Anil Bhandari

The author is former CMD of ITDC and currently, Chairman of AB Smart Concepts, a firm which functions as an 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

Ayodhya – The Epitome of Religious Tourism

With the commencement of Ayodhya's restructing into a tourism hub, Anil Bhandari, Chairman of AB Smart Concepts, suggests to build 'Tourism Parks' that will accomodate all tourist facilities and activities, which will be beneficial for all stake holders.

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'Namaste!' - A Word and Action that has Become the New Normal for the World Now

Currently, according to WTTC estimates, 75 million jobs are at immediate risk with a staggering estimated one million people losing their jobs every single day. The research reveals a potential loss in Travel & Tourism GDP of $2.1 trillion in 2020 alone.

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Incredible India Incredible Potential

India has the largest number of cuisines in the world. These need to be promoted so that India becomes the leading culinary destination internationally.

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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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