Chhattisgarh Tourism Board allies with Stayzilla to unlock homestays in the state


Homestay leader’s fifth tie-up with state tourism departments after joining hands with the states of Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Punjab


Raipur,October, 2016:After strategic tie ups with four state tourism departments across India for joint promotion of Homestays, Stayzilla the largest homestay aggregatornow gets on board with ChhattisgarhTourism Board (CTB) to unlock homestays in the region.


The MoU was signed and exchanged in the presence ofHon’ble Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Dr. Raman Singh, Mr. M.T. Nandi - IFS - Managing Director - Chhattisgarh Tourism Board, Mr. Shreerang Pathak  - Deputy General Manager - Chhattisgarh Tourism Board, Mr Dilip Acharya - Head Operations Section - Chhattisgarh Tourism Board and Mr. Ankit Rastogi, VP Marketplace, Under this agreement, Stayzilla will support verification procedures, jointly boost homestays in cities & places of interest within Chhattisgarh. All homestays registered within the state will receive technical support in the form of inventory management and software applications to ensure seamless booking procedures.Stayzilla &Chhattisgarh Tourism Board (CTB) will also jointly conduct educational and training sessions for Chhattisgarhregistered homestays on best practices such as online usage, content management, operations and expense management.


The company aims toeducate potential hosts in the state and open maximum number of homestays through its sensitization workshops to create awareness about Homestays and bed & breakfast. After signing MoUs with Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation, Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board, Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited and Punjab Heritage and Tourism Promotion Board, this tie-up firmly establishes Stayzilla as a prominentplayer in the industry of homestays and alternate stays.


Chhattisgarh is known for its abundant forest cover and comprises of more than 30% of tribal population. The region provides you with a rare opportunity to observe wildlife in its natural habitat, whether you are a tourist, an amateur naturalist, wildlife aficionado, artist or photographer.With beautiful traditional Indian homes, farms and temples. Stayzilla is looking to unlock maximum rooms here to help boost tourism to the state. Chhattisgarh offers exquisitely carved temples, Buddhist sites, palaces, water falls, caves, rock paintings and hill plateaus. The demand now is for experience-driven stays that are pocket friendly Chhattisgarh is a must visit for tourists interested in culture, ancient civilization, wildlife and spirituality. Stayzilla has a wide range of homestay options in many of these towns.


Commenting on the occasion, Ankit Rastogi, VP Marketplace said, “Chhattisgarh is comparatively unexplored in comparison to the rest of the country and has the potential to offer great destinations for our travelers. Most of these sites are untouched and offer a one of its kind unique and alternate experience to tourists, compared to traditional destinations which have become overcrowded.We are very happy to associate with Chhattisgarh Tourism Board (CTB) for unlocking more homestays and creating an awareness on the need for local and authentic homestays.”


Stayzilla, which has presently over 8000 homestay units in its portfolio is working at grassroot level for unlocking more and more numbers of registered homestays in the country. The company is conducting town hall activities across 4500 cities to create awareness about homestays and alternate stays.

Atul Malikram