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Swapna Raghu Sanand

Articles By Swapna Raghu Sanand

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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.

Taj Safaris boost to ecotourism! From jungle walks with trained naturalists to engaging local communities

Known as India’s first and only luxury wildlife circuit, Taj Safaris is poised to offer travellers with an inclusive experience that enables their guests to enjoy the thrill of undertaking a safari and boosts ecotourism as

Budget 2021 Expectations: Hotels, restaurants looking for uniform taxation, stimulus package

Union Budget 2021 Expectations for hotels: From rising prices to rising COVID-19 numbers, people were keen to save money as well as their lives from the threat of the dangerous pandemic.

Hotels Budget 2021 Expectations, Budget 2021 Expectations for hotels

Union Budget 2021 Expectations: Why hotels and restaurants pitch for GST rationalisation

Union Budget 2021 Expectations for Hospitality Sector: While hotels are already pivoting and exploring new ways to offer their spaces and services to generate revenue, this trend is expected to continue in 2021 as well.

Budget 2021 Expectations, Budget 2021 Expectations for Hospitality Sector

Christmas celebrations in Delhi: From tasty food takeaways, fine dining options, staycations and more!

With the ongoing Christmas holiday season in full swing, the cheer of getting together with loved ones over good food and comfortable ambience is nothing less than tempting!

Foodies take note! Foxtrot and Mamagoto bring together new restaurant in Gurugram’s CyberHub

A delectable spread of signature dishes, chef's recommendations and cocktails will be available. In addition, new dishes will be as tempting as some of its classic items.

Indian kitchen is a treasure of immunity boosting spices and herbs, says Manjari Chandra, author of ‘Eat up, Clean up’

Immunity boosting foods have been a buzzword since March 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic took the world by storm, country by country, forcing unprecedented lifestyle changes across the world.

Feasting time! From ITC Hotels ‘Biryani & Pulao Collection to Honey & Dough’s Chocolate Christmas Houses

World over, December is a month of culinary feasting. In India, with the festive season wrapping up to embrace a new season and a new year, who can possibly resist the tempting lure of good food? No wonder, the hospitality se

South Africa is a value for money destination for both luxury and budget travel: Neliswa Nkani, South African Tourism

Travellers planning their trip to South Africa need to show a PCR test that is not older than 72 hours from the time of departure from the country of origin to South Africa.

IHG’s Holiday Inn Greater Noida West coming up near Jewar Airport in 2023

Speaking about the launch of the new hotel for corporate and leisure travellers, Sudeep Jain, Managing Director, South West Asia, IHG termed it as a 'strengthening' of the Holiday Inn brand' in Greater Noida.

Family travel leads pent up travel demand; surge in bookings for curated weddings, workations: Kerrie Hannaford, Accor India & South Asia

Kerrie Hannaford, Vice President Commercial - Accor India & South Asia, talked to The Financial Express Online’s Swapna Raghu Sanand, in a candid interaction.

COVID-19 impact: How you travel, dine and take a holiday set to change in 2021!

A silver lining of hope for India’s leading travel and hospitality stakeholders is a necessity in 2021 as people have turned cautious when venturing outside their homes.

How innovative solutions are powering hotels, restaurants, office cafeterias, cloud kitchens into the future

With the year 2020 kicking off in an unprecedented way with the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, innovative solutions for India's hospitality segment have shot into prominence.

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