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pets, travel

How to have a pawsome time on your next vacay!

Holidays with your fur babies may be getting easier than you thought. Here’s some inspiration for travelling with your pet. The pandemic has brought some profound changes in the way we think…

loyalty programmes, hotels

Loyalty programmes: Good for hotels, great for guests

With rewards becoming increasingly curated and customised, being loyal to a hospitality group wins you more than mere brownie points and helps the hotels’ bottomlines too. Loyalty programmes are to hotels what…

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.

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.

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.

Treehouse Chail Villas

Hotels in India are gasping for breath

The hospitality industry is among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, more so from the severe second wave. We lay out the roadmap on how the COVID crisis has affected the industry and what it needs to do to sustain and transform.

Sustainability, community, and the domestic market

As we approach Earth Day, Shoba Mohan, the force behind RARE India, a collection of luxury heritage palaces, boutique hotels, conservation-based wildlife lodges and more, writes about the making of an earth-ready…

TD Conversations: Peter J. Bates in conversation with Philippe Zuber, CEO, Kerzner International

Armed with new post-pandemic insights, Philippe Zuber continues to spearhead the ambitious expansion plans of the ultra-luxurious Atlantis Resort & Residences and One&Only Resorts brands across the globe. In a chat with Traveldine, he shares his journey of building a successful hospitality brand that puts both employees and guests at the forefront, plus a sneak peek into the spectacular Atlantis The Royal, set to open in Dubai later this year.

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.

Amruda Nair Araiya Palampur

TD Conversations: Amruda Nair, Founder and Director, Araiya Hotels

Amruda Nair has leveraged a family legacy of award-winning hospitality and a forward-thinking ethos that puts innovation and technology at the forefront to birth a new boutique hospitality brand, Araiya. In a chat with Traveldine, she shares a glimpse into the soothing Araiya Palampur, set in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra valley, her insights into making a memorable mark in the luxury hospitality market and the vision she has for the industry to thrive.

Rajesh Namby, General Manager, The Lodhi Delhi

In conversation with Rajesh Namby, GM, The Lodhi, Delhi

General Manager of The Lodhi Delhi, Rajesh Namby, shares his insights on steering a team through challenging times, the future of hospitality and what’s in store for the luxury hotel that’s quickly become an indulgent oasis in the bustling capital.