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West Bengal wins 'International Travel Award' for being 'Best Cultural Destination' West Bengal
Biswa Bangla Gate at New Town, Kolkata | File Image by Avishek Mitra/IBNS

West Bengal wins 'International Travel Award' for being 'Best Cultural Destination'

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 05 Sep 2022, 09:24 pm

Kolkata/IBNS: The eastern Indian state of West Bengal has bagged an international award for being the "Best Destination for Culture", Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Monday.

Banerjee tweeted to say, "I am proud to announce that Pacific Area Travel Writers Association, an affiliate of the UN World Tourism Organisation will confer WB with the International Travel Award 2023, for Best Destination for Culture. Bengal has made its mark in the global cultural map."

"The award will be conferred in Berlin, at the World Tourism and Aviation Leaders’ Summit on 9th March, 2023 in presence of Ministers and Secretaries from different countries including India. I congratulate all residents of Bengal on this momentous occasion."

The Chief Minister will go to Berlin to attend the award ceremony next year.

Earlier, Banerjee had visited the UN to receive the award for the girl child education scheme Kanyashree on behalf of her government.

The UNESCO had earlier conferred the intangible heritage status to festival Durga Puja which is widely celebrated in West Bengal.