2013 India – State Ranking Survey

The State Ranking Survey 2013 aims to assess the competitiveness of the 29 states in India and identify the best performers when viewed from the hospitality industry's viewpoint. The report employs 11 key parameters to evaluate the different states.
Manav Thadani, Chairman – HVS Asia Pacific, joined the company in 1995 in its New York
Office. He went on to start the India operations in 1997 and was HVS' first employee in Asia. Over the last 20 years, HVS India has expanded into multiple verticals including Strategic Consulting, Executive Search, Marketing Communications, Energy & Sustainability and Professional Skills Development. In his current role, Manav oversees all eight offices across Asia Pacific, ensuring that they operate cohesively and effectively. Additionally, he runs four conferences in the region – Hotel Investment Conference - South Asia (HICSA); Hotel operations Summit India (HOSI); Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference (THINC) Indonesia, and Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference (THINC) Sri Lanka. Manav was recently the Chairman of the World Travel & Tourism Council - India Initiative (WTTCII). Contact Manav at mthadani@hvs.com
Debjani Dhara, ddhara@hvs.com joined HVS India in September 2013 as Associate - Special Projects. Prior to joining HVS, she had been associated with The Oberoi Group for five years, during which time she also completed The Oberoi Centre of Learning & Development’s well respected Management Training Program. Debjani holds a B.Sc. in Hospitality Management from the Institute for International Management & Technology - Oxford Brookes University, UK.


  1. Joseph PereiraDecember 20, 2013

    for data purpose

  2. good and informative matter

  3. Sandeep ShindeFebruary 10, 2014

    For research purpose

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