What trends do you foresee post the pandemic?
The main trends we have seen this year which I foresee will continue are:
Transparency in communication: Guests want to feel safe and be aware of everything we are doing to ensure their safety more than ever before. For this reason, we have launched the ALL SAFE programme in partnership with Bureau Veritas to ensure guests can be aware of the steps that are being taken on a daily basis in the hotel.
Flexibility in cancellation: We all know that making long-term plans can be quite tricky nowadays. As regulations change very regularly, which may impact travel, we need to ensure we provide enough flexibility for our guests to be able to move or cancel their stay at short notice.
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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.