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OYO plans centre of excellence in Kolkata

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Hospitality firm Hotels and 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 Centre of Excellence (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, 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 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 in West Bengal.

OYO manages a total of 4.5 lakh 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, and Telangana of our proposed digitisation of guess entry and departure records," an OYO said.

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 support.

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

First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 18:35 IST