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History And Indian Scenario

  1. 1. HISTORY AND INDIAN SCENARIO Jackwinder Singh Uppal
  2. 2. Historical resorts  The most famous resort of the ancient world was Baiae, Italy, which was popular over 2,000 years ago.  First resorts in the United States were developed in mid 17th century.  Focus was service and relaxation.  Target market~ wealthy  Access ~ Horse and carriage  Located in cool mountains/warm or hot springs.  “getaway “experience
  3. 3. Natural attractions and geography  Guest inns  Medicinal properties of hot springs, mineral and mud  Objective was to getaway and indulge in something different and exclusive.  Combination of climate, natural resources, and accessibility provided new means of transportation were the keys to resort development
  4. 4. Transportation  Horse and carriage  Railroads  Automobiles  Airplane
  5. 5. Historical events  Wars and economic cycles  Civil war  World war I and II  Recessions and depressions  Economic booms
  6. 6. Inventions  Transport  Air conditioning  Others like: sunscreen and lotions,  Medical aids,  Sports equipment,  Portable windows and walls,  Heaters,  Indoor/outdoor pools
  7. 7. Indian history  1464 A.D. - Its old name was Trigartpur. Tijara fort situated on the crest of a hill has been famous fort NEEMARANA FORT PALACE.  Constructed in 1464 AD, Neemrana Fort is perhaps the oldest heritage resort in India.  The fort has some beautiful suites furnished in an eclectic mixture of traditional Indian and colonial furniture. The hanging gardens along its southern ramparts, add to the rugged beauty.
  8. 8. Indian history  1819 - Shimla of Himachal Pradesh was the summer capital of the erstwhile British Raj in India when British camped here in the year 1819. Today Shimla is one of the top tourists' hotspots in India. The hill resort witnesses innumerable tourists every year.  1835 - The hill resort of Darjeeling was given to the British Governor General of India Lord Bentinck in 1835 as a gesture of friendship. Darjeeling was developed into a hill resort by the British, where their officers and merchants could enjoy a peaceful holiday.  In 1841, the British first discovered Nainital as a holiday resort. Today, the town has emerged as one of the most important hill resorts of India. Nainital is a modem hill resort of northern India (336 kms from Delhi) connected by best- aligned and maintained roads.  1817 - Gifted to the British East India Company in 1817, Darjeeling is the hill station of West Bengal. This has been called the queen of hill-stations. Darjeeling is one of India's most famous hill resorts. It is 2134 m or 7000ft above sea level.
  9. 9. Indian history  1903 - Established in 1903, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palace is one of Asia's largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 66 hotels in 45 locations across India with an additional 15 international hotels across the world.  1927 - Skiing - One of the major attractions of Kashmir is skiing in winter at Gulmarg, which was India 's first Ski Resort since the establishment of the Ski Club of India here by the British in 1927. Gulmarg has good sunshine as well as good snow, ideal conditions.
  10. 10. Indian history  The Oberoi Group, founded in 1934, operates 28 hotels and three cruisers in five countries under the luxury ‘Oberoi’ and five-star ‘Trident’ brands. The Group is also engaged in flight catering, airport restaurants, travel and tour services, car rentals, project management and corporate air charters.  The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur; The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra; Wildflower Hall, Shimla in the Himalayas; The Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambhore; The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla and The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur. Overseas, the new hotels include The Oberoi, Lombok in Indonesia, The Oberoi, Mauritius and The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh in Egypt. The Oberoi Zahra, Luxury Nile Cruiser, Egypt was launched in 2007.  1972 - The India Tourism Development Corporation pioneered beach tourism when it secured India's place in the sun with its Kovalam Resort near Thiruvananthapuram along Kerala's Arabian Sea shores way back in 1972. Taj's Fort Aguada followed a few years late.  Oct 18, 1975 - ITC's hotel division was launched on October 18, 1975, with the opening of its first hotel - Chola Sheraton in Chennai.
  11. 11. Indian history  In 1998, a visionary group of resort developers and RCI inked a blueprint for an independent body – an association with a purpose and an agenda – keeping in mind the nascent profile of timeshare in the country and the constructive role that could be played by developers to grow the industry. Importantly, to work hand-in-hand with both promoters and consumers. This was how the foundation was laid for the All India Resort Development Association (AIRDA).  Oct 10, 2006 - The board will meet to consider the amalgamation of Indian Resorts, a subsidiary of the company that is listed on The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) with itself. At present, the promoters of Indian Resorts (a host of Tata Group companies) have a 52.09% shareholding in the company.  Mar 9, 2007 - Indian Hotels Company Ltd has announced that Hon'ble High Court of Bombay has approved the Scheme of Amalgamation on March 09, 2007. The scheme inter alia, provided for amalgamation of "Indian Resort Hotels Ltd", "Gateway Hotels and Getaway Resorts Ltd ", "Asia Pacific Hotels Ltd", "Taj Lands End Ltd", "Kuteeram Resorts Pvt Ltd" with the Company.

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