Swapna Raghu Sanand

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Save your money, eat what you love! How cloud kitchens are a smart way to order

As several travel-based surveys have indicated time and again, investing in technology enhances a guest's satisfaction and confidence.

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Premium stay or discount deals? From vacation homes, wellness retreats to road trips!

Be it a staycation, workcation or even better a short family vacation, there are plenty of travel and accommodation options to choose from. But wondering how to start planning your travel schedule in a way that syncs with you

Craving for Purani Dilli’s Golgappas, Aloo Tikkis? How to dine out with restaurant discounts, order from cloud kitchens

Missing Dilli ka khana including tangy Golgappas and lip smacking Chaats? The taste of good food is an alluring one, as are the scents and flavours of food that take us on a nostalgic trip. In the new normal, cloud kitchens,

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Affordable living options for students! Loft services for undergrads and postgrads; details

Krishna Kumar, CEO & Co Founder of Isthara Parks Private Limited, highlights in this candid conversation with Financial Express Online how global exposures have taught him a lot about working with different cultures and optim

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Local travel no 1 choice! Indians prefer familiar destinations, holidaying with pets, shows new survey

The Booking.com Future of Travel research insights show that 49% of Indian travellers plan to visit new domestic destinations.

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Rising confidence to travel again! Jaipur, Goa, Kochi most popular destinations: OYO’s latest data

Revenge travel drives Valentine's Day travel trend! This month's Valentine's Day weekend shows that Indian travellers are now showing renewed confidence to travel again! Curious to know the connection between Valentines Day c

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Modi govt’s tourism boost for Kochi! Sagarika International Cruise Terminal is an example of good tourism infra: PM Modi

The Prime Minister also inaugurated the Ro-RO vessel service between Wellington Island and Vallarpadam, which would benefit the common man.

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Valentine’s Day: Goa tops travel trends in Feb! Increase in advance bookings, new curated menus and premium stays

Goa tops travel trends in February 2021! The latest travel trends indicate that Indian travellers are in love with Goa among all leisure destinations!


Govt’s focus on improving transport infra will enable travellers to explore hidden gems, says Rohit Kapoor, CEO, OYO India & South Asia

Union Budget 2021 India: "This budget truly has the potential for transforming India,” Rohit Kapoor, Chief Executive Officer, OYO India & South Asia told Financial Express Online.

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Budget 2021 expectations from hospitality industry: Reductions, exceptions, zero rating GST and income tax credit for domestic travel

Union Budget 2021 Expectations for hospitality industry: Now that the country has witnessed the travel trends during festive weekends last year, several factors such as the rising young population, latest travel trends includ

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Dine-in still sees the most demand! Delivery is an essential part of new normal: Chef Vikas Swadesh Seth, Culinary Director, Embassy Leisure

Dine-in still sees the most demand! For many Indian families, eating out had become a way of life, a celebration of small and happy moments, professional and personal triumphs or simply a way of enjoying life’s finest momen

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Hospitality Budget 2021 expectations: Accord industry status for hospitality and weddings, here’s why

Union Budget 2021 India: Be it restaurants or banquet halls, the pandemic hit hard and no immediate relief measures were in sight for stakeholders till restrictions were eased.

Budget 2021 Expectations for hospitality industry: GST rates for hotels and restaurants need drastic reduction for 2021-22.

Travel trends to watch! Curated royal experiences, new hotel launches and rise of safe home stays

This year’s travel trends are fascinating. It is a known fact that Indian travellers are increasingly looking out for long weekend getaways. Being cooped up at home isn’t working well for most Indians who are stru

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Budget 2021 to be truly reformative! Pro-growth measures to bring COVID-battered economy on track, says OYO India’s CEO Rohit Kapoor

Union Budget 2021 Expectations for Hospitality sector: Union Budget 2021 'is expected to be truly reformative', says OYO India's CEO Rohit Kapoor

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Budget 2021 expectations: Boost tourism, encourage domestic travel! Stimulus package, GST reduction on wishlist

Union Budget 2021 Expectations for travel: As we inch closer to the much awaited Union Budget 2021, the expectations are increasing from all sectors, particularly the travel and hospitality segments that were directly impacte

Budget 2021 expectations: Optimistic outlook! Sustainable roadmap for revival necessary, says travel and hospitality stakeholders

Union Budget 2021 Expectations: Financial Express Online spoke to few stakeholders to gauge their expectations and gain more clarity on what specific measures in Union Budget 2021 can help revive domestic tourism and hospital

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Budget 2021 expectations: Simplify tax structure, reduce affordability of tobacco products: Frank J. Chaloupka, Tobacconomics Director

Union Budget 2021 Expectations for tobacco sector: Cigarette smoking impacts health - we all see these tiny warnings on cigarette packs - and it affects the society at large.

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Mountains calling! Hill stations become tourists’ favourite, Manali, Shimla, Mcleodganj, Dharamshala top the chart: Dharamveer Singh Chouhan, Zostel

Wondering which is the most beautiful hill station in India? Take a look at what travellers are indicating, as per Zostel's recent survey.

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Union Budget 2021 Expectations: Tackling air pollution a must! Why it is imperative to focus on urban improvement

Befitting every traveller and every citizen's basic need to breathe fresh air, there are many aspects to urban planning that can depict a brighter story once corrective measures are put in place.

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Pocket friendly, smart stay in Rishikesh! Leisure Hotel Group launches first hotel, marking 20th in Uttarakhand

How about a comfortable hostel that feels like a pocket-friendly hotel? Striving to cater to the travel requirements for young at heart travellers as well as backpackers seeking an adventure, Leisure Hotels Group launched its

Top travel trends in 2021 for Indian travellers! From remote working, staycations, vacation rentals to ‘bleisure’ & more

From remote working, luxury staycations, pod travel to the concept of ‘bleisure’ combining business and leisure travel as an emerging segment, we think there are many emerging trends.

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ITC’s first Himachal hotel Welcomhotel Shimla launched! We foresee demand for travels to local destinations, says Nakul Anand, ITC Ltd

Shimla remains one of India’s most popular and scenic tourist destinations. No wonder, the hospitality brand ‘Welcomhotel’ has launched its first hotel property in Himachal Pradesh.

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Indians still love to travel! Puri, Goa, Kerala emerge top travel destinations in their categories: OYO Travelopedia

Indians love to travel and it's no big surprise that India has even topped the travel charts as the most booked country!

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Green shoots of tourism picking up across cities! From Hyatt Delhi Residences at Aerocity to ITC Hotel’s first hotel in Himachal

Travellers, good news for you! The recent launch of Hyatt Delhi Residences in New Delhi and ITC’s first hotel launch in Himachal indicate that domestic travel is witnessing a clear uptick in spite of continued worries a

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India -Sweden Samband: Here’s why this Scandinavian nation should be on every Indian’s travel radar, reveals Ruth Dolla

Ruth Dolla, Official Spokesperson, Visit Sweden has candid insights to share about life in Sweden and what you can expect as Indian travellers.

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More demand for road trips, staycations and pilgrimages; biz travel already on the rise: Harshit Vyas, SVP & COO, OYO India and South Asia

In this exclusive interaction with The Financial Express Online, Harshit Vyas, SVP & COO, Franchisee Business - OYO India and South Asia, shared his thoughts on the travel bookings and trends.

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Biryani vs Paneer: Food Indians ordered most in 2020; Swiggy’s StatEATistics analysis set to surprise you!

Swiggy delivered five times as many orders to home addresses to work addresses between the months of January and March, following which the number of home orders rose to nine times more in the months of April and May.