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Tourists wait for their turn as other enjoy water sports at Tehri Dam reservoir during Tehri Lake festival in Uttarakhand .(AFP FILE PHOTO)

Uttarakhand hoteliers keep fingers crossed as business returns slowly

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Kalyan Das
PUBLISHED ON SEP 27, 2020 05:27 PM IST
tourists have started visiting popular places like Mussoorie and Nainital in Uttarakhand.
Hoteliering is all about faceless branding these days; the great hoteliers are forgotten.(Kimpton/Instagram)
Hoteliering is all about faceless branding these days; the great hoteliers are forgotten.(Kimpton/Instagram)

The Taste With Vir: Hoteliering is all about faceless branding these days; the great hoteliers are forgotten

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Vir Sanghvi
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 02:43 PM IST
In this week’s column, Vir Sanghvi opines how nobody remembers Conrad or Barron Hilton who created modern hoteliering. Not even their own companies. As hotel groups grow in size they forget their founders and history. They become faceless corporations.
Popular thoroughfares like MG road here, were buzzing with Puneites on December 31, all ushering in the New Year under the watchful eye of the law.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Popular thoroughfares like MG road here, were buzzing with Puneites on December 31, all ushering in the New Year under the watchful eye of the law.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

House party: Pune stays at home on New Year’s eve as hoteliers claim 30 % drop in footfall

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2019 02:44 PM IST
Food delivery services claimed to be zipping about the city as demand spiked on December 31
People who stay in luxury hotels will not abandon them even if Airbnb options are cheaper because there are things a hotel provides that no apartment rental can match.(Shutterstock)
People who stay in luxury hotels will not abandon them even if Airbnb options are cheaper because there are things a hotel provides that no apartment rental can match.(Shutterstock)

The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: Why hoteliers need not worry about Airbnb

Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2018 10:42 AM IST
In this week’s column, Vir Sanghvi writes about why there is a strong monetary argument in favour of Airbnb, but the brand and its properties are not necessarily cooler than a hotel would be.
Hotels and restaurants are offering 20-30%$ discount on stay and food in Shimla.(HT Photo)
Hotels and restaurants are offering 20-30%$ discount on stay and food in Shimla.(HT Photo)

Hoteliers offer special packages to pull back tourists to Shimla

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2018 11:33 AM IST
Tourism in Shimla was adversely affected after residents had taken to streets to protest against the water scarcity.
Britain’s leading Indian-origin hotelier Surinder Arora.(HT Photo)
Britain’s leading Indian-origin hotelier Surinder Arora.(HT Photo)

Punjab-born hotelier locked in legal battle with Heathrow Airport

Press Trust of India, London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2018 11:59 AM IST
The businessman wants the right to build a third runway at the airport, and has backing from airlines, including British Airways.
Tourists visit Munsiyari to watch Panchachuli peak in summer months.(File/AP)
Tourists visit Munsiyari to watch Panchachuli peak in summer months.(File/AP)

Cancellation of hotel bookings worries hoteliers in Pithoragarh

Hindustan Times, Pithoragarh | By BD Kasniyal
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 10:43 PM IST
Owning to inclement weather and dry ATMs, tourists have been cancelling their hotel and other bookings
Police carry the body of assistant town planning officer Shail Bala Sharma for a post-mortem examination at the IGMC hospital in Shimla on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Police carry the body of assistant town planning officer Shail Bala Sharma for a post-mortem examination at the IGMC hospital in Shimla on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

Kasauli shooting: ‘Shocked’ colleagues describe accused Vijay Singh as quiet and unassuming

Hindustan Times, Kasauli | By Gaurav Bisht
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 07:32 PM IST
Police are investigating how the accused acquired the licensed 3.2-bore pistol with which he shot the victim – Shail Bala Sharma – and another PWD worker during a demolition drive on Tuesday.
Hotelier Vijay Singh argues with assistant town planner Shail Bala Sharma just before the shooting in Kasauli on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Hotelier Vijay Singh argues with assistant town planner Shail Bala Sharma just before the shooting in Kasauli on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Police search on for hotelier who shot govt officer over Kasauli demolition drive

Hindustan Times, Kasauli | By Saurabh Chauhan
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 06:46 PM IST
Dog squad, five dozen policemen comb nearby forests for hotelier who shot the assistant town planner. Posters bearing the suspect’s image have also been pasted at various locations.
Hotel owner owner Vijay Singh (left), who is now absconding, and assistant town planner Shail Bala Sharma (right) during the demolition drive in Kasauli on Tuesday. Singh allegedly shot her dead minutes later.(HT Photo)
Hotel owner owner Vijay Singh (left), who is now absconding, and assistant town planner Shail Bala Sharma (right) during the demolition drive in Kasauli on Tuesday. Singh allegedly shot her dead minutes later.(HT Photo)

Woman town planner shot dead by Kasauli hotel owner during demolition drive ordered by SC

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 10:35 AM IST
When the team members led by Shailbala Sharma entered Narayani Guest House, the owner Vijay Singh asked them to keep off his property and later opened fire.
Volvo buses of the Uttarakhand Roadways that run on long routes.(HT)
Volvo buses of the Uttarakhand Roadways that run on long routes.(HT)

Nainital hoteliers demand AC shuttle bus services for tourists

Hindustan Times, Haridwar | By Abhinav Madhwal
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2018 10:04 PM IST
The hoteliers of Nainital have demanded from the transport department to AC shuttle bus services from the Russi Bypass to Nainital city for the convenience of tourists
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