IHCL and Head Held High Foundation Partner to Empower Rural Youth

IHCL and Head Held High Foundation Partner to Empower Rural Youth

By Author

Published on October 9, 2023

Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India's largest hospitality company, has joined forces with Head Held High (HHH), a leading non-profit organization dedicated to youth transformation and empowerment in rural India. This partnership aims to establish skill centers that will provide training to rural youth, enhancing their employability in various industries, including hospitality.

Gaurav Pokhariyal, Executive Vice President of Human Resources at IHCL, expressed the company's commitment to social progress and inclusive growth. He highlighted IHCL's goal to set up skill centers in select locations across India to train youth for employment opportunities.

These skill centers will serve as empowerment hubs, offering tailored training modules designed to bridge the gap between rural youth and the professional job market. The focus is on equipping participants with the skills needed to confidently enter the workforce.

Pankaj Singh Thakur, CEO of Head Held High Foundation, emphasized that this partnership will address the unique challenges faced by rural youth, empowering them to unlock their full potential and seize opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Head Held High Foundation has a track record of reducing inequality by providing support in various areas, including skills-based training, livelihood support, career guidance, and counseling. This collaboration with IHCL promises to make significant strides in connecting rural communities with the professional world.

IHCL, known as the custodian of Indian hospitality, continues to invest in building industry-relevant talent pools under its Paathya framework. This initiative aims to develop and support deserving youth and their families while contributing to the overall growth of the industry.

Through this partnership, IHCL and Head Held High Foundation are taking a meaningful step towards empowering rural youth, fostering economic growth, and promoting inclusive development in India.

About Head Held High (HHH) Foundation

HHH is a non-governmental organization dedicated to empowering youth through foundational life and work skills training, education access, and employment opportunities. The foundation aims to catalyze economic opportunity and build resilience in vulnerable communities by addressing poverty-related challenges.

About The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL)

IHCL and its subsidiaries comprise a group of brands and businesses offering warm Indian hospitality and world-class service. The portfolio includes Taj, SeleQtions, Vivanta, and Ginger hotels. Founded by Jamsetji Tata, IHCL opened its first hotel, The Taj Mahal Palace, in Bombay in 1903. With a portfolio of 271 hotels globally, IHCL is India's largest hospitality company.

This partnership between IHCL and Head Held High Foundation reflects their shared commitment to fostering positive change and empowerment in rural India, one skill at a time.


Summer Escapes with Royal Stays and Nature Getaways: Unique Luxury Destinations

Summer Escapes with Royal Stays and Nature Getaways: Unique Luxury Destinations

By Nishang Narayan

Published on May 30, 2024

Dreaming of a summer escape that goes beyond the typical? Consider indulging in extraordinary experiences at these luxurious havens. Whether it's immersing yourself in the grandeur of historical estates, reconnecting with nature amidst stunning landscapes, or uncovering hidden urban gems, these destinations promise a summer escape like no other.

Aurika Coorg: Nestled among expansive coffee plantations, Aurika Coorg is a nature lover's paradise offering breathtaking views and rich coffee experiences. It's the perfect setting for nature getaways, coffee enthusiasts, pet owners, and those planning destination weddings or relaxing staycations.

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TreeHouse Chail Villas, Himachal Pradesh: Situated at an elevation of 7,000 feet within the Shivalik Mountains, TreeHouse Chail Villas offers stunning panoramic views and a charming escape in the hills. Wake up to the beauty of the valley or the starlit skies over Shimla, and enjoy activities like Valley Crossing and visits to Chail Sanctuary.

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Aurika Udaipur: Located amidst the majestic Aravalli Hills, Aurika Udaipur transports you to a regal era. With its impeccable service and architectural splendors, this destination is ideal for hosting grand weddings, corporate offsites, or those seeking a luxurious palace experience.

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Royal Heritage Haveli, Jaipur: Experience the life of royalty at the Royal Heritage Haveli in Jaipur. Built in the 18th century, this heritage property features traditional décor, serene courtyards, and exquisite service, perfect for those seeking an authentic glimpse into Rajasthan's regal past.

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Aurika Mumbai Skycity: Located in the heart of Mumbai, Aurika Mumbai Skycity blends the city's historic charm with modern luxury. Ideal for business travelers or hosting MICE events, the hotel's mid-century modern design celebrates Mumbai’s rich cultural history.

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This summer, choose from these diverse luxury destinations to create memories that last a lifetime.


Dive into the Ultimate Marine Adventure at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

Dive into the Ultimate Marine Adventure at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

By Nishang Narayan

Published on May 26, 2024

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru is thrilled to announce an exclusive opportunity for guests to participate in the largest manta ray assembly on the planet. This spectacular event, hosted in collaboration with the Maldives Manta Conservation Programme, occurs annually from May to November in the plankton-rich waters of the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

During the 2023 season, the conservation team recorded an astonishing 6,691 manta ray sightings, highlighting the area’s global significance as a manta ray hotspot. The nearby Hanifaru Bay alone accounted for 82% of these encounters, solidifying its reputation as a premier destination for marine enthusiasts.

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This year, guests of Landaa Giraavaru can look forward to even more immersive experiences. The resort’s "Manta-on-Call" service ensures that guests don’t miss this underwater ballet, with alerts that send them directly to the action via speedboat. For those desiring a more educational encounter, the resort offers a Trainee Manta Biologist program, perfect for young marine biologists in the making.

In addition to the manta rays, guests might also spot whale sharks, the ocean’s gentle giants, making their experience in the Maldives truly unforgettable. To enhance guest engagement and education, the resort’s Marine Discovery Centre includes a life-size Hologram Room, where visitors can interact with digital representations of local manta rays.

With meticulously planned dates known as "Manta Hot Dates," the resort maximizes the chances of encountering these majestic creatures. These dates are carefully predicted to align with peak manta activities, ensuring that guests have the best opportunity to witness and interact with the rays.

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Visit Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru to be part of the greatest marine show on Earth. For bookings and more information, visit Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, email reservations.mal@fourseasons.com, or call (960) 66 00 888.

About Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru:

Located in the heart of Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru combines luxury with unique ecological adventures. The resort is committed to conservation efforts and offers guests unparalleled experiences in one of the most spectacular settings in the world.


IndiGo Elevates Travel Experience: Introducing Business Class

IndiGo Elevates Travel Experience: Introducing Business Class

By Nithyakala Neelakandan

Published on May 25, 2024

Get ready to experience travel like never before as IndiGo, India's premier airline, announces its exciting new venture – Business Class services! Amidst the dynamic growth of India's economy, IndiGo is stepping up to redefine premium travel with tailor-made offerings, enhancing the journey for passengers across the nation's busiest routes.

With a fleet of over 360 aircraft and around 2,000 daily flights, IndiGo has been a cornerstone of India's aviation landscape for nearly 18 years. Now, the airline is set to revolutionize business travel with its innovative approach to service.

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"In a groundbreaking move to redefine business travel in India, IndiGo announces the plan to launch a tailor-made business product for India’s busiest and business routes," says Pieter Elbers, CEO of IndiGo. "As India gears up to become the third largest economy in the world, it's our privilege to provide the New India even more options to choose from as they travel business."

The new Business Class service will offer a desired option for many passengers, catering to their evolving aspirations. Set to be operational before the end of the year, the service will be available on the busiest routes of the nation, providing a seamless blend of comfort and convenience for travelers.

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Detailed information about the product offering, launch date, and routes will be unveiled in August, coinciding with IndiGo’s 18th anniversary. This milestone marks a significant step in the airline's evolution, reflecting its commitment to innovation and excellence in service.

As IndiGo continues to grow and adapt to the changing needs of passengers, the introduction of Business Class is another testament to its dedication to providing exceptional travel experiences. Stay tuned for more updates as IndiGo transforms the way we fly, one journey at a time.

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