‘Desi Travel’ the buzzword of Indian hospitality sector recovery

Roop Partap Choudhary By Roop Partap Choudhary As industries are in the process of rebooting to the new normal after being hit by the pandemic, the hospitality industry which was one of the worst hit industries is also getting back to operations. After the unprecedented and unimaginable scenario created by the pandemic, the Indian hospitality … Read more

Leisure travel for families with children will lead recovery: Manish Tolani, Commercial Director and Vice President, Hilton India

Manish Tolani, Vice President & Commercial Director, Hilton India Who doesn’t want to take great, small breaks? Clearly, Indians love to travel and across the country, hotels are reporting increased bookings even as proof of vaccinations have become almost mandatory at every place. The country’s hospitality industry has demonstrated resilience and agility in prioritizing contactless … Read more

How safe is it to travel and stay at hotels now? IHCL, Hilton, Raffles Udaipur roll out tempting offers!

At Raffles Udaipur, guests can enjoy a boat ride and watch migratory birds as they enjoy the panoramic hill views across the tranquil lake and a four hundred year old temple. Bleisure travel is soaring across the country. A key question remains: How safe is it to travel now? With many Indians fully vaccinated or … Read more

No time to cook? How hotels and cloud kitchens prioritize safety, delivery of online food takeaways

With cloud kitchens offering affordable options, the once-expensive dining out food bill can be easier on the pocket than ever before. (Image source: ITC Hotels Bengaluru] If the pandemic has turned around and reinforced one major activity in the lives of people, it is the awareness that eating out is no more a casual activity … Read more

Travel Trends: Emergency travel to new hotel launches and gifting holidays, safe travel is top priority

For families, the resort’s Family Recreation and Gaming Zone is expected to offer several on-site activities such as VR gaming, interactive games and arcade games to ensure indoor fun-filled activities. Image: Radisson Blu Resort Dharamshala Love to travel but worried about safety in these distressing times? Don’t worry, you are not alone. There are not … Read more

Corona second wave hits hotel bookings! New launches continue, sustainable initiatives step up

Beach goers may want to take note of another new launch: The Westin Goa. (Image: The Westin Goa) Corona second wave: Hotel bookings witness a big slump! India’s hospitality industry is once again grappling with the impact of state-specific lockdowns as the surge in coronavirus cases continues to spiral across the country. Many stakeholders pin … Read more

Safety first! From OYO’s latest COVID safety initiatives for quarantine facilities to sustainable travel choices

Oyo has tied up with local authorities and several hospitals to extend support to COVID-19 patients, essential workers and the medical community. (Image: Delhi Tourism on Twitter) With a surge in Coronavirus cases, Indian travellers are turning cautious with their travel choices. Prioritising safety has become the need of the hour for travellers and staying … Read more

Here’s why Residence concept is gaining popularity in India’s hospitality sector

While the hospitality industry was recovering from Covid shock early this year, its second wave is again dealing a blow to the industry. To cope with it, Hyatt Hotel Corporation recently announced the launch of Hyatt Delhi Residences in New Delhi, India. With an all-new luxury experience curated for the discerning traveler, Hyatt Delhi Residences … Read more

Govt’s focus on improving transport infra will enable travellers to explore hidden gems, says Rohit Kapoor, CEO, OYO India & South Asia

Rohit Kapoor, CEO – India & South Asia, OYO Indian Union Budget 2021-22: Economic recovery on track! The country’s tourism and hospitality industry had pinned great expectations on Budget 2021. While no specific relief or proposals have been immediately announced, there are several reasons to look at the futuristic impact that can definitely boost the … Read more

Dine-in still sees the most demand! Delivery is an essential part of new normal: Chef Vikas Swadesh Seth, Culinary Director, Embassy Leisure

Chef Vikas Swadesh Seth, Culinary Director, Embassy Leisure Dine-in still sees the most demand! For many Indian families, eating out had become a way of life, a celebration of small and happy moments, professional and personal triumphs or simply a way of enjoying life’s finest moments over food. Indeed, looking back, one can sense that … Read more