26 September, 2020

S.S.H.Rehman

The managing director of ITC hotels on Why tourism has failed to take off in India

S.S.H.Rehman
outlookindia.com
-0001-11-30T00:00:00+05:53
Why's Indian tourism failed to take off ?
Probably it has never taken off because there is a general feeling it has. China got 7.5 lakh tourists in 1996 - 97 which was the same as us, now they get 26 millions.

The world made its millennium plans well in advance, why're we lagging behind ?
We're great believers in one - minute management.

You've been part of Assocham's effort to revive tourism in J&K. How soon do you see an improvement ?
We went to Srinagar in Aprail last year . There are extremely satisfying trends. Whilst we were very pleased with our efforts our neighbours obviously weren't

Why've you failed to repeat the kind of success you did with Bukhara ?
Bukhara is a legend in itself and we've tried to preserve its legacy.

What explains Welcomegroup's huge growth in a dull tourism market ?
Discerning customers always need good products. I suppose we value each other.

Are five - star hotels still considered a luxury in a country such as ours ?
That perception has changed. There is...
unsub

THIS ARTICLE IS PRICELESS...

To read this piece, and more such stories in India's most exciting and exacting magazine, plus get access to our 25-year archives goldmine, please subscribe.


More from Archana Jahagirdar


Latest Magazine

October 05, 2020
content

other articles from the issue

articles from the previous issue

Other magazine section