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The Indian hospitality industry has experienced prominent growth in recent years due to various factors, including the rising purchasing power of domestic travellers, an increase in commercial development and foreign tourist arrivals, a growing airline industry and government-led initiatives aiming to stimulate the sector. There is a great deal of scope to expand tourism across India, and as the country improves air travel connections and relaxes visa restrictions, tourist arrivals should increase. The Indian hotel industry is highly fragmented, with a large number of small and unorganised players dominating the market. In recent years, there has been a shift towards the mid-market and budget segments in the industry, and the development of hotel aggregators in the budget space, who have consolidated the massive and unorganised hotel market.

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Oberoi president Kapil Chopra quits to become full time entrepreneur

indiatimes.com

Hotelier PRS Oberoi is believed to have accepted the resignation of the Oberoi Group President Kapil Chopra, who despite not being a Oberoi family member is often referred to as "the insider". The 89 year old veteran hotelier and a known perfectionist PRS Oberoi, wrote to all employees on December 30 informing them of Kapil Chopra's decision to move on from the group to start an entrepreneurial journey.

25 of India's most luxurious hotels

cnn.com

25 of India's most luxurious hotelsOld Delhi, (CNN) - Mumbai, Rajasthan, the Himalayas -- India is full of contrasts and layers, diverse landscapes and notoriously hard-to-reach villages. "The palace hotel experience in Rajasthan, in particular, is something you don't see anywhere else in the world," Jay Tindall, co-founder of ultra-luxury bespoke travel service Remote Lands, tells CNN Travel.