‘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

Kerala’s Guruvayur Temple presented with emerald-studded golden crown: Everything you should know about the temple

The temple is primarily dedicated to the Lord Guruvayur Sri Krishna (Photo: PTI) Guruvayur: An emerald studded golden crown offering at Guruvayur temple! On Wednesday, NRI businessman Ravi Pillai offered an emerald-studded golden crown, weighing 728.550 grams and embellished with high quality emerald stone, to the Guruvayur Temple. The emerald stone is worth Rs 6 … Read more

Solo travel, staycations and workations are strongly resonating with Gen-Zs, millennials: Pankaj Parwanda, goSTOPS

‘Gen Z and millennials are the driving force behind the USD 2 Billion Dollars shared economy that India currently enjoys.’ The one industry pandemic has shaken the most is the travel and hospitality sector. However, the drop in number of new cases has made tourism pick the pace a bit. New trends have emerged and … Read more

Travel and tourism within India is gaining momentum: Syed Junaid Altaf, MD, Empyrean Skyview Projects

‘Our outdoor location in the Himalayas, just a two-hour drive from Jammu, is perfect for holidays/short breaks for families, small groups or even solo travellers.’ The year 2020 and thereafter was overtaken by the Covid pandemic and the hardest hit was the tourism industry, not only in India, but travel across the world came to … Read more

Offering a desk with a view, homestays a hit; segment shines as workcations tempt people

As Covid ravaged the hospitality sector, homestays came to the rescue. Since April, Triveni Srinivas and Nithin M, in their early thirties, have been working for a Hyderabad-based animation firm from a homestay in Chikmagalur, Karnataka. “It is a little extravagant, but we are glad we took it. Sometimes bridging the gap between work and … Read more

Homestays to see strong growth in coming decade: Puneet Chhatwal, CEO, IHCL

Within 18 months of its launch, amã has grown its portfolio to 44 bungalows in 18 locations. IHCL CEO Puneet Chhatwal says India with innumerable leisure locations and strong domestic tourism makes for a viable market for homestays. The changing paradigms since the pandemic have led to sudden change of gear, with homestays becoming the … Read more

Demand picking up on back of robust activities: Assocham

Demand is picking up on the back of robust activities in rural segments and sectors like construction and consumer durables, industry body Assocham said on Friday. It said domestic travel and tourism are also witnessing an unleashing of pent-up demand. ”Although, hazarding a guess in the middle of a pandemic is not desirable, last 2-3 … Read more

Big relief for passengers! Domestic flight capacity increases up to 65%

Indian domestic flights resumed operations on May 25, 2020 after being grounded for two months due to the COVID-led lockdown (Photo: PTI) The ministry of civil aviation (MoCA), as per the official statement issued by the ministry on Twitter, has increased the capacity of domestic flights to 65 per cent from 50 per cent on … Read more

Planning to travel soon? From IATO to RateGain, optimistic outlook ahead for domestic travel

In 2019, about 10.93 million tourists visited India, their average daily stay for a foreign tourist clocked is 21 days and the average daily spending is pegged at $34. Image: Rajasthan Tourism/ Twitter Planning to travel soon but not sure whether to step out or not? Major travel and tourism related announcements from Finance Minister … 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