Jitendra K Mohanty, Chairman & Managing Director, Swosti Group, said, “With the present tourism policy where the government is providing 20% capital investment subsidy to hospitality industry, it indicates that there will be more investment happening in the coming years in regard to hospitality in Odisha.”
He said that Swosti Group will open its latest property- Swosti Chilika Resort on June 26, 2017. Other projects include eco and sustainability resorts in Puri, Bhitarkanika and Satapada. “In the long run, eco-sustainability will matter. Hence, our upcoming projects will be on the same line.”
Mohanty also being the representative of HRAO said that they have proposed the government to introduce Night Safari, set up vibrant nightlife places and more. “We have also proposed to the government to create a brand ambassador for the state,” he added.
The tourism budget for Odisha was 45 crores but has gone up to 200 crores. He said, “Since Air Asia has commenced direct flight from Bhubaneswar, therefore, the government is planning to do roadshows in Sri Lanka, Kuala Lumpur, Thailand and Singapore this year.”
The group is also planning to conduct roadshows in Kuala Lumpur and other Southeast Asian countries to promote their properties and potential of hospitality sector of Odisha.