What are you chasing? Not everyone wants to take a holiday to new far flung out land where they have to explore new realms, work out the language, work out the map and so many other things. They find all that very stressful.   Either they hire a travel agency who would book all the package, work a comprehensive itinerary for them. They...
Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) is one of the most lucrative program out there and most points and miles blogger swear by it. They have the highest value of 2.2 cents per point or Rs 1.5. Every year SPG runs multiple promotions. One is a quarterly global promotion that allows people to get more points for their stay than they would get...
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...
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...
Effect of Starwood/ Ritz Carlton/ Marriott partnership
PERSPECTIVE Okay, so for a short while the world had been revolving around presidential elections, demonetization process and climate change; meanwhile the travel & hotel domain witnessed a landmark agreement between two of the biggest names in hospitality industry, this September. With the merging of Starwood Hotel & Resorts Worldwide Inc. with Marriott International Inc. the benefits that can be availed...