Flipkart ventures into hotel-booking business

Backed by Cleartrip’s API (application programming interface), Flipkart Hotels will benefit from Cleartrip’s understanding of travel customers and sectors.

published on : 7th September 2022

Indian Hotels on track to achieve 300 hotels mark by 2025

Under its 'Ahvaan 2025' strategy, IHCL said it will expand its footprint in relatively untapped destinations such as North East India besides key global markets.

published on : 26th August 2022

Hospitality industry stages strong recovery in April-June quarter of FY23

Driven by rise in demand for weddings, leisure travel and recovery in corporate travel; the Indian hospitality sector witnessed a strong growth in Q1FY2023 (April-June). 

published on : 10th August 2022

Several complaints of additional service charges by restaurants, hotels: Ministry of Consumer Affairs

For the year 2020-21 and 2021-22, 99 and 413 complaints were filed respectively, regarding the levy of service charges on the National Consumer Helpline.

published on : 27th July 2022

'If you don't want to pay, don't enter the restaurant': HC stays guidelines prohibiting levying of service charge

Consequently, until the next date of listing the directions as contained in para 7 of the impugned guideline of July 4, 2022, shall remain stayed,” the court ordered.

published on : 20th July 2022

Hotels, restaurants can’t add service tax automatically to bills: CCPA order

If any consumer finds that a hotel or restaurant is levying service charge in violation of the guidelines, s/he can request the concerned establishment to remove it from the bill amount.

published on : 4th July 2022

Excuse me, I need to speak to the Chief Happiness Officer: Pet-friendly staycations

Pet-friendly hotels and staycations have boomed with driving holidays looking at new personalised leisure vistas

published on : 26th June 2022

Rath Yatra 2022: Tourist bookings in Puri hotels reach pre-COVID pandemic level

With the festival being held without any COVID restrictions this time, the district administration is expecting a crowd of 12 lakh to 15 lakh devotees.

published on : 15th June 2022

Andhra Pradesh government allows restaurants and hotels to remain open from 5 am till midnight

The government had extended the hotel, restaurant and eateries' timings till midnight from 10:30 pm in October 2018 but following the outbreak of COVID-19, the business timings were curtailed.

published on : 14th June 2022

Taj Group may take over iconic Lalith Mahal Palace in Mysuru

The iconic Lalith Mahal Palace in Mysuru is likely to be handed over to Taj Hotels, the Mumbai-based luxury hotel chain.

published on : 14th June 2022

Delhi: Pubs, hotels asked to fix boards warning against narcotic drugs 

The circular said absence of such display boards will result in action taken against the establishment.  

published on : 10th June 2022

SEBI orders attachment of accounts of Rose Valley, four others to recover over Rs 1,000 crore

In November 2017, the regulator had ordered Rose Valley and its then directors to refund thousands of crores to the investors who had parked money in holiday membership plans.

published on : 7th June 2022

World Environment Day: Hospitality that heals the planet

When it comes to hospitality, ITC hotels have recently set a new benchmark for sustainability as three of their properties have been ranked as the world’s top three LEED Zero Carbon certified hotels.

published on : 5th June 2022

Excise licences of hotels, clubs extended for 2 more months

In an order issued on Monday, the excise department of the Delhi government extended the Excise Policy 2021-22 for two months till July 31.

published on : 28th May 2022

Excise licences of Delhi hotels, clubs, restaurants extended till July 31

In an order issued on Monday, the excise department of the Delhi government extended the Excise Policy 2021-22 for two months till July 31.

published on : 27th May 2022

Boney Kapoor calls on Chief Minister, mulls over film city 

Kapoor, who is visiting the Union Territory for the first time, is exploring the possibilities of developing of a film city here.

published on : 4th May 2022

Hotel, restaurant owners in Bengaluru write to top cop seeking permission to operate 24x7

"When the government has permitted 24x7 operations of all commercial units in the city, why do police officials force us to close down by 11 pm," asked Vijay, a restaurateur

published on : 20th April 2022

IHCL announces new Taj hotel in Chennai

The company said the new development under management contract will feature branded residences as part of the hotel complex.

published on : 20th April 2022

In next 5 years, Hyatt Hotels Corporation expects to have up to 90 hotels in India

The company will increase its total number of hotels to 50 by next year, up from 34 hotels at present.

published on : 13th April 2022

Forward march to good food

True to its custom, Thanjavur Military Hotel dishes out some amazing non-vegetarian delicacies ranging from goat spleen to lamb trotters.

published on : 21st April 2018
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