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Himachal Pradesh HC orders shutdown of 44 hotels in Kullu to check drug menace

Himachal Pradesh HC orders shutdown of 44 hotels in Kullu to check drug menace

The Himachal Pradesh High Court has ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Kullu district to shut down 44 hotels which are illegally operating in Kasol.

Dec 08, 2017, 21:04 PM IST

OYO cuts losses to Rs 325 crore in FY17

Online hotel aggregator OYO has said it has cut losses to an estimated Rs 325 crore in FY17 from Rs 496 crore in the previous fiscal, mainly on account of increase in booking revenue.

Jul 29, 2017, 19:29 PM IST
Cabinet approves initiation of the process of disinvestment of ITDC properties

Cabinet approves initiation of the process of disinvestment of ITDC properties

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the initiation of the process of disinvestment of hotels/properties of the India Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. (ITDC). 

May 03, 2017, 20:58 PM IST
Service charge in restaurants not mandatory; govt issues guidelines

Service charge in restaurants not mandatory; govt issues guidelines

Ram Vilas Paswan has said that service charge in restaurants is totally voluntary and not mandatory.

Apr 21, 2017, 16:57 PM IST
GoFro offers facility to compare holiday packages

GoFro offers facility to compare holiday packages

After air fares and hotels, tourists can now compare holiday packages on a single platform with travel online marketplace GoFro partnering with 12 major industry players to offer the facility.

Apr 19, 2017, 18:19 PM IST
Service charge at restaurants, hotels not compulsory any more; government to issue advisory

Service charge at restaurants, hotels not compulsory any more; government to issue advisory

The government plans to issue an advisory to states asking them to crack down against unfair imposition of service charge on food and drink bills, Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Friday.

Apr 14, 2017, 17:15 PM IST

Bar-highway distance measurement begins in Gurgaon

Gurgaon administration has started the process of measuring the motorable distance of 500 metres for pubs, bars and hotels from the national and state highways here.

Apr 12, 2017, 11:50 AM IST
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.

Feb 08, 2017, 13:55 PM IST
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.

Jan 11, 2017, 19:17 PM IST
 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.

Jan 11, 2017, 17:42 PM IST
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.

Jul 21, 2016, 15:45 PM IST

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.

May 30, 2016, 12:47 PM IST
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.

Apr 05, 2016, 18:47 PM IST

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.

Nov 18, 2015, 17:21 PM IST
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.

Nov 16, 2015, 18:39 PM IST

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.

Oct 16, 2015, 13:45 PM IST

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.

Sep 28, 2015, 18:54 PM IST

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.

Aug 10, 2015, 14:43 PM IST

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.

Aug 01, 2015, 09:35 AM IST

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.

Jul 19, 2015, 21:46 PM IST

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