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HVS Monday Musings: Hotels Of The Future – Hotel Design Trends In The Post-COVID Era | By Mandeep Lamba & Dipti Mohan

Hotel architecture and design are undergoing substantial changes due to the ongoing pandemic. While our previous article discussed how technology will drive and facilitate some of these changes going forward, this article focuses on the other aspects of design changes that are expected in the post-COVID era.
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HVS Monday Musings: Hotels Of The Future – Tech-Driven Changes In Hotel Design In The Post-COVID Era | By Mandeep Lamba & Dipti Mohan

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the hospitality industry has had to rethink and innovate in order to tackle the growing concern surrounding health, safety, and hygiene.
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HVS Musings: Repurposing Hotels Is A Growing Trend Globally | By Mandeep Lamba & Dipti Mohan

Repurposing or finding adaptive reuse for hotel property is a growing trend globally. Hotels were converted into temporary quarantine centers and accommodation for frontline and essential workers at the peak of the crisis in most countries including the US, Canada, the UK, and India. Some hotel management teams such as the Stadshotellet in Sweden and Hotel Ambassador in Zurich went a step further and converted hotel rooms into pop-up restaurants to attract guests, by providing them a safe...
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HVS Musings: ‘Vaccine Confidence’ Is Driving The Recovery In The Global Travel Sector | By Mandeep Lamba & Dipti Mohan

Governments across the globe are continuing their race to vaccinate citizens amidst rising concerns about new variants and soaring cases in some parts of the world. Globally, over 1.3 billion doses have been given so far and 4.2% of the global population is fully vaccinated, as per the Our World in Data website.[1] While some countries such as Israel, Seychelles, Maldives, UAE, the US, and the UK are way ahead in the race, others are slowly catching up.
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HVS Monday Musings: Vacation Home Rentals – The Next Big Story In The Making In India | By Mandeep Lamba & Dipti Mohan

Traveler preferences have evolved drastically since the onset of the pandemic. Social distancing, hygiene, cleanliness, safety, and privacy are the main priorities for travelers post the pandemic. An increasing number of people now consider smaller, independent, and private spaces to be 'safe havens' for travel. These evolving preferences have been driving the growth of vacation home rentals in India during the last year.
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HVS Monday Musings: Will EV Charging Stations Be The New Service Offering At Hotels In India? | By Mandeep Lamba & Dipti Mohan

Indian domestic travelers have discovered the pleasures of road trips in the past year and an increasing number of these tourists will be electric vehicle (EV) owners going forward. EVs are considered the 'future of mobility' and are fast gaining popularity in India. As per a recent report, annual sales of EVs in India are expected to increase from 380,000 units in 2019-20 to 6.3 million units by 2027. However, EV owners are still wary of long road trips due to the lack of adequate chargi...
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HVS Monday Musings: Adventure Tourism in India | By Mandeep Lamba & Dipti Mohan

As per a recent travel survey, almost 65% of the Indians who participated in the survey were keen to travel for leisure and adventure in 2021. Several domestic tourists are now looking beyond traditional holidays. They want to try new experiences at open and less crowded places, which is likely to boost adventure tourism in the country. In fact, domestic tourists traveled to adventure sports hotspots in the country soon after the lockdown ended last year.
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HVS Monday Musings: Reviving The Global Travel & Tourism Sector | By Mandeep Lamba & Dipti Mohan

The roll-out of the vaccination programs across countries has brought some much-needed optimism to the global travel & tourism (T&T) sector. Most countries are now cautiously preparing to welcome back international travelers to their shores, albeit with several strict guidelines and protocols in place, as the new variants and the rapidly increasing COVID cases across some countries are still a concern. Besides the financial support provided to the sector in the last one year, governments ...
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HVS Monday Musings: Medical Tourism In India | By Mandeep Lamba & Dipti Mohan

In the last decade, India has emerged as one of the leading medical tourism destinations globally. The presence of several high-quality, well-equipped healthcare facilities along with a strong base of highly skilled and specialized English-speaking medical professionals, offering world-class treatments at much more affordable costs compared to developed nations are some of the reasons for the growth of this segment in India. Reports indicate that medical treatments and travel in India cos...
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HVS Musings: The Rise Of The Upscale Hotels Segment In India | By Mandeep Lamba & Dipti Mohan

The midscale and upscale hotel segments have been driving the growth in the branded Indian hotels sector in the last few years and are the sweet spots for upcoming development in the country. The upscale segment, in fact, has regained the mindshare of hoteliers in the last couple of years due to the significant demand in this segment. As a result, upscale properties accounted for 31% of the total signings by properties in 2020 compared to 15% in 2018, while their share in signings by keys...
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HVS Monday Musings: Homestays In India Are Gaining Popularity In The Post-COVID Era | By Mandeep Lamba & Dipti Mohan

The popularity of homestays has increased manifold in the post-COVID era when social distancing, cleanliness, hygiene, and privacy have become the top priorities for travelers.
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HVS Monday Musings: Indian Hotels Sector – Brand Signings In 2020 | By Mandeep Lamba & Dipti Mohan

In the aftermath of the ongoing pandemic, brand signings by keys in India witnessed a year-on-year decline of 42% in 2020. Signings were especially low in the first half of the year, due to the uncertain market conditions and challenges related to closing deals on virtual platforms because of the COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions.
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HVS Monday Musings: India’s Underserved Leisure Tourism Segment is Leading the Post-COVID Revival | By Mandeep Lamba & Dipti Mohan

Domestic leisure tourism has been driving the recovery in the Indian hotels sector in the post-COVID era, as inbound tourism continues to be on a standstill even after a year. Key leisure markets such as Goa, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and Kerala have been brimming with domestic tourists looking for a break from their COVID-blues, which helped India-wide hotel occupancy to reach 33-35% at the end of 2020.
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HVS Monday Musings: Rethinking Heritage Tourism in the Post-COVID India | By Mandeep Lamba & Dipti Mohan

India is ranked 6th on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites globally, with 38 World Heritage Sites, much ahead of global peers such as Australia, the UK, the US, and Japan. Heritage tourism in the country has been growing rapidly over the past few years as India blessed with centuries of intriguing history, numerous forts, palaces, and monuments attracted a growing number of domestic as well as international tourists.
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HVS Monday Musings: Wellness Tourism will Flourish in the Post-COVID Era | By Mandeep Lamba & Dipti Mohan

Wellness tourism, one of the fastest growing tourism segments globally in the pre-COVID era, is expected to reach greater heights post-COVID as the pandemic has been a wake-up call for people - never before has health & wellness been more important than it is today.
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HVS Monday Musings: Crystal Gazing into 2021 – Top Trends | By Mandeep Lamba & Dipti Mohan

The year 2021 will be a crucial year for the hospitality sector as it emerges from the disruptions and embarks on the path to recovery. We expect demand to improve considerably in 2021, as people make-up for the lost time and give-in to their pent-up desire to travel. However, hygiene, cleanliness and safety will continue to be their top priorities, as it has become a way of life in the post-COVID world.
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HVS Monday Musings: Indian Hotels Sector – 2020 in Review | By Mandeep Lamba & Dipti Mohan

2020 will go down in history as the year that changed the world as we knew it, in more ways than one. The Indian hotels sector sailed smoothly into January 2020, after a record year in 2019, with 2020 set to be 'even bigger', however, the onslaught of COVID-19 pushed the sector into a tailspin. The pandemic literally brought the world to a standstill, due to the world-wide travel bans and lockdowns.The COVID-19 shock pushed the sector into a tailspin
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HVS Monday Musings: Granting Industry and Infrastructure Status to the Indian Hospitality Sector is the Need of the Hour | By Mandeep Lamba & Dipti Mohan

In the past few months, several state governments have been proactively lending a helping hand to the tourism & hospitality sector in their respective states, providing various relief measures to help the sector stay afloat during these trying times. Last month, in a move to reboot the sector, the Maharashtra government conferred 'industry' status to the state's hospitality sector.
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HVS Monday Musings: Price Wars In The Indian Hotels Sector During The COVID Era | By Mandeep Lamba & Dipti Mohan

The gradual revival of demand in the past few weeks is ushering in a new era of price war tactics in the Indian hotels sector. Hotels are resorting to drastic rate cuts in their quest to attract guests and stay afloat during these trying times. Price wars are not a new phenomenon in the sector and our experience says that this is not the best strategy as it often results in more pain than gain.
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