Garish Oberoi, President, FHRAI, talks about the 53rd FHRAI Annual Convention to be held from Sep 20-22 at Ramada Lucknow Hotel & Convention Centre.
One of the biggest achievements of Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) as an association for the month of May has been to finalise its annual convention. Scheduled to be held in Lucknow, the convention is set to be inaugurated by Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh. KJ Alphons, Minister of State (I/C), Tourism, Government of India and Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Tourism Minister, Uttar Pradesh, will also be present at the event. “The format of the convention this year is a little different from what we have been doing over the past years. The theme for this year’s event is ‘Spiritual and Wellness Tourism’,” said Garish Oberoi, President, FHRAI.
Oberoi believes that the theme of the convention would help promote tourism in the region. He said, “UP Tourism already have the spiritual and wellness circuits in place. As part of FHRAI and also more closely as Uttar Pradesh Hotel & Restaurant Association (UPHRA), we have worked with the tourism department of the state in developing these circuits. With more and more people seeking for holidays which help them de-stress, we want to have international speakers along with Indian experts talk during this convention who have been successful on this wellness model. Hoteliers can hence, be familiarised about how it can benefit our hotels.”
Elaborating on other plans of the association in 2018, he said, “We are trying to develop a centre of excellence within FHRAI where we are trying to build a database to help the hoteliers and restaurateurs. I am hoping that before my term ends and the new President takes over, we will atleast have a start with the centre.”
FHRAI is trying to develop a centre of excellence to build a database to help the hoteliers and restaurateurs