PUDUCHERRY: Tourism Minister P Rajavelu on Thursday extended an invitation to hoteliers from across the country to visit Puducherry and invest in the hotel industry.
Speaking at the three-day annual convention of South India Hotels and Restaurants Association (SIHRA) on the theme ‘Redefining Hospitality- Monetising Tourism’ at Hyderabad, Rajavelu said Puducherry was witnessing growth in tourism and there was good scope for entrepreneurs to invest in the hotel industry. He also put forth the idea for organising the next conference in Puducherry.
Online business and impact of technology with respect to hotels, concept-based restaurants, human resource and practices in hospitality, cost cutting and sustainability, branding budget hotels, new methodology and resourcing role of young entrepreneurs and role of government in formulating policies for hospitality industry were the topics of discussion taken up in the convention.
Around 500 hoteliers from the south Indian states and Puducherry participated in the event. About 40 hoteliers were from Puducherry.