ETW Staff – Mumbai
Stayzilla.com, a platform for homestays and alternate stays, and Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation (MPSTDC) have signed an MoU for joint promotion and development of homestays in Madhya Pradesh. The MoU was signed in the presence of the Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan; Tanvi Sundrayal, additional managing director, MPSTDC and Yogendra Vasupal, founder and CEO, Stayzilla.com.
Under this agreement, Stayzilla will support verification procedures, jointly boost homestays in cities and places of interest within the state. All homestays registered with MPSTDC will receive technical support in the form of inventory management and software applications. Stayzilla and MPSTDC will also jointly conduct educational and training sessions for MPSTDC registered homestays on best practices such as online usage, content management, operations and expense management.
Vasupal said, “We are honoured to collaborate with MPSTDC for boosting comfortable homestays in Madhya Pradesh. We will be jointly working in the direction of enabling tourists to experience Madhya Pradesh hospitality, cuisine, customs and traditions by staying with families.”
MPSTDC website will include a Stayzilla website link on its portal that can facilitate booking for both MPSTDC and Stayzilla registered homestays in Madhya Pradesh. Similarly, MPSTDC registered properties will get a separate landing page for its properties on the Stayzilla portal. Each of the MPSTDC homestays registered with Stayzilla shall bear an MPSTDC verified badge on Stayzilla.
Stayzilla presently has over 8,000 homestay units in its portfolio. The company has conducted about 10 townhall events in Madhya Pradesh and over 250 workshops across the country to create awareness about homestays, and bed and breakfast facilities.