Monday, 26 August 2019

Thomas Cook India Taps into Strong Appetite for Travel Beyond the Traditional Summer Vacation: Introduces Autumn Tours to Capitalise on this Trend

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 26th August:- Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., India’s leading integrated travel and travel related financial services company, has observed that demand for holidays is no longer restricted to the traditional Summer vacation. India’s new age travellers are displaying strong and growing appetite for travel during Autumn/Fall to enjoy nature at its best, with pleasant weather and the resplendent colours of autumn, giving the destination a distinctive appeal. In order to maximise the potential of the yet under leveraged season, Thomas Cook India has launched an array of special autumn tours. 
With Europe recording extreme summer temperatures due to global warming/climatic changes, the Autumnseasonis finding considerable appeal among India’s new age travellers. Autumn’s pleasant/moderate weather (in between the heat of summer and cold winters), its picturesque backdrop with green leaves changing colour to myriad shades of ochre, orange, red and burgundy, make it visually mesmerizing. Autumn also offers travellers the opportunity to indulge in fun outdoor activities like hiking, camping, road trips, among others. Being off-peak, this season offers India’s value seekers a truly affordable travel experience. 
Thomas Cook India’s air-inclusive autumn group packages start from Rs 89,900 per person* for a 7 day Europe tour (*twin share basis). The destinations on offer include favourites like Switzerland, France, Italy, Germany, UK & Ireland, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Scandinavia; also emerging options like New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Canada and China.
Thomas Cook India has incorporated engaging experiences as part of its Autumn group and customised holidays including - hiking in the Bavarian Alps, or cruising in Lake K√∂nigssee in Germany; truffle huntingand volcano climbs in Naples, Italy; a celebration of music and wine in Lugano, Switzerland; Whisky trails and magical castle stays in Scotland; a trek to Mt. Fuji (5th station level) and a visit to the Eikando Temple – one of Kyoto’s renowned autumn colour photo stop, enjoying the Chuseok or Harvest festival in South Korea, a scenic drive along Cape Breton Island in Canada and more. 
Rajeev Kale, President & Country Head – Holidays, MICE, Visa, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. Said that Indian travellers have become truly experimental and we’ve observed a marked shift in travel seasons- Autumn seeing growing interest with its spectacular changing colours and pleasant weather making it a traveller's delight. With an 18% growth in demand for autumn, the launch of our Autumn Tours is aimed at capitalising on this significant yet under-leveraged opportunity.
He added that although the demand for such travel is being led by millennial, young professionals, DINKS and families, it is also noteworthy to see that consumers from Tier 2 and 3 cities are also showing interest in autumn travel.

Amity Student Chapter organizes QUIZ Contest

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 26th August:- Student Chapter of Amity Global Business School  in collaboration with National Institute of Personnel management , Punjab Chapter ,a Voluntary Non- profit organization of HR Professionals organized a Business Quiz. About 15 different colleges and Management Institutes from Tricity and other parts of Punjab participated in the event. The event was inaugurated by Dr. Shivali Dhingra, Director Amity Global business School, Chandigarh. SP Bansal, Chairman Punjab Chapter of NIPM in his address emphasized need for  such events to encourage students to showcase talent  and  prepare students  to face future corporate Challenges.
The quiz comprised of three different rounds including Buzzer Round. The first was the preliminary written round and five top teams were shortlisted from this round. After 2nd and third round three teams could make for final. These teams were 2nd runners up from Govt PG College of Commerce Sec 42, Chandigarh, 1st runners from L M Thapar college of Management and winning team from Amity Global Business School, Chandigarh Campus.  The winning team comprising of Ms. Harpreet and Nimish Tandon from Amity Business School will represent Northern Region and participate in the National Level competition to be held in September 2019 in Bangalore.
The winning teams were given Trophy and a cash prize. Amity Director Dr. Shivali Dhingra congratulated the winning teams and encouraged all the participants and students for more such events to bridge the skill gap between industry and academia world. Ms Reetika , Faculty member ,  conducted the Quiz
Dr Babita, Associate Dean, Amity Chandigarh campus and Mentor of Student Chapter presented vote of thanks .Also present on this occasion were NIPM National Council Member Capt Naresh Kakkar, NIPM executives in addition to large number of students and faculty members from Amity and participating Institutes.

Godrej Interio Launches India’s First Healthcare Experience Centre in Mumbai

By Tricitynews
Mumbai 26th August:- Godrej Interio, India’s leading furniture brand in-home and institutional segments, today launched a novel retail concept ‘Godrej Interio healthcare Experience Centre’. It is the first-of-its-kind hub wherein one can experience the best of products and services by Godrej Interio for the healthcare industry.
The healthcare experience centre was launched in the presence of Jamshyd Godrej, Chairman of the Board of Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd., Anil Mathur, Chief Operating Officer, Godrej Interio along with medical experts like Dr. Vivek Desai, Director – HOSMAC, Dr. Vispy Jokhi, CEO–Masina, and Gautam Khanna, CEO – Hinduja. It highlights Godrej Interio’s design philosophy which is based on human-centric approach (space/products that take care of all stakeholders) and adaptive space solutions.  
On the launch of the new centre, Jamshyd Godrej, MD & Chairman Godrej & Boyce said that at Godrej and Boyce, our mission has always been about enriching the quality of life every day everywhere. The Indian healthcare sector is growing at a brisk pace due to its strengthening coverage, services and increasing expenditure by public as well as private players. It is, however, lacking in healing environments which focus on providing utmost comfort and safety to patients while handling the cost challenge. We at Godrej are working on multiple innovations keeping in mind unique challenges faced by industry. For example, shortly we are launching world’s first bed which can be converted from manual to motorised at Hospital premises. This should help Hospitals to upgrade same bed at later date. It is a matter of pride to see Godrej Interio endeavouring to uplift the quality of experience at healthcare facilities through multiple innovations.
Anil Mathur, Chief Operating Officer, Godrej Interio said that healthcare has become one of India’s largest sectors - both in terms of revenue and employment, and growing a CAGR of 16-17 per cent. However, the healthcare facilities in India are often incompatible to changing needs. Godrej Interio Healthcare business focuses on creating environments that support patients and families in process of healing. These ergonomically designed healing environments focus on efficiency, empathy and wellbeing of all stakeholders including patients, caregivers and doctors. The healthcare experience centre highlights our design philosophy which is based on adopting a human-centric approach and using adaptive space solutions for improved patient-doctor interaction.
On this occasion, Godrej Interio also released insights from its first survey on the healthcare industry, ‘Elevating Experiences, Enriching Lives’. The survey highlights prevalent challenges faced by the nursing staff while delivering healthcare services in India.
The study revealed more than 90% of nurses complain of some musculoskeletal disorder. Nursing as a profession requires nurses to work in a standing posture. The study highlighted 88% of nurses work for 8-10 hours a day along with doing overtime at least twice or thrice a month (35% do over time more than three times a month). 74% of the nurses stand for more than 4-6 hours a day at a stretch which could cause stress on their lower limbs. These long working hours, overtime and work overload contribute to impact their physical and psychological wellbeing. Experts have cautioned that a tired workforce is one of the chief contributors to medical errors.