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Researchers at Stanford University and Northwestern University used data collected between March and May in cities across the U.S. to map the movement of people.(Unsplash)

Covid superspreader risk is linked to restaurants, gyms, hotels

By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 01:09 PM IST
The reopening of restaurants, gyms and hotels carries the highest risk of spreading Covid-19, according to a study that used mobile phone data from 98 million people to model the risks of infection at different locations.
The Diwali weekend is about to come bearing some good news for the tourism sector(Photo: Deepak Sansta /HT)
The Diwali weekend is about to come bearing some good news for the tourism sector(Photo: Deepak Sansta /HT)

Jet, set, go: Hotel and travel bookings witness a surge during Diwali weekend

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Sanchita Kalra
PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2020 02:21 PM IST
Influx of tourists, advance bookings and rise in enquiries has added a gleam of hope to the severely impacted travel sector due to the pandemic
Liquor bottles being carried in a gunny bag for illegal sale in Bihar. Police seized it showing how the bootleggers are adopting new methods to smuggle liqour for sale in dry Bihar India on Sunday Jan 13,2019.(Photo by Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Liquor bottles being carried in a gunny bag for illegal sale in Bihar. Police seized it showing how the bootleggers are adopting new methods to smuggle liqour for sale in dry Bihar India on Sunday Jan 13,2019.(Photo by Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Hotels have been advised to undertake precautionary measures such as social distancing at buffet, disposable menus, payments via e-wallets, thorough sanitisation and cleaning of washrooms, crowd management, etc
Hotels have been advised to undertake precautionary measures such as social distancing at buffet, disposable menus, payments via e-wallets, thorough sanitisation and cleaning of washrooms, crowd management, etc

Finally, you can check-in to a hotel in Delhi

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Sanchita Kalra
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 12:09 PM IST
Hoteliers and staff management hail the move and state that this will bring a shift towards better digital facilities, support the livelihood of workforce, and will additionally brace up the hospitality sector
Representational Image(Unsplash)
Representational Image(Unsplash)

Nearly 1,000 new hotels are still opening during the coronavirus pandemic. Why?

Bloomberg | By Bloomberg | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 11:15 AM IST
For many new hotels, the decision to open is one that’s been years—and millions of dollars—in the making. Deciding to cut the ribbon is like the last leg of a too-expensive, too-long road trip: an inevitability, if you want to get home. 
Delhi has around 2,500 hotels and lodges and weekly markets of different scales operate in around 2,700 locations across the city, said a statement issued by the CTI.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Delhi has around 2,500 hotels and lodges and weekly markets of different scales operate in around 2,700 locations across the city, said a statement issued by the CTI.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Trader body holds protest in CP, wants gyms and hotels in capital reopened

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 11:52 PM IST
Hotels, weekly markets and gymnasiums have been closed in Delhi since March 25 as part of the nationwide lockdown imposed to contain Covid-19.
A statement issued by the L-G’s officeon Friday said, “The matter was discussed with chief minister and it was agreed that while there has been improvement, pandemic situation in the capital continues to be fragile and the threat is still far from over.”(PTI)
A statement issued by the L-G’s officeon Friday said, “The matter was discussed with chief minister and it was agreed that while there has been improvement, pandemic situation in the capital continues to be fragile and the threat is still far from over.”(PTI)

L-G overturns govt decision; hotels, banquets to stay shut

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Dey
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 12:28 AM IST
Besides hotels and banquet halls, the Delhi government had also allowed street hawkers to operate after the prolonged Covid lockdown. A decision on gymnasiums and yoga centres, however, was deferred.
Although properties may have fewer guests overall, hotels’ public spaces are more in demand, making crowd-capacity solutions all the more important. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Although properties may have fewer guests overall, hotels’ public spaces are more in demand, making crowd-capacity solutions all the more important. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Covid-19: The post-pandemic hotel looks a lot like a cruise ship

By Bloomberg | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 11:58 PM IST
Perhaps for the first time, hotels and resorts on dry land have to fight microbial infestations with the persistence of a tired cruise director. It’s no surprise that as these properties start to reopen following months of Covid-19-related lockdowns, they’re turning to that cruise model for ideas on how to keep guests safe.
Goa’s economy depends heavily on the tourism sector which has been badly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.(Shutterstock)
Goa’s economy depends heavily on the tourism sector which has been badly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.(Shutterstock)

Goa govt’s green light to 250 hotels to reopen on Thursday

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
PUBLISHED ON JUL 01, 2020 07:38 PM IST
Hotels in Goa had been shut since the lockdown was announced in March to contain the spread of Covid-19.
Tourist spots, safari parks and hotels were shut after the nationwide lockdown restrictions were enforced from March 25 to contain the spread of the viral outbreak.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Tourist spots, safari parks and hotels were shut after the nationwide lockdown restrictions were enforced from March 25 to contain the spread of the viral outbreak.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Darjeeling tourist spots, hotels open amid questions over safety

Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By Pramod Giri
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2020 04:50 PM IST
Tourists would have to carry fitness certificates to visit the Darjeeling hills. They would also be screened for Covid-19 symptoms before entering the hills, the officials said.
According to the guidelines, bar counter, chairs, and stools should be properly sanitised. All the bottles of wine, whiskey and beers should be sanitised properly with food-grade disinfectant.(Reuters file photo)
According to the guidelines, bar counter, chairs, and stools should be properly sanitised. All the bottles of wine, whiskey and beers should be sanitised properly with food-grade disinfectant.(Reuters file photo)

Covid: Rajasthan govt issues guidelines for liquor sale in hotels, restaurant

Jaipur | By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2020 11:17 AM IST
The Excise Commissioner Vishnu Charan Malik issued guidelines on Tuesday asking owners to ensure social distancing norms in the hotels and bars.
In the letter written on June 11, the former minister said senior leaders of the party were focusing on the Rajya Sabha elections with seriousness despite the fact that two seats were sure to be won by the party.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
In the letter written on June 11, the former minister said senior leaders of the party were focusing on the Rajya Sabha elections with seriousness despite the fact that two seats were sure to be won by the party.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Rajasthan MLAs to stay put at hotel till Rajya Sabha election

Jaipur | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2020 03:22 PM IST
Avinash Pande said the legislators had been staying like a family and various, adding that brainstorming sessions and discussion on the future roadmap for the development of the state were being held at the hotel, where the legislators have been kept after discussion with them.
The Covid-19 tally has reached nearly 39,000 in Delhi and the virus has claimed more than 1,200 lives so far in the capital.(Photo by Sant Arora/Hindustan Times)
The Covid-19 tally has reached nearly 39,000 in Delhi and the virus has claimed more than 1,200 lives so far in the capital.(Photo by Sant Arora/Hindustan Times)

40 hotels, 80 banquet halls to be converted to Covid-19 facilities with 20K more beds

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 08:42 PM IST
According to the official, around 40 hotels and 80 banquet halls will be converted into health facilities to provide medical care to coronavirus-infected people.
Till Friday evening, the government had received more than 7.5 lakh responses from people regarding the opening of Delhi’s borders, which were shut for a week on Monday, and limiting city hospitals to residents of the Capital.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Till Friday evening, the government had received more than 7.5 lakh responses from people regarding the opening of Delhi’s borders, which were shut for a week on Monday, and limiting city hospitals to residents of the Capital.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Call on reopening malls, hotels, borders on Saturday, says Delhi govt

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 03:02 AM IST
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has called a high-level meeting on Saturday to discuss the remaining parameters of unlocking Delhi under the Centre’s phase-1 guidelines and preparedness for handling Covid-19 patients.
Staff at a Patna salon work wearing PPE.
Staff at a Patna salon work wearing PPE.

Health ministry issues SOPs for hotels, places of worship

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 04:00 AM IST
The standard operating procedures (SOPs) came four days ahead of the opening of malls, religious places, and hotels and restaurants in several parts of the country from June 8 in the first phase of what the Centre calls Unlock 1, and gives a glimpse of life in the aftermath of a pandemic.
Mountview is among half a dozen hotels that will benefit from the relaxation. They can open mini bars in rooms as well.
Mountview is among half a dozen hotels that will benefit from the relaxation. They can open mini bars in rooms as well.

Bars at 5-star hotels to remain open 24x7 in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 12:48 AM IST
But get ready to shell out more, as come April, liquor to get dearer by 10-15% in Chandigarh
HT Image
HT Image

Sex racket busted in Ludhiana, 15 women among 28 held from hotel

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2020 09:07 PM IST
The move was also chalked out to put UP ‘at par’ with other states where hotels serve alcohol late into the night, officials said.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
The move was also chalked out to put UP ‘at par’ with other states where hotels serve alcohol late into the night, officials said.(HT FILE PHOTO.)

From April 1, hotels in UP will be allowed to serve alcohol all night

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Manish Chandra Pandey
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 01:35 AM IST
To be implemented from April 1, the major policy shift is aimed primarily to cater to the demands of tourists or foreign investors whose arrival is expected to increase, government officials confirmed.
A 24-year-old man allegedly committed suicide inside a five-star hotel room here. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A 24-year-old man allegedly committed suicide inside a five-star hotel room here. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Man with ‘do not disturb’ tag on door commits suicide at Delhi 5-star hotel: Cops

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2020 05:45 PM IST
The victim was identified as Karan Chandra, a resident of Malviya Nagar, they said. According to the police, they received information around 4.10 pm on Friday that a guest was unresponsive and a foul smell was coming out of his room.
Nationalist Congress Party MLAs being escorted to Renaissance Hotel in Mumbai on Saturday(ANI)
Nationalist Congress Party MLAs being escorted to Renaissance Hotel in Mumbai on Saturday(ANI)

Shiv Sena deputes cadre at hotels to ‘thwart poaching attempts’

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2019 03:42 AM IST
The three parties have moved the Supreme Court demanding immediate floor test. If the apex court rules in favour of the petitioners, the three parties would have to produce their legislators at a short notice and so they are kept in Mumbai.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Mamallapuram on Friday.(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Mamallapuram on Friday.(PTI Photo)

After temple tour, it’s talk time for Modi and Xi; summit to wrap-up with lunch

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2019 09:49 AM IST
Modi and Xi held informal talks on Friday as they took a walk around ancient monuments at the 1,400-year-old temple complex by the sea.
The food and consumer affairs ministry has also asked the packaged-water industry to come up with suggestions for alternatives to plastic bottles.(HT image)
The food and consumer affairs ministry has also asked the packaged-water industry to come up with suggestions for alternatives to plastic bottles.(HT image)

FSSAI allows hotels to replace plastic drinking water bottles with glass bottles

New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 04:20 AM IST
The experts dealing with plastic-related issues in FSSAI examined the feasibility of the move, and gave the nod.
Over 50 politicians, including former ministers and legislators of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), National Conference (NC) and Peoples Conference (PC), are lodged at the hotel.(HT FILE/REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Over 50 politicians, including former ministers and legislators of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), National Conference (NC) and Peoples Conference (PC), are lodged at the hotel.(HT FILE/REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)

J&K authorities allow visitors to meet detained leaders in hotel

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan and Ashiq Hussain
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 11:46 PM IST
Officials said the visitors were being allowed to meet the detained politicians at the hotel-turned-sub-jail amid tight security and following completion of certain formalities.
(HT Photo)
(HT Photo)

I-T attaches Rs150 cr worth ‘benami’ hotel of Cong leader Kuldeep Bishnoi

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 09:49 AM IST
They added that the department’s Delhi-based anti-benami unit has issued an order for attachment of the property, identified as Bristol Hotel in DLF Phase-1, under Section 24(3) of the Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act of 1988.
People, financially equipped to travel by air and live in high-end hotels, indulged in burglary in Pune.(HT FILE)
People, financially equipped to travel by air and live in high-end hotels, indulged in burglary in Pune.(HT FILE)

Burglar, who travelled by air and lived in 5-star hotels, arrested in Pune

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2019 04:23 PM IST
Pimpri-Chinchwad police arrested a man for burglary in two cases on Wednesday. He flew to Pune from Uttar Pradesh and lived in high-end hotels and conducted two burglaries in July this year
A Madurai-based restaurant has apologised for naming a chicken dish after a Brahmin community after they raised a strong objection over it.(Unsplash (Representative image))
A Madurai-based restaurant has apologised for naming a chicken dish after a Brahmin community after they raised a strong objection over it.(Unsplash (Representative image))

Madurai hotel names chicken dish after Brahmin community, apologises after protest

Madurai | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 08:48 AM IST
Hotel Milagu named it’s chicken dish- Kumbakonam Iyer Chicken- which did not go well with the Hindu community. named in the non-veg dish, Kumbakonam Iyer is a Brahmin caste.
“I first thought, well it’s just my hubby trying to snuggle but then quickly realized… my hubby wasn’t with me!” Facebook user Melinda Major says in her post.(Facebook/Melinda Major)
“I first thought, well it’s just my hubby trying to snuggle but then quickly realized… my hubby wasn’t with me!” Facebook user Melinda Major says in her post.(Facebook/Melinda Major)

Sleeping woman feels something on her arm, wakes up to find it was a snake

By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2019 05:34 PM IST
Her experience may leave you feeling uncomfortable
Jaguar car in which the victim was travelling, which was hit, in order to kidnap the victim.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Jaguar car in which the victim was travelling, which was hit, in order to kidnap the victim.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Gurugram SPO shooting: Suspect wanted to open hotel

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Pavneet Singh Chadha
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 09:16 AM IST
The accused with other accomplices tried to kidnap a man at gunpoint after hitting his luxury car at AK Chowk.
Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy during the trust vote at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru.(PTI Photo)
Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy during the trust vote at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru.(PTI Photo)

‘I thought it was lucky’: Kumaraswamy on why he stayed in a 5-star hotel

HT Correspondent, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 11:47 PM IST
The Karnataka coalition government slipped into a crisis two weeks ago after 16 lawmakers — 13 from the Congress and three from the JD(S) — resigned.
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