April - 2016 - issue > CXO Insights

Feeling of 'Homeliness' No Matter Where You Travel

Nitin Agrawal, Co-Founder, FunStay
Monday, April 11, 2016
Nitin Agrawal, Co-Founder, FunStay
Headquartered in Bengaluru, FunStay is one of the fastest growing homestay portals in India in terms of number of property listings. It enhances the users' travel experience by enabling them to book homestays at many locations and also offering information about the host's hospitality, culture and local knowledge

Tourism is one of the most flourishing industries in India owing to the rich cultural heritage and mesmerizing landscape of the country. Whether it is a historical trip or romantic getaway, Indian locales provide the best destinations to people from around the world. In their attempts to increase business to the nation, the Government of India has looked to pay specific attention to some industries, out of which tourism tops the list. This is evident from the recent statement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's, 'terrorism divides, tourism unites' emphasizing on the importance of tourism industry for the country's and world's economical and cultural development.

Tourism & Homestays

Accommodation is an invincible part of planning a trip. No tourist's visit can be complete and pleasurable unless the accommodation is comfortable and of the visitor's choice. There are a plethora of options available to a tourist as far accommodation is concerned. One of the most trending and preferred accommodations available to a tourist now a days in India is homestays and bed & breakfast accommodations.

The Central Government and state Government has taken few major steps to promote homestays by making it tax-free. Homestays and Bed & Breakfast accommodations are profitable options for both the guests and hosts. While the guests get to live with the locals of the place and get a hang of the local culture, the hosts get an opportunity to earn extra money by setting up a part of their homes as homestays. As a result, such accommodations provide good business opportunities to the hosts, in addition to enhancing tourists' experience, which helps in creating a good global reputation of the country, attracting more tourists and increasing business.

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