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
It estimates a capacity of around 7,500 rooms in
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
The state was also planning to come up with an app for
tourists to give their feedback, besides other digital
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