People are booking Christmas vacations earlier than ever before

What a difference a year can make. Last September, the travel industry agonized over a dearth of Christmas bookings. This September, some hotels are already fully booked for the holiday season.   People are reserving their Christmas vacations earlier this year, despite an unsettling rise in Covid-19 infections caused by the highly contagious delta variant. … Read more

Airbnb, Oyo, Yatra & EaseMyTrip join hands to form Confederation of Hospitality, Technology and Tourism Industry

The fear of contracting the virus has also prompted people to shun travel and outdoor activities. Airbnb, EaseMyTrip, Oyo Hotels & Homes and Yatra have joined hands to form an association — Confederation of Hospitality, Technology and Tourism Industry (CHATT) — an industry body that seeks to represent the interests of small and independent hotel … Read more

Contrary to wife’s claims, Mehul Choksi approached and ‘befriended’ me: Barbara Jabarica

Barbara Jabarica, fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi‘s alleged girlfriend, on Wednesday said that contrary to claims made by his wife Priti, the businessman had been the first to approach and ‘befriend’ her. Speaking to ANI, Barbara said: “Raj (Mehul Choksi) was the one who approached me, asked my number and ‘befriended me’, totally the opposite of … Read more

CHATT to boost domestic tourism! Airbnb, EaseMyTrip, OYO, Yatra come together for India’s first travel and hospitality tech collaboration

Following this, CHATT’s founding members conveyed optimism about ‘filling the missing pieces of tech, innovation in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry’ while ‘promoting interests of small enterprises’ and ‘leveraging digital initiatives.’ (Image: Kerala Tourism handle on Twitter) CHATT: Big boost for domestic tourism! Yes, today’s story is about an exciting collaboration in India’s travel … Read more

Summer travel is returning: Here’s who’s booking and where they’re going

With vaccines rolling out across across the world, travelers want to reclaim something most gave up during the lockdown era: the summer vacation. Travel searches are surging, and bookings aren’t far behind. But it isn’t happening uniformly across continents. Here’s who is booking, where people are traveling, and what’s beckoning travelers from their homes again. … Read more

Here’s what it costs to work remotely in 4 global hotspots

Google may be calling people back into the office, but many other companies — not to mention entrepreneurs — are still committed to remote work. From Croatia to Barbados, destinations provide vastly different experiences for foreigners who wish to work from new shores. The weather is usually better (save hurricanes), and costs can be cheaper … Read more

India is a very important growth market for Sweden: Jenny E Kaiser, Visit Sweden

Jenny E Kaiser, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Visit Sweden By Swapna Raghu Sanand Indians love to travel abroad and Sweden is one of the countries that has been witnessing a larger footfall of Indian travellers in recent years. With over twenty years professional experience in branding and marketing, Jenny E Kaiser, Chief Marketing and … Read more

Maximizing travel for less will be the new normal: Booking site’s research shows how Indians will travel

64 percent of travellers are keen to look out for savings and promotions. COVID-19 has transformed how Indians will decide their travel plans, be it domestic or international. While Indian travellers are keen to adapt to the ‘new normal’, the parameters for decision making on the different aspects related to travel and accommodation is set … Read more

Tourists flock to Mussoorie: Long weekend getaways are back, so are hill destinations

For hotels and restaurants in Mussoorie and Nainital, there is a clear upsurge in bookings by domestic travellers who are looking to get away from their homes and enjoy Nature’s scenic landscapes. (Photo source: IE) Mussoorie, known as the Queen of Hills, is bursting with travellers once again after more than six months! Known for … Read more

What will travel be like in 2021? Airbnb reveals top 3 travel trends for 2021

The COVID-19 impact is expected to gradually lessen though safety protocols continue to be a key criteria. Airbnb latest travel survey: What will travel be like in 2021? Look no further as Airbnb has revealed new trends for the year 2021! Given how COVID-19 has tossed out most travel plans for people in 2020, Airbnb … Read more