This Week's Top Headlines
Hotels, Tourism and IT may raise USD 100 million via ECB
  Close on the heels of the Finance Minister P Chidambaram's announcement yesterday to further relax ECB (External Commercial Borrowings) restrictions, the government today allowed software developers, hotels and hospitals to raise up to ...read more>>
 
Tamil Nadu: Politics in idli, dosa
  Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M Karunanidhi, has enforced a reduction of 10-15 per cent in the prices of popular food items sold at all vegetarian restaurants, serving traditional Tamil Nadu cuisine. This reduction will come into place with immediate effect ...read more>>
 
Uniform tax structure for liquor in India
  The Union government is considering a uniform tax on liquor across India, which will result in products being sold at the same retail price anywhere in India. It is a significant development...read more>>
 
ITDC’s profits for its hotel division rise to Rs 16.74 crore
  The India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) has declared that off-season (April to September) profits for the hotels division increased from Rs 44 lakh in 2005-06 to Rs 16.74 crore in 2007-08 ...read more>>
 
WORLDHOTELS and Thai Airways partner for 500 Miles offer
  WORLDHOTELS, the Europe based global hotel group for independent hotels and regional hotel brands worldwide, has partnered with Thai Airways to offer frequent flyers 500 bonus miles for every night they stay at selected hotels within the  ...read more>>
 
Sterling Holiday Resorts (India) Ltd to acquire three-star properties
  Sterling Holiday Resorts (India) Ltd plans to acquire three-star properties across India. It is already in talks with several hotels and resorts to enter into management contracts. It will acquire properties in the major metros initially and then ...read more>>
 
Sikkim government grants casino license to The Royal Plaza Hotel Group
  With an aim to attract high end tourists in Sikkim, the Sikkim government granted the casino license to The Royal Plaza Hotel Group, recently. The state government has also leased out 25 acre of land to the group for the construction of a ...read more>>
 
Arunachal Pradesh to set up IHM in Itanagar
  As per the initiative taken by the National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT) to open Institutes of Hotel Management (IHMs) in North East region of India, Arunachal Pradesh would set up an Institute of Hotel Management in ...read more>>
 
IHC to open two Institutes for Housekeeping Management
  Indian Housekeepers Club (IHC) plans to open two Institutes for Housekeeping Management in Agra and Bharatpur. The institutes will offer a one year certificate course in Housekeeping Management and three months correspondence courses in ...read more>>
 
Phoenix Mills takes PE route to raise $250 million
 

Phoenix Mills Ltd plans to raise $200 million from overseas investors, to support its upcoming retail projects, according to senior company officials. In addition to this investment, the real estate player plans to
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Almulla Hospitality to develop international hotel chain
 

Dubai-based Almulla Hospitality plans to develop an international hotel chain with 150 hotels across the globe with around 90 in the Middle East and Mena region of North Africa and 60 in other Muslim dominated
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 PRIME FOCUS

Hotels: Gearing up for the monsoons
Monsoon season is round the corner and pre monsoon preparations of hotels are in full swing. So what are the precautionary measures being taken by hotels?
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 SELF IMPROVEMENT
Supplement longer working hours with efficency
Hospitality is filled with professionals, who believe in spending a lot of time at work. Ironically, while they remain unhappy at one level, they are constantly committed to making others happy. Dominic Costabir exhorts us to break the status quo and add meaning to our lives
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 FRONT OFFICE
More than just the front office
Arun Kumar Pawar explains the intricacies of front office management
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 HOUSEKEEPING

Carpet care made easy

Carpeting is a practical and aesthetic addition to any room. Utilised for its comfortable surface, it also beautifies interior spaces by adding to the décor
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 TECHNOLOGY
Tech powered customer service
As the Indian hospitality sector stands at the threshold of exponential growth, the need for automation within the sector has also risen. A look at the benefits that technology can bring to the business of hotels.
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 GROUND REALITY
China syndrome
Marcellus Baptista loses himself in Chinese cuisines
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