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| 09 August, 2020, 10:52 AM IST | E-Paper

    Anumeha Chaturvedi

    Assistant Editor, ET

    I track the burgeoning social media space in India's digital landscape as well as sectors like tourism and hospitality for The Economic Times. You can reach me at or ...

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    Weddings come as rescue package for hotels hit by coronavirus lockdownsIndia's move to protect citizens' data is resonating globally, says Ravi Shankar PrasadIndian Hotels Q1 results: Posts loss of Rs 313 crore; revenue drops 86% YoYFICCI and Oyo launch online certification course for hospitality industry
    Future still uncertain, old TikTok videos flood other social media platformsState Bank of India taps Facebook Messenger for ongoing #GharSeBanking campaign80% work completed on Development of​ Ayodhya project: Ministry of TourismHotel retailers struggle to stay afloat amid rising COVID-19 cases
    CII national committee on tourism and hospitality appeals to Delhi LG Anil Baijal to allow hotels to resume operationsIndia's hotel revenue per available room declined 43.5% in H1 2020: JLLSoftbank backed Oyo Hotels & Homes begins restoring salaries of employeesHaven't received any queries from govt on association with Chinese co Jin Jiang: Radisson Hotel Group, Sarovar Hotels
    IHCL introduces I-Zest, its suite of digital solutions for guests and employeesFine-dine chains report sales trickling in, but say alcohol ban undoing gainsIndia needs to make working credit available for tourism industry: UNWTO DirectorTajSATS Air Catering Limited appoints Manish Gupta as CEO
    Hotels are struggling in Maharashtra, extended lockdown adds more salt to the woundWelcome move to delink hotels from hospitals, now allow us to resume business: Hoteliers to Delhi govtKejriwal announces delinking of hotels from hospitals as Delhi's COVID-19 situation improvesDouble whammy: Hoax job offers going up in hospitality amid Covid-19 induced slump
    Indian hotel industry will collapse if not supported by the govt and RBI: HAIYatra launches non-travel B2B offerings for clientsReliance Brands buys out Screwvala in ZivameFAITH revises upwards loss guidance for Indian tourism industry to Rs 15 lakh crore
    FHRAI, Eureka Forbes join hands to offer temporary jobs to hospitality professionalsNearly 32% of Indians willing to travel after 2020, 36% after 3 months: Zostel’s Travel Survey 2020IHCL launches Qmin mobile app; users can personalise orders, curate menus & track deliveriesMakeMyTrip begins restoring salaries of employees three months after pay cuts
    Oyo partners with Unilever for sanitised staysFacebook Messenger introduces app lock and new privacy settingsAirbnb launches enhanced cleaning protocol in IndiaDeep discounts, drive-throughs cause footfall at malls to double in a fortnight after Unlock.2
    Vande Bharat Mission remains key demand generator for hotels in June and JulyIndian Hotels Company announces 100% acquisition of Sea Rock hotel siteRoyal Orchid Hotels considering sale of Jaipur hotel, land parcels in Mumbai, TanzaniaIn times of social distancing, people turning to FB, WhatsApp & Twitter communities for assistance
    Groups and communities being leveraged on FB, Twitter, WhatsApp for help in Covid timesRadisson Hotel Group partners with EazyDiner for table booking & home delivery launches new tools to navigate pandemic measures, search experience updatesHotels bet on home deliveries of food, add more properties for deliveries across major cities
    Zurich based F&B veteran launches  support fund for Indian hospitality employeesTwitter launches a dedicated search prompt in India to help people about disaster relief effortsZostel unveils new staycation and workcation packagesAfter sealing a deal with Swiggy, ITC Hotels announces food partnership with Zomato
    Oyo witnessing green shoots in India: Ritesh Agarwal, founder, Oyo Hotels & HomesCovid presents opportunity to acquire new talent: Anuraag Bhatnagar, COO, Leela Palaces Hotels & ResortsOyo gets two weeks to disclose debt-free assetsMaharashtra allows some hotels to take new liquor stock
    Maharashtra allows hotels to take in and sell new liquor stockDelhi High Court directs Oyo to file affidavit of unencumbered assets in matter filed by Anam DatsecGetting more than 15 million business users in India each month: WhatsAppHRAWI expects 25-40% hotels to open in the first week in Maharashtra
    Instagram introduces TikTok-like short videos feature 'Reels' in IndiaWyndham Hotels & Resorts unveils Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham brand in IndiaDelhi government withdraws order delinking hotels from Covid hospitalsMaharashtra allows hotels to resume operations at 33% capacity from July 8, smaller hotels likely to stay shut
    Delhi delinks 3 hotels from Covid hospitalsWhatsApp rolls out 'It's Between You' campaign, narrates stories about how Indians communicate dailyReliance Brands to step up online focus, rightsize manpowerOyo sends letter to staff stating it's making all employees shareholders
    We are a Singapore company & our DNA will always be Singaporean: Mike Ong, VP, BIGO TechnologyTikTok stars get lakhs of new followers on InstagramTikTok not going to legally challenge the ban orderFacebook hires three new directors for India
    Majority of hotel operators expect up to two-year revenue recovery period: JLLHomegrown TikTok rival Chingari on fireTikTok ban will force advertisers to re-allocate funds to platforms like Instagram, YouTubeAccor appoints Puneet Dhawan as senior VP, operations for India and South Asia, Jean-Michel Cassé retires
    Bomb threat calls to Taj Hotels in MumbaiFacebook launches Avatars in India, will let users share digital personas on WhatsApp tooIndia Inc ropes in sleuths to plug data leaks by disgruntled ex-staffResurgence in cases likely to keep most hotel rooms locked
    Despite curbs being eased, recovery for India's hospitality sector looks dismal and bleakLite Bite Foods forays into cloud kitchensIHCL forays into online gourmet food delivery with QminDigital influence in urban consumers rises significantly, up to 70%: Facebook India-Boston Consulting Group Report
    Hotels launch special packages, tailored amenities for working professionalsGoibibo launches inter-city cab e-pass assistance serviceTravel service providers lay off more people as industry sees no signs of immediate recoveryWelcomHotel Amritsar is Punjab's first LEED Platinum certified hotel: ITC Hotels
    Marketers sidestep China companies following anti-China sentiment on social mediaRestaurateurs and chains scoff at minister Ramdas Athawale's comments on banning eateries serving Chinese foodCleartrip introduces TravelSafe across markets in Middle East, IndiaMinister's call to ban Chinese food 'bizarre', say Indian restaurants
    Book now, pay later: Hotel chains launch offers, discounts packages to woo customersHotel Taj Mansingh to be converted into Covid treatment facilityHoteliers, industry bodies express concerns about more hotels being requisitioned by Delhi governmentHotels are not designed to be hospitals: Jean-Michel Cassé, COO, Accor
    Maharashtra SBTC to use Facebook feature to encourage voluntary blood donationDelhi government passes new orders requisitioning four more city hotels to convert them into introduces ‘Clean Pass’ for travel servicesMarriott partners with Zomato for home delivery service
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