Nominated in the second edition of the South India Travel Awards 2015, Reunion Island won the trophy for best emerging tourist destination from India on. This ceremony rewards the work of those involved in the travel and tourism industry worldwide in the Indian market in the sectors of aviation, promoting tourism, hospitality, travel, and technology.

The South India Travel Awards presented some forty trophies, called “Maya," to the winners of the different categories competing for the occasion. This meeting destination received the Black Maya prizes as the best in class for emerging tourist destination in India. This distinction rewards the company's marketing strategy by Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) in the Indian market for two years now.

Like all winners of the South India Travel Awards 2015, Reunion Island was awarded by a jury of leading names in the travel industry in India, in a process of fair and impartial selection. The awards were presented by the Minister of Human Resources Development and the Principal Secretary to the Ministry of Tourism during the official ceremony held at the Novotel Visakhapatnam Varun Beach in Andhra Pradesh in South India.

The South India Travel Awards 2015 in the category of best emerging tourist destination in India, is an excellent communication tool for meeting destination Reunion Island which wants to develop territory arrivals from the Indian market. This new success of Reunion Island in India echoes the participation of ESRD in SATTE fair that was held in New Delhi at the end of January. On site, more than 400 decision-makers, mainly from the press and Indian tour operator networks, visited the Reunion Island stand over the three-day event.

Since August 2014, Indian agencies have been approved to organize stays of less than fifteen days on Reunion Island with Indian travelers being eligible for a visa waiver. This procedure applies to all holders of Indian passports residing in India and any part of the world.