Haryana Tourism nets Rs 5 crore profit

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Chandigarh, May 14 (UNI) Haryana Tourism Corporation has achieved a record turnover of Rs 188.02 crore in the year 2007-08 as against the turnover of Rs 171.69 crore in the year 2006-07, thus showing an increase of Rs 16.33 crore.

Similarly the record net profit for the year ended March 31 was Rs 5 crore as against the net profit of Rs 3.22 crore in the year ended March 31, 2007, thus showing an increase of Rs 1.78 crore.

Similarly, the occupancy during the year 2007-08 was 79 per cent as against the occupancy of 76 per cent during the year 2006-07.

With the ongoing renovation, furnishing and up-gradation of the Tourist Complexes, it is expected that the Corporation would achieve a record turnover and profitability during the current year.

The Corporation has already decided to give 15 per cent discount on food at all its restaurants to women hosting kitty parties and also for the celebration of the birthday of a girl child. This would encourage the visit of families and holding of social functions at the Tourist Complexes.

Further the incharges of the Complexes have also been asked to provide package of facilities for celebration of birthdays and for kitty parties.

An official spokesman stated that the record increase in the turnover, profitability and occupancy has been possible only because of improvement in the quality of food, improvement in the supply and quality of linen and up-gradation of the facilities at the Tourist Complexes. The operational staff in the Tourist Complex have been given training in preparation of dishes, upkeep, sanitation and customer behaviour.

As on date, the Corporation is having 832 rooms with 1831 beds at its 44 Tourist Complexes. Out of the total number of Tourist Complexes, 19 are on National Highways or and State Highways while 17 are at the District Headquarters and the remaining eight are in and around Delhi.

The number of loss making Tourist Complexes, which were 28 in the year 1999-2000, have now been brought down to ten. Efforts are being made to further reduce the number of loss making complexes.

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