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Postcard Hotel Goa

How Postcard Hotels stayed ahead of the curve to score high even amidst a raging pandemic

The need for privacy, secluded destinations and demand for unique experiences are trends set to shape post-pandemic travel in the months to come. Luxury boutique hospitality brand Postcard Hotels, however, has been ahead of the curve with their well-considered properties that prize authenticity, memorable locations and a love for deliciously languid vacations.

The Westin Goa

TD Conversation: Sunil Kumar, GM, The Westin Goa

The opening general manager of The Westin’s newest property in India on adapting to the current, dynamic travel and hospitality climate; creating memorable guest experiences; and the vision that’s propelling the wellness-focussed hotel forward.

Karan Mahal Srinagar

Feel like modern royalty at Karan Mahal in Srinagar

Once the private home of the state’s erstwhile rulers, the intimate boutique hotel promises a decadent stay surrounded by lush orchards, rich antiques and royal service.

robot in hospitality industry

Are robots and AI the future of the hospitality industry?

In an era of contactless service, meticulous hygiene and social distancing, here’s a look at how artificial intelligence and robots could enhance the future of the hospitality industry.

Covid-19 vaccine

Hospitality groups make nascent efforts to vaccinate industry members

The hospitality industry across the world has been petitioning local governments to prioritise Covid vaccines for its members. A few groups, such as Marriott International and The Leela Group, have also announced support for their staff in the form of vaccination drives and financial cover.

Cherry blossom India

In bloom: The best places to see cherry blossoms in India

Cherry blossom season in Japan is one of the most popular experiences on a traveller’s bucket list. But what if we told you one could be privy to views just as spectacular right at home? Here’s a handy guide to the best destinations to see cherry blossoms in India.

Peace out: India’s growing wellness market

Ram Chatterjee, Wellness Advisor at Pullman & Novotel New Delhi Aerocity offers lessons in wellbeing, insights into India’s growing wellness market, and shares his plans for the overhaul of the twin hotels’ spa and fitness centre.

luxurious Spas

Be kind, unwind: 6 of India’s most luxurious spas

With holistic programmes that combine the best of traditional Indian and modern treatments, picturesque locations that embrace nature, and top-notch experts to take care of your every need, here’s a list of India’s best spas to retreat to when you’re in need of a well-deserved break.

Are caravans the new way to discover India’s great outdoors?

While caravan travel has been a common way to vacation in the West for years, the trend is only just catching up in India. There’s plenty that works in its favour—freedom to make your own itinerary, time spent getting up close with nature, plus all the comforts of home wherever you go. So what’s next for the country’s nascent caravan industry?

Roger Federer Switzerland Tourism brand ambassador

Roger Federer serves the best of Switzerland

The 20-time Grand Slam winner and Swiss native has partnered with Switzerland Tourism as its new brand ambassador. As part of the campaign, visitors will get to see the country through Federer’s eyes through a series of visuals and videos highlighting his favourite destinations and hidden secrets.

Terra Conscious responsible travel Goa

Looking beyond Goa as India’s party capital

With a focus on responsible travel, education-driven coastal experiences, and partnerships with local communities, Terra Conscious invites visitors to explore Goa’s local marine biodiversity and ecosystems and discover a side of the state that’s often overlooked by tourists.

Beat the heat with a workation in the Himalayas

With remote working the norm, there’s no reason to be confined to your desk all day. Work from Mountains, a new homegrown tourism initiative, will help move your workstation to a cosy cottage getaway in the hills where pristine rivers, orchards and pine trees can provide some fresh inspiration.

The Johri Jaipur

The Johri is the newest gem in Jaipur’s Old City

Located in Jaipur’s gemstone district, The Johri is a new boutique hotel from the team behind 28 Kothi. The refurbished 19th-century haveli exudes understated grandeur and promises visitors an experience that’s contemporary and yet steeped in Rajasthani heritage.

MakeMyTrip’s new campaign spotlights India’s hidden gems

Cognisant of the pent up demand for travel due to the pandemic, MakeMyTrip has collaborated with popular social media influencers to introduce audiences to lesser-known destinations across India for its #MyIndia campaign.

Kahani Paradise luxury hotel Gokarna

Kahani Paradise promises a secluded slice of heaven in coastal Karnataka

Available by the room or to book as a whole, Kahani Paradise is an oasis of tranquillity perched on a hilltop above hippie haven, Paradise Beach, in Karnataka’s coastal town of Gokarna. Replete with bespoke decor, sprawling grounds and beautiful views, it offers the top-notch service of a boutique hotel with the warmth and comfort of a private villa.

Red Sea Priject luxury travel Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is redefining luxury travel with the Red Sea Project

Luxury, sustainability and cutting-edge technology are at the forefront of Saudi Arabia’s multi-billion dollar Red Sea Project which is currently under development. By 2030, the destination will feature one-of-a-kind resorts, residences, marinas and entertainment amenities, spread across 22 islands in the pristine archipelago, that cater to the discerning traveller.

SaffronStays Alibaug

The rise of India’s luxury homestay segment post-COVID

In the post-COVID era of domestic travel, homestays offer all the comforts of a hotel with the added security of privacy and seclusion at a time when social distancing has become the new buzzword. Traveldine chats with Devendra Parulekar, Founder, SaffronStays, about the potential for the segment in India, adapting to changing consumer demands and thriving through innovation.