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The Owners perspective…

2020 has been a watershed year for the industry. As the strongest pillar of the industry, owners of hotels, have borne a major brunt of the Covid -19 pandemic. BW HOTELIER got in touch with owners to get a mindshare of their viewpoint on how they have not just stayed afloat but are geared up to win

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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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‘Drivable hotels and destinations shall dominate the hotel industry for the year ahead’

Neemrana Hotels has been one of the few hotel chains that have been able to bounce back post the Covid-19 pandemic. Their average group occupancy in the month of November 2020 was 41 per cent versus approximately 60 per cent for the same period last year. In an interview with BW HOTELIER, Aman Nath,

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We have minimised customer touchpoints and have adopted digital solutions where possible: Keswani

All set with their ‘Rest Assured’ initiative in partnership with Diversey, Lemon tree Hotels are operating 100 per cent of their inventory, they are seeing the flow of individual business travellers (from SMEs) and leisure travellers. All their brands are picking up business across India with occupa

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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 wit

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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, Managin

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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 acro

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Our growth driver in the country has been the Holiday Inn Brand Family: Sudeep Jain

Over 97 per cent of the IHG portfolio in India is now open. The Holiday Inn Brand Family, which includes Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express, have worked extremely well for the market which is primarily driven by domestic tourism. In an interview, Sudeep Jain, Managing Director, South West Asia, IHG

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Focus on guest’s holistic wellbeing, now and in the future: Sunjae Sharma

Every Hyatt hotel in India and across the world has at least one person on the property trained as the Hygiene and Wellbeing Leader, who ensures adherence to the new operational guidelines. All their hotels are operational right now and have been for a while. Sunjae Sharma, Vice President & Country

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Tourism needs a new narrative: Zubin Karkaria

In an exclusive interview with BW HOTELIER, Zubin Karkaria, Chief Executive Officer, VFS Global Group, shares more about his career path, entrepreneurial spirit, business acumen, trends in tourism and hospitality, success mantra, visas and VFS Global.

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