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| 07 August, 2020, 11:39 PM 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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    Indian Hotels Q1 results: Posts loss of Rs 313 crore; revenue drops 86% YoYFICCI and Oyo launch online certification course for hospitality industryFuture still uncertain, old TikTok videos flood other social media platformsState Bank of India taps Facebook Messenger for ongoing #GharSeBanking campaign
    80% work completed on Development of​ Ayodhya project: Ministry of TourismHotel retailers struggle to stay afloat amid rising COVID-19 casesCII 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: JLL
    Softbank 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 HotelsIHCL introduces I-Zest, its suite of digital solutions for guests and employeesFine-dine chains report sales trickling in, but say alcohol ban undoing gains
    India needs to make working credit available for tourism industry: UNWTO DirectorTajSATS Air Catering Limited appoints Manish Gupta as CEOHotels 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 govt
    Kejriwal 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 slumpIndian hotel industry will collapse if not supported by the govt and RBI: HAIYatra launches non-travel B2B offerings for clients
    Reliance Brands buys out Screwvala in ZivameFAITH revises upwards loss guidance for Indian tourism industry to Rs 15 lakh croreFHRAI, 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 2020
    IHCL launches Qmin mobile app; users can personalise orders, curate menus & track deliveriesMakeMyTrip begins restoring salaries of employees three months after pay cutsOyo partners with Unilever for sanitised staysFacebook Messenger introduces app lock and new privacy settings
    Airbnb launches enhanced cleaning protocol in IndiaDeep discounts, drive-throughs cause footfall at malls to double in a fortnight after Unlock.2Vande Bharat Mission remains key demand generator for hotels in June and JulyIndian Hotels Company announces 100% acquisition of Sea Rock hotel site
    Royal Orchid Hotels considering sale of Jaipur hotel, land parcels in Mumbai, TanzaniaIn times of social distancing, people turning to FB, WhatsApp & Twitter communities for assistanceGroups and communities being leveraged on FB, Twitter, WhatsApp for help in Covid timesRadisson Hotel Group partners with EazyDiner for table booking & home delivery services launches new tools to navigate pandemic measures, search experience updatesHotels bet on home deliveries of food, add more properties for deliveries across major citiesZurich based F&B veteran launches  support fund for Indian hospitality employeesTwitter launches a dedicated search prompt in India to help people about disaster relief efforts
    Zostel unveils new staycation and workcation packagesAfter sealing a deal with Swiggy, ITC Hotels announces food partnership with ZomatoOyo witnessing green shoots in India: Ritesh Agarwal, founder, Oyo Hotels & HomesCovid presents opportunity to acquire new talent: Anuraag Bhatnagar, COO, Leela Palaces Hotels & Resorts
    Oyo gets two weeks to disclose debt-free assetsMaharashtra allows some hotels to take new liquor stockMaharashtra 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 Datsec
    Getting more than 15 million business users in India each month: WhatsAppHRAWI expects 25-40% hotels to open in the first week in MaharashtraInstagram introduces TikTok-like short videos feature 'Reels' in IndiaWyndham Hotels & Resorts unveils Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham brand in India
    Delhi government withdraws order delinking hotels from Covid hospitalsMaharashtra allows hotels to resume operations at 33% capacity from July 8, smaller hotels likely to stay shutDelhi delinks 3 hotels from Covid hospitalsWhatsApp rolls out 'It's Between You' campaign, narrates stories about how Indians communicate daily
    Reliance Brands to step up online focus, rightsize manpowerOyo sends letter to staff stating it's making all employees shareholdersWe are a Singapore company & our DNA will always be Singaporean: Mike Ong, VP, BIGO TechnologyTikTok stars get lakhs of new followers on Instagram
    TikTok not going to legally challenge the ban orderFacebook hires three new directors for IndiaMajority of hotel operators expect up to two-year revenue recovery period: JLLHomegrown TikTok rival Chingari on fire
    TikTok 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 retiresBomb threat calls to Taj Hotels in MumbaiFacebook launches Avatars in India, will let users share digital personas on WhatsApp too
    India Inc ropes in sleuths to plug data leaks by disgruntled ex-staffResurgence in cases likely to keep most hotel rooms lockedDespite curbs being eased, recovery for India's hospitality sector looks dismal and bleakLite Bite Foods forays into cloud kitchens
    IHCL forays into online gourmet food delivery with QminDigital influence in urban consumers rises significantly, up to 70%: Facebook India-Boston Consulting Group ReportHotels launch special packages, tailored amenities for working professionalsGoibibo launches inter-city cab e-pass assistance service
    Travel service providers lay off more people as industry sees no signs of immediate recoveryWelcomHotel Amritsar is Punjab's first LEED Platinum certified hotel: ITC HotelsMarketers sidestep China companies following anti-China sentiment on social mediaRestaurateurs and chains scoff at minister Ramdas Athawale's comments on banning eateries serving Chinese food
    Cleartrip introduces TravelSafe across markets in Middle East, IndiaMinister's call to ban Chinese food 'bizarre', say Indian restaurantsBook now, pay later: Hotel chains launch offers, discounts packages to woo customersHotel Taj Mansingh to be converted into Covid treatment facility
    Hoteliers, industry bodies express concerns about more hotels being requisitioned by Delhi governmentHotels are not designed to be hospitals: Jean-Michel Cassé, COO, AccorMaharashtra SBTC to use Facebook feature to encourage voluntary blood donationDelhi government passes new orders requisitioning four more city hotels to convert them into hospitals introduces ‘Clean Pass’ for travel servicesMarriott partners with Zomato for home delivery serviceDomestic travel rebounding strongly: Nathan Blecharczyk, co-founder, AirbnbMany hotels may soon find other uses for properties
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