Peden Doma Bhutia

As Skift's Asia Editor, Peden Doma Bhutia anchors Skift’s coverage across Asia and the Middle East. She has been a journalist for 18 years, of which she's spent the last 11 years covering travel, aviation and hospitality. In her last outing she helped launch a travel B2B vertical for India’s Economic Times.

Latest Stories

Tourism

Indian Travelers Hit New Spending Peak: How Much They Spent Overseas

Of course, we know that Indians are traveling more than ever, but nothing like statistics to highlight just how significant travel spending has become.

Indian Travelers Hit New Spending Peak: How Much They Spent Overseas

Airlines

IndiGo is Launching Business Class by Year-End — Here’s What We Know

With a business class configuration, is it still possible to call IndiGo a low-cost carrier?

IndiGo is Launching Business Class by Year-End — Here’s What We Know

Online Travel

Oyo Pauses IPO – Plans to Refile After Refinancing

Has Oyo withdrawn its draft red herring prospectus? Yes. Has it shelved its IPO plans? No. According to sources, the withdrawal of Oyo's draft papers does not indicate that the hospitality company is abandoning its plans to go public.

Oyo Pauses IPO – Plans to Refile After Refinancing

Tourism

India’s Tourism Setback: Sharp Drop in Travel Ranking Since 2019

While the future of India's travel and tourism sector looks promising, the reality right now is a bit different and that's exactly what the World Economic Forum's index reflects.

India’s Tourism Setback: Sharp Drop in Travel Ranking Since 2019

Online Travel

TBO Tek Has IPO Money Now, Acquisitions Could Come Next

TBO Tek had a strong debut with its IPO, with plenty of interest in its shares. Now it needs to execute.

TBO Tek Has IPO Money Now, Acquisitions Could Come Next

Airlines

Akasa Air’s Plan to Expand Beyond India

Central to Akasa's expansion strategy is its substantial order of 226 planes with Boeing. The airline seems confident about the planemaker's capabilities. Will Boeing 'deliver?'

Akasa Air’s Plan to Expand Beyond India

Online Travel

MakeMyTrip Is Bringing Back Experiences. Plus: CEO on Latest Spending Patterns

The CEO of India's largest travel agency weighs in on what he's seeing with religious tourism, new tax-collection rules and the country's short booking windows.

MakeMyTrip Is Bringing Back Experiences. Plus: CEO on Latest Spending Patterns

Tourism

Maldives Minister Urges Indians to Visit As India Moves from Top Source Market to 6th

The Maldivian tourism minister's plea to Indian visitors highlights the critical role tourism plays in the country's economic framework. It also speaks volumes about India's outbound tourism potential.

Maldives Minister Urges Indians to Visit As India Moves from Top Source Market to 6th

Online Travel

TBO Tek’s IPO Is Coming: What We Know About Its Business

In contrast to some travel companies that adopted a cautious 'wait and watch' stance, hesitating to launch an IPO amid the uncertain landscape of the travel industry, TBO stood out for its proactive approach. Rather than biding its time, TBO swiftly made the decision to launch its IPO.

TBO Tek’s IPO Is Coming: What We Know About Its Business

Hotels

Minor Hotels’ India Roadmap: From 1 to 50 Properties in 10 Years

There’s nothing small scale about Minor Hotel’s ambitions for India as it plans to conquer the country's hospitality scene, one grand property at a time.

Minor Hotels’ India Roadmap: From 1 to 50 Properties in 10 Years