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Chennai Techie Made Women Send Nude Pics For 5-Star Hotel Job, Arrested

Over 60 nude photos of several women were found on his mobile phone, police said. (Representational) HYDERABAD:  A Chennai-based software engineer has been arrested for allegedly luring several women with a front-office job at a five-star hotel in return for their nude photos, police said on Saturday. Pradeep, an employee of reputed IT company in Chennai, was arrested on August ... Read More »

Google Flights Expands ‘Tips’ to Offer Cheaper Hotel Bookings, Google Trips Now Shows Discounts

HIGHLIGHTS Tips on Google Flights will now suggest cost-effective hotel bookings Google Flights was previously providing tips on flight bookings Google Trips app offers access to deals through ‘Discounts’ feature Making the experience better during this travel season, Google Flights has received a new update that expands the coverage of its Tips with enhanced machine learning efforts to make hotel bookings cost-effective. ... Read More »

Kerry Hotel introduces a ‘work and play’ theme

The exterior of Kerry Hotel Pudong UNDER the umbrella of Shangri-La, the Kerry Hotel Pudong already has an established reputation for MICE due to the large meeting facilities in a five-star hotel in Shanghai. A stone’s throw from Century Park, this venue is situated in one of China’s most influential center for finance, science and technology, and the views are ... Read More »

London hotel sector reports strong gains in March

London’s hotel sector reported strong growth in March, with occupancy up 5.7% and the average daily rate (ADR) up 8%. Based on daily data supplied by STR, London reported the following in year-over-year comparisons: Supply: +2.8% Demand: +8.7% Occupancy: +5.7% to 80.5% Average daily rate (ADR): +8.0% to GBP140.65 Revenue per available room (RevPAR): +14.2% to GBP113.27 STR analysts attribute ... Read More »

Hotel Industry Warns Tourism To Suffer At 18% GST On Rooms

Mumbai: The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) on Monday said the government’s four-tier structure in Good and Services Tax (GST), in which the service sector will be taxed at 18 per cent, will cause the tourism sector a major setback. In the recently-concluded meet on GST, the government has declared a four-tier structure of 5, 12, 18 ... Read More »

Court Asks Hotel Leela Venture To Pay Rs. 258 Crore Royalty To Airports Authority

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday upheld its single judge decision asking Hotel Leela Venture Ltd to pay Rs. 258 crore to Airports Authority of India (AAI) as royalty for possession of its property near Mumbai International Airport. “We affirm the destination reached by the single judge notwithstanding the route taken not being reflective of the journey undertaken ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Explosion Said to Cause $1,400-Worth of Damage to Hotel Room

  Samsung is expected to issue a worldwide recall after more than 35 Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units reportedly exploded. While the global recall is yet to become official, a fresh unit in Australia has exploded leaving the owner with a huge AUD 1,800 (roughly Rs. 91,600 or $1,400) damage bill. This is the first case of a Samsung Galaxy ... Read More »

Tata Group-Owned Taj Boston Hotel Sold For Rs 850 Crore

IHC, which runs the Taj group of hotels, said sale proceeds will be utilized to retire outstanding debt. New Delhi: Indian Hotels Company (IHC), a Tata Group firm, has completed sale of its Taj Boston hotel for $125 million (about Rs 839 crore). “United Overseas Holdings effected on July 12 the divestment of Taj Boston Hotel through sale of the ... Read More »