Articles tagged “india”

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Air India Put on the Block Yet Again by the Indian Government

Air India Put on the Block Yet Again by the Indian Government

Sheikh Saaliq, Associated Press

Different year, same story. The Indian government's previous attempts to sell the national flag carrier have all failed and we're not sure the result this time will be any different, especially if the buyer has to absorb $3.26 billion of debt.

4 months ago

Billionaire Brothers Could Be Saviors for India’s Jet Airways

Billionaire Brothers Could Be Saviors for India’s Jet Airways

Bijou George and Baiju Kalesh, Bloomberg

We'll believe it when we see it. It would be nice, however, to finally have closure on Jet Airways' travails in 2020.

5 months ago

Amazon Adds Bus Tickets in India in Pursuit of Superapp Strategy

Amazon Adds Bus Tickets in India in Pursuit of Superapp Strategy

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Slowly but surely Amazon is building up a considerable travel presence in India via its app. How deep and far will it eventually decide to go?

6 months ago

India Wants to Make It Easier For Foreigners to Invest in Its Airlines

India Wants to Make It Easier For Foreigners to Invest in Its Airlines

Shruti Srivastava, Bloomberg

Like so many other flag carriers around the world, Air India seems to exist in a perpetual state of limbo. Nobody wants to buy it, but the government doesn't want to pull the plug.

6 months ago

Los Angeles Tourism Invests in India With Influencer Campaigns

Los Angeles Tourism Invests in India With Influencer Campaigns

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Indians are keen to travel to Los Angeles — that much is clear. But the city's destination marketer is looking for ways to ensure that Indian visitors don't just show up, but know how to get the most out of the sprawling city.

6 months ago

Qatar Air Still Wants to Buy a Stake in Fast-Growing IndiGo

Qatar Air Still Wants to Buy a Stake in Fast-Growing IndiGo

Rajesh Kumar Singh and P R Sanjai, Bloomberg

This deal would make sense, but only at the right price and only when IndiGo has sorted out its own internal issues.

7 months ago

Oyo Founder Describes U.S. Owner Concerns as ‘Teething Issues’

Oyo Founder Describes U.S. Owner Concerns as ‘Teething Issues’

Raini Hamdi, Skift

A deeper engagement with owners is definitely one of the key things Oyo needs to achieve to address some of its problems. CEO Ritesh Agarwal, who recently took a larger stake in the company, seems to be on the case.

7 months ago

MakeMyTrip and Oyo Downplay India Regulatory Probe

MakeMyTrip and Oyo Downplay India Regulatory Probe

Dennis Schaal, Skift

MakeMyTrip definitely faces some near-term challenges, but it doesn't consider a recently announced regulatory probe in India to be one of them.

7 months ago

India Has a Plan to Build 100 Airports in 5 Years to Boost Economic Growth

India Has a Plan to Build 100 Airports in 5 Years to Boost Economic Growth

Abhijit Roy Chowdhury and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi sees infrastructure investment as a key to India's economic future. No one can argue that a plan to build 100 new airports by 2024 — to help accommodate 1,000 new regional routes — is profoundly ambitious.

7 months ago

An In-Depth Look at Hotel Chain Oyo’s Financials and Strategy: New Skift Research

An In-Depth Look at Hotel Chain Oyo’s Financials and Strategy: New Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Oyo promises a new type of hotel company. It’s an asset-light brand that seeks to connect the global long tail of mom-and-pop hotels through its tech and distribution platform. But can it live up to the hype? Skift Research dives deep into Oyo’s business strategy and financial performance.

7 months ago

Ctrip’s Bigger Hand in MakeMyTrip May Speed It Toward Break-Even

Ctrip’s Bigger Hand in MakeMyTrip May Speed It Toward Break-Even

Raini Hamdi, Skift

India’s largest online travel agency may beat analysts’ expectations and break even sooner rather than later. Ctrip, which now owns nearly half of the company, could be a factor. Another is boosting hotel content, which offers higher margins than air.

7 months ago

Tourists to Return as India Claims to Loosen Grip on Kashmir

Tourists to Return as India Claims to Loosen Grip on Kashmir

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press

While India claims tourists will soon be welcome to return to Kashmir, the country's crackdown on locals will continue. Mobile phones still won't work, highlighting just how severe the Indian government's tactics have been in its attempt to put down an uprising in the region.

8 months ago