THE BIG PICTURE

 

Consolidation inevitable; the aviation industry must assess strategic pivots to new business model

The COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing disruption has wrecked sectors across the spectrum. The aviation industry, already under duress, has been facing unprecedented strain with no-show because of lockdown measures. CAPA India ...
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Indigo confident of long term business viability, Indian business, says its CEO Rono Datta

As IndiGo takes to the skies again, the airline is witnessing pent-up demand for travel, which has been evident in the load factor. The LCC is currently operating at 30% of its ...
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The future of hotels is here to stay, says Nakul Anand, Executive Director, ITC Limited

It is as sweeping as it can get! Nakul Anand, Executive Director, ITC Limited, speaks on all things travel, tourism and hospitality, in what must be his most extensive interview during his ...
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Eco-Tourism Society gets a new name, Rakesh Mathur as its incoming president.

In the belief that eco-tourism was self limiting, and working towards a larger canvas of being responsible, the Eco-Tourism Society has now become Responsible Tourism Society. The name change broadens its canvas and hopes ...
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Reimagine, reinvent and reskill: Hospitality leaders moot Enduring Solutions to the Covid disruption

Recent hospitality industry deliberations have  focused upon the lack of government support during COVID stress and how the sector has been left to fend for itself. While there is no denying that ...
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Travel to Start next week, we expect, Signalling the Road Forward

It is around 55 days of national lockdown, with the entire nation united in our fight against the virus. Of course, there are the usual black sheep; there are also images of ...
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Air Traffic to resume sooner than later, says Minister Hardeep Puri

India’s Minister for Civil Aviation, in an interview with Times Now, broadcast this afternoon, said the Air India sale was only delayed by two months. Invitation for EOI had been postponed to ...
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Winds of Change are Here to Stay and How, say Industry Insiders

That COVID 19 is impacting travel and tourism like no other episode in recorded history is now understood by all. Now is the time to look ahead, post COVID times, and here ...
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HAI makes a Pitch to Central Government, pushes for sharing industry’s best practices to cater to the new normal.

Industry has been caught in a midst of a storm, that is raging across the economy. Tourism is invariably the first to get affected and the last to recover. There is stress ...
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