Navigation Links
Indian Luxury Hotel Boss Calls for Major City Clean-up

The head of one of India's top luxury hotel chains called on the country Wednesday to launch a major clean-up of its filthy cities or suffer a drop in tourist arrivals .

"We have to clean our cities or risk losing tourists," said P.R.S. Oberoi, the chairman of the EIH Associated Hotels group, which includes the five-star Oberoi chain.

"Water is a big problem, power is a big problem, the roads are a mess. Cleaning up our cities must happen," he told reporters.

Oberoi, 78, said India welcomes about four million tourists a year but compared this figure to the five million people who travel annually to the small Gulf Emirate of Dubai.

The reason, he said, was because too many potential tourists are put off by the country's shabby airports, pot-holed roads, frequent power cuts and rubbish-filled cities.

"In most cities, people can't get anywhere on time and time is more valuable than money," Oberoi said.

He was speaking at a function marking an award from Travel Leisure Magazine that places an Oberoi hotel in Udaipur, Rajasthan, as the best in the world.

The Oberoi Udaivilas is a lakeside palace in the desert, where standard rooms cost more than 300 dollars a night. It boasts private swimming pools, luxury spas and high-end dining.

Oberoi said sustained economic growth in India above nine percent and a massive inflow of foreign investment has nevertheless allowed the country to break its image of an impoverished backwater.

"India has a tremendous future if we get our act together," he added.

The Oberoi Group also operates or owns hotels in Egypt, Australia, Bhutan and Cambodia among other countries.


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Indian Prime Minister has successful Knee Replacement Surgery
2. Development of AIDS vaccine -- Chiron Corp in talks with four Indian cos
3. Indian Doctor granted US patent on organ regeneration
4. Heart attack kills one in every 10 Indians
5. Indian Cherry: Richest Source of Vitiamin C
6. Indian Nationals with Foreign Medical Degrees can now practice in India
7. An Indian Bride with signs of SARS
8. Are Indians aware of SARS ?
9. Indians Stay Away from Coke, Pepsi After Toxin Scare
10. Indian pharma industry upbeat on WTO drug deal
11. Indian Treatment for Iraqi Babies
Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic ... many turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping ... released tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of control. Prone to extreme ... “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. “If there was ... other children and say he was going to kill them. If we were driving ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Fla. (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global ... Trend magazine’s 2016 Legal Elite. The attorneys chosen by their peers for this recognition ... Florida. , Seven Greenberg Traurig Shareholders received special honors as members of this year’s ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA is excited ... To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. ... highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to and from medical treatments ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils ... an essay contest in which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic ... 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... Calif. , June 23, 2016 ... CST on Thursday, July 7, 2016 , , , , ... ) , , , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , ... Naik; Senior Industry Analyst, Christi Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar ... The global pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an exceptional ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Revolutionary technology includes multi-speaker ... , industry leaders in advanced audiology and hearing aid ... Opn ™, the world,s first internet connected hearing aid ... devices.      (Photo: ) ... of ,world firsts,: , TwinLink™ - the ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Research and ... Procedure Volumes: Global Analysis (United States, China, Japan, Brazil, ... report to their offering. ... for healthcare business planners, provides surgical procedure volume data ... trends with an in-depth analysis of growth drivers and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: