Marking the successful completion of 50 golden years of excellence in tourism, travel and hospitality industry, India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), the only public sector undertaking under the aegis of the Ministry of Tourism has announced flat 50% discount on rooms across The Ashok group of Hotels. The hospitality and tourism giant also unveiled flat 25% off on food and beverages across ITDC-owned restaurants, room services and cake shops. Beginning today (September 24, 2016), the offers will continue till October 8, 2016 and will include many other promotional activities at different restaurants across ITDC properties. Shri Umang Narula Chairman & Managing Director, ITDC conveyed his gratitude to all the guests and stake holders including Ministry of Tourism for continued support in its Journey of 50 years.
ITDC’s hotel division runs under the banner ‘The Ashok Group of Hotels” best described as the epitome of Indian grandeur along with a touch of classic Indian hospitality. The hospitality division (HC division) operates 8 ITDC owned hotels, 5 joint venture hotels, 3 catering establishments and a standalone restaurant across all major tourist destinations in India in addition to managing prestigious Hyderabad House as well Vigyan Bhawan at New Delhi. The Celebration offer is valid at the Ashok Group’s hotels present at New Delhi, Jaipur, Bharatpur, Bhubaneswar, Jammu, Bhopal, Ranchi Guwahati, Patna, Mysore, Puducherry and Itanagar.
Talking about the golden jubilee celebrations, Shri Piyush Tiwari, Director (Commercial and Marketing), ITDC said, “It is a moment of pride and fulfillment for all of us at ITDC. As ITDC completes its 50 glorious years of operations across tourism and hospitality industry, it brings me immense pleasure to invite everyone to be a part of these revelries at The Ashok group of hotels, our standalone restaurants and all our joint venture hotels. Besides discounts and promotions, we also have many interesting food cum cultural engagements planned for our guests. 50 years is a great achievement for ITDC and we trust our guests come out full throttle to join us in these celebrations.”
Apart from discounts and promotions, the guests will also witness many cultural and entertainment activities that the organization plans to run at its hotels and restaurants across country. As the group’s flagship hotel at New Delhi ‘The Ashok’ also completes its 60 years, every 50th lucky guest will win the ‘Ashok Elite Card’ that will be valid for two years and will entitle the winner a discount of 25% on Room Tariff at The Ashok, New Delhi including its specialty fine-dining restaurants ‘The Oudh’, ‘The Frontier’, 24*7 coffee shop ‘The Samavar’ and the Cake Shop”.
Talking about the organization’s success in recent past, Mr. Tiwari said, “Last few years have been full of achievements for ITDC. Our profits not only from the hospitality division but other divisions have also increased significantly. We are focusing on all the Verticals of ITDC like Ashok Tours & Travels (ATT), Ashok Events (AE), Ashok International Trade Division (AITD), Ashok Institute of Hospitality and Tourism Management (AIHTM), Sound & Light Division (SEL), Ashok Consultancy & Engineering (ACE) to improve our overall performance and profitability across segments, while maintaining our core competence and without missing on our social responsibility as a Public Sector Undertaking”.
About India Tourism Development Corporation
ITDC was incorporated in 1966 with a mandate to develop and expand tourism infrastructure in the country. The Corporation has been moving ahead with consistent efforts on development, growth and world class services and amenities to its guests. Apart from running Hotels the ITDC has diversified into non hotel sectors like Ticketing, Tours and Travels, Event Management ,Duty Free Shopping, Publicity & printing consultancy, Engineering Consultancy ,mounting Sound & Light Shows ,Hospitality education and skill development– all under one roof.