ITC’s Nakul Anand receives the Hall of Fame Award
The International Hospitality Council, in collaboration with the International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM) under the mentorship of Dr Suborno Bose, organised the International Hospitality Day (IHD) on April 24, 2023. On this occasion, the Global Hospitality Awards 2023 were also held wherein the prestigious Hall of Fame Award was given to Nakul Anand, the Executive Director of ITC, for his invaluable contributions to the hospitality industry. Mr Anand has rewritten the rules of global hospitality with his ‘Responsible Luxury’ initiative and transformation of ITC Hotels into a pro-sustainability green hotel chain. The International Hospitality Council, in association with the International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM) and under the guidance of Dr. Suborno Bose, organised the International Hospitality Day (IHD) as well the Global Hospitality Awards 2023.
OTOAI in association with Visit Britain hosts Training & Update meet
The Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) took a 40-Member delegation (including Outbound Tour Operators and Media) to the British High Commission in New Delhi on April 20, 2023. The purpose of the meet was to apprise its members and media on the latest developments taking place in the UK, some fresh places to see and the most important was the Visa situation.Ms. Christina Scott, British Deputy High Commissioner to India, said, “The forecast for 2023 is that we are back to 90% of our 2019 arrivals and 2024 is going to be even better.”
Excellent response received for Germany Travel Mart 2023 in Essen
At the conclusion of the 49th Germany Travel Mart(GTM) in Essen, the German National Tourist Board (GNTB), as organizer, can report an extraordinarily positive response. According to an on-site survey of suppliers during the event, 90 per cent were satisfied/very satisfied with the way the GTM went.The next GTM will be held in Chemnitz, Germany, April 21-23, 2024.
Renest Hotels & Resorts launches ‘Renest Kumbhalgarh’
Renest Kumbhalgarhis conveniently located just 3 km away from the UNESCO heritage site of Kumbhalgarh Fort and provides guests with a luxurious stay amidst a serene setting. With a lush green lawn, inviting seating areas, and excellent connectivity via road, railways, and airways to major cities in the country, this property is a perfect choice for discerning travellers.Renest Kumbhalgarh boasts 34 exquisite keys, including seven different room categories.
“We are grateful for all the support that we have received through the years in our endeavour in showcasing Germany as a travel destination in the Indian tourism landscape. In terms of growth from India, we had a decent year with a year-to-date growth of over 205% in comparison to 2021. Germany welcomed more than 600,000 more Indians (Overnights) in 2022 as compared to the same period in 2021. For the coming years, the country has a lot to offer in terms of adventure, food, cuisine, new unexplored destinations, and unique experiences. We are thankful to our partners for their continued support, and we hope that we welcome more tourists for the upcoming season.”
- Romit Theophilus, Director, German National Tourist Office in India