Cox & Kings inks service agreement with global major RCI

Travel services firm Cox & Kings said it has agreed to provide ‘ancillary travel services’ to RCI, considered the largest timeshare holiday network in the world. Cox & Kings will provide various facilities to Indian members of the RCI network, including visa processing, air tickets and transfers. The Indian timeshare holiday market is currently dominated […]

Hotel Leelaventure misses interest payment to LIC, says exploring asset sale

Hotel Leelaventure, one of India’s biggest hotel groups, said it missed yet another interest payment on debt issued to Life Insurance Corporation of India. “The company has defaulted in payment of quarterly interest of Rs 212.67 lakhs, which was due on 19 September, 2018,” it said in a statement. Leela had raised debt of Rs […]

Facebook rejects police request to block ‘drinker’s group’

Facebook has refused to block a ‘drinker’s group’ that the Kerala Police had requested to be taken down, according to local media reports. The social network reportedly told the police that the group was not in violation of its guidelines and cannot be taken down without proper justification. The Kerala Excise department is trying to […]

Royal Orchid opens its eighth new hotel this year at Nashik

Royal Orchid Hotels announced the opening of its eighth new hotel this year at Nashik, the wine capital of India. ‘Regenta Resort Soma Vine Village’ has 32 rooms with “varied” dining and banquet facilities, the hotel chain said. With this, the total number of hotels in the chain has reached 49. Chander Baljee, Managing Director […]

After Finland, Club Mahindra eyes Swedish expansion

Club Mahindra, the holiday company owned by Mahindra & Mahindra, said it purchased two non-operating companies that have started ‘villa construction’ business in Sweden. The acquisition of the companies were done at a nominal price of 50,000 Swedish Kronas (Rs 4 lakh) each. The two companies were established recently, in October last year, under Swedish […]

Royal Orchid inaugurates new hotel in Pushkar

Royal Orchid Hotels said it opened its 48th hotel in Pushkar under the name of ‘Regenta Resort Fort’. “We are taking continuous steps towards expanding our presence all over India,” said Chander K. Baljee, Managing Director, Royal Orchid Hotel. The chain has opened seven properties – Mysore, Ahmedabad, Dehradun, Kanpur, Dwarka, Indore and Pushkar in […]

Royal Orchid opens 46th hotel in Dwarka, Gujarat

Royal Orchid Hotels announced the opening of its new hotel in the pilgrimage town of Dwarka in Gujarat. “We are taking continuous steps towards expanding our presence all over India. The new hotel launch in Dwarka is one such move towards our aim,” said Chander K. Baljee, Managing Director, Royal Orchid Hotels. The company has added […]

Royal Orchid Hotels inks marketing tie-up with UK’s Bespoke Hotels

Royal Orchid Hotels said it had tied up with Bespoke Hotels of the UK to market each others’ properties to their customers. Bespoke manages over 200 hots with 9,500 hotel rooms, 8,000 employees and £815 million of assets. “Royal Orchid now has the ability to offer its guests hundreds of hotel options across multiple global […]

Service Charge in Restaurants: Center says still waiting for industry proposal

The ministry of consumer affairs, food and public distribution is still waiting to hear from the hotel and restaurant industry associations on how they intend to resolve the issue of levying service charges ‘unfairly’. The matter had come to a head in early January when the ministry sent a directive to all state governments asking […]

Jet Airways opens priority check-in service to economy passengers

Jet Airways, an India based international airline, today opened up its ‘priority advantage’ fast check-in service for economy class passengers. The service was earlier available only to passengers travelling by higher classes. However, unlike JetPrivilege members, normal economy class traveller will have to pay extra for getting this service. The service allows guests to check-in at […]