Articles tagged “india”

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India’s EaseMyTrip Acquires Majority Stake in Hotel Booking Marketplace CheQin

Indian online travel agency EaseMyTrip announced this week that it has acquired a 55 percent stake in hotel booking marketplace cheQin, owned by Gleego Innovations, for around $370,000. The online travel agency said the acquisition would help strengthen its hotel channel. "With this, EaseMyTrip is in a great position to give its customers a wide…

Online Travel

6 Travel Startups From 2015: Where Are They Now?

Some of the companies Skift featured in its first travel startup funding roundup went on to thrive, while others ... not so much.

6 Travel Startups From 2015: Where Are They Now?

News Blog

India’s Vistara Reports Profit for First Time Since Inception

Indian carrier Vistara reported its first-ever net profit for the quarter ending December 2022, according to statement from the airline on Monday.   The full-service carrier, a joint venture of Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, reported break even for the first time since its inception in 2015 as it crossed the $1 billion revenue mark…

Online Travel

How India’s EaseMyTrip Built a Brand Waiving Booking Fees

EaseMyTrip realized early on that the convenience fee is perhaps the most inconvenient part of travel bookings and were willing to let go of it in return for loyal customers.

How India’s EaseMyTrip Built a Brand  Waiving Booking Fees

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Oyo Still Keen to Pursue IPO Setting Mid-February Deadline for Refiling

Keen to pursue its long-anticipated initial public offering (IPO), hospitality tech company Oyo has said it would be refiling its draft red herring prospectus with the Indian stock market regulator Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) by mid-February. While the company refused to offer any estimation of the time it expects SEBI to take for…

Tourism

The India/China Demographic Switch About to Reorder Global Travel

India is projected to surpass China as the world's most populous country later this year. That shift carries huge implications for travel across the globe. Watch our lively discussion in this Skift Megatrends video to get behind the numbers.

The India/China Demographic Switch About to Reorder Global Travel

Tourism

India Becoming the New China in the Reordering of Asia Travel

The oft-heard rhetoric that India is the next China may finally hold true for travel’s outbound industry as Chinese look at international travel more skeptically.

India Becoming the New China in the Reordering of Asia Travel

Media and PR

Hyatt House Rebrands to Compete Against Short-Term Rental Platforms

Hyatt is wise to rebrand its Hyatt House brand, with travel trends reflecting a growing demand for extended stay properties that feel like a house with the amenities of a hotel.

Hyatt House Rebrands to Compete Against Short-Term Rental Platforms

Airlines

Flight Meltdowns Are Biggest Airline Story of The Year

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at a year of flight meltdowns, Indi’s new Covid rules, and the biggest travel research reports of 2022.

Flight Meltdowns Are Biggest Airline Story of The Year

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India Makes Covid Test Mandatory for Arrivals From China and 5 More Asian Countries

India is making a PCR Covid test mandatory for inbound arrivals from China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, and South Korea, from January 1. Passengers arriving in India from any of these six countries would be required to upload results of tests not older than 72 hours before departure along with a self-declaration on the…