The holiday packages drawn up by SPORTS, while providing the tourist with a memorable experience, protect the environment and do not upset the delicate balance between man and nature. In recognition of the Lakshadweep Administrationís policy and the projects of the SPORTS that helped to preserve the ecology of the island and create environmental awareness while promoting tourism, SPORTS has been awarded the 'most eco-friendly organisation' award of the Union Ministry of Tourism for the year 1996-97. Due to dedicated efforts of the SPORTS Lakshadweep islands have gained popularity as a unique tourist destination and as a haven for nature lovers. SPORTS is gearing up to diversify in to what can be termed as fishery tourism wherein marine and fishery resources around the islands will be woven in to tourism. Rich secular and cultural heritage of the islands rarely seen elsewhere in the country will also be promoted.