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SITA World Tours once again receives top award from India Tourism Ministry

LOS ANGELES – Feb.24, 2009  SITA World Tours has been named India’s “Wave Awards CeremonyBest Tour Operator from the Americas” by India’s Ministry of Tourism. The National Awards Ceremony was held in New Delhi and was issued to Roger Mahal Chairman & CEO along with Mr. Tony Marwah, CEO of SITA's Delhi office.

Mr. Mahal accepted the award on behalf of the entire North American SITA team. Presented by the Home Minister of India, Mr. P. Chidambaram. and Mrs. Ambika Soni - The Tourism and Culture Minister of India the occasion was festive. Others present were Secretary Tourism, Mr. Sujit Banerjee and Mrs. Leena Nandan, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism. The event was also joined by many other fine members of the industry and esteemed press.

It is SITA's third acceptance of the award in consecutive decades (1996/97, 2004/05 and 2008/09). Mahal stated, "It is with great pride and honor that we receive this award and title once again, as it is a testament to our strength and consistent efforts in the promotion of travel to India." 

Travelers with SITA are offered the option of traversing India’s exotic landscape in three distinct classes (First Class, Deluxe and Luxury).  Other programs include unique culinary tours, back water cruises, rail excursions and wildlife safaris. SITA has also expanded its product line to include value Air and Land packages, along with its well known signature land tours.

As one of North America’s most reputable Tour Operators for over 76 years, SITA attributes its success to its highly experienced travel specialists. Founded in 1933 and restructured under new ownership in 1982, SITA maintains sales offices throughout the United States and Canada in order to facilitate the highest level of service for its clients. SITA World Tours has retained its edge in the Tourism Industry by its relevance.  Mahal, asserts that “as we approach our 76th anniversary, we stay focused on advancing our technologies, updating our product line and maintaining the highest of customer satisfaction and repeat business. This is our legacy."

Under the leadership and entrepreneurial expertise of both Mr. Mahal, and the company's President, Mr. Mok Singh, SITA will continue to focus on worldwide destination. The annual global expansion of a unique product line such as India and SITA's increasing number of partnerships made with various consortia and associations have played instrumental roles in the development of a successful brand for SITA.

In addition to India, SITA’s myriad of exotic itineraries take travelers to Africa & the Mediterranean, Australia & New Zealand, China & the Orient, Europe and South America.

For more information on SITA please email the management contacts below or visit the company’s new website at

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