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  • COVID-19: Hotel chains in Kolkata revamp service protocols for guests ahead of reopening 02 Jun 2020 03:34 By PTI KOLKATA: Hotel chains have revamped service protocols for guests, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as they look forward to resuming business from June 8. Owners said they would incur additional expenses in implementing the safety protocols, but the …
  • Occupancy fall among steepest for Indian hotels 02 Jun 2020 02:40 New Delhi: Ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown, and currently awaiting clearances from various state governments to resume operations, India's hotels have fared among the worst in the world in terms of declining occupancies and …
  • For now, top hotels are holding the priceline for room rates 31 May 2020 15:51 NEW DELHI : As hotels and other hospitality services reopen from June 8, expect a grinding journey ahead for many months. Occupancies could half for some categories of hotels while room rates would remain under pressure for the rest of the year. Hotels in …
  • The future of travel in a post-pandemic world: Health checks, physical distancing and fewer crowds 31 May 2020 13:10 More than 11 weeks after globetrotting came to an abrupt halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, countries are starting to reopen and experts are getting ready to usher in a fresh approach to travel. Bruce Poon Tip, founder of Toronto-based G Adventures, a …
  • Tourism hit by Covid-19, Kerala hopes its fight will trigger revival 31 May 2020 06:12 Written by Vishnu Varma | Kochi | Updated: May 31, 2020 11:14:09 am Kerala tourism: For a population that has been under strict lockdown for the past two-and-a-half months, the urge to travel remains high on priority. (Express photo by Nandagopal Rajan) …
  • Five-star hotels, houseboats among paid quarantine facilities for those flying into Srinagar 31 May 2020 04:40 Image Source : AP Five-star hotels, houseboats among paid quarantine facilities for those flying into Srinagar The Srinagar administration has roped in five-star hotels The Lalit and Taj Vivanta overlooking the picturesque Dal Lake and other luxury lodges …
  • 5-Star Hotels As Paid Quarantine Facilities For Those Flying Into Srinagar 30 May 2020 23:40 Several houseboats have also been designated as paid quarantine facilities. (Representational) Srinagar: The Srinagar administration has roped in five-star hotels The Lalit and Taj Vivanta overlooking the picturesque Dal Lake and other luxury lodges as …
  • ITC Hotels gets Swiggy to home-deliver 29 May 2020 13:36 NEW DELHI: ITC Hotels has tied up with Swiggy, India’s leading on-demand delivery platform, so that you can experience their food from your homes. Based on harmony of fresh and seasonal selections, this responsible dining initiative brings back the taste …
  • Hotels, airlines look for new revenue streams, hold on to cash to tide over liquidity crunch 29 May 2020 02:07 While all airlines, which had to cancel flights on account of the lockdown, issued credit shells to passengers to make future bookings, some hotels are offering discounts for future bookings. (File Photo) The hotel and airline segments of the tourism …
  • What awaits tourists when they re-emerge from lockdown? 29 May 2020 00:35 May 30th 2020 HEATHROW AND PROVENCE Editor’s note: Some of our covid-19 coverage is free for readers of The Economist Today, our daily newsletter. For more stories and our pandemic tracker, see our coronavirus hub MOST STRIKING is the absence—of cars …
  • FEATURE-Mumbai bets on iconic sites to tackle coronavirus bed shortage 28 May 2020 12:16 MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From ritzy racecourse to people’s planetarium, Mumbai is turning iconic sites into emergency coronavirus wards to tackle a chronic bed shortage in India’s financial hub. Indian cities are enlisting vast spaces …
  • Reclaiming and developing agriculture in the State of Grenada 27 May 2020 07:36 by Yao Atunwa That which our nation tragically failed to develop for the longest while, our agriculture sector, is positively back on the radar for many concerned citizens throughout the length and breadth of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, and …
  • Prashant Jain’s investment tip: Don’t look at PE multiples this year, go by financials 27 May 2020 05:22 Mouthwatering valuations amid hopes of subdued consumer demand due to falling income and job losses have put equity investors in a fix on Dalal Street. Ace stock picker Prashant Jain says consumption has been the main casualty of the lockdown. Yet, he said …
  • Star hotels line up ‘new normal’ experiences for guests post lockdown 25 May 2020 15:04 Even as they keenly await Government guidelines for a post-lockdown opening, luxury and five-star hotels across the country are getting ready with ‘new normal’ experiences for guests combined with stringent health and safety standards, from the time they …
  • 'Corona is a wake up call for all of us' 23 May 2020 22:20 'I'm not surprised with what's happening in India,' 'Tiger' Tyagarajan tells Nivedita Mookerji. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com After days of deliberation on the venue for lunch, my guest decides it would be The Qube at …
  • Hotels should be given the opportunity to open: Vikram Oberoi, MD, Oberoi Group 23 May 2020 02:20 NEW DELHI: Vikram Oberoi, MD and CEO of the Oberoi Group, said he’s disappointed at the lack of government support for the sector and called for the restarting of hotel bookings. The luxury hotel chain has seen revenue plummet because of the Covid-19 …
  • Concierge Service Market: Current Scenario & Growth Opportunities, 2025 21 May 2020 13:03 The global Concierge Services Market size is expected to reach USD 773.3 million by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. It is projected to register a CAGR of 5.3% during the forecast period. Economic development coupled with …
  • In her battle to be reunited with the elephant she raised, Carol Buckley built a world-class sanctuary in South Georgia 21 May 2020 06:56 Carol Buckley with Tarra at the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee in 1995.Photograph courtesy of Carol BuckleyOne sunny morning in 1974, when Carol Buckley was 20, her German shepherd began barking at the bay window of her rental house in suburban Simi …
  • Very positive on cement sector; UltraTech top pick: Dipan Mehta 20 May 2020 12:55 ITC remains to be a one-trick pony with its tobacco business and one should avoid it from a long-term perspective: says Founder & Director, Elixir Equities. At what point would you say that the selling in private sector banks is overdone? If you look …
  • 5 Industries setting the new trends after Covid-19 outbreak 20 May 2020 09:59 Introduction: The recent COVID-19 pandemic has proved to be a game-changer for the majority of us. It has changed the way we behave and perceive things. Many of our habits have changed. We are experiencing a new world altogether. This unexpected and …
  • No takeaways in Bengaluru as hotels protest lockdown 4.0 restrictions in K'taka 20 May 2020 04:21 Karnataka to ease lockdown from May 18: gyms, salons to reopen A lot of health experts have been saying that people should learn to live with coronavirus. Wearing face masks, maintaining social distancing, carrying a hand sanitiser will remain a norm. But …
  • Thomas Goode Co set for luxury refurbishment 19 May 2020 13:15 London [UK]/Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 19 (ANI/PRNewswire): The luxury tableware retailer Thomas GoodeCo's flagship Mayfair store is set to be part of a multi-million pound refurbishment by the building's owner, Cain International. …
  • Cash-strapped tourism firms to knock on Centre’s door for relief 18 May 2020 18:04 The industry is struggling without any umbrella direction from the government and without any fiscal and monetary support, said the Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism and Hospitality (FAITH), which represents the entire industry in India. The …
  • Bittersweet homecoming tales of US, UK, Dubai returnees 18 May 2020 06:07 ADELANI ADEPEGBA takes a closer look at the handling of the evacuation of Nigerians living in countries with high cases of COVID-19 The evacuation of over 4,000 Nigerians stranded abroad, amid the coronavirus pandemic, began on a cheery note last week with …
  • Restaurants, condo sector face bleak prospects 18 May 2020 03:29 In postcoronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown Philippines, half of the restaurants may fold up, work-from-home (WFH) arrangements may not work for many businesses and a number of upper-middle residential condominium stock may be up for fire sale, according to …
  • Hotels get 27 bookings from first batch coming back from Bangla 18 May 2020 00:21 Kolkata: The luxury hotels in the city earmarked for paid quarantine of foreign returnees have got around 27 bookings from the first batch arriving from Dhaka on Monday. State MSME secretary Rajesh Pandey, who is coordinating the Vande Bharat flights to …
  • Tourism, restaurant sectors unhappy with no provisions in stimulus package 17 May 2020 11:58 "The Indian tourism industry has gone into a state of disbelief and shock," said Nakul Anand, Chairman of the Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality (FAITH) on Sunday, in a letter addressed to the Minister of Tourism …
  • How Sonia saved this government 17 May 2020 10:27 By Sudhir Suryawanshi On November 23, after Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar were sworn in as the chief minister and deputy chief minister, respectively, many NCP legislators who were present at Raj Bhavan rushed to meet Sharad Pawar at Silver Oak. However …
  • City finally on Vande list, 1st flight from Dhaka on Mon 17 May 2020 01:52 Kolkata: A day after the state government questioned why the Centre was not allotting rep-atriation flights to Kolkata under Vande Bharat Mission so that citizens from Bengal stranded overseas could return, the civil aviation ministry announced the first …
  • Hospitality Tomorrow: Luxury travel to lead recovery in India 12 May 2020 10:48 While many commentators are predicting the economy and mid-scale sectors will be the first to recover in the post Covid-19 world, Vikram Madhok, managing director with Abercrombie & Kent, has taken the opposite view. While agreeing with other speakers …
  • Hospitality Tomorrow: India currently in ‘eye of the storm’ 12 May 2020 10:48 The Indian hospitality market is currently in the “eye of the storm” when it comes to the Covid-19 outbreak according to Neeraj Govil, senior vice president for south-Asia at Marriott International. While offering his support to the local government and …
  • Tesla Model 3 Is Best Selling Luxury Car In USA — By Far (Q1 2020) 09 May 2020 08:55 Cars Published on May 8th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan 0 Follow CleanTechnica on Google News. May 8th, 2020 by Zachary Shahan  The Tesla Model 3 accounted for approximately 21% of new small & midsize luxury car sales in the USA in the first quarter of …
  • Made in India: How Covid-19 is changing the luxe living room 09 May 2020 07:52 A pop chair, covered in brass ‘fur’ and nautical resin ‘wood grains’, was to be one of the highlights of Scarlet Splendour’s newest collection — a collaboration with Italian designer Marcantonio, the man behind some of Seletti’s and Qeeboo’s iconic designs …
  • COVID-19: Over 1.2K rooms in Karol Bagh hotels kept for paid quarantine 08 May 2020 14:43 Image Source : AP Passengers arrive to take an Air India flight that will travel to London to bring back Indians. Gearing up for housing all those landing at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport as part of the Vande Bharat mission, close …
  • ITC Hotels launches ‘WeAssure’ initiative on health, hygiene and safety 08 May 2020 14:37 Reinforcing its ‘Responsible Luxury’ ethos that seeks to create a better and secure world, ITC Hotels today announced the launch of ‘WeAssure.’ In a first for the hospitality industry, guests of ITC Hotels will be reassured by an accreditation by the …
  • Cain International in pact with Oberoi Group for serviced residences in London 08 May 2020 14:04 Privately-held real estate investment firm Cain International has signed an agreement with the Oberoi Group for the operation of 23 serviced residences in Mayfair in London. The deal represents the Oberoi Group's debut in Europe, the hotel group said …
  • Revival Road Map for India's Once Booming Tourism Industry, Which is Now in Abyss 08 May 2020 11:41 World 11:31 GMT 08.05.2020(updated 11:32 GMT 08.05.2020) Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): With a diverse culture and a myriad of landscapes, India's tourism industry was thriving, with 11 million foreign tourists visiting the country every year. …
  • Oberoi Group to debut in Europe with serviced residences in central London 08 May 2020 11:13 (Representative image) NEW DELHI: India’s leading hospitality player Oberoi Group will now have a presence in London too. Cain International, a privately held real estate investment firm in Europe and the US, has tied up with Oberoi for the operation of 23 …
  • Dine-out experience in Bhubaneswar to change post-coronavirus lockdown 08 May 2020 04:47 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The hospitality norms are set for a change in Bhubaneswar after the lockdown ends. From digital menu cards to screening of visitors at entrance, most hotels and restaurants have charted their own standard operating …
  • ITC Hotels launch 'we assure' initiative for healthier stay 07 May 2020 17:31 NEW DELHI: ITC Hotels today announced the launch of its path-breaking ‘WeAssure’ initiative. In a first for the hospitality industry, the discerning guests of ITC Hotels will be reassured by an accreditation by National Accreditation Board for Hospitals …
  • ED files charge sheet against co-founder Rana Kapoor in YES Bank case 06 May 2020 18:25 The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday submitted its first crucial prosecution complaint, better-known as charge sheet, against YES Bank co-founder Rana Kapoor at the Special Court of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in Mumbai. The charges …
  • Over 60% GMs preparing to reopen hotels as soon as lockdown is lifted: HVS Anarock survey 06 May 2020 16:58 New Delhi: Over 60% general managers across hotel chains are preparing to reopen their hotels in anticipation of the lockdown getting lifted this month and most expect demand to pick up by quarter four of 2020, as per the general manager's sentiment …
  • China Quiets Talk of Coronavirus Cover-Up in Wuhan 05 May 2020 04:41 At least a dozen countries — including Germany, Spain, Greece, Belgium, Lithuania, France, Nigeria and Lebanon — began on Monday to ease weeks of restrictions aimed at stemming the spread of the contagion. But in many places, the much-anticipated …
  • China Quiets Talk of Coronavirus Cover-Up in Wuhan: Live Coverage 04 May 2020 23:40 At least a dozen countries — including Germany, Spain, Greece, Belgium, Lithuania, France, Nigeria and Lebanon — began on Monday to ease weeks of restrictions aimed at stemming the spread of the contagion. But in many places, the much-anticipated …
  • Coronavirus World News: UK, India, Italy 04 May 2020 17:20 At least 12 countries began easing restrictions on public life on Monday, as the world tries to figure out how to placate restless populations tired of being inside and reboot stalled economies without creating opportunities for the coronavirus to spread. …
  • Indian seafarers fear job loss as government dithers on crew change in foreign waters 04 May 2020 16:49 India risks incurring the wrath of the global shipping industry and losing out to rivals such as China, the Philippines and Ukraine on seafaring jobs as the government dithers on a strategy to evacuate thousands of crew stranded on board ships at overseas …
  • Hotels offer guests pay now and check in later option to generate cash 03 May 2020 16:47 Short of cash and bruised by the prolonged lockdown, hotels in India are offering their guests an option to pay now and stay later. The move, top officials hotel said will be a win-win for both. India's hotel industry may lose Rs 90,000 crore this …
  • During COVID-19, Economy Hotels Lead the Way in Housing Essential Workers 30 Apr 2020 19:26 Economy and select-service hotels have emerged as leaders in the hotel sector, housing essential workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic while taking steps to keep guests and employees safe. First responders, such as healthcare workers, now …
  • Animals take advantage of a world in coronavirus lockdown  29 Apr 2020 13:26 From surfing hippos to playful dolphins, animals have been taking advantage of a world in coronavirus lockdown.  Unprecedented measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus have left many humans across the globe confined to their homes, leaving animals …
  • What India’s chefs are cooking at home 29 Apr 2020 13:21 Some took cooking lessons from their mothers. Others taught their child the joys of baking. Over the past few weeks, as they were kept away from their workspaces during the COVID-19 lockdown, all the chefs we spoke to had one thing in common: the luxury of …
  • USCIRF Warns About Violations Of Freedom Of Religion Or Belief In 29 Countries And Beyond 28 Apr 2020 14:47 On April 28, 2020, the United States Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) launched the International Religious Freedom Report, its 21st annual report, detailing the violations of the right to freedom of religion or belief in 29 countries …
  • After Marella Discovery, more cruise liners to sail to India to drop off stranded crew 26 Apr 2020 16:28 More cruise liners are expected to call at Indian ports in the next few days to disembark crew after Marella Discovery evacuated 145 Indian seafarers at Mumbai port with the help of a standard operating procedure (SOP) framed by the government for such a …
  • 'We’re in a prison': Singapore's million migrant workers suffer as Covid-19 surges back 23 Apr 2020 09:36 The dormitories in which Singapore’s migrant workers live have, until recently, been almost hidden from view. The vast, steel buildings are mostly on the outskirts of town, tucked inside industrial estates, far away from the city-state’s glittering …
  • Coronavirus latest: Not in end phase of pandemic, Merkel says 23 Apr 2020 08:18 EU leaders appear to be split on how to help the bloc's economies recover New coronavirus infections rise in Germany for the third day in a row  Google says 'state-sponsored' groups are targeting institutions like the WHO New York is launching …
  • Virus traps, sickens foreign laborers in Gulf Arab states 23 Apr 2020 06:25 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Long a lifeline for families back home, migrant workers in oil-rich Gulf Arab states now find themselves trapped by the coronavirus pandemic, losing jobs, running out of money and desperate to return to their home …
  • Meet the Hoteliers: Abhishek Sharma runs the original barefoot luxury hotel in the Maldives 21 Apr 2020 01:46 Soneva Fushi pioneered the idea of barefoot luxury. Over twenty-five years ago, it was the first of its kind in the Maldives. It introduced the concept of Mr and Mrs Fridays - round-the-clock butlers - and took sustainability seriously before eco-chic was …
  • Today in History: April 21 20 Apr 2020 22:19 Highlights in history on this date: 753BC: According to legend, the city of Rome is founded by Romulus. 1526: Babur, an Uzbek prince, defeats Sultan Ibrahim Lodi at the Battle of Panipat north of Delhi, leading to Mughal rule over India. 1809: Napoleon’s …
  • Hotels used to house Singapore’s migrant workers as Covid-19 cases continue to surge 17 Apr 2020 16:19 Hotels and more private sector players have been deployed in Singapore’s fight to curb the spread of Covid-19 among migrant workers, as confirmed cases continue to surge. The Singapore Tourism Board said on Friday (17 April) that hotels are currently being …
  • Some employees of Indian Hotels test positive for coronavirus 13 Apr 2020 09:38 MUMBAI : Indian Hotels Co. Ltd (IHCL), which runs the Taj chain of hotels and resorts, on Sunday said some of its employees have been hospitalized after testing positive for covid-19. At least 22 employees at the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower at Colaba in …
  • Tight security as virus mercy flight lands in Melbourne 12 Apr 2020 00:48 This coronavirus article is unlocked and free to read in the interest of community health and safety. For full access to trusted news from the Herald Sun and Leader, get a free four week digital subscription here. A plane carrying more than 100 stranded …
  • Man dies in quarantine, first group of travellers released from Crown 11 Apr 2020 23:46 This coronavirus article is unlocked and free to read in the interest of community health and safety. For full access to trusted news from the Herald Sun and Leader, get a free four week digital subscription here. A man has died while being quarantined in …
  • India Inc steps up to protect the mental health of employees 10 Apr 2020 17:20 The coronavirus pandemic and the resultant lockdown has taken a toll on the mental health of scores of people working from home. With fear and anxiety about the economic uncertainty on one side and family issues on the other, individuals working from home …
  • States do battle for coronavirus protective gear in a market driven by chaos and fear 10 Apr 2020 11:23 The text messages and emails come in the middle of the night from strangers claiming to be middlemen and manufacturers. Deals are cut quickly; millions of dollars are wired overseas. Sometimes the supplies arrive; other times, the too-good-to-be-true …
  • How India’s behemoth railways are joining the fight against Covid-19 08 Apr 2020 23:28 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption India's railways are hoping to ease the burden on hospitals India is preparing for a potential surge in Covid-19 patients by tapping into an unusual resource: it’s trains, which power the world’s fourth …
  • Recreation, leisure and luxury stocks may take longer to recover 07 Apr 2020 03:45 ET Intelligence Group: The current timetable suggests India’s nationwide lockdown would last until mid-April. But that wouldn’t mean customers would start crowding theatre halls or book airline travel immediately. The finer things in life — recreation, …
  • Tata Group opens Taj Hotels to doctors, nurses on COVID-19 duty, wins hearts online 04 Apr 2020 13:33 By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 4, 2020 6:40:22 pm Five luxury hotels in Maharashtra, and one in Goa and another in UP have been opened for medical professionals working during coronavirus pandemic. (Source: Supriya Sule/ Twitter) As India …
  • From luxury hotels to camps, coronavirus quarantine varies across Asia 01 Apr 2020 09:23 BANGKOK, April 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Asian countries look to slow coronavirus infection rates among citizens returning home from overseas, quarantine facilities - ranging from crowded camps to luxury hotels - have exposed inequalities in …
  • Be frugal, be rich; there’s no shame in it 31 Mar 2020 08:29 Are you a skinflint? If yes, your skimping and saving might have attracted ridicule more than once. Are you a spendthrift? If yes, chances are high that you landed in debt more than once. Treading the middle path between frugality and splurging requires …
  • 'Self-quarantine a luxury not everyone can afford': Homeless more worried about food than coronavirus 27 Mar 2020 08:46 By PTI NOIDA: "Self-quarantining ourselves is a luxury homeless like us cannot afford," believes 68-year-old Rupa who has been living on the streets of Delhi-NCR for as long as she can remember. Rupa, currently living near a Noida metro station, …
  • How Parsis shaped India's taste for soft drinks 22 Mar 2020 00:11 Image copyright Pallonjis Facebook page A bottle of Pallonji's raspberry soda comes with this helpful disclaimer: "Contains no fruit." Electric red in colour, and syrupy sweet to the taste, the raspberry soda is a beloved cultural icon of …
  • Amidst flak from travelers over quarantine facilities, Govt ropes in luxury hotels 16 Mar 2020 22:02 A look into the quarantine facility in Dwarka After people refusing and questioning the quarantine facilities set up by the Government in India for coronavirus pandemic; the Delhi government on Monday said it is offering pay and use quarantine facilities …
  • Luxury hotels take a beating as virus crimps travel plans 16 Mar 2020 18:17 India’s luxury and upscale hotels are in dire straits. The travel ban and lockdown imposed by many countries to contain the spread of coronavirus has dealt a body blow to the sector. Not only will it miss out a good part of the peak business season this …
  • Park Hotels gets regulatory nod for IPO 16 Mar 2020 15:00 Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels has got regulatory go-ahead for its estimated ₹1,000 crore initial public offer (IPO). The IPO comprises a fresh issue of up to Rs 400 crore and an offer-for-sale (OFS) of up to ₹600 crore, according to merchant banking …
  • Covid-19 impact: Luxury hotels slash room rates, adopt cost-cutting measures 16 Mar 2020 03:55 New Delhi: As booking cancellations over Covid-19 concerns rock the hospitality industry, some luxury hotels in India are slashing room rates and introducing cost-cutting measures to weather the crisis. Some hotel chains ET spoke with said they are …
  • Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority Records Three per Cent Increase in Hotel Guest Numbers in 2019 15 Mar 2020 11:30 The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) revealed that the emirate recorded a three per cent growth in the number of hotel guests in 2019 as compared to 2018.  The sector welcomed approximately 1.8 million guests last year with a …
  • Can Taj Hotels weather coronavirus storm? 15 Mar 2020 09:17 On February 28, as Puneet Chhatwal, MD & CEO of Indian Hotels Company Ltd, sat down for an interview with ET Magazine at his Mumbai office overlooking the Arabian Sea, he received an important call. He was informed that due to the coronavirus outbreak, …
  • Tour operators, hotels brace for slump after visa suspension 13 Mar 2020 04:41 NEW DELHI: Travel and hotel industry insiders are bracing for a substantial slump in business following the government’s move to suspend all tourist visas till April 15 in a bid to contain the Covid-19 outbreak in the country. The Indian Association of …
  • Experience bespoke luxury: Sail to the breathtaking Saint-Honorat; enjoy the laid-back vibe at Barbados 12 Mar 2020 10:03 This summer, opt for a personalised itinerary that lets you soak up luxury and enjoy off-beat trails. WATER ACTIVITIES AND MORE: If your idea of a holiday comprises a visual of overwater bungalow, pristine sunsets and fancy dinners, Maldives is the …
  • ED identifies real estate assets of Rana Kapoor family in India, abroad 11 Mar 2020 22:55 The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has identified assets and properties valued at thousands of crores belonging to YES Bank Co-Founder Rana Kapoor and his family enterprises in India and abroad. It is assessing these assets and is likely to seek provisional …
  • Hotels in India are taking the middle path 07 Mar 2020 16:34 As aspirational India travels far and wide, mid-market” hospitality providers are smelling an opportunity to cash in on their wanderlust. Players such as Lemon Tree, Accor, ITC Fortune, Royal Orchid and Fern and others are in fact going back to the drawing …
  • Northeastern University holds Global Leadership Summit in Mumbai @ Northeastern 05 Mar 2020 08:08 MUMBAI, India—On Saturday, the Northeastern global community gathered in Mumbai, a city of 20 million occasionally referred to as the “Maximum City” for its dense layout, relentless pace, and social diversity. This Indian cultural and financial hub offered …
  • Luxury Furniture Market Analysis | Size, Value Share, Consumer Needs, Pricing Strategy, Impressive Growth and Business Statistics by Forecast to 2024 27 Feb 2020 13:55 Feb 27, 2020 (AB Digital via COMTEX) -- Market Analysis Global Luxury Furniture Market is predicted to touch USD 183 billion at a 3.14% CAGR over the forecast period (2019-2024), states the new Market Research Future (MRFR) report. People in the current …
  • Radisson Hotel Group to add 30 operating hotels in India by 2023 24 Feb 2020 17:39 NEW DELHI: Global hospitality major Radisson Hotel Group is looking to add around 30 operating hotels in its portfolio by 2023 as part of its expansion plans in the country, a top company official has said. The company currently has 94 operating hotels in …
  • Indian Hotels to scale up F&B biz, plans to bring in new brands 24 Feb 2020 16:27 MUMBAI : Tata group firm Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL), which operates Taj luxury hotels, will focus on scaling up its food and beverage brands with plans to take few of its existing ones into the overseas while bringing in new brands into the country, …
  • Indian Hotels Company achieves 50% of vision 2022 in 40% of allocated time 24 Feb 2020 15:11 Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), promoters of Taj group of hotels, has achieved 50 per cent objectives laid out under its 'Aspiration 2022' including a milestone of 200 hotels with an inventory of over 25,000 rooms.   The company had announced …
  • Trump & India: Solid business ties with realty projects 23 Feb 2020 09:23 New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will be on his first official visit to India on Monday but he has had a longstanding business relationship with India through his real estate projects in the country. Trump’s business interests in India …
  • Hinduja Group extends hotel tie-up for Churchill's Old War Office in UK 21 Feb 2020 10:02 London: The Hinduja Group has announced an extension of its tie-up with Raffles Hotels & Resorts, involved in the transformation of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's Old War Office (OWO) building, in the heart of London into a …
  • Persecuted Christians Are Not Given Much Hope In 2020 18 Feb 2020 21:21 In January 2020, Open Doors, an international NGO advocating on behalf of persecuted Christians,  released their annual World Watch List. The World Watch List provides an assessment of 50 countries where Christians face the most severe types of persecution …
  • Consumer staples trading at premium valuations, auto promising in long term: Pawan Parakh 07 Feb 2020 10:20 What is your assessment of the readiness to BS-VI adoption when it comes to autos? There was no booster shot for the sector in the Budget and no relief measure. In light of the disruptions, the lack of support and talks of scrappage policy being cleared …
  • Tamara to increase footprint in South India 30 Jan 2020 14:27 KOCHI: The Bangaluru-based private hospitality brand Tamara Leisure Experiences Pvt. Ltd. aims at creating a national brand and increasing its footprint across the country. ``We want to create an Indian brand and we are looking at long term sustainability. …
  • IHG plans mid-scale hotels in small cities to counter slowdown 25 Jan 2020 02:25 New Delhi: InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) India is focusing on increasing the presence of its mid-level brands - Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express - to more cities to counter the overall slowdown being faced by the hospitality segment. Speaking to …
  • IHG Signs Two New Hotels in Saudi Arabia Following Announcement of Office in Riyadh 22 Jan 2020 16:19 InterContinental al Khobar IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has announced two new properties in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Further strengthening its foothold in the luxury segment in KSA, IHG has signed a management agreement for InterContinental …
  • US plumbing systems maker Sloan eyes smart cities, airports to expand in India 06 Jan 2020 12:35 NEW DELHI: US-based commercial plumbing systems maker Sloan is looking to expand operations in India as it sees business opportunities in the government’s push for smart cities and airport privatisation. The company is also exploring tie-ups with luxury …
  • 20 stunning new Asia Pacific luxury hotels to check into in 2020 06 Jan 2020 08:37 (CNN) — Whether you're on the sun-kissed beaches of the Maldives or in the mountains of Bhutan, enjoying the energetic buzz of Bangkok or relaxing in a quiet retreat in rural Japan, there's somewhere new for everyone looking to lay their head in …
  • Marriott picks up 1,500 new keys in India 31 Dec 2019 16:48 MUMBAI, India - Chalet Hotels Ltd has entered into five new agreements to extend its collaboration with Marriott International Inc. Under the agreement, Chalet will build hotels and extend contracts across brands such as W, Westin and Marriott Executive …
  • You Need To Go To This Romantic City In India 29 Dec 2019 04:19 Dining lakeside with views of the Udaipur City Palace and Lake PalaceThe Leela Palace UdaipurThere are any number of elaborate palaces in India’s northern, princely region of Rajasthan. But it’s hard to find one as ornate as Udaipur’s City Palace, a …
  • IITM announces 2020 calendar of travel events in India 27 Dec 2019 12:08 Fairs Tatiana Rokou / 27 Dec 2019 09:46 17 With this year’s edition of ‘IITM’, Sphere Travelmedia & Exhibitions completes twenty years of providing the travel industry and discerning buyers from the travel – trade an opportunity to do and transact …
  • Tamara Hospitality to invest ₹350 crore to open four hotels in Tamil Nadu, Kerala 16 Dec 2019 17:03 Hospitality group Tamara Leisure Experiences Pvt Ltd plans to invest ₹350 crore to open four hotels in the luxury and mid-segment categories in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, in the next three years. The Group, which has 800 keys (rooms) across its hotels in India …
  • Newly Elected Sri Lankan in India for First Foreign Visit 30 Nov 2019 04:33 NEW DELHI – The newly elected Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, considered close to China, has chosen to visit India for his first official foreign trip, which kicked off on Friday in New Delhi. After his talks with Rajapaksa, who defeated the …
  • IHG plans to grow luxury portfolio in India 05 Sep 2019 05:48 Global hospitality chain InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG), which has majority of its hotels in India in the mid-scale category, is planning to push its upper and luxury segment as well in the days to come, said a company official. “For the last couple of …