Srilanka’s leading resort operator, Aitken Spence Hotels that currently owns 4 properties in India under management contract will open 6- 10 hotels in key cites of South India in the subsequent months..
Lakshman Ekanayake, CEO, Aitken Spence Hotels, India, said: “We are looking at adding six to ten more properties across key destinations in South India that will help us create circuits in states like Tamil Nadu and Karnataka and help us deliver compelling marketing solutions.”
FTAs To India Increase By 15.5 Per Cent In May
The Indian Ministry of Tourism (MoT) based on the data collected from major airports has revealed that the Foreign Tourist Arrivals(FTA) in the month of May was 3.45 lakh as compared to FTAs of 2.99 lakh during the month of May 2009, thus indicating a clear growth of 15.5 per cent. MoT, besides compiling monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) has also revealed the Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) in Indian rupee terms and USD terms.
According to the data, the FEE during the month of May were Rs 4358 crore as compared to Rs 3249 crore in May 2009 and Rs 2988 crore in May 2008. FEE in USD terms during the month of May were USD 951 million as compared to FEE of USD 669 million during the month of May 2009 and USD 711 million in May 2008.