Interviews Articles

Innovative, Responsible, Regenerative, Sustainable Tourism For Rural Development

ARTI (Association for Agri and Rural Tourism in India) proposes to organise a global convention in January 2021 at Kumbakonam, Tanjore District in Southern India. In an interview BW HOTELIER, Steve Borgia, CMD, INDeco Leisure Hotels shares more.

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The leisure markets and resorts are doing reasonably well with 70 per cent occupancy: Vilas Pawar

The pandemic is here to stay for a while, vaccines are out but they are not full proof and even the distribution of those vaccines is going to take a while. Choice Hotels are seeing 25-30 per cent occupancy in the corporate hotels whereas the leisure markets and resorts are doing reasonably well with 70 per cent occupancy. Vilas Pawar, CEO, Choice Hotels India is bullish that occupancies in business hotels will increase to 45-50 per cent by March-April of 2021. In an exclusive interview with BW HOTELIER, he shares more.

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The Khyber embodies the magnificence of Gulmarg

The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa is spread across seven acres of a sylvan coniferous forest, 8,825 feet above sea level in the Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas. Its plush interiors, fine cuisine, and restorative treatments, hold all promises to pamper guests. In an interview, Umar Tramboo, Managing Director, Pinnacle Resorts Pvt. Ltd, promoter of The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, Gulmarg shares more.

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Workcation and Staycation have emerged as a significant trend: Bakaya

Travellers are taking longer trips that effectively combine work and leisure both. Ajay K. Bakaya, Managing Director, Sarovar Hotels and Resorts, shares how the group is showing gradual signs of recovery, with all its 94 hotels now open in India as well as Africa and average occupancy in hotels across India increasing by five per cent on a month-on-month basis.

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We are expecting the normalcy from the third quarter of 2021: Vinesh Gupta

BW HOTELIER interactes with Vinesh Gupta, General Manager, The Den Bengaluru, to get a glimpse of the recovery trends, the potential of small social gatherings, incorporation of ‘Security and Safety Protocols’ to their services, segments driving the performance of the hotel, and much more.

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Get set to fly

BW HOTELIER got in touch with S.N.M.D Sarkar, CEO of Travelkaroo to understand the challenges faced by the travel and aviation industry, and how air travel can be made affordable for all.

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Ready-to-cook food market gets a healthy alternative from 'Indulgence'

F&B

The market today is filled with ready to cook food products that are doing more harm than good. Cutting the clutter of unhealthy ready to cook food products, 'Indulgence' offers a healthier alternative for consumers to save time without compromising on health. BW Hotelier got in touch with Indrani Sarma, Founder, 'Indulgence' to know about the brand's journey.

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BLS bags 5-year exclusive contract with Embassy of Brazil in China, expects 10 to 15% y-o-y revenue growth

Aggressively bidding for new contracts globally and in India, BLS International expects 10 to 15 per cent year-on-year business revenue. To further understand the company's vision, BW HOTELIER got in touch with Shikhar Aggarwal, Joint Managing Director of BLS International Services Ltd, who provides insightful information about the company’s growth plans and his outlook on India as a tourist hub.

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We are optimistic with the vaccine rollout because that will boost confidence in our guests: Shiv Bose

BW HOTELIER got in touch with Shiv Bose, General Manager, Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort & Spa to understand his take on the pandemic, ongoing vaccination drive and revival of the hospitality sector.

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Storia uses D2C channel to communicate with consumers amid pandemic

F&B

As the F&B sector is doing its bit to revive from the distasteful conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic, BW HOTELIER interacted with Vishal Shah, Founder and Managing Director, Storia Foods & Beverages, to get insights on impact of pandemic on his business and his future plans.

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