This Week's Top Headlines
MoT directs NCR hotels to block 6000 rooms
  The Ministry of Tourism, on behalf of the Commonwealth games organising committee, has approached hoteliers’ associations to pool in almost 6, 000 rooms in Delhi, in order to accommodate high ranking ...read more>>
 
New CRZ draft leads to uncertainty among hoteliers
  The draft issued by the Union Government with regards to the implementation of a new Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) policy is likely to affect hospitality development in coastal areas. According to the ...read more>>
 
MoT to amend CFA guidelines to make 'Accessible Tourism' facilities mandatory
  The Ministry of Tourism will soon formulate an action plan to make all tourism products compliant with Accessible Tourism. As per the action plan, the Ministry of Tourism intends to make suitable amendments to ...read more>>
 
MoT approaches UNWTO to upgrade Hotel Management syllabus
  In its endeavour to upgrade the hospitality education in India and make it at par with international standards, the Ministry of Tourism has approached the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) ...read more>>
 
PHTPB to launch ‘Punjab Farm Tourism Scheme’
  The Punjab Heritage and Tourism Promotion Board (PHTPB) will soon launch 'Punjab Farm Tourism Scheme,' engaging private sector farmers or farm house owners to provide Rural Tourism experience to
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Best Western clarifies online security breach situation
  In response to the article published in The Sunday Herald, the Best Western hotel group has issued a statement of clarification on the security breach of its online reservation system. As per the release
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Sarovar and Carlson to renew tie-up in end 2008
  Sarovar Hotels, which owns the master franchise for Carlson Hospitality (that represents its brands Park Plaza and Park Inn) in India, will renew its contract with the global hotel chain by end 2008. This confirmation ...read more>>
 
Mayfair expands in the East
  The Mayfair Hotels & Resorts Pvt Ltd, which currently has properties across Bhubaneshwar, Puri, Rourkela, Darjeeling and Gangtok, will now look to expand in the East, North East and beyond. The company will ...read more>>
 
Ceebros Hotels to open property near Chennai airport
  In April 2009, Chennai-based Ceebros Hotels will launch its second five-star property under its ecotel brand in Nandanam (Chennai). The Rs 100 Crore property is ready, but operations will commence only in April ...read more>>
 
MHRIL acquires Ooty property
 

According to the Financial Chronicle, Mahindra Holidays and Resorts India (MHRIL), an arm of the Mahindra and Mahindra group, has invested over Rs 30 Crore in the purchase of a hotel property in Ooty ...read more>>

   
Billionsmiles Hospitality launches non-vegetarian brand
 

‘South Indies’ brand creator, Billionsmiles Hospitality, has launched a non vegetarian restaurant brand, ‘bonSouth’ in Bengaluru. The 13, 000 sq ft bonSouth, which is located in Koramangala, serves traditional ...read more>>

   
Deepak Behl honoured with Rashtriya Ekta Samman
 

Deepak Behl, Director–Human Resource, Intercontinental Eros, New Delhi, was honoured with the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Rashtriya Ekta Samman on 20 August, 2008. He was nominated for the award for his ...read more>>

   
Bharathiar University to introduce flexible curriculum for hospitality
 

In order to make skill-oriented education more accessible and flexible for students, Coimbatore-based Bharathiar University plans to introduce a curriculum which will allow students to complete the courses in ...read more>>

   
IIMA to conduct revenue management program
 

The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) will organise a four day programme on revenue management and dynamic pricing from
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Tulleeho Bartending Academy opens in Bengaluru
 

Tulleeho Bartending Academy has tied up with M S Ramaiah College of Hotel Management to launch its academy in Bengaluru. At an ...read more>>

 PRIME FOCUS

Young guns’ day in the sun
It is often said that the right talent is always cherished, a fact which has led to several success stories. Several are those who have climbed the hierarchical ladder in a very short span, and Young Achievers 2008 is Hospitality Biz’s tribute to such rising stars of Indian hospitality.
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 F&B

Buffets: ‘All you can eat’

In recent times, the buffet’s diverse offerings seem to have exploded in variety as well as number, with new trends emerging in the market.
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 HOUSEKEEPING
Hotels and the art of elevator maintenance
In hotels, human traffic is strictly negotiated through its network of elevators. HBI provides insights into the hotel’s vertical transport systems
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 A DAY IN THE LIFE OF
Rakesh Mathur - President, WelcomHeritage
In spite of his busy work schedule, Rakesh Mathur, President, WelcomHeritage is deeply committed to philanthropy and environment. A passionate traveller, Mathur loves to embark on ‘voyages of discovery’
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 FINE LIVING
‘Swirl, Sniff and Sip’ — An insight into wine tasting
Prof Y G Tharakan throws light on the fine art of wine assessment
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 CAREER
The road to becoming a CEO
Every employee must strive to be a competent and resourceful individual in the workplace. Iyer Subramanian explains the role of a ‘Chief Effectiveness Officer’
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 GROUND REALITY
The young and the restless
The room was filled with spirit, and the participants voiced their thoughts — loud and clear. Some were in a hurry to etch their names into the sands of time, some were nimble-footed and others weighted with words; but there was no one who was unclear about what he wants to do
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