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FHRAI and ADTOI to work together to promote domestic tourism
  Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) will work closely with the Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI) to promote domestic tourism in India. According to Dr Sunil Gulati, Secretary, FHRAI, the two associations will work out a Memorandum...read more>>
 
Trident, Mumbai observes about 35 per cent drop in occupancies
  More than three weeks after the terror attacks hit the hotel, The Trident, Mumbai, which will resume operations tomorrow, has observed cancellations to the tune of 30 to 35 per cent. Informing the media about the same, Rattan Keswani, President, The Trident Hotels stated,...read more>>
 
The Taj opens its doors for patrons
  After the terror attack of November 26th, one of the iconic hotels of South Mumbai which became the victim of terror attacks, The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Mumbai will reopen its doors for its guests on December 21. Presently, the Tower wing of the hotel will be operational,...read more>>

 
HIFI to take place in Mumbai from January 13 - 15, 2009
  The Horwath HTL (Hotel Tourism and Leisure) and Burba Hotel Network-hosted Hotel Investment Forum India (HIFI) 2009 will be held from 13-15 January 2009 at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention ...read more>>
 
MoT gives positive nod to tourism proposals sent by Maharashtra Tourism
  The Ministry of Tourism (MoT) recently gave a positive nod to Maharashtra Tourism for developing tourism related project proposals, sent by Maharashtra government. MoT has received seven tourism...read more>>
 
DDA to make available 1500 apartment hotels before 2010
  In order to come up with a solution to the accommodation shortage in the capital city during the Commonwealth Games 2010, Delhi Development Authority (DDA), the land-owning agency of Delhi, has agreed...read more>>
 
Agra to host first HRANI Convention
  Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India (HRANI) will organise its first convention from June 26 to 28, 2009 at Jaypee Palace Hotel and Convention Centre in Agra. This was decided at the meeting...read more>>
 
Next NTAC meeting to be held in first week of January 2009
  At the National Tourism Advisory Council (NTAC) meeting held recently in New Delhi, Ministry of Tourism (MoT) heard proposals which were put forward by various representatives of travel trade associations, in order to boost the tourism in the country. According to Ashok Kumar...read more>>
 
NRAI to organise seminar on security issues
  National Restaurant Association of India will convene a national seminar on security issues in the restaurant industry in the last week of January in Delhi. The decision to organise the seminar was taken at...read more>>

 
HRAP calls for one day hotel industry strike on Dec 23, 2008
  Hotel and Restaurant Association of Punjab (HRAP) has called for a one day strike today to protest against the Government of Punjab's decision to impose luxury tax on hotels, banquet and marriage halls. ...read more>>
 
UPHRA tones down New Year’s celebrations in posh UP hotels
  For sentimental reasons, following the November 26, 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai that claimed over 170 lives, the Uttar Pradesh Hotels and Restaurants Association (UPHRA) has decided to tone down...read more>>

   
ITC, Accor in race to acquire Unitech hotels
  According to a media report, diversified business group ITC, international hotel chain Accor and some high net worth individuals are in the race to acquire six hotel properties owned by real...read more>>

 PRIME FOCUS

Enter the dragon
China, the entire world’s production house, has become a fundamental market to fulfill Indian hospitality needs. Hospitality Biz explores opportunities for the Indian trade in the Chinese market
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 INTERFACE
“The ARRs in Malaysia are much lower than in India”
The new General Manager of Crowne Plaza Today, Gurgaon, Shaun Langdon speaks with Hospitality Biz about the challenges faced by a new GM and his plans for the property
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 SELF IMPROVEMENT
The secret of service
Refine yourself as an individual to improve the quality of service that you can provide, recommends Riyaz Bharucha.
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 BRAND PROMOTIONS
Marketing a hotel online in a struggling economy
In a tough economy, when your marketing budget shrinks, you need to be careful about how you invest your money. The Return On Investment (ROI) for online marketing spending is faster than almost any other form of hotel marketing, says Sachin Suri, Associated Director - HVS Web Strategies
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 KITCHEN
The versatility of Mayonnaise
K S Narayanan and Chef Sudhir Pai provide an insight into the history of Mayonnaise, and the advantages that commercially available varieties can bring in
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 TECHNOLOGY

Intangible technology
A new wave of technology is available when it comes to locking systems, as Ashish Kapoor Business Head - Hospitality Division, Hafele India Pvt Ltd details
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