You are here: Home » PTI Stories » National » News

Airbnb, Gujarat pact to enhance travel experience of tourists

Home-share booking site Airbnb has partnered with government to enhance travel experience of the tourists, both domestic and international, visiting the state and also boosting the tourism sector there.

"ranks among the top states in for us, both in terms of listings and growth. We will work together to bring homestays and travel options in the state onto an international platform," Airbnb Country Manager Amanpreet Bajaj told PTI.

He added that the two entities will work together to boost tourism and create positive travel experiences for both domestic and international visitors in Gujarat.

is a vibrant attraction to tourists in and abroad, enriched with its cultural nuances as well as the hospitality of its local populace, he said.

"Airbnb and government will come together to assist homestays to come onto our global platform. We will also hold educational and sensitization sessions on 'hosting standards and best practices' for current or potential hosts of homestay facilities and unique properties in Gujarat," he added.

Airbnb will also help provide information to its users on less-explored but high potential destinations in to promote tourism to these destinations.

The San Francisco-based firm is confident of manifold growth in its business in over the next few years, driven by a surge in volume of travellers using its platform and increase in number of listed properties.

About 17,000 properties are now listed in with 115 per cent growth being seen in listing in 2015 from the previous year.

In terms of travellers (bookings), there has been 185 per cent increase in travellers from and 184 per cent increase in bookings in (in-bound) in 2015 from the previous year.

The Indian travel market is set to pass the USD 40 billion dollar mark by 2020, according to industry reports.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

image
Business Standard
177 22
Business Standard

Airbnb, Gujarat pact to enhance travel experience of tourists

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Home-share booking site Airbnb has partnered with government to enhance travel experience of the tourists, both domestic and international, visiting the state and also boosting the tourism sector there.

"ranks among the top states in for us, both in terms of listings and growth. We will work together to bring homestays and travel options in the state onto an international platform," Airbnb Country Manager Amanpreet Bajaj told PTI.



He added that the two entities will work together to boost tourism and create positive travel experiences for both domestic and international visitors in Gujarat.

is a vibrant attraction to tourists in and abroad, enriched with its cultural nuances as well as the hospitality of its local populace, he said.

"Airbnb and government will come together to assist homestays to come onto our global platform. We will also hold educational and sensitization sessions on 'hosting standards and best practices' for current or potential hosts of homestay facilities and unique properties in Gujarat," he added.

Airbnb will also help provide information to its users on less-explored but high potential destinations in to promote tourism to these destinations.

The San Francisco-based firm is confident of manifold growth in its business in over the next few years, driven by a surge in volume of travellers using its platform and increase in number of listed properties.

About 17,000 properties are now listed in with 115 per cent growth being seen in listing in 2015 from the previous year.

In terms of travellers (bookings), there has been 185 per cent increase in travellers from and 184 per cent increase in bookings in (in-bound) in 2015 from the previous year.

The Indian travel market is set to pass the USD 40 billion dollar mark by 2020, according to industry reports.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

RECOMMENDED FOR YOU

Airbnb, Gujarat pact to enhance travel experience of tourists

Home-share booking site Airbnb has partnered with Gujarat government to enhance travel experience of the tourists, both domestic and international, visiting the state and also boosting the tourism sector there. "Gujarat ranks among the top states in India for us, both in terms of listings and growth. We will work together to bring homestays and travel options in the state onto an international platform," Airbnb India Country Manager Amanpreet Bajaj told PTI. He added that the two entities will work together to boost tourism and create positive travel experiences for both domestic and international visitors in Gujarat. Gujarat is a vibrant attraction to tourists in India and abroad, enriched with its cultural nuances as well as the hospitality of its local populace, he said. "Airbnb and Gujarat government will come together to assist homestays to come onto our global platform. We will also hold educational and sensitization sessions on 'hosting standards and best practices' for ... Home-share booking site Airbnb has partnered with government to enhance travel experience of the tourists, both domestic and international, visiting the state and also boosting the tourism sector there.

"ranks among the top states in for us, both in terms of listings and growth. We will work together to bring homestays and travel options in the state onto an international platform," Airbnb Country Manager Amanpreet Bajaj told PTI.

He added that the two entities will work together to boost tourism and create positive travel experiences for both domestic and international visitors in Gujarat.

is a vibrant attraction to tourists in and abroad, enriched with its cultural nuances as well as the hospitality of its local populace, he said.

"Airbnb and government will come together to assist homestays to come onto our global platform. We will also hold educational and sensitization sessions on 'hosting standards and best practices' for current or potential hosts of homestay facilities and unique properties in Gujarat," he added.

Airbnb will also help provide information to its users on less-explored but high potential destinations in to promote tourism to these destinations.

The San Francisco-based firm is confident of manifold growth in its business in over the next few years, driven by a surge in volume of travellers using its platform and increase in number of listed properties.

About 17,000 properties are now listed in with 115 per cent growth being seen in listing in 2015 from the previous year.

In terms of travellers (bookings), there has been 185 per cent increase in travellers from and 184 per cent increase in bookings in (in-bound) in 2015 from the previous year.

The Indian travel market is set to pass the USD 40 billion dollar mark by 2020, according to industry reports.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

image
Business Standard
177 22

Upgrade To Premium Services

Welcome User

Business Standard is happy to inform you of the launch of "Business Standard Premium Services"

As a premium subscriber you get an across device unfettered access to a range of services which include:

  • Access Exclusive content - articles, features & opinion pieces
  • Weekly Industry/Genre specific newsletters - Choose multiple industries/genres
  • Access to 17 plus years of content archives
  • Set Stock price alerts for your portfolio and watch list and get them delivered to your e-mail box
  • End of day news alerts on 5 companies (via email)
  • NEW: Get seamless access to WSJ.com at a great price. No additional sign-up required.
 

Premium Services

In Partnership with

 

Dear Guest,

 

Welcome to the premium services of Business Standard brought to you courtesy FIS.
Kindly visit the Manage my subscription page to discover the benefits of this programme.

Enjoy Reading!
Team Business Standard