This Week's Top Headlines
MoT’s proposal to ease FDI norms in status quo
  With the increase in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Indian real estate sector, the Ministry of Tourism (MoT) is considering opportunities to leverage the same for India’s hospitality and tourism
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Govt of Meghalaya invites private players to invest in the state
  The Government of Meghalaya in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organised a conference on business prospects in the state of Meghalaya at Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Mumbai on
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Haryana Tourism Corporation plans to set up health resorts on PPP format
  Haryana Tourism Corporation plans to set up health resorts in Kalesar of the Yamuna Nagar district and Malla near Pinjore in the Panchkula district. The properties will come up under the
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DS Group expands in Indian hospitality segment
  According to a Financial Chronicle report, Dharampal Satyapal (DS) Group plans to expand in the Indian hospitality sector with an investment of Rs 531 Crore in three years. The company will reveal
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Breeze Hotels to set up 15 business hotels
  According to a report by the Financial Chronicle, Rajathi Group subsidiary, Breeze Hotels, plans to target tier I and II cities in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu for the set up of 15 business hotels. With an
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Shriram Properties to build budget hotels, malls
  Bengaluru-based Shriram Properties Ltd, the real estate arm of the Shriram Group, plans to foray into the retail and hospitality businesses and develop around 15 shopping malls and 70 budget hotels across
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Welcomheritage Pragati Resorts is now a wellness spa
  WelcomHeritage Pragati Resorts, Hyderabad, part of India's largest chain of heritage properties, has now tied up with spa expert, 'Herbal
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Radhakrishna Hospitality to add more trains to its portfolio
  According to a report in the Hindu Business Line, Radhakrishna Hospitality Services, the food services, facilities management and
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Las Vegas Sands Corporation eyes India
  US-based hospitality company, Las Vegas Sands Corporation, is keenly looking at developments in the Indian market. In a recent visit to
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Nandhini Hotels partners with i-mint
  Bengaluru-based Nandhini Hotels has entered into a joint venture with ICICIs i-mint rewards programme. The i-mint card will help the hotel to
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Kamat to open more outlets in Bengaluru
 

Bengaluru-based Kamat Yatriniwas will open its outlets in Koramngala, Channapatna, Chikballapur and Nelamangala in Karnataka. It will open
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UEI Global kick starts industry specific programmes
 

UEI Global - School of Service Management, the educational venture of Berggruen Holdings, has launched short-term industry-specific
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Cornell and Nanyang collaborate on Asian best practices book
 

The lodging industry across Asia has contributed to a book on best practices cases authored by Judy A Siguaw, Dean, Cornell-Nanyang
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 PRIME FOCUS

Culinary contest culture
Culinary associations across India reinforce the fraternity’s interests through platforms that provide an outlet for a Chef’s creative endeavours
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 INTERVIEW
“The event aims to bring together a cross section of ideas under a single umbrella”
Chef Soundararajan P, General Secretary, Indian Federation of Culinary Associations (IFCA) speaks about the upcoming national culinary challenge
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 EXPERT SPEAK
Role of HR in the 21st century
The HR department has come a long way since its tentative start as ther ‘personnel department’. Deepak Behl, Director of HR, InterContinental Eros, Nehru Place, New Delhi traces the development of this crucial concept in India
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 HOUSEKEEPING
Bathroom linen: A guide
Arvind Kumar Saraswati elucidates the nuances of bath linen
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 SAFETY & SECURITY

On red alert!

While food and amenities take centre stage, security is a service that goes unnoticed by guests. HBI discovers the intricacies of a hotel’s security measures put in place for unexpected high alert situations
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 GROUND REALITY
Bandits on the train
Is this what we want to project to India’s guests, as most of my co-passengers were foreign tourists? Are India’s sports persons being used as hooligans to extort money from passengers because of their physique? Is Indian Railways taking the Indian citizen for granted?
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