Thiruvananthapuram: Embarking on an expansion mode, hospitality major The Leela Hotels and Resorts has plans to open hotels in Agra and Jaipur to make its presence felt in the country’s vital tourism circuit.
The future plans of the Leela, which entered the ancient city of Udaipur in Rajasthan in April 2009, included entry into Hyderabad and Pune besides completing the ongoing projects in New Delhi and Chennai by 2010, a senior executive of the group said on Thursday.
“We are keeping up our plans as we are confident that the demand for high quality hospitality services are bound to go up in the coming years,” said Biswajit Chakraborty, general manager, The Leela Kempinski Kovlam Beach.
Though the global recession had cast a shadow over the growth of tourism, the industry was expected to regain the uptrend soon, he said.
However, the domestic tourism would be registering high growth with visitors within the country looking for attractive packages from hotel chains, an optimistic Chakraborty said.