It will take at least a year for tourism biz to get back on its feet: JK Mohanty

The hotel and the tourism sector, battered by the serial shutdowns and lockdowns in the country, is struggling to get back on its feet. Various policy initiatives by the govt and promotional measures by the industry players are helping the sector revive its business. The Swosti Group, a leader in eastern India’s hotel and tourism […]

Travel trade calls for popularising history of Puri temple

As non-Hindus are not allowed to enter the temple premises, the travel trade urges the Chief Minister to set up a small auditorium for visitors, equipped with a 3-D show depicting the history and culture of the temple Buoyed by the joy of the Golden Beach at Puri being awarded the prestigious Blue Flag certification, the travel trade in […]

Tourism the driving force of future economy of Odisha

By J.K Mohanty, MHCIMA Hospitality and the tourism Industry world over has been battered and badly hit by the COVID-19. It will take at least a year for the tourism business to get back to full fledged operations. Countries have blocked entry to foreigners, airlines have shut due to no demand, hotels have lost huge […]

Do not thrust Kamath Committee recommendations on hotels: HRAO

While lauding the government’s move to set up the Kamath Committee, the Hotel & Restaurant Association of Odisha explains how the recommendations of the committee would result in borrowers slipping into the NPA category The government’s move to set up an expert committee, headed by KV Kamath, to make recommendations on the necessary financial parameters in […]

Inadequate hotels in Odisha detrimental to escalation of the tourism sector

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Despite having the enormous potential of tourism in all segments i.e. beaches, lakes, mountains, tribes, the richness of temple architecture, heritage, eco tourism and much more to offer, Odisha gets the lower tourist traffic to the state. Odisha’s leading hotelier and Chairman – Hotel and Restaurant Association of Odisha (HRAO) J K Mohanty, CMD, Swosti Group […]