Mumbai: Maharashtra has been recognized as the ‘Most Popular State’ for tourism at the Better Holidays Award 2017 organized by Holiday IQ. The HolidayIQ ‘Better Holiday Awards’ is widely acknowledged as one of the most coveted and prestigious award in the travel and tourism sector. The awards have multiple categories that include “the old and the new”, which is an indication of changing travel trends in the country. Some of the biggest names in the Indian tourism industry which were felicitated for their diverse and vast offerings. There has been a boom in the tourism sector worldwide and India is creating a unique space for itself in the global tourism map.