This 24 Year-old Indian Built a US$5 Billion Hotel Start-up Empire – This is How He Did It – South China Morning Post

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Five years ago, Ritesh Agarwal was a college dropout; today, Oyo – his chain of renovated hotels – is India’s biggest and is expanding overseas, including into China Finding clean, affordable hotels in India can be a traveller’s nightmare. Too often, what looks good on a website turns out to […]

Tipping Etiquette for Hotels and Resorts

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Legend has it, the word “tip” itself came years ago from a pub owner who used the acronym on a box “To Insure Promptness.” In that spirit, tipping should be thought of first and foremost as a reward for prompt and attentive service. In reality, tipping etiquette has evolved into […]

Hotel industry pledges to provide workers with panic buttons

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The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), in partnership with a consortium of leading hotel brands, has unveiled the 5-Star Promise, a new workplace safety initiative designed to prevent sexual harassment and assault. Among the platform’s focal points is a commitment to provide hotel workers across the U.S. with “employee […]

Booking.com Launches Accelerator Programme for Startups in Sustainable Tourism

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Today Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, announced the launch of its new accelerator programme, Booking.com Booster. Designed to identify, mentor and fund enterprising startups from around the world that are seeking to have a positive impact on the global […]

7 hotel booking tips: from when to find the best deal, to saving cash through your smartphone

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With so much choice, booking a hotel room can throw up as many problems as it solves, not least the uncertainty around knowing if you’re getting the best deal. Many agents claim booking in advance is the secret to the best deals, however, others like Lastminute.com, contradict this – with […]