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Humans will Not Stop Dreaming and will Never Stop Travelling: Rajiv Nangia, TRAC Representations

Speaking on the devastating impact that COVID-19 has had on the travel and tourism industry, Rajiv Nangia, Chief Operating Officer, TRAC Representations India told BW HOTELIER that, "This is by far the biggest crises that Travel & Tourism has been subjected to and will bound to have a lasting impact on the sector as well as people working in the sector not only in India but across the globe."

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Weddings Contribute to 30 per cent of Our Business and We Wish to Keep it Exclusive and Aspirational: Sachin Mylavarapu

In an exclusive interaction with BW Hotelier, Sachin said, "We respect the nature and blend elements of the nature, greenery and the purity of the locale into our bespoke experiences which create everlasting memories for our guests."

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The Main Focus is on Ensuring Continuity of Cash Flow to Safeguard Employment in the Industry: Chandrakant Shetty, VITSKamats Group

Speaking about the impact of the lockdown on businesses, Chandrakant Shetty, Group Director, The VITSKamats Group told BW HOTELIER that, "As many of our hotels have huge banqueting facilities we have seen a drastic fall in bookings, with a good number of cancellations as well."

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‘Hope for the Best and Prepare for the Worst’

SPEAKING ABOUT the impact COVID-19 has had in the hospitality business, Souvagya Mohapatra, Executive Director, Mayfair Hotels & Resorts Ltd told BW HOTELIER that, "If the lockdown is further extended, many businesses will face an existential threat which will have wide adverse ramifications on the overall tourism landscape of the country."

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Coping with COVID-19: Cygnett Hotels & Resorts

"WE ARE living through a global pandemic with far-reaching consequences—it has endangered lives as well driven the economy into a recession. Each day comes with its share of uncertainties," says Sarbendra Sarkar, Founder and Managing Director, Cygnett Hotels and Resorts while sharing his views on the pandemic and the expectations from the government.

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Hospitality Industry will have to Re-engineer Itself to Emerge Out of this Pandemic: KB Kachru, Radisson Hotel Group

Industry veteran KB Kachru, Chairman Emeritus and Principal Advisor – South Asia, Radisson Hotel Group shared his views, suggestions and insights on the impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality sector.

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‘Our Aim is to make Mercure Goa Devaaya Retreat Preferred Healing Destination of India by 2020’

In an exclusive interaction with BW Hotelier, Sanjay Pagi, General Manager of Mercure Goa Devaaya Retreat talks about the market for Ayurveda and Wellness resorts in Goa. He also sheds light on the green-initiatives undertaken by the resort.

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Hotel Spaces should be Multipurpose: Priya Paul

BW Hotelier speaks to the leading lady of the hospitality industry - Priya Paul, Chairperson of The Park Hotels, about the key trends of design and technology in the hospitality industry. Paul has worked over the years to create a distinctive brand keeping design as its unique attraction point.

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A Mix of Leisure and Business Hotel: Jameson Solomon, GM, Swissotel Kolkata

In an exclusive interaction with BW Hotelier, Jameson Solomon, General Manager, Swissotel Kolkata speaks about the hospitality market in Kolkata, his plans and hotel's offerings to its guests.

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We Take Pride in Supporting Sustainable Tourism: Suveer Sodhi, GM, Alila Diwa Goa

In an interaction with BW Hotelier, Suveer Sodhi, General Manager, Alila Diwa Goa said, “Alila means ‘Surprise’ in Sanskrit, which suitably describes the refreshing character of our hotel and the reaction of our guests when they stay with us.”

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