Anil Bhandari

The author is Chairman of AB Smart Concepts, a firm which functions as advisor to owners and investors and assists in concept to commissioning of hotels, transforming existing hotels and development of travel & tourism projects.

Latest Articles By Anil Bhandari

Reducing Radiation Stress Factors and Improving Health

Stress is not bad in small doses. It is a response to life’s changes, good and bad. It helps us decide how to react and adapt to new circumstances. But over time stress can take a toll on us, physically and mentally.

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Indian Weddings May Turn Slim & Trim

Currently, the Indian wedding industry is over Rs. 100,000 crore and is growing at 25-30% annually. The estimated cost of a wedding with no expenses spared could be between a modest Rs. 5 lakh to a lavish Rs 5 crore. The country averages about 1 crore marriages every year. Even NRIs, impressed by the palaces and havelis, choose to experience a 'fairytale' wedding in India, and contribute to the Indian wedding industry.

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Hotels Should Immediately End Price War

Hotels competing for higher occupancies by resorting to discounts and freebies resulting in lower ARRs are only harming their balance sheets. Beneficiaries of this competition are the corporates,

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States Should Build Tourism Parks

India will need 180,000 additional rooms by 2020 to cater to 20 million tourists as tourism is expected to grow 12 percent per annum.

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