HOTELS

Anchor offers Dusit’s hospitality globally

Anchor Destinations and Travel Management is a global wholesaler for Dusit Thani Resorts and Pathumwan Princess Resorts MBK in Bangkok. The year 2017 has been a great year for Anchor Destinations as the company recorded a growth of more than 40 per cent over last year. The company has added …

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JA strengthens its foothold

With a positive year in the Indian market, JA Resorts & Hotels is leaving no stone unturned in making the brand a known name amongst Indian travellers. NISHA VERMA For JA Resorts & Hotels, it has been a year of having representation in India and the going has certainly been …

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A bleak 2017, but 2018 offers hope

On the sidelines of PACE (PIHMAA Annual Conclave & Exchange) 2017, TRAVTALK finds out from prominent hoteliers in the country how the year 2017 has been so far for the industry and what they expect from the coming year. ANUPRIYA BISHNOI AND KANCHAN NATH K.B. Kachru, Chairman Emeritus & Principal …

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Understanding a new world order

Nakul Anand, Executive Director, ITC Hotels, at the recently-concluded FHRAI Annual Convention, shared his vision on how global trends are ushering in a technological era for travel and hospitality. Kanchan Nath Nakul Anand claims that with the rise of digital and mobile consumer usage, the control has completely gone into …

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The Residence expands portfolio

The Cenizaro group will make its first foray into Indonesia with a beautiful new opening in Bintan in February next year. It will offer guests a real flavour of Indonesia in a luxurious setting. TT BUREAU Having established successful properties in the Indian Ocean and North Africa, 2018 will see …

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30 Melia hotels in SE Asia

A Spanish brand and a family-run business, Meliá Hotels International is represented by Outbound Marketing in India. By 2020, Meliá plans to have about 30 hotels in South East Asia TT BUREAU The Hotels’ USP is the brand in itself, believes Tonia Sehan, Director of Sales, Meliá Hotels International. “The …

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Knotty affair @Radisson Blu Udaipur

Radisson Blu Udaipur Hotel Palace and Resort expects to witness an approximately 15 per cent year-on-year revenue growth by the end of 2017. TT BUREAU An inventory of 245 rooms and suites, the largest in Udaipur, is also one of the USPs of the property, believes Poonam Nair, Director of …

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B for budget & BOHO

Travel Boutique Online (TBO) along with Boho Hospitality launched its first budget hotel – Tatsa by BOHO – in Rishikesh and the next hotel will be launched in a few months in Delhi. This new chain of budget hotels aims to serve the millennials and provide them with a comfortable, …

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Saying ‘I do’ with Marriott in style

Marriott has launched a new programme called ‘Shaadi by Marriott’ to tap the growing Indian wedding segment. Neeraj Govil, Area Vice President–South Asia, Marriott International, elaborates on how the group’s innovative concepts and partnerships help them ace the wedding market. ANUPRIYA BISHNOI Q How is Marriott involved in the wedding …

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Serena Hotels unravels India plan

Rosemary Mugambi, Regional Sales & Marketing Director, Serena Hotels, shares that signing Nijhawan Group as their representative would help create visibility in and boost sales from India. Serena Hotels is a premier hotel group with 25 properties, including city hotels (members of the Leading Hotels of the World); Safari lodges …

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