Private players to run Guj torans

The state tourism department is looking for private hospitality players to run its chain of hotels and resorts under the brand name of “Toran”.

“The existing Torans will be upgraded and be handed over to private players for management, while ownership will continue to remain with the state government. We are in talks with several brands and will announce our plans soon,” state Tourism Minister Saurabh Patel said speaking on sidelines of a tourism and hospitality event held in Ahmedabad on Saturday.

After years of incurring losses, the Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd, which owns 16 hotels and cafeterias in the state, had started firming up its privatisation plans since 2006. But last year, in a bid to improve accommodations and infrastructure in Gujarat, it had renovated and upgraded its Toran chain including places like Ahmedabad and Saputara.

Full report here Indian Express


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