Sarovar Hotels & Resorts expands footprint in Srinagar
Sarovar Hotels and Resorts has announced the opening of Sarovar Portico Srinagar in the city of lakes — Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir. It is the second hotel of the group to mark its presence in the city. Owned by Khazir Hospitality Private Ltd., the hotel is conveniently located at the new Airport Road, Humhama, Srinagar. Contemporary in design and spirit, the hotel features 45 chic and well-appointed rooms and suites. Ranging from a compact studio apartment to spacious suites & interconnected rooms the hotel is perceptively designed for solo travellers, family vacationers, business visitors, and transiting visitors to the city.
Jazeera Airways first flight with all-female crew takes off
Jazeera Airways became the first Kuwaiti carrier to fly with an all-female deck and cabin crew. The flight commemorating International Women’s Day flew from Kuwait to Riyadh, encouraging diversity, gender parity and women’s empowerment. This step is a significant achievement especially in an industry considered male oriented. The eight-member crew including the pilot and co-pilot flew Jazeera’s A320neo carrying 172 passengers. This initiative by Jazeera Airways also highlights this year’s International Women’s Day theme to #EmbraceEquity.
Cleartrip onboards Akasa Air onto its platform
In a bid to increase affordability within travel, Cleartrip, a Flipkart company, announced the onboarding of Akasa Air onto its platform. This move will ensure greater connectivity for travellers nationwide, especially between tier-1 and tier-2 cities. As part of the launch offer, customers can now enjoy up to INR 2000 off on their first domestic flight booking on Akasa through Cleartrip and Flipkart Travel portals. The offer is valid until 31 March 2023.
Hong Kong drops Mask Rules and welcomes global travellers back
With regard to the HKSAR Government’s announcement to drop the mandatory mask-wearing rule from (1 March), all visitors travelling to Hong Kong will no longer be required to wear masks indoors and outdoors and can enjoy Hong Kong’s iconic and new experiences to the fullest. The announcement is in time as the city prepares to host a line-up of international mega events in the coming month, such as Clockenflap (3-5 March), Art Basel (23-25 March) and the Hong Kong Sevens (31 March – 2 April).
“I strongly believe in equality in the true sense and I think making an equal place for women in workplace is more relevant that creating women exclusive facilities. We support and encourage a culture where women are confident to stand alongside men. We must not stereotype jobs, no job is only for men and no job needs only women. Let all jobs be gender neutral and may the best one survive and excel.”
- Meena Bhatia, Vice President & General Manager, Le Meridien New Delhi