Achin Khanna | June 1, 2017
By Achin Khanna and Karan Sahani Generating over US$ 200 Billion in revenue and providing over 40 million people a livelihood in 2016, the Travel & Tourism industry contributed almost 10% to the nation's Gross Domestic Product, earning India the 7th rank in the world, according to a recent report by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). The hospitality sector provides for a critical and inherent part of this contribution. The honorable Prime Minister has repeatedly spoken about Tourism being an intrinsic part of his vision from an economic growth perspective. Measures such as the 'Make in India' campaign and the provision for...
Rishabh Thapar | November 14, 2016
By Rishabh Thapar and Achin Khanna HVS is pleased to share the analysis and insights of the 2016 Hotel Development Cost Survey – India. The development cost is an important aspect of a hotel project that determines its viability. HVS, over the years, has helped investors estimate the overall cost of developing a hospitality project as part of the multiple feasibility studies we have performed for varied asset types across all positioning. This survey endeavours to enhance the knowledge and understanding of industry stakeholders on the subject based on actual development costs of recently opened hotels in India. The report provides...
Achin Khanna | August 6, 2015
By Achin Khanna and Rishabh Thapar Introduction The article evaluates the past performance and potential that leisure destinations hold for hotel development and why hotel investors must more actively look at leisure destinations across India. Travel and Tourism in India Where are the spends? India is well on its way to be the third-largest economy in the world after China and the USA and the direct contribution of Travel & Tourism to the country's GDP is forecast to grow by 7.2% per annum from `2,478.2 billion (2.2% of GDP in 2014) to `5,339.2 billion (2.5% of GDP) by 2025¹. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)...
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