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Kairali Ayurvedic Health Centre
Featured in The Hindustan Times

Kairali Ayurvedic Health centre in Mehrauli , New Delhi got
featured in an very interesting article about how to restore lost youth in
India by Hindustan Times. Hindustan times is the most prestigious and well
known English newspaper in India . The
article also quotes Mrs. Gita Ramesh,
the owner of Kairli Health Centre.

Restore Lost Youth In India

India attracted
unexpected attention in the World Travel
Mart in London as a Health destination..

More than 250 tour
operators from around the world launched negotiations with the Indian company
that offers herbal massages and a range of ayurvedic therapies to go with the
usual tours of Rajasthan and Agra.

?We never expected
anything like this,?? Mrs Gita Ramesh who runs the health centre in Mehrauli
near Delhi, told. IANS. ??We have more business offers than we can handle.??

The company is now
opening Ayurvedic treatment resorts in Palakkad
in Kerala. And it is not the only one in the field. A London based tour
operator has been sending steadily more tourists to Kerala for Ayurvedic treatment
and relaxation therapies.

The treatment does not
come cheap, but more tourists are ready to pay for them than the massage
centres
in India have room for. A 20-day
treatment to ??restore lost youth?? can
cost $800, with a additional accommodation charge of $135 a day for a single
room. Most treatment courses run for 14 days and cost $20 to $400 a day plus accommodation.
The Mehrauli center is cheaper andoffer to give
tourists ??a place to unwind after hectic days of sightseeing.??

??Many tour operaters
are planning three to seven day treatment courses for tourists along with the
rest of the pakage,? Mrs Ramesh said. The tour operators plan to bring in
tourists from Italy, Germany, the US and also several Latin American countries.

The health resort
group was one of the several Indian companies that joined the travel mart this
year. The annual London travel mart has become a significant event for Western
tour operators, though it is nothing like the Berlin travel festival held in
March , which is many times the size of the London travel mart.

But the London travel
mart is still an occasion for the Indian businessman to meet European and American
operators. ??The British operators know
India well? said Commander Joginder Singh who was promoting adventure tours.
Much of the new interest was from tour operators who had come to travel mart
from outside Britain.

Goa, which took up a 170 sq meters stall at the fair, was
by far the most successful. ?Operators from Goa did not just draw interest,
they signed contracts for definite business,?? said Mr U.D Kamath, director of
Goa Tourism. Other Indian states which officials into cramped nine square meter
within the Indian pavilion, drew little interest and less business.

Several government
corporations took to private sector ways this year with efforts to attract
business. The Indian Tourism Development Corporation set up shop to attract
hotel bookings, though its little corner did not compare with the swank stalls
set up by the Oberoi and Taj groups. Air ?India and Indian Airlines joined Jet
Air in offering special services to tour operators.

India attracted 2,123,
683 foreign tourists last year going by official information. About 12 per cent
of these tourists headed for Goa. The seasonal fluctuation in India is extreme-
there were 1640 arrivals in June and 39,357 in December. The number of foreign tourist visiting Goa
rose 9.1 per cent last year. Almost 60
per cent of tourists who visited Goa were from Britain, with another 11 per
cent from Germany.

A total of 1300 businesses and incentive
travel visitors attended the London travel mart this year compared to 444 last
year. The total number of visitirs was 22,000 similar to last year.

About 50 Indian
companies attended the travel mart this year. The Indian participation is
expected to be stronger at the Britain
fair.

Published on: 19
November, 1998

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