Goa, Nainital, Rishikesh among top family summer holiday destinations in 2022: Survey

Goa, Nainital, Rishikesh, Gangtok and Mount Abu emerged as the top five favoured family summer holiday destinations for Indians this year, according to a survey by travel and hospitality technology platform OYO. As per the study – Summer Vacation Index – Family Edition 2022, 82 per cent of parents felt they had a difficult time … Read more

Varanasi, Tirupati, Puri among top pilgrimage destinations in India, says OYO

Varanasi, Tirupati, Puri, Amritsar and Shirdi have emerged as the top pilgrimage destinations, according to a report by travel tech firm OYO. The report titled ‘India’s Treasure Trove of Cultural Travel 2022’ said with over 3.5 times growth over the past year, Srinagar clocked the highest growth in bookings among cultural destinations in 2022. Besides … Read more

One in two Indian travellers plan to take first trip since 2020: Survey

One in every two Indian travellers plan to take their first trip this summer, after a 2-year hiatus due to COVID-19 induced restrictions, indicating a strong bounce back in travel confidence across the country, says survey by travel and hospitality technology platform OYO. As per the OYO’s Mid-Summer Vacation Index 2022, over 61 per cent … Read more

OYO witnesses record 8 lakh bookings during April 11-17 period

IPO-bound travel tech firm OYO on Thursday said more than 8 lakh bookings were made primarily through its app and website over the April 11-17 period, with Manali, Haridwar, Amritsar, Goa and Mysore emerging among the most sought-after leisure destinations. With relaxation of pandemic-related curbs, high vaccination rates, increase in air travel, school holidays, and … Read more

OYO to offer free accommodation to Ukraine refugees

“These stays will be free for refugees who cannot pay for them, and the costs will be borne by the company and its homeowners, who volunteer to host refugees. The company will support administratively, and help cover operational expenses incurred by the homeowners,” OYO said in a statement. Homegrown hospitality technology platform OYO on Tuesday … Read more

Zo’s plea adds a legal twist to Oyo’s IPO saga

Oyo Hotels & Homes, which is preparing to file a draft prospectus for a $1-$1.2 billion initial public offering (IPO),has a legal hurdle ahead that is being posed by once rival Zostel (Zo Rooms) over a botched acquisition deal, which is due to come up for a court hearing on Wednesday. Hospitality startup Zo — … Read more

Travellers want to go out and spend, but not use their savings due to pandemic: Akash Dahiya, Founder, SanKash

Travelling is different for different people. Some travel to take a break, some to rediscover themselves. Some travel to explore new places while others do it for the novelty of it. Regardless of preferences, the one factor that remains constant is the Cost of travelling. Whether a person travels alone or as a group, the … Read more

Bereavement packages, free meals and vaccinations: OYO, Swiggy, redBus roll out life-saving initiatives

OYO has been enabling supportive and verified information related to COVID-19 to its community of home and hotel owners. Amidst the second wave, OYO, Swiggy, redbus roll out life-saving initiatives! India’s travel and hospitality industry has been hard hit by the second wave. More so, those working in this segment are badly hit and struggling … 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

OYO announces COVID-19 bereavement support with 8 months salary, 5 years education support for children

The pandemic has also shone light on how companies such as OYO are valuing the untold contributions of their employees and their families amidst the grim reality of tackling the second wave of COVID-19. COVID-19 second wave: COVID-19 second wave has been devastating for many, which is why OYO has announced a notable initiative in … Read more