This Week's Top Headlines
MoT to promote Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh as ‘Golden Triangle’
  The Ministry of Tourism, (MoT), Government of India plans to promote states in North India as the ‘Golden Triangle’ on the lines of the Delhi- Agra-Jaipur Golden Triangle. In the new triangle, ...read more>>
 
Hotels circumspect after wireless security threats
  Terror emails sent through unsecured WiFi networks seemed like a relatively far-fetched and cinematic idea, until the occurrence of recent events that claimed innocent citizens’ lives as ...read more>>
 
New wine policy in Karnataka to boost wine industry
  The new Karnataka Grape Wine Policy 2008-09 which has come into effect from September 27 is expected to boost production from the present eight Lakh litres per annum to at least ...read more>>
 
KSTDC to commence work on Hampi region development
  Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC), in coordination with the Hampi Management Authority (HMA), will commence work on the development of the Hampi ...read more>>
 
HRANI elections lands up in court
  Declaration of results of the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India (HRANI) elections to select new office bearers has been put on hold as a Delhi court has pronounced ...read more>>
 
GMR invites bids for hotel plots in upcoming hospitality district
  According to a TOI report, GMR Group has invited bids to construct hotels in all categories at its proposed 45 acre hospitality district near Delhi's upcoming airport. Plot sizes range from ...read more>>
 
Novotel launches its property near Hyderabad Airport
  Novotel has officially launched the Novotel Hyderabad Airport property near the GMR Hyderabad International Airport (GHIAL). The property which is five minutes from the airport is the second...read more>>
 
Karnataka State Tourism moves from budget to high-end tourism
  According to a recent Press Trust of India (PTI) report , the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) plans to target all segments of tourists, including those from the ...read more>>
 
Hiring slows down in hospitality and tourism industry : MEOS survey
  According to Manpower Employment Outlook Survey (MEOS), the hospitality and tourism industry is gradually witnessing the ripple effects of economic slowdown as employers across ...read more>>
 
Hoteltechshow 2008 to kick start in November
  Hospitality trade fair, Hoteltechshow 2008, will host its second edition from November 7-9, 2008 at the Hyderabad ...read more>>
 
GIL anticipates more business from the hospitality industry
 

The Green Idea Lab (GIL), the newly launched research and innovation wing of Biodiversity Conservation (India) Limited ...read more>>

  
Bombay Store forays into hospitality supplies
 

Mumbai-based lifestyle retail store, 'Bombay Store', has entered the hospitality supplies segment with a range of ...read more>>

 PRIME FOCUS

Sharing heritage with the guests
To maintain and preserve heritage properties is becoming fashionable in the hospitality industry. However, it is of more an enjoyable pastime at the moment, than a profitable proposition. HBI reveals the opportunities and challenges faced in dealing with heritage properties
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 INDUSTRY EXPERT
The hotel industry : A time to change
The winds of change have affected the way we look at our business. In a very high demand situation across market segments, the Indian hotel industry has now witnessed consistently improved performance.
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 GUEST COLUMN
Commitment to excellence: The key to success
In order to stay ahead of the competition, it is essential for employees to consistently work to develop and broaden their skill set. Iyer Subramanian feels that one must be committed to excellence to be successful in life
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 GROUND REALITY
Going up in smoket
A country like India has more pressing issues to focus on, rather than the smoking ban. A lack of urinals and toilets in public areas of metropolitan cities cause more eye-sores and health problems than smoking
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 THE LIGHTER SIDE
A fill of fashion
Going to a restaurant at a five-star hotel that is staging a couture week can be a bit of a bother, as a friend found out. He recounts his experience when he walks in to have a quiet drink and dinner.
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