, The Lalit Grand Palace Srinagar, receives the award for Best Luxury Hill Resort for The Lalit Grand Palace Srinagar
Arjun Verma, Director of Marketing & Communications and Rohan Bhasin, Director of Sales, receive the Jury award for Best Luxury Beach Resort for W Goa
Arjun Verma, Director of Marketing & Communications and Rohan Bhasin, Director of Sales, receive the Jury award for Best Luxury Beach Resort for W Goa
Jaisal Singh, Chief Executive, Sujan Hospitality, VP of Board of Relais and Chateaux Hotels receives the award for Best Heritage Hotel for Sujan Rajmahal Palace
Jaisal Singh, Chief Executive, Sujan Hospitality, VP of Board of Relais and Chateaux Hotels receives the award for Best Heritage Hotel for Sujan Rajmahal Palace
Paritosh Mall, Sales Manager, receives the award for Best City Hotel for Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai
Paritosh Mall, Sales Manager, receives the award for Best City Hotel for Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai
Thomas Paul, DGM Operations, receives the award for Best Luxury Wildlife Lodge for Orange County, Kabini
Thomas Paul, DGM Operations, receives the award for Best Luxury Wildlife Lodge for Orange County, Kabini
Jose Dominic, MD & CEO, CGH Earth Group, receives the Editor’s Choice award for Outstanding Contribution to Travel
Jose Dominic, MD & CEO, CGH Earth Group, receives the Editor’s Choice award for Outstanding Contribution to Travel
Rupali Mahajan, Asst. Director, receives the Readers’ Choice award for Best Hill Destination for Ladakh
Rupali Mahajan, Asst. Director, receives the Readers’ Choice award for Best Hill Destination for Ladakh
Amit Anand, Director Tourism, receives the Readers’ Choice award for Best Beach Destination for Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Amit Anand, Director Tourism, receives the Readers’ Choice award for Best Beach Destination for Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Zahida Bano, CEO, Leh Development Authority, receives the Readers’ Choice award for Best Drive for Srinagar to Leh, Jammu & Kashmir
Zahida Bano, CEO, Leh Development Authority, receives the Readers’ Choice award for Best Drive for Srinagar to Leh, Jammu & Kashmir
Balakiran, Director, Kerala Tourism, receives the Readers’ Choice award for Best Destination for Wellness & Spirituality for Kerala
Balakiran, Director, Kerala Tourism, receives the Readers’ Choice award for Best Destination for Wellness & Spirituality for Kerala
Yuemin Li - Misra, Area Director, North & East India; Bangladesh, receives the Readers’ Choice award for Best International Destination (overall) for Singapore
Yuemin Li - Misra, Area Director, North & East India; Bangladesh, receives the Readers’ Choice award for Best International Destination (overall) for Singapore
Hanneli Slabber, Country Head, receives the Readers’ Choice award for Best International Wildlife Destination for South Africa
Hanneli Slabber, Country Head, receives the Readers’ Choice award for Best International Wildlife Destination for South Africa
S. Ashwini Krishna, Manager Marketing, receives the Readers’ Choice award for Best International Wedding Destination for Seychelles
S. Ashwini Krishna, Manager Marketing, receives the Readers’ Choice award for Best International Wedding Destination for Seychelles
Shikha Mishra, Country Manager, receives the Readers’ Choice award for Best International Island Destination for The Maldives
Shikha Mishra, Country Manager, receives the Readers’ Choice award for Best International Island Destination for The Maldives
Kanika Arora, Marketing Development Manager – India, receives the Readers’ Choice award for Best International Adventure Destination for New Zealand
Kanika Arora, Marketing Development Manager – India, receives the Readers’ Choice award for Best International Adventure Destination for New Zealand
Sanjoy Roy, Managing Director, Teamwork Arts, receives the Readers’ Choice award for Best Festival for Jaipur Literature Festival
Sanjoy Roy, Managing Director, Teamwork Arts, receives the Readers’ Choice award for Best Festival for Jaipur Literature Festival
Savi & Vid, co-founders, Bruised Passports, receive the Readers’ Choice award for Best Travel Blogger for Bruised Passports
Savi & Vid, co-founders, Bruised Passports, receive the Readers’ Choice award for Best Travel Blogger for Bruised Passports