Hot Spot


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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Horwath HTL Market Report: India

The India Hotel Review Report 2017 is a collaboration between Horwath HTL and STR.In this report we examine Occupancy, Average Daily Rate and Revenue Per Available Room for several key markets. Besides assessing the performance of 13 major markets which account for almost 70% of India's branded inventory, this year we have taken a dipstick on the performance of newer markets across the country.

Artificial Intelligence An Enabler for Intelligent Hotels -

At a time technology is disrupting businesses on a regular basis, it is vital to amalgamate those which are integral to build an 'intelligent business' than playing a wait and watch game. In a service industry like hospitality, it is all the more critical to adopt consumer facing technology with shortest of delays so that the first-mover advantage can be reaped.

Oberoi president Kapil Chopra quits to become full time entrepreneur

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.