Bangalore, the Indian City That Business Travelers Visit Most
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Bangalore, the Indian City That Business Travelers Visit Most

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, 31 July 2013, 10:45 Hrs   |    2 Comments
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Bangalore: Bangalore, also known as the ‘Garden City’ and the IT Capital of India has emerged as the most visited destination for business travel in India. The city ranks as the No.1 business travel destination in the country and it ranks at No. 12 in a worldwide ranking of the 25 most visited cities, according to the latest release of Concur Expense IQ Report, reports Shilpa Phadnis for Times Of India. Bangalore is followed by Mumbai in the worldwide ranking.

The Garden City has considerably dropped in ranking from no. 11 in 2011 to 12 in 2012, with the average expenditure dipping from $258 to around $227, for categories that include lodging, ground transport, entertainment, and dining. On the other hand, Mumbai still retains its ranking (20), but the total average expenses have slightly dropped from $255 to $238.

When it comes to average transaction amount, Bangalore ranks last with expenditure of $227.83 and Mumbai stands at 23rd position with $238.37.

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1: Really hope leadership in Center & TRIPURA Govt takes a FUTURISTIC and PROGRESSIVE approach and goes BIG to put TRIPURA into national & international scheme of things and strives hard in making AGARTALA into an world class city signifying uprising India's growing prowess!

We really need to move forward by developing TRIPURA with world class infrastructures and bring it at par with best of the other Indian states in the shortest possible time!

Yes - we do have logistical issues in terms of connectivity,tough terrains - which slowly but surely being overcomed with multiple links opening up through Bangladesh,Myanmar!

Appreciating TRIPURA Govt and Center on the development works so far,would request to set higher goals and aim to make TRIPURA the new face of emerging India!

Some of the very important issues plauging TRIPURA badly:

1.Lack of Big CORPORATES and MNCs (with no. of unemployed youths crossing 5 lakhs!) especially in IT and high tech sector.
2.Lack of Few world class HOSPITALS (e.g Manipal hospital,Appolo Hospitals,AIMS etc)
3.Lack of EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE of national and international importance (IIM,IIT,IISc,AIMS,Symbiosis mgmnt institutes,Xavier mgmnt institutes etc)
4.Lack of An world class international STADIUM (to host international cricket,IPL matches,national & international football matches)
5.Lack of Few world class 5 star HOTELS,shopping malls,lifestyle & luxury outlets
6.Lack of Latest technologies,facilities in RAIL STATION and strongly built intra state, intra NE rail network
7.Lack of Initiatives for global INVESTOR meets attracting corporates from across the world (whereas in Karnataka,Gujarat and even Chattisgarh these are almost frequent affairs)
8.Lack of World class infrastructure in Bus,ROAD communication
9.Lack of an International AIRPORT (with an world class terminal and facilities at par with Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi Airports)

Also urgent need of the hour is to complete all the existing infrastructure projects as soon as possible and identification & sanctioning of all other infrastructure projects fulfilling above infrastructure gaps without any further delay!

Anything less than 'WORLD CLASS' would only defeat the very purpose behind infrastructure development of TRIPURA under LOOK-EAST Policy!

IMPOSSIBLE - just means I AM POSSIBLE! If India need to catch up with developed part of the world,the most strategically placed Northeast (especially TRIPURA) need to be made into a developed region in the shortest possible time!

I strongly believe TRIPURA govt (in close co-ordination with Center, other concerned dignitaries & all corporate vissionaries) can certainly achieve this sooner rather than late, which would definitely give its people a better employment opportunities, a better healthcare, a better access to quality education, a quality lifestyle, and last but not the least a confident and connected TRIPURA leading India's charge towards contributing to a more stable and stronger global economy!
Posted by:Vissionary - 05 Aug, 2013
2: The weather and the IT firms are the main attractions of Bangalore...to the business travelers...
Posted by:namora - 31 Jul, 2013
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