New age Drivers

 

Relinquish traditional wisdom to tap opportunities in a ‘new India’: Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder of PayTm, is the poster boy for India’s recent success story in the startup sector. He swung between colloquial Hindi and English, leaving the audience in splits with his unusual but brutally ...
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Startups must be willing to take risk, avoid focussing on financial dynamics: Pramod Bhasin

Pramod Bhasin, Chairman, Clix Capital, and previously CEO of GE Capital, Asia and India market is considered a pioneer of backend outsourcing industry in India. In his keynote address at Global Hospitality Conclave 2018, he shared ...
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Travelers to choose affordable destinations and experiences in 2018, predicts Booking.com findings

Booking.com, a global giant in the OTA space, has revealed some interesting trends in travel and consumer behavior. The findings are based on reviews of over 128 million real guest reviews, with research from 19,000 travellers ...
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Yatra.com and OYO join hands to boost inventory and outreach

In yet another sign of growing consolidation in the domestic online e-commerce space, two of India’s prominent, home-grown, online hotel aggregators have joined hands to boost their cumulative market presence.  In a recent development, likely to ...
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Mobile platform an overwhelming favourite for travel consumers, asserts Google Report 

The rise of mobile platform as a preferred platform for surfing travel content continuous to be an irreversible trend. As per a recent finding penned by Kedar Gavane, Vice President, India, Google, 2 in 3 visitors ...
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Giving states the freedom to decide GST rates a great idea: Rikant Pitti

Rikant Pitti, COO and CO-Founder, EaseMyTrip, spoke to TourismFirst about various aspects of the GST roll out, the future direction of online and some noticeable changes in the Indian traveller’s habits. Excerpts: First of all, please give ...
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Indian domestic travel market set to be worth 48 billion dollars, forecasts Google India report

A recently released report by Google India has projected that the Indian domestic travel market is expected to be worth $48 billion by 2020. The report suggests that technology, which is currently the most important trend ...
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The perception of GoIbibo as a cutting edge player helped sealing the deal: Deep Kalra

Deep Kalra was on the hot seat once again as he answered some tricky questions pertaining to the biggest deal in the recent years – MakeMyTrip and Goibibo merger. He shared that it was a change ...
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Industry insiders discuss the evolution in distribution system, means of leveraging it

The session dedicated to decoding the churnings in the hospitality space and the evolution of hotel distribution systems with the advent of OTAs in the marketspace. Hoteliers discuss latest trends and the way forward in an ...
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Technology has altered hospitality landscape, says Manav Thadani

Manav Thadani, Chairman – Asia Pacific, HVS threw open the 20th edition of HISCA yesterday. In a free-wheeling address to delegates, in the inaugural address in session titled ‘Manav Thadani: Unplugged’, he pointed towards the sea ...
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The Global CEO panel: Industry leaders talk about their hotels, the road ahead

It was a heavyweight session, involving some of the senior leaders in the hospitality industry space, domestic and international. It is merely an excerpt from the engaging session which saw serious discussion on the road ahead ...
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Ensuring operational success of the merger is the real challenge: Deep Kalra

Deep Kalra, Founder and CEO, MMT was at his candid best. In an exclusive one-on-one with Chetan Kapoor, Research Analyst, Phocuswright, he opened up on the big merger – which has taken the online marketplace by ...
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