Friday, 7 October, 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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Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

India should highlight its leadership in low-cost vaccine tech, effective health immunisation delivery, generic pharmaceutical manufacturing, and solar energy.
Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.