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OTDC to obtain ISO Certification for its hotels

More than 5 crore profit in 2014-15:

OTDC to obtain ISO Certification for its hotels:Bhubaneswar, 18/10/2015

Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC)  should obtain ISO Certification for its 20 hotel units by improving facilities, services and other parameters by March, 2016. OTDC shall standardise the interiors and other facilities in all of its panthanivases and would create OTDC as a brand in hospitality, it is resolved in the 94th meeting of Board of Directors of the corporation held recently. It was also decided that OTDC shall upgrade its Hotel Units to Star categories in a phased manner.  This will help the tourist visiting the State, to get quality accommodation at reasonable price. It was felt that OTDC has significant role to play in putting Odisha Tourism on the national tourism map.

The Board also decided to computerize the operation; expand online booking of accommodation & tour packages; organise capacity building of its employees through training and digitisation of inventories etc.  The present portal visitodisha.org is providing online booking facilities in panthanivases.

The Board also decided to firm up its investment plan to improve its products and associated infrastructure. OTDC has signed MoU with yatra.com portal for online reservation of OTDC hotels and tour packages. This facility shall be available shortly for the tourist visiting the State. OTDC will tie up with others leading travel portal offering similar facilities for booking. The

The Corporation’s financial result for the year ending 2014-15 were also considered and approved by the Board.  The Corporation has made a profit after tax of Rs.5.10 Cr. in the year 2014-15 as compared to Rs.2.85 Cr. of previous year which represents an increase of 79%. The gross revenue of the corporation has recorded an increase of 16% i.e. from 29.35 Cr. to 34.14 Cr. It has also been decided to improve the capacity utilization in different panthanivases by offering special prices and improving the facilities and service.

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