Swapna Raghu Sanand

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COVID 19 unlock impact: Urban Company witnesses five fold growth in men’s grooming category, bookings surge

Big surge in demand for services in the men's grooming category spanning, not just metro cities such as Delhi but Tier 2 cities as well! Urban Company has witnessed a 5 times increase in the men's grooming category since Apri

More hotel choices for travellers! ITC Hotels introduces ‘100% Back’ offer; check details

As more and more travel surveys indicate, people are keen to travel and ready to check out discounts, deals and offers.

COVID-19 testing: How India has fared compared to some high-income countries? Padma Shri Dr Virander Singh Chauhan reveals

As we look to wrap up this year that has now scripted history as the year of the Coronavirus pandemic. we need to understand how collaborations have played a pivotal role in ramping up India’s battle against the coronavirus

Tourism and hospitality boost in Kolkata, Patna! Three new Taj hotels announced; check details

The Indian Hotels Company has announced three Taj hotels in partnership with the Ambuja Neotia Group. Out of this, two Taj Hotels would be located in Kolkata, and one would be in Patna

Home deliveries will continue to be as important as dine-ins: Ankush Arora, Founder & MD, Uncle Jack’s

Worldwide, everyone has had to reset their food choices but the Indian foodie’s love for desi and global food is well-known.

2021 will be the year of smart travel, safety and hygiene top priorities: Sabina Chopra, Co-Founder and COO, Yatra

The determining factors related to travel choices hinge on safety, hygiene practices and social distancing, paving the way for new travel trends like pod travel, staycations, among others.

India’s tobacco burden: Why it is urgent to protect Right to Health

A new report by the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) has released a new report on “Tobacco Control Law in India – Origins and Proposed Reforms”

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India is a very important growth market for Sweden: Jenny E Kaiser, Visit Sweden

With over twenty years professional experience in branding and marketing, Jenny E Kaiser, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Visit Sweden, led a team that accomplished a prize winning "Sweden on AirBnB campaign.

Dining out? What’s the new normal in hotel kitchens and fine dining restaurants? Top trends to watch

From digital menus to contactless in-room digital butlers and more, India's premium hotels are set to change the way you dine in 2021.

COVID-19 has given impetus to domestic travel and PM’s vision of ‘DekhoApnaDesh’: Harshit Vyas, SVP & COO, OYO India and South Asia

In conversation with The Financial Express Online’s Swapna Raghu Sanand, Harshit Vyas, SVP & COO, Franchisee Business - OYO India and South Asia, shares his key insights pertaining to travel trends across the country.

First ibis hotel in Nagoya set to welcome business and leisure travellers; details

Planning a business or leisure trip to Japan and looking for an economy-priced hotel in Nagoya? The good news is that ibis Styles, which is a design brand within the Accor group, has now unveiled its ibis Styles Nagoya in Jap

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I want idlis and rava kesari to be just as ubiquitous as khichdi or sheera: Lakshmi Iyer, author of ‘Why is My Hair Curly?’

Reading and writing go together. To write, I must read and read across genres, which is why I guess my writing is sporadic.

Hotel bookings surge for small weddings, outdoor venues: Sylvain Laroche, ibis Hotels

Speaking with The Financial Express Online's Swapna Raghu Sanand, Sylvain Laroche, Director of Operations, ibis & ibis Styles India shares insights based on current trends.

Sunday brunch at Shangri-La: From DIY desserts, recipe cards, cupcake icing kits, bake your own kits and more!

In conversation with The Financial Express Online’s Swapna Raghu Sanand, Gagandeep Singh Sawhney, Executive Chef at Shangri-La Hotel, Bangalore, talks about the themed Sunday brunches.

COLOCAL: This first-of-its-kind artisanal chocolate brand strives to redefine your chocolate indulgence!

Good news for chocolate lovers and enthusiasts in the country's capital! Now you can gear up to know more about COLOCAL.

Why visit ancient temples? Meet this author who shares insightful details on ancient temples and their unique traditions

Sudha Raju's 'Ancient Temples: My Travelogue' shares interesting insights anddetails that document her passion for exploring ancient temples.

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Premium luxury hotels need to be more customer focused than ever before: Rajneesh Malhotra, Chalet Hotels

With festive cheer all around, the green shoots of recovery seem to add its golden hue for India’s travel and hospitality segments. Earlier, Cleartrip had told The Financial Express Online that Indian travellers are rea

Best time to visit Kerala! Hotels’ safety protocols, highest standards of cleanliness set to transform guest experience

With its emerald green scenic scapes and towering coconut trees, the magical monsoon season of Kerala paves the way for pleasant weather conditions as we head towards Diwali and Christmas.

Hope Indians choose vacations in India, help local travel biz revive: Third generation hotelier Amruda Nair

An enviable legacy, strengthened by early days of working in Europe combined with global exposure across the resort markets spanning Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia, Amruda Nair forged her way towards excellence in

Finally, ‘Goa ka plan’ materializing! Bookings surge, 100 percent occupancy in some places: Nibhrant Shah, Isprava and Lohono Stays

In this conversation with The Financial Express Online’s Swapna Raghu Sanand, Nibhrant Shah, Co-Founder & CEO, Isprava & Lohono Stays shares insights from his journey.

Book Review: Ten Things Your Skinny Friends Don’t Tell you

While the topic is serious and thought-provoking, the author makes it feel increasingly funny and real by sharing real life anecdotes and snippets from her experiences too.

Travellers take note! Return to 2019 levels expected only by 2023: UNWTO Confidence Index

According to the UNWTO Confidence Index, most experts anticipate a rebound in international tourism in 2021, in particular by the third quarter 2021.

Singapore’s Little India shines with Diwali festivities! Check island nation’s long standing Diwali tradition

More than a million bulbs formed the dazzling pattern of lotuses, oil lamps as well as peacocks, the LiSHA Facebook page has posted.

Maximizing travel for less will be the new normal: Booking site’s research shows how Indians will travel

With 2021 coming closer, Indian travellers are set to change the way they travel and evolve.

Dazzling Diwali celebrations! Singapore’s Little India set to celebrate Deepavali virtually

Featured on the main arch in Serangoon Road is Goddess Mahalakshmi, depicted as being seated on a lotus with two elephants that are anointing her form with water.

Tourists flock to Mussoorie: Long weekend getaways are back, so are hill destinations

Since entry restrictions have been eased and a COVID-19 negative report is no longer mandatory, the month of October has witnessed an increasing number of visitor footfalls over the extended weekend that began on October 2.

India has grown in importance for Singapore over the last decade: GB Srithar, Singapore Tourism Board

Speaking exclusively to The Financial Express Online, GB Srithar shares the following comprehensive roadmap for taking forward Singapore's tourism recovery.

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