Are Luxury Hotels in India Harnessing Right Hospitality Technology?

IDS Next Blog Image SmallThe luxury hotel segment in India is growing at a steady pace. The country is attracting an increasing number of foreign tourists as the government has introduced e-visa for 113 countries. The country has a large millennial population too, who are enjoying new found adventure in travel and sightseeing.

Here is peek into some numbers

India had received over 7 million foreign tourists by August 2015. According to the World Tourism Organization, the country will welcome over 15.3 million foreign tourists by 2025. Now let us take a look at the accommodation sector, or the hotel industry. Do they have enough high-end rooms to offer the growing number of foreign nationals? The answer is ‘Yes’ and here’s why – Around 29,000 luxury hotel rooms are under development and they will be added to the existing nation-wide inventory over the next 6 years. Metro and tier 1 cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune and Gurgaon will grow to 6,500 hotel rooms by 2016. Read More

Published in: IDS Next

By: Myra Allen


About hospitalitytechnology

Technology is making greater and greater inroads into our lives. Right from when we wake up in the morning to when we head to sleep – we cannot imagine a life without the gadgets and gizmos that make life easy and interesting. When we travel and stay in hotels, our expectations are no different. We expect all the technological amenities we easily access at home if not more. The hospitality industry in increasingly accessing technology to wow guests, optimize their use of manpower, control hotel functions in an integrated manner and on the whole reduce costs while increasing efficiency. This blog is meant to track these technological changes happening in the hospitality sector. The growing move towards sophisticated hotel ERP, the growing use of cloud computing, the rapidly changing customer facing devices – smart phones and iPads, the increasing security concerns and more. Expect to find interesting articles, whitepapers, thoughts, and observations. Feel free to comment and even mail us content that you don’t mind posted here. Happy reading!
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