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PTI Kolkata
Updated: 14-01-2019 18:34 IST

Hospitality firm OYO Hotels and

Rooms on Monday said it is planning a centre of excellence for

training and capacity building in the city.

The company has also made an offer to the West Bengal

government to maintain a realtime data repository for 'Digital

Arrival and Departure Register'.

"We are looking to set up an OYO Centre of Excellence

(OYO Skill Institute) towards the end of the year, as we

continue to scale our business further in the state. The

government has extended support with space," CEO, India and

South Asia, Aditya Ghosh said here on the sidelines of CII

Bengal Tourism Global Meet 2019.

The space for the training institute is likely to be

in New Town area.

At present, OYO trains about 3,500 people per month

from 26 institutes globally, company officials said.

It estimates a capacity of around 7,500 rooms in

West Bengal.

OYO manages a total of 4.5 lakh rooms across the

world, including 1.64 lakh rooms in India, they said.

About the digital data repository, Ghosh said it aims

to provide realtime updates to state governments on arrivals

and departures, making this a "more efficient and transparent"

process as compared to the manual version.

"At this point, we have seen acceptance from the state

governments of Haryana, Rajasthan and Telangana of our

proposed digitisation of guess entry and departure records,"

an OYO official said.

West Bengal Tourism Minister Gautam Deb said the state

was developing tourist areas and circuits, and is seeking

private investments.

The state was also planning to come up with an app for

tourists to give their feedback, besides other digital


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