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Why We Must Tell a Visual Data Story
April 30, 2021
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Most of us hate the way business data is shared with us, and we have brands like Netflix, Google, and Amazon to thank for that! These websites and apps have mastered the art of presentation for digital users with intuitive layouts, action buttons and content prompts and suggestions. Why cannot the same design principles be applied to enterprise data? We have always liked experience which is more contextual/ personal and does delight us. The same expectation is of...
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Airlines Revenue Management Checklist for 2021
April 29, 2021
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What RMs need to do to ensure successful inflow At this point, most airlines would have been running to full capacities, raking in profits on almost all routes. However, Covid-19 had other plans for us. The pandemic which struck havoc in late 2019 has left most airlines reeling in debts. The start of 2021 has seen some recovery in terms of flight occupancy but it is a long, bumpy road. Ciaran Brannigan, Ex-director of Revenue, Ryanair gives us a lowdown of the sit...
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Cap on Wedding Guests Might Pinch, But It's a Necessary Evil
December 25, 2020
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From limiations to event capacity, there are several challenges that have suddenly arisen with the surge of Covid cases in the capital, but the industry is finding its way out to deal with the situation. Two weeks ago, Aviral had booked 25 rooms at a Delhi hotel for his family members to stay for a December 5th wedding. Flight tickets have been booked, cards have been distributed and payments are done in advance for a 200-people wedding. Suddenly, Delhi Chief Minist...
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We have been Profitable Since Inception: Yogeesh Chandra- Global Head of Corporate Development, RateGain
December 22, 2020
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In an interview with BW Disrupt, Yogeesh Chandra- Global Head of Corporate Development, RateGain, talks about funding and monetization status, competitors, responses post lockdown and more. 1. How did the idea come to start the business? The idea of RateGain came after our Founder Bhanu Chopra embarked on his consulting career, where he would travel over the weekends with a limited budget and would look for the best deal online to do the maximum number of trips. ...
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Some Employees are Getting a New Job…At Their Old Job
December 21, 2020
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Kushal Kolthe, a senior revenue manager at holiday home rental company Vista Rooms, was put on leave without pay in late March. “Initially some of us were asked to take a sabbatical but as the Covid situation worsened, we were told to go on LWP. They were very upfront and transparent about it,” says the Mumbai resident. “Of course I wasn’t really happy about it but I understood it’s a difficult decision.” In the intervening months, Kolthe tried to start a brand with...
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Visioning The Post-COVID Era In Revenue Management
December 21, 2020
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Visioning a Post-COVID Era in Revenue Management — Special Series This article was published as part of the Visioning a post-COVID Era Special Series Visit this viewpoint in the Hospitality Net's World Panel. I have heard about the need for Revenue Management in the industry circles during this pandemic. The logic is if we are running 20% occupancy, then do we even need a Revenue Manager? This old school approach forgets the critical commercial role that toda...
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50% Rise in Bookings Not Enough for India to Catch Up With Global Recovery
December 21, 2020
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Improved Recovery in Mumbai and Delhi likely to help hotels open in September In the last update, we shared, we were hopeful of seeing a steady recovery in bookings and were certain that the government would allow hotels in the Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, and Bengaluru to operate. However the increase in cases in Bengaluru and the number of daily cases hovering around the 1000 mark in Delhi and Mumbai have made it difficult for the hospitality industry to make a strong case t...
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Tech Skills That can Rebuild the Travel Industry
December 20, 2020
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While hotels, vacation rentals, airlines and car rentals bring back the workforce to engage with guests in the new normal and deliver the perfect experience, the focus of travel and hospitality would shift to a new enabler- technology. The Covid-19 situation will be seen in history as a pivotal moment for tech-evolution. Every industry, process, interaction is now moving to be digitally first especially in high-touch sectors such as travel and hospitality. Mo...
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After China can 'Revenge Travel' Happen in India?
December 18, 2020
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The Indian hospitality industry is desperate for the revenge travel phenomenon to enter India. The sinister sounding term "Revenge Travel" gained momentum after people in China started travelling within the country to satiate their wanderlusting instincts amid the coronavirus travel bans. The Indian hospitality industry has been desperately awaiting for this phenomenon to happen in India and it remains to be seen, if or when it happens here. Here's what experts ...
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