kerala-news

Hotel and restaurant associations' convention Thursday

Kochi, Sep 18 : The Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI), representing over 3,800 members, will hold its 48th annual convention here Thursday.


Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism K. Chiranjeevi will inaugurate the convention based on "Sustainable and Responsible Tourism", being held for the first time in Kerala.

A large number of representatives from the hospitality and tourism industry are expected to attend.

Aiming to add 180,000 guest rooms in next five years to the existing 120,000, the tourism ministry plans to increase foreign tourist arrivals from 6.5 million to 12 million by 2017.

Tourism is the largest employment generator in the country, accounting for 9.2 percent of total workforce. The sector employs 53 million at present and this would rise to 87 million by 2017.

A highlight would be the Hospitality Expo showcasing products and services of importance to the industry and a unique Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Pavilion in which exhibitors from across India will participate.

The four associations, representing the eastern, northern, western and southern regions of India, sponsored FHRAI that Rai Bahadur Mohan Singh Oberoi (the father of Indian hotel industry) established in 1955.

--IANS (Posted on 18-09-2013)

kerala-news headlines

Kerala Christians celebrate Easter Sunday

Amicus curiae report on Padmanabhaswamy temple proves me right: Achuthanandan

Suraj Venjaramoodu gets best comedian award in Kerala

4 pilgrims drown in River Periyar

IT professional held for killing his paramour's daughter

Estate manager shot dead in Uganda

Zimbabwean woman held with ephedrine

Kerala minister dismisses Left's accusations

Good Friday observed in Kerala churches

Congress heads likely to roll in Kerala

Zimbabwean woman held with ephedrine

Twins undergo first-of-its-kind surgery at AIIMS

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top