Friday, 20 May, 2022

Topic: Hotels

Think running a business is tough? Try building a hotel in Antarctica

Building fuel station & ice chests to semi-permanent style that can be broken down quickly — the economics of building a hotel on the continent is staggering.

Meet M. Nagloo, India’s first Dalit hotelier who was famous among British, US travellers

M. Nagloo rose from obscurity to become a prominent figure in late 19th century. His biography, written by his son, is perhaps the first Dalit biography written in English.

US travel industry prepares for a rebound with arrival of Covid vaccines

After months of deep discounts — with hotels offering lavish perks and airlines dangling fares — prices are set to make up at least part of the ground they lost.

Move over work from home, some countries are now making room for work from luxury hotel

Since the pandemic halted lucrative business travel and overseas vacations, hotels have had little choice but to get creative in filling all those rooms.

Hotels, pipelines, stores — what investors with $3.4tn in Asia, Europe are buying during Covid

With asset values still seen as inflated, investors are waiting for a potential second downturn after stimulus measures end but before mass vaccinations enable economies to restart.

Hotels to open, weekly markets to resume on trial basis & gyms to remain shut, says DDMA

The decision was taken in a meeting of Delhi Disaster Management Authority which was also attended by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal through video conference.

Delhi CM Kejriwal announces delinking of hotels from hospitals as Covid situation improves

Kejriwal said the decision was taken since all beds in such hotels, which were recently attached to hospitals, were lying vacant for the last many day.

Will not take bookings or serve Chinese nationals, says Delhi’s budget hotels association

The Delhi Hotels and Restaurant Owners Association, comprising more than 3,000 establishments, said it has also decided to boycott the use of Chinese items.

Himachal Pradesh ‘unlocks’ hotels, but industry in no hurry to welcome hill tourists back

At a meeting convened by Himachal Tourism secretary to explore ways to unlock the state, the hotel industry conveyed its unanimous decision to remain shut.

Modi govt prepares to reopen hotels, Aarogya Setu and masks could be must for tourists

Tourism ministry is drawing up guidelines for travel & hotel industry. The guidelines include mandatory thermal screening, wearing of masks, among others.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.