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Mumbai terror attacks to affect inbound tourism
  The terror attacks in the South Mumbai and some suburbs area are seen as an incident that will change the perception of inbound tourists, in the country and also those planning future visits. The terror attacks
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MoT issues statement to reduce impact of terror attacks on tourism potential
  In the wake of the recent terror attacks on Mumbai, Ministry of Tourism (MoT) has issued a statement to reduce the impact of the attacks on the tourism industry and pacify foreigners travelling to India in the next
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Hotel industry condemns Mumbai incidents
  People associated with the hospitality industry in the country have condemned the terrorist attack on two hotel properties in the financial capital Mumbai. This is the first such incident in the history of
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FHRAI and IATO to rework three year old MoU
  Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) and Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) have mutually agreed to rework the existing ‘Agreement on Code of Practice’ signed between
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Taj group regains custody of Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai
  As per a BS report, security forces have handed control of the Taj Mahal Hotel over to The Taj group on December 1, 2008. However, the hotel will remain sealed until a specialist risk assessment crew
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Hotel staff aid armed forces
  In the dramatic turn of events, while two of the most renowned hotels in the country, the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower and the Oberoi – Trident hotels came under the seize of the terrorists, the employees and the
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Mumbai incident takes lives of budding North Indian professionals
  The terrorist attack on November 26, 2008 did not spare budding professionals of this region, who were undergoing job training or internships at the Oberoi hotel and the Taj in Mumbai.
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Oberoi reveals extent of terror attack's damage
  With the Oberoi and Trident hotels situated in South Mumbai becoming one of the prime targets of the terrorist attempts in India, PRS Oberoi, Chairman, East India Hotels Limited (EIHL), the owner and operator
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Cancellations pour in due to terror attacks in Mumbai
  The ongoing terror attacks in Mumbai has caused panic amongst visitors to the city. Within minutes of the attacks, rooms, conferences and events were cancelled. However, guests staying in Mumbai's hotels
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Hoteliers asked to resist check-in of FITs
  With the financial capital of India coming under threat through one of the worst terrorist attacks faced by the nation, the security of Mumbai's hotels has come under question. All hotel managements and
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Capt Gopinath’s hospitality venture faces rough weather
  According to sources close to Capt Gopinath, of Air Deccan fame, Deccan Hospitality's plan to set up budget hotels might be delayed due to the global financial scenario. The group had set up Deccan
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FHRAI awards to be announced on Dec 13, 2008
  The Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) award ceremony 2008 is scheduled to be held at the Radisson Hotel Chennai on the evening of December 13, 2008. Earlier, the award
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 PRIME FOCUS

Hotelex India 2008: An Overview
Hotelex India 2008 turned out to be an interactive platform for hospitality professionals. Hospitality Biz takes a close look at the event that was held on a larger scale than last year
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 PERSPECTIVE
Terror Strikes: The Indian Hotel Industry's 9/11
India is known the world over as the land of hospitality. Today, Hospitality India is under siege; held to ransom by a bunch of radical terrorists who have decided to make sure that they are heard – loud and clear.
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 DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Disaster Management Plan for the Hospitality Industry
In the aftermath of the carnage in Mumbai, there are critical lessons to be learnt. This article advocates for a disaster management plan to be consciously integrated into the Indian Hospitality industry.
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 ANALYSIS
Economic slow down and the hospitality industry
In the first part of his column, Taposh Chakraborty, Principal, Boutique Hospitality Consulting, Bengaluru provides an insight into how the hospitality industry can withstand the present economic slow down and fulfil its potential
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 KITCHEN
The intricacies of molecular food
Chef Bakshish Dean, Executive Chef, The Park, New Delhi gives us the insider view on molecular food. He reveals how molecular food is a concept that needs to be embraced in India in order to restore and refine the lost glory of Indian cuisine
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 TECHNOLOGY
Hotels and online distribution management
The Internet has become a necessity for hotels over the last few years. Udai Singh Solanki enumerates the advantages as well as the challenges faced by hoteliers while using this tool
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