I know many Indians who travel extensively and widely. I am one of them who travel full time and have designed a life around it. There are numerous reasons why Indians don’t travel. Comfort of their homes or going to same place repeatedly.Most of Indian kids spend their summer at maternal grandparents or at their home. Mother put the kids...
Have you ever tried to book your Partner award booking with Jet Airways? It is nothing short of an adventure.  You need patience, and more patience and even some bit of tolerance.  What is Partner Award Booking? Well, if you want to book a ticket to a place where Jet Airways doesn't fly or doesn't have a direct flight for. It has...
Has it ever happened that you forgot your ID while check-in or at home and you are not sure what you are supposed to about it? Or you reached hotel and they ask for your ID and you are unable to find your id.  None of the above is applicable if you are international soil and have lost your passport. You...
All big loyalty program announce their award charts every year. I don’t know criteria that are used for them to make the chart. Most of the times, the chart just doesn’t make any sense to me.  This year so far IHG has devalued their award chart. It means that you have to use more points to get a free night...
For a person who spends better part of the year on the road and doing basic tasks might feel like a huge issue.  These diary entries are amusing insights into FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS and their solutions.  How simple task as shopping online can be a big issue for someone who spends over 200 nights in hotels. Funny Example Online Shopping During...
Indian Airlines network is becoming more global every day.  Indian carriers are creating different alliances and new pacts every day.  Air India is part of Star Alliance Jet Airways is nearing itself to Skyteam members and is part of Etihad Partners group. Vistara is joint venture between Tata and Singapore Airlines Jet Airways recently signed metal neutrality pact with Air...
History of Indian luxury hospitality.  Indian hospitality has been renowned for centuries as we believed in a phrase "Atithi Devo Bhawa."  - The guest is the god. We treat our guests like God. However, Indian luxury hospitality doesn't have as illustrous past as European counterparts.  First Movers   Mr. Jamshethji Tata was the first person to open famous Taj Mahal hotel Mumbai in...
The cryptocurreny is considered the future currency of the world. It is free from corruption and miscalculations of governments. As of now, it is a true form of commercial freedom. No more paying stringent fees to governments, banks, or forex exchanges to get your money. For first world countries, it may not matter much as USD (US Dollar),...
The problem with the most traveler is that they see the short term prices and not the long-term. If you going to keep searching for the cheapest hotels, flights and deals for short term, you would never be able to get the absolute best deals. You would never be able to maximize a trip because you are not able to...
Hilton has got its name changed from Hilton “HHonor” to just “Honor” kicking away the extra ‘H’ to make it sound obvious and logical. This comes along with several other changes made in its loyalty program specifically the 4 features. Retail shopping with points I think it is the most exciting one. Points can be redeemed for spending to buy...