Real Estate Why homestays are the next big thing in the Indian hospitality market Updated : September 27, 2018 02:57 PM IST India will need more than 2.5 million rooms across the hospitality industry to meet the snowballing demand by 2020. Homestays have surely made their mark in the tourism market. Homestays model has also been adopted by large formal holiday hospitality chains like Mahindra Holidays as a logical extension of their services. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.