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89% want eatery service charge removed : Survey

89% want eatery service charge removed : Survey

Eighty-nine percent of those surveyed in a recent survey wanted the service charge levied by restaurants to be completely removed.

Service charge: 68% of Indians say it should be optional, 27% against it

Service charge: 68% of Indians say it should be optional, 27% against it

In what could go against hotels and restaurants, sixty eight percent of respondents in a nation-wide survey has said that it should be optional while 27 percent of them were against it.

 Imposing service charge is unfair trade practice; consumers need not pay: Ram Vilas Paswan

Imposing service charge is unfair trade practice; consumers need not pay: Ram Vilas Paswan

Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Wednesday that imposition of service charge is unfair trade practice and consumers need not pay for the same.

Permission for release of 'Kabali' in 5-star hotels rejected

Permission for release of 'Kabali' in 5-star hotels rejected

Authorities have declined permission to screen Rajinikanth's much hyped movie "Kabali" in five star hotels here.

Abu Dhabi hotel guests to pay new fee on bills - Know what it is

Hotel guests in Abu Dhabi will start paying a municipal fee of four percent of their hotel bill and an additional charge per night starting from June 1.

Carlson Rezidor to open 16 hotels across India by end of 2017

Carlson Rezidor to open 16 hotels across India by end of 2017

Betting big on India, Global hospitality major Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is planning to set up 16 more hotels across the country by the end of next year.

OYO Rooms ties up with Airtel for wi-fi, DTH services

OYO Rooms Wednesday announced a tie-up with Bharti Airtel, under which the telecom major will provide its wi-fi and DTH services in OYO branded hotels, initially covering 3,000 rooms within the next three months.

Marriott International to acquire Starwood for $12.2 billion

Marriott International to acquire Starwood for $12.2 billion

In one of the mega takeovers in global hospitality industry, Marriott International Inc will acquire Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide in a deal valued at around USD 12.2 billion, creating the world's largest hotel company.

Atithi Devo Bhava! Really? This Pakistani family spent night on Mumbai footpath – know why

A Pakistani family which arrived here to visit the Haji Ali 'dargah' to pray for their mentally-challenged son was refused accommodation by several hotels in the city following which they spent the night on a pavement.

Indian hotel industry to touch $1.8 bn mark by 2016: ICRA

The domestic hotel industry is estimated to touch USD 1.8 billion by 2016, from USD 0.8 billion presently, buoyed by rise in online bookings, an ICRA report has said.

Mumbai Police chief Rakesh Maria directs probe in raids at hotels, beaches

In the wake of angry reactions from the public, Mumbai Police chief Rakesh Maria has directed a probe into last week's raids by Malwani police at hotels and a beach here for indecent behaviour in public in which 13 couples and 35 others were rounded up.

Going to spas, clubs, gyms to be costlier in Delhi from today

Going to spa, gymnasium and living in expensive rooms in hotels will become costlier from Saturday with the Delhi government notifying the increase in luxury tax.

Islamic State militants run hotels, bridal shops, malls to lure jihadi recruits

The Islamic State group is running swanky five star hotels, bridal boutiques and shopping malls to entice foreign jihadi recruits via social media in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul which the dreaded terrorist outfit captured a year ago.

Service charge collected by hotels is not service tax: FinMin

The government Tuesday clarified that "service charge" collected by certain restaurants and hotels is not "service tax", which is levied at a rate of 5.6 percent on the total bill.

NGT fines hotels, malls, hospitals over rainwater harvesting

Taking several hospitals, malls and hotels here to task for not complying with its orders on rainwater harvesting, the National Green Tribunal Thursday imposed fines and issued warrants on many of them and their officials for not installing harvesting systems.

15 child labourers rescued in UP

As many as 15 minors, working as child labourers, were rescued from hotels and 'dhabas' in various parts of the district under "Muskaan", a campaign to trace missing kids, police said on Thursday.

MakeMyTrip to raise hotel options up to 40,000 in 2-3 years

Comprehensive travel website MakeMyTrip on Tuesday said it is planning to increase its accommodation options to up to 40,000 hotels in 2-3 years.

NGT clears decks for reopening of hotels near IGI airport

Over 70 budget hotels near IGI airport here can heave a sigh of relief as the National Green Tribunal has cleared the decks for their reopening after they were shut down for lack of requisite permissions.

Delhi government cracks down on polluting hotels

The Delhi government on Friday cracked down on 77 hotels for violating pollution norms in the national capital, sending closure notice to all of them.