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9th HRANI Conclave Sparks Hospitality and Tourism Dialogue in Dehradun

The 9th edition of the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India (HRANI) Conclave unfolded in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, spotlighting the vibrant convergence of hospitality and tourism leaders. Themed "Dekho Apna Desh – Chalo Uttarakhand," the event, held at the Hyatt Regency Dehradun Resort & Spa, served as a pivotal platform for insightful discussions, strategic networking, and the celebration of industry excellence. Graced by the esteemed presence of Rajendra Kumar Suman, Regional Director – North, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, New Delhi, as the chief guest, the conclave witnessed discussions on industry trends and strategies.

The dignitaries included prominent figures such as Garish Oberoi, President of HRANI; Surendra Kumar Jaiswal, Hony. Secretary of HRANI, Vice President of FHRAI, and President of UPHRA; Amarvir Singh, Treasurer of HRANI; Rakesh Roy, Vice President of HRANI; Vinod Gulati, Vice President of HRANI; Deepak Parihar, Pradeep Narayan Singh and Pranay Aneja, Managing Committee Member and Renu Thapliyal, Secretary General of HRANI. The welcome address by Garish Oberoi, President of HRANI, set the tone for discussions, emphasizing the theme's alignment with the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision to bolster domestic tourism. He highlighted Uttarakhand's evolving status as a premier wedding destination and advocated for sustainable tourism practices to alleviate pressure on primary tourist hubs.

Two engaging panel discussions formed the core of the conclave, with industry stalwarts deliberating on vital topics such as Dekho Apna Desh – Chalo Uttarakhand tapping the state’s tourism potential and the transformative role of artificial intelligence (AI) in hotel operations.

The event also featured a presentation by Awanish Mishra from the Ministry of Tourism, shedding light on initiatives aimed at fostering industry growth. Culminating in the prestigious HRANI Award of Excellence Ceremony, the conclave recognized outstanding contributions, reinforcing the industry's commitment to excellence.

Surendra Kumar Jaiswal highlighted the strong spiritual and religious tourism in Uttarakhand, akin to Uttar Pradesh. He addressed certain challenges, such as parking issues, and reiterated the purpose of hosting the HRANI conclave to resolve hospitality fraternity concerns. He assured that all issues raised during the conclave would be discussed with central offices.

Renu Thapliyal, Secretary General of HRANI, hailed the conclave as a unique opportunity for industry professionals to collaborate and advance the sector collectively. As the curtains drew on the 9th HRANI Conclave, the industry stands poised for sustainable growth, technological innovation, and renewed efforts to position Uttarakhand as a premier tourist destination HRANI.

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