Thailand has ranked number one in the world out of 184 countries for its ongoing COVID-19 recovery effort, according to the Global COVID-19 Index (GCI). Published on 28 July, Thailand received an index score of 82.06, putting it on top of the global chart as an example of best practices in tackling the ongoing global pandemic. As of today, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand stood at 3,298, with 129 currently being treated, while 3,111 have recovered and 58 have died. S
As travel businesses look to remodel value propositions and pivot marketing strategies to remain relevant once borders reopen, South African Tourism India took a step into the future by holding a mega-Conclave, featuring 7 experts across the travel value chain. Held on 29th July 2020, the aim of the virtual Conclave was to arm South African travel partners with insider knowledge and a holistic view of the Indian traveller segment, which is the 8th largest international source
Manish Gupta has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of TajSATS Air Catering Limited, Indian Hotels Company’s (IHCL) joint venture with SATS, and India’s market leader in airline catering.
Gupta is a consummate hotelier with over two decades of experience in multiple roles across various categories and sizes of hotels in India. His career with IHCL began when he moved to the iconic Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi as a restaurant manager. He quickly rose through the ran
The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts announced the appointment of Sai Shankar as Vice President Procurement. Shankar brings with him over two decades of extensive experience in Procurement, including tendering of new projects, bulk supply sourcing and strategizing for annual capital expenditure. His last assignment was with PVR limited – Gurgaon, where he was responsible for procurement of various verticals including manpower planning, housekeeping, security, engineering and
Pride Hotels announced the reopening of its resort properties in Goa, Indore, Bharatpur, Rajkot, Dharamshala and Puri. Strengthening its ‘Truly Indian’ experience that resonates with comfort and warm hospitality, the Pride Hotel Group has launched packages like ‘Pride Escape’ and ‘Save Now, Vacay Later’ for welcoming its guests to the new normal wherein their safety will be given utmost importance. As a part of the ‘New Normal’, the Pride Group has also launched the ‘Pride Sa
American Airlines has announced Stacy Morrissey as the Vice President of Engineering and Quality.
With extensive technical knowledge and leadership experience in various engineering, safety and quality assurance roles, Morrissey’s skills will be integral in the continued growth of American’s world-class Technical Operations team. She will report to Kevin Brickner, American’s senior vice president of Technical Operations.
In this role, Morrissey will oversee engineering, q
Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), South Asia’s largest hospitality company, announced the signing of a Vivanta hotel in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. This hotel is a management contract with MD Projects Private Limited, a part of the Ladhani Group. This will be the fourth IHCL hotel in the capital city of Uttar Pradesh.
Commenting on the signing, Suma Venkatesh, Executive Vice President - Real Estate & Development, IHCL, said, “We are very confident about Lucknow. Notable for its u
Accor, a global leader in augmented hospitality, is all ready to set footprints in Chandigarh with the one of the most recognized brands, Novotel. The introduction of Novotel in a new market like Chandigarh affirms the growing popularity of Accor’s acclaimed international, modern-easy living, elegant, and full-service Novotel brand in India. Novotel brand in India has a tremendous growth trajectory spanning just over a decade since its first opening of Novotel Hyderabad Conve
United Airlines announced that Sasha Johnson will become the company’s Vice President of Corporate Safety following Michael Quiello’s retirement from United, effective October 1. Johnson, who currently serves as United’s Managing Director of International Regulatory and Policy, will report to United’s Chief Operations Officer Jon Roitman.In her new role, Johnson will manage all aspects of worldwide aviation safety, ground safety, quality assurance, medical, workers compensati
Crowne Plaza Jaipur Tonk Road has appointed Nalin Mandiratta as the new General Manager, effective July 2020. In his current role as an Area General Manager IHG South West Asia, Mandiratta will also, be responsible for the operations of fourteen IHG properties in the region. Earlier Mandiratta was responsible for eight South region hotels of IHG South West Asia as Area General Manager South and was based at Crowne Plaza Chennai since February 2018. He was awarded IMEA Crowne