The Kochi Muziris Biennale 2012 awarded as most innovative and unique tourism project.

The first edition of the mega art event, supported by the Department of Tourism and held during December 2012-February 2013 had attracted nearly half a million visitors, including tens of thousands from outside the state and abroad.

The National Tourism Awards are acknowledged as a benchmark of excellence and recognition for the outstanding achievements of tourism industry stakeholders in the country.