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Breaking News: 25 killed, over 300 injured as multiple blasts rock Sri Lanka
Sun, Apr 21, 2019
Bomb blasts hit several high-end hotels and churches across Sri Lanka on Sunday morning. 25 people have been killed and over 300 injured. Watch full video to know more.
OYO launches partner engagement program to offer more financial & technology support
Fri, Apr 19, 2019
Hotel startup OYO Hotels & Homes on Thursday launched an updated outreach technology and regulatory program to ease access for its network of hotel partners in India, as well as, draw in more local hotel chains into its fold.
Two in 3 hotel websites leak guest booking details
Thu, Apr 11, 2019
It has been almost a year since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in Europe, but many hotels affected by this issue have been very slow to acknowledge, much less address it.
First hotel with sleeping capsules opens in Ljubljana
Wed, Apr 10, 2019
Tourists who visit Ljubljana can now stay in the Slovenian capital’s first sleeping capsules after the city’s Central Hotel put up 10 capsules in a former telephone switchboard room.
Restaurants, hotels cry foul as online aggregators continue the discount-driven battle
Fri, Jan 04, 2019
This segment of Zee Business brings to you latest from Gujarat, where Restaurants, hotels have came out against the online aggregators which continues the discount-driven battle. Watch full video to know more.
Travelling? Here is a big money setback for you; prices set to double
Mon, Oct 08, 2018
Hotel companies are set to increase room rates by up to 20% as the business season kicks in a few weeks from now. Certain key markets are expected to see a higher double-digit increase in room rate, with the national average being between a high single digit and a lower double digit number.
Capsule hotels inching their way into hospitality industry in India
Fri, Sep 07, 2018
Pod hotels with capsule-size rooms just enough for a bedding, a sliding shutter for privacy, and walls decked out with just a plasma television, mirror and hangers, are gradually catching travellers fancy. The capsules could be around seven-feet long and three-feet high and carry no extra frills, where a traveller would most certainly use the ‘rooms’ to simply tuck into bed for a good night of rest. Designed primarily for the budget-conscious traveller, pods claim to offer “comfortable sleeping/resting spaces at affordable price-points” and have locker facilities for luggage and valuables, besides common restrooms.
Hotel, restaurants body meets GST Council over tax rates
Thu, Nov 09, 2017
The Federation of Hotels & Restaurants Association of India today said the body met with GST Council members, including state finance ministers, to press for rationalisation of tax rates for the industry.
Hotel reviews not price that draws customers to aggregator platforms for online bookings in India
Fri, Sep 08, 2017
Its not the price that influences Indian travelers any more it is reading about online hotel reviews. Hotel aggregator platforms have garnered bookings via rave reviews about hotels.
Service charge column on a bill may be left blank by restaurants, Govt says
Wed, Jul 19, 2017
CR Chaudhary, Minister of State Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, in a written reply to Lok Sabha said, "As per these guidelines, the bill presented to the customer may clearly display that service charge is voluntary, and the service charge column of the bill may be left blank for the customer to fill up before making payment."
Government issues new guidelines on Service Charge in Hotels, but doubts still remain
Tue, Apr 25, 2017
The Central Government has issued new guidelines on ‘Service Charges’ in hotels. While the guidelines make mandatory collection of service charge an unfair trade practice, the success of this move is still doubtful.
Indian Hotels to bring an end to Vivanta, Gateway brands
Thu, Feb 09, 2017
Indian Hotels will undergo a major rebranding exercise which will include bringing the Vivanta and Gateway hotels under the 'Taj' brand
Service charge on your restaurant bill is not mandatory, Govt clarifies
Mon, Jan 02, 2017
You can choose not to pay service charges if you are not happy with the service at a restaurant, Consumer Affairs ministry clarified on Monday.
No New Year's Eve party this year amid cash crunch
Fri, Dec 30, 2016
The star-rated hotels in metros have registered a decline of about 5-7%.