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Anand is first Indian recipient of France's Gold Medal for Tourism

Anand is first Indian recipient of France’s Gold Medal for Tourism

A proud moment for Anand as he received the medal from Yves Perrin, consul general of France in Mumbai, who commended the recipient’s “distinguished work towards the promotion of France as a prime tourist destination

Cox Kings’ Karan Anand has been conferred the prestigious Gold Medal for Tourism (Médaille d’Or du Tourisme) by the French government, India’s first industry member to receive the honour.

The head of relationships and supplier management at Cox Kings was recognised for his pioneering contribution in promoting destination France in India.

A proud moment for Anand as he received the medal from Yves Perrin, consul general of France in Mumbai, who commended the recipient’s “distinguished work towards the promotion of France as a prime tourist destination

Among the notable achievements, Cox Kings was the first to serve Indian cuisine at the Lido, facilitate an exclusive tie-up with the Grevin Wax Museum, introduce Parc Asterix (an amusement park), open Bordeaux for wine tours and successfully open the Charmonix Mont Blanc region to the Indian market.

Anand, in his advisory role with Atout France, has played a key role in advising the French tourism industry on the dynamics of the Indian market and on harnessing the potential in the market.

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