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Rishabh Thapar

Director with HVS ‘s MEA team

Rishabh  ThaparRishabh is a Director with HVS ‘s MEA team and is responsible for conducting consulting and valuation assignments in Sub-Saharan Africa. Over the past two years he has worked in various hotel markets across East, West and Southern Africa. Having worked with HVS’s South Asia office previously he has more than five years of hotel consulting and development experience, having worked on several projects ranging from market/feasibilitiy studies to commercial due diligence, transaction advisory and operator searches and individual/portfolio valuations. Before joining HVS, Rish worked with Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces in India and facilitated the construction and expansion of his family’s hotel business. He graduated from the Taj Management Training Program in 2008 and holds a BBA degree and a BA Honors degree in Hotel Management from the Institute of Hotel Management, Aurangabad (University of Huddersfield, UK).
Insights by Rishabh Thapar (6)

The Shape of South Africa Recovery ….and why it may not be the right question to focus on?

"…Frankie liked to say that boxing is an unnatural act, that everything in boxing is backwards. Sometimes the best way to deliver a punch is to step back . . . but step back too far, you ain't fighti.

Zimbabwe – Vote for Tourism

The election on 30 July 2018 is one of the most important elections in the country's democratic history, with 23 candidates and 55 parties contesting the presidential election. This is the first time since 1980 that Robert Mugabe's name didn't feature on the ballot paper after he was forced from power during a bloodless military coup in November 2017.

Cape Town Calling: Undoing the impact of ‘Day Zero’ on Tourism

At the end of 2017, one of the most picturesque cities in the world, Cape Town, announced a 'Day Zero' to create awareness among its citizens of the severity of its ongoing water crisis. The day marked to be as early as March 2018 at one point of time has been pushed out to 2020 (or potentially 'never') in light of the city's commendable efforts in changing their lifestyle and focusing on water conservation in all aspects of their day-to-day living.

Learnings from and for Africa’s Game-Lodge Industry

Travel and tourism in Africa is quite often synonymous with wildlife safaris. As tourism in sub-Saharan Africa grows there is an increasing demand for wildlife safari experiences ranging from day trips to multi-week adventures; from self-catering lodges and moving camps to luxury tents with plunge pools.

India - 2016 Hotel Development Cost Survey

HVS is pleased to share the analysis and insights of the 2016 Hotel Development Cost Survey – India. The development cost is an important aspect of a hotel project that determines its viability. HVS, over the years, has helped investors estimate the overall cost of developing a hospitality project as part of the multiple feasibility studies we have performed for varied asset types across all positioning.
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