Monday, July 21, 2008

Is environment a priority in the hospitality industry?

Desi hospitality industry needs to get its act together

The Indian hospitality industry is getting global attention. As major hotel groups and real-estate players join hands to accommodate business as well as pleasure travellers from across the world, what separates the desi hospitality industry from its counterparts in Malaysia or Thailand?
There is many a slip between the cup and lip, as they say. "What we need are quick licensing, less red tapism, enhanced infrastructure, and less interference from local Government bodies, except in the main areas, preferably from one window. Also a more co-ordinated and planned approach to the development of the industry, by all the local bodies involved," evaluates Mr Geoff Magee, Chief Executive Officer, The Accord Metropolitan, Chennai (www.theaccordmetropolitan.in).

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