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Jun 24, 2015

OYO may see SoftBank investment, overseas expansion through acquisitions

Oyo is the largest network of branded hotels today in India, a platform to search for budget rooms anywhere in the country which are clean and of reliable quality. #Business #Hospitality sector #Oravel #Oyo Rooms #Oyo Rooms Huda City Centre #Peter Thiel #Ritesh Agarwal #VeryCloseUp

Jun 9, 2015

IndiGo to fly every second domestic passenger in two years: CAPA

IndiGo carried more than half the incremental domestic passengers in FY15 and its market share soared to 36.4 percent by March. #A320neo #air india #Airbus #Aviation #Business #CAPA #CompanyWatch #Etihad Airways #Indian Aviation Outlook #IndiGo #Jet Airways #SpiceJet

Jun 5, 2015

Forget everday low prices, Amazon leads charge with vast store of products

In a nascent market like India where vast potential sits alongside challenges like taxation and regulation issues and ambiguity over foreign direct investment in B2C e-commerce, Amazon is expanding its supplier and sales base rapidly by putting its global experience to good use. #Amazon #Bangalore #Global Selling #Home Furnishing #Manipal #retail

Jun 1, 2015

ITDC disinvestment: Govt will do well to keep past mistakes in mind

The Ministry of Tourism and Culture has already begun the process for disinvestment of Government's stake in 8 of the 16 hotels under ITDC. The Modi Government rightly feels it has no business to be in the business of hospitality. Besides, many hotels under the ITDC are loss making, some of them are non-functional and it would be a good idea to get these dud assets off the Government's books. #Divestment #ITDC #Mahesh Sharma

May 28, 2015

5/20 may be replaced: The two Tata airlines and their overseas woes

Is the Government finally ready to ease if not totally remove restrictions on overseas flying by Indian airlines? A senior official in the ministry of civil aviation said today that inter-ministerial consultations on replacing the current 5/20 norms are now complete and a final note will be sent to the Cabinet Secretariat within a week. He said all consultations on the proposal which the ministry has made to replace the 5/20 norms are now complete but "the proposal basically remains largely the same as it was originally". #AirAsia #airlines #India #Tata #Vistara

May 4, 2015

Govt should avoid being over prescriptive, let market forces prevail: Vistara CEO

Vistara CEO Phee Teik Yeoh says removing 5/20 is a step in the right direction and even though what 5/20 may be replaced with is complicated, waiting time for new airlines still stands shortened to two to three years from five years earlier. #airlines #DFCs #Emirates #Etihad #Indian aviation #Mahesh Sharma #Phee Teik Yeoh #Qatar #Vistara

Apr 27, 2015

Did Swamy’s allegations compel minister Sharma to admit open offer waiver for SpiceJet deal?

Perhaps Swamy's continued threats may also compel him to reveal the price at which the Marans sold out #Gajapathi Raju #Kalanithi Maran #Mahesh Sharma #SpiceJet #Subramanian Swamy

Apr 27, 2015

SpiceJet discount offer: Travel with 7 kg hand baggage and fly for Rs 999

SpiceJet today became the first airline in India to launch a limited period fare scheme where a single piece of cabin baggage entitles a flyer to a Rs 999 all-inclusive ticket, valid even on connecting flights, all across the domestic network of the airline. Any checked in baggage, under this discount scheme, will attract extra payment of Rs 750. #AirAsia #Bengaluru #cabin baggage #DGCA #GoAir #IndiGo #SpiceJet