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Unitech seeks valuations to sell off its hotel assets
  With most real estate companies facing a liquidity crunch, companies are now looking to stall their hospitality arm’s development, in order to divert funds into existing residential and other commercial projects. Following this example, Unitech Limited is in
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Private IHMs in Punjab seek affiliation from NCHMCT
  In order to provide quality education to the increasing number of students, most private Institutes of Hotel Management (IHMs) in Punjab are seeking the affiliation or approval from the National Council for Hotel Management and
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MPTDC undertakes development projects at Pachmarhi and Bhopal
  Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (MPTDC) has undertaken two development projects at popular tourism destination Pachmarhi and capital, Bhopal. Both projects funded by MPTDC and are expected to be completed by
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A K Hafizka Hotel Management Institute embarks on research initiative with Waikato University
  Senior faculty members of the A K Hafizka Institute of Hotel Management, Mumbai have joined hands with research personnel from the University of Waikato in New Zealand to carry out research on three different projects in India
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Target Training Services opens vocational training institute
  Target Training Services has opened a vocational training institute in association with the Bengaluru-based Hotel Evoma. The institute has designed a four month certificate course and a six month diploma course in F&B, Housekeeping and Front Office
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Marriott International to open eight hotels in India
  Marriott International will officially open eight properties in India during 2009. The group will be launching properties in Gurgaon, Pune, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Mumbai. Another 14 Marriott International-branded hotels are expected to open in India in
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Glenmon distillers enters into JV with Demerara Distillers
  Goa-based Glenmon Distillers has entered into a 50:50 joint venture with South American Demerara Distillers which produces the globally renowned El Dorado rum. The JV will ensure a broader networking and distribution network for both the parties in
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UEI Global to offer BHATM course
  UEI Global School of Service Management has announced the launch of their degree programme with three streams. United Education Institute Global (UEI Global) is for the first time offering a Bachelors degree in the areas of Hospitality, Aviation and
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IMRS to set up five boutique hotels
  IMRS Hospitality will spend around Rs 100 Crore to set up five boutique hotels in the eastern region. The projects have been lined up for West Bengal, Jharkhand and Orissa, with an investment of around Rs20-Rs 25 Crore each. The company has already started
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Dr Ambedkar IHM plans to start fast food outlet
  Dr Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management (IHM), Chandigarh plans to start a fast-food outlet or a mobile catering van just outside the institute to cater to the increasing number of visitors to the newly built
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Sarovar Hotels and IndiGo Airlines announce marketing tie-up
 

Sarovar Hotels and IndiGo Airlines, a low-cost domestic airline, recently announced a marketing tie-up to offer customers the benefit of hassle free travel and stay. Through this tie up, Sarovar Hotels will ...read more>>

 PRIME FOCUS

Understanding Italian culinary culture: Festa Italiana 2008
Festa Italiana 2008 showcased Italian cuisine, food products and ingredients for the hospitality trade. Hospitality Biz Indis provides a brief insight into the seminars and education sessions conducted at the event
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 INTERVIEW
“Focus on adapting to changing industry needs”
In an interview with Sapna Gupta, Founder and Director, AHA Air Hostess Academy; Hospitality Biz India draws a detailed picture centred around the Air Hostess Academy (AHA) and its functioning
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 HOUSEKEEPING
WARDROBE targets mid size hotels to outsource dry-cleaning & laundry services
WARDROBE, a collaboration between Diamond Fabcare Pvt Ltd and Brown Gouge of Australia, plans to extend its reach by targeting medium sized hotels to outsource their dry-cleaning and laundry services.
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 EXPERT SPEAK
Delivering hospitality is a matter of team work
Arvind Kumar Saraswati, Lecturer, BCIHM&CT feels that teamwork is important in the hospitality industry in order to provide quality service to the guest
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 GUEST COLUMN
The versatility of Mayonnaise
K S Narayanan and Chaf Sudhir Pai provide an insight into the history of Mayonnaise, and the advantages that commercially available varieties can bring in
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 GROUND REALITY
‘Over the moon’
Being more of a debt market than a credit market, the Indian economy is in much better shape than most developed countries. The cue lies in enticing the domestic market and looking inwards, rather than outwards. India, by itself, has many tourists that can fill rooms across the hotel spectra
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