Articles tagged “india”

India Flights Affected as Heavy Rains Bring Financial Capital to a Standstill

India Flights Affected as Heavy Rains Bring Financial Capital to a Standstill

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

The heaviest rainfall Mumbai has seen since 2005 has disrupted flights and trains for the second time in a month. Travel companies need better tech for coping with ever-increasing weather disruptions.

4 days ago

High-Speed Rail in India Finds Momentum as Japan Sells It Shinkansen Tech

High-Speed Rail in India Finds Momentum as Japan Sells It Shinkansen Tech

Anurag Kotoky and Kiyotaka Matsuda, Bloomberg

Updating a rail system is a painful and expensive process, but India will enjoy serious benefits down the line from using Japan's gold standard of rail tech. The Northeastern U.S. could take a cue here.

1 week ago

India Hotel Brand Oyo Rooms Attracts a $10 Million Strategic Investment From China Lodging Group

India Hotel Brand Oyo Rooms Attracts a $10 Million Strategic Investment From China Lodging Group

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The 23-year-old CEO of loss-generating hotel aggregator Oyo Rooms has a business vision that has attracted total funding of $446 million to date. What could go wrong? Well...

2 weeks ago

India Upscale Resorts See Liquor Ban Eased

India Upscale Resorts See Liquor Ban Eased

Upmanyu Trivedi, P R Sanjai, and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

India has lifted a liquor sales ban on hotels near highways. Many travelers may raise their glasses to toast the news. Yet the country, like many others, still needs to crack down on drunk driving.

4 weeks ago

MakeMyTrip Puts a Brave Face on Booking.com Encroachment

MakeMyTrip Puts a Brave Face on Booking.com Encroachment

Sean O'Neill, Skift

In India, market leader MakeMyTrip is betting on a multi-pronged strategy to defend itself against the intrusion of Booking.com on its turf. Execution matters. But so does the patience of MakeMyTrip's key backer, Ctrip.

1 month ago

India’s Luxury Sector Poised for Exponential Growth

India’s Luxury Sector Poised for Exponential Growth

Samantha Shankman, Skift

India is ready for a jump in luxury travel, but it will need to catch up in terms of the accommodations and services that it can offer while also being conscious that local residents, not just multinationals, benefit from this growth.

3 months ago

Lufthansa Thinks Starting an Indian Airline Is a Bad Idea

Lufthansa Thinks Starting an Indian Airline Is a Bad Idea

P R Sanjai and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

Although Qatar Airways plans on entering India with a domestic carrier, and many other carriers have acquired stakes in domestic Indian carriers, Lufthansa thinks fuel prices are too costly to make a similar move.

5 months ago

Travel Startup Founder’s Jailing Prompts Backlash from India’s Tech Leaders

Travel Startup Founder’s Jailing Prompts Backlash from India’s Tech Leaders

Saritha Rai, Bloomberg

Stayzilla, a short-term rental marketplace, closed last month. A company has had the CEO jailed, claiming the man is liable for an unpaid bill. If intimidation is overriding bankruptcy law, then Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has a “Startup India” drive, should speak out.

6 months ago

New Airlines Rush to Cater to Emerging Indian Air Market — Again

New Airlines Rush to Cater to Emerging Indian Air Market — Again

Anurag Kotoky , Bloomberg

India has an enormous population and a huge pool of potential flyers. It seems like an obvious place to start a successful airline. But in the recent past, many entrepreneurs have failed. And it probably remains a tough market.

7 months ago

Qatar Airways to Create Its Own Indian Airline With 100 Planes

Qatar Airways to Create Its Own Indian Airline With 100 Planes

Deena Kamel Yousef and Andrea Rothman, Bloomberg

As an air market, Qatar does not have a lot of big-time growth potential, and India does, so it makes sense Qatar Airways would want to base some planes there.

7 months ago

Business Travel Is Expected to Soar in India, Struggle in Brazil as Economies Diverge

Business Travel Is Expected to Soar in India, Struggle in Brazil as Economies Diverge

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Business travel spending has increased tremendously in India and Brazil since 2000 — but most of that money is spent domestically. As those and other markets continue to change — and global politics shift — will the future bring more or fewer international business trips?

8 months ago

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10 months ago