There is no doubt that the past year has challenged the industry to find innovative solutions to adapt and survive, not only by our own experience but also through shared experiences with different hospitality professionals worldwide. Let’s take a look at some trends with the most favourable outcomes.
REMOTE LOCATIONS & FEWER INTERACTIONS
Across the hotel industry, the common trend that clients searched for was minimising contact with other guests. From Swiss ski resorts to luxury villas in the Maldives, guests have flocked towards these locations to limit their contact with others. It is not hard to see the logic here: the less human interaction, the lower the risk of getting the virus.
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Technology vital post COVID
The recent DDP Digital Conclave titled ‘The Post Pandemic Reset’ focused on hospitality and how technology would play a major role in a reset for the post-COVID world.
There will be more challenges along the way. However, COVID-19 has shaped the industry for a better, sustainable and enriching future, says Patrick Taffin, Assistant Dean, SHMS Leysin.
IHE GOES PHYSICAL
India’s one of the largest B2B hospitality expos, the four-day IHE 2021, opens on September 24 at IEML, Greater Noida and will be a 100 per cent ‘physical show’.
FHRAI-IHM GETS NCHMCT AFFILIATION
NCHMCT affiliation FHRAI-IHM has become the first private institute managed by FHRAI to be affiliated with the National Council of Hotel Management & Catering Technology (NCHMCT), Noida.
On the road to recovery
The food delivery market is dominated by Swiggy and Zomato, sharing 85 percent of the total market between them, says the India Food Service Delivery Report 2021.
Focus on feedback
Domestic tourism has emerged as a sustainable segment to watch out for especially in post-pandemic business recovery scenarios, says Pankaj Gupta, General Manager, Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre.
HOMESTAY IN THE HIMALAYAS
Invoking the grandeur and nobility of the Raj era, Jungle House – a boutique homestay in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh – opens its doors for guests.
Pinning Raffles Udaipur on Accor’s global map, Kerrie Hannaford, VP – Commercial, Accor India & South Asia talks about raising the bar with immersive hospitality and emotional luxury.
Click Hotels by Suba has acquired 35 hotels across 22 new destinations in India. By 2023, the hospitality conglomerate targets to cross 3,000+ rooms.
A complete solution
Built on the airspace of a conventional railway station, The Leela Gandhinagar reflects the vision of modern India, says Jaideep Anand, Vice President and General Manager, The Leela Gandhinagar.
Maldives - Islands Of Plenty
There’s more to the Maldives than honeymoons – this escape offers resorts to suit all types of travelers
World's Sexiest Ecolodges
At last, aesthetes can enjoy escapes that are as easy on the eyes as they are the environment, writes Juliet Kinsman
Exotic Dining In The Maldives
Strewn across the Indian Ocean like a handful of shimmering pearls.
Who Doesn't Adore The Maldives?
The Maldives has been on Lindsay Yap’s bucket list for the longest time, so it’s no wonder she made the most of her recent five-day getaway to the tropical island nation.
A Date With Maldives
The 1,190 coral islands of the Maldives enjoy an abundance of natural gifts, while the luxury resorts built on some of them offer truly extravagant experiences. The archipelago has something to bedazzle everyone—adventure junkies, foodies, and beach bums.
The Best 100 Hotels and Resorts In The World
World Travel Magazine unveils its sixth edition of The 100 List. This annual editorial selection covers the best hotels in the world. The properties are shortlisted with focus on service, desirability, exclusiveness, appeal, unique attributes and facilities. The 100 List represent some of the finest, exclusive and luxurious hotels and resorts around the world.
Exploring Sri Lanka & The Maldives
Just over 30 miles from the southern tip of India, across the narrow Palk Strait, lies the island nation of Sri Lanka.
Sun, sand, sea and no sex for jet-set Vogue
VOGUE Williams revealed her doctor has put her on a "no sex" ban as she has jetted off on a lavish trip to the Maldives before the arrival of her third child.
Straight from the Bahamas, Shimmy LaRoux is your bad girl with good home training. She brings an erotic island twist to her feature shows and is excited to begin her time on the adult nightclub circuit as a featured showgirl!
10 Dream Destinations For 2022
After being deprived of overseas travel for so long, only a bucket-list-worthy vacay will do. Tracy Lee rounds up 10 exciting new hospitality offerings.