This Week's Top Headlines
AHAR protests raised electricity rates
  According to reports in the Times of India and Financial Express, about 8000 small and medium restaurants in Mumbai plan to switch off exterior lighting on Monday and Thursday evenings, to ...read more>>
 
Bengaluru hotels victim of luxury tax controversy
  In the month in which India’s Independence Day is celebrated and the nation claims to be united, there seems to be plenty of disparity in the rules formulated on luxury tax by the Government. With ...read more>>
 
Hilton Hotels Corporation to launch ‘The Hilton Family’ in India
  In a bid to strengthen its footprint in the Indian hospitality industry, Hilton Hotels Corporation aims to introduce several Hilton Family brands across market segments. Currently, 21 properties are ...read more>>
 
Maharashtra’s F&B outlets fear imported liquor price hike
  As uncertainty hovers over Maharashtra’s hospitality industry due to the State Government’s decision to issue a revised notification for excise payment on imported liquor, hotels and ...read more>>
 
Major hotels to move ahead with rate revision in September
  According to The Economic Times, by September 2008, major hotels in cities like New Delhi, Hyderabad and Bengaluru will raise their rates by 10 - 50 per cent. Due to a stable inflow of tourists, rise in...read more>>
 
Chhattisgarh Tourism Board to promote tourism circuits
  With an overall tourist arrival of 20 lakh last year, Chhattisgarh Tourism Board will now tap into select tourism circuits within the state to promote tourism. In this regard, three circuits have been ...read more>>
 
Carlson and Sarovar might break ties
  As per the Times of India article, US-based Carlson Hospitality might break ties with its Indian collaborator, Sarovar Hotels & Resorts. The partnership may come to a close in December 2008, at ...read more>>
 
Navi Mumbai boasts its first classified five star hotel
  Hotel Tunga Regency was recently rated as the first classified five star hotel in Navi Mumbai. Established in the year 2007 and located at Vashi, Navi Mumbai; Hotel Tunga Regency has been ...read more>>
 
Club Med to set up sales and marketing office in India by end 2008
  Resort chain, Club Med plans to expand its operations in the Asia Pacific region with the set up of a sales and marketing office in Mumbai by end 2008. As a strategy to upgrade and ...read more>>
 
Heritage on Wheels to be restaurants on wheels
 

One of Rajasthan's chief tourist attractions, the ‘Heritage on Wheels’, may soon be transformed into 'restaurants on wheels', as Indian Railways plans to sell its bogies to hoteliers once ...read more>>

   
Marriott to launch 7th property in India
 

Marriott International, in a management agreement with Uppal Hospitality, plans to launch a 206 room JW Marriott hotel in Gurgaon. The hotel, which is located on the Delhi-Jaipur highway ...read more>>

   
Job.travel offers free job and resume postings
 

Job.travel, the employment site for the travel and hospitality industry, announced free job and resume postings for a limited ...read more>>

   
Cleartrip partners with TripAdvisor to offer hotel reviews and ratings
 

Cleartrip has partnered with TripAdvisor, the largest travel community in the world, to provide unbiased hotel ratings and reviews written by travellers about their own experiences ...read more>>

   
Chateau d’Ori ties up with FWM on marketing contract
 

With an aim to increase its distribution base in India, Chateau d’Ori has tied up with Finewinesmore (FWM) on a marketing ...read more>>

   
Saastra Software launches software for corporate guesthouses
 

Bengaluru-based Saastra Software Private Limited has launched a software solution to manage corporate ...read more>>

 PRIME FOCUS

Indian hotel industry: Growing with the times
Although the Indian hospitality industry is known world-wide for home-grown brands like the Taj, Oberoi and ITC, organised hospitality business in India has a very short history.
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 OUTSOURCING
Surviving in turbulent times through outsourcing
Siddharth Thaker & Pramod Bhasker from HVS evaluate how transformations in technology and telecommunications act as able catalysts in a world where geography rapidly becomes history
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 MANAGEMENT MANTRAS
Learn to benchmark
Ignoring facts won’t make them go away. Iyer Subramanian explains
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 OPINION
Deconstructing the hotel industry professional
If you’ve been associated with the hotel industry for five years or more, you are a hotelier. Anand Mittal feels that the attitude of a hotel professional is different from that of those who belong to other professions
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 HOTEL DESIGN
Environment comes first at Six Senses Samui
Six Senses Hideaway at Samui Island, Thailand, earlier known as Sila Evason Hideaway, has set an example for similar commercial resorts world over, through its globally acclaimed conservation programmes.
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 GROUND REALITY
True independence
India can be called independent, when every citizen of the country is self sufficient; when people stop worrying about tomorrow, and plan for the future
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 THE LIGHTER SIDE
A sale of a time
Sales are not confined to just shops and malls. I realise that restaurants have also got into the sales act, when I notice a big board screaming ‘SALE’ outside an eatery and bar.
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