Restaurants Seek Federal Aid as Omicron Surge Threatens Another Hard Winter

Small restaurants are heading back to Congress for help, saying their challenges are worsening as the Omicron variant drives a surge in Covid-19 cases across the country. Nearly two years into the pandemic, U.S. restaurants and bars are dealing with higher costs, accumulating debts and customers fearful of the latest virus variants, according to a … Read more

Deliveroo, Probing Restaurant-Delivery Snags, Plans to Open Own Eatery

Deliveroo PLC, a food-delivery company based in the U.K. and backed by Amazon.com Inc., plans to open its own pizza parlor in London in an effort to better understand restaurateurs. The drawbacks to the delivery experience have become familiar: Helmet-clad drivers and cyclists form knots at restaurants as they wait to pick up orders, doors … Read more

After Two Weeks of Flight Cancellations, Airlines Assess What Went Wrong

At JetBlue Airways Corp., executives felt confident coming into the Christmas season. The airline had flown through Thanksgiving week with hardly any hiccups. Then Covid-19’s Omicron variant arrived. With its headquarters in New York, which leads the country in new case counts, JetBlue was quickly overwhelmed. Daily sick calls more than quadrupled. On Dec. 21, … Read more

Omicron and the Week America Is Calling In Sick

Hundreds of first responders in Los Angeles are out sick or quarantined due to Covid-19. A hotel staffing company is flying housekeepers to Florida and Texas to fill in for absent staff. A medical laboratory in Denver doesn’t have enough staff to send people to nursing homes to take blood samples. The first full week … Read more

How dining out has changed in 2021: Sustainable food choices, vegan and plant based diets among key trends

In 2021, thanks to vaccines and gradual lifting of restrictions, the Indian fine dining scene has witnessed a revival of sorts. More families are dining out and not waiting for just weekends. Even those tiny takeaways in the neighborhood are full with customers waiting in queue! Dining out options are plenty but the experience isn’t … Read more

Young at Heart! From travel to live interactive classes, GetSetUp gears up to make life and learning more fun for senior citizens

Deval Delivala, Co-founder and SVP, GetSetUp informs “We are excited to use this next round of funding to adapt our technology to meet the needs of seniors across the globe”.   Curious to know what a digital hub for seniors who love to travel and take live interactive classes would offer? Here’s the thing – Everything! … Read more

Food lights up Diwali festivities! Celebrate Diwali with Radisson’s Meetha to VARR’s culinary pilgrimages and pocket-friendly burgers

Now, Meetha is available as takeaway or home delivery in Mumbai and Delhi NCR. (Image: Radisson on Twitter) Mention Diwali and the first thing that comes to mind is lights and Mithai! In India, festivals are inseparable from the varieties of food that become a part of all celebrations. A peek into Indian homes and … Read more

From your next hotel stay to the food on your plate, here’s how sustainability in the hospitality industry is top priority

A key attraction pertaining to The Postcard Gir Wildlife Sanctuary is not merely that it spans the land of the Asiatic lion, but it is also spread across more than 16 acres of kesar mango orchards. (Image; The Postcard Dewa, Thimphu) With sustainable practices gaining momentum, hotels across the country are bullish about everything that … Read more

‘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

Travelling with pets: Your next trip isn’t a vacation, it’s a ‘Pawcation’

At IHCL, all hotels under the SeleQtions portfolio are pet-friendly. Pet parents, your next trip isn’t a vacation, but it’s a ‘Pawcation’ ! You know how deeply you love pets when you just can’t leave them behind when you decide to travel! Don’t worry, you are not alone! If you grew up in the early … Read more