This Week's Top Headlines
Lehman bankruptcy may affect real estate in India
  Recent reports about the Lehman Brothers filing for bankruptcy have created ripples across India’s real estate market. The rupee has weakened, and stock markets are on a down ...read more>>
 
GHIAL launches hotels within ‘Integrated Airport City’ concept
  GMR - Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL), also known as Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, is now gearing up to launch an ‘Integrated Airport City’, in line with international airports in ...read more>>
 
DVC plans tourism projects worth Rs 400 Crore in Jharkhand
  Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) is foraying into the tourism sector by developing projects at Maithan, Panchet, Tailaya and Hazaribaug in Jharkhand in a phased manner. It will invest ...read more>>
 
Inclusive Tourism facilities mandatory for projects & tourism sites: MoT
  To further augment the tourist arrivals in the country, Ministry of Tourism (MoT) has made it mandatory for all projects and tourists sites being developed that are being funded by it to incorporate ...read more>>
 
NRAI to hold its AGM on September 25
  The National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in New Delhi on September 25, 2008. During the AGM it will discuss all issues, including the ...read more>>
 
WB Govt to engage local authorities and private players in North Bengal hospitality updation
  In a bid to enrich North Bengal's booming hospitality scenario, the West Bengal (WB) Government plans to engage local authorities, communities and private entrepreneurs in the set up of ...read more>>
 
Taj Group launches The Gateway Hotel brand
  Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, launched a new brand, 'The Gateway Hotel,' today. The Gateway Hotel is a pan India network of upscale hotels and resorts. It will primarily cater to the ...read more>>
 
DDA announces the sale of three more hotel plots
  Delhi Development Authority (DDA), the land owning agency in the capital city, has announced the sale of three more hotel plots through a bidding process. Among these three, one is a hotel plot ...read more>>
 
IRCTC may have to pay higher price for budget hotels
  The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) might have to pay a heavy price for getting to execute the budget hotels project. Initially, the public enterprise was supposed...read more>>
 
Marickar Group forays into hospitality
  Kochi-based Marickar Group has ventured into the hospitality segment, with its first property at Nedumbassery in Kochi. The group has taken over the Nedstar Airport Hotel, and entered into ...read more>>
 
Kenilworth to invest in mid market hotels in Eastern India
 

Kolkata-based Kenilworth Hotels plans to invest in more four-star mid market business hotels in major cities of Eastern India like Bhubaneswar, Siliguri and Ranchi. With a presence ...read more>>

  
Floatels India to launch two new properties in Kerala
 

Floatels India Pvt. Ltd, plans to open two new properties in Kerala. Floatels plans to launch an Ayurveda Village in its existing Poovar Island Resort in Thiruvananthapuram by November ...read more>>

   
SHRA urges the state government to consider its demands
 

The Shimla Hotel and Restaurant Association (SHRA) has urged the state government to consider demands that pertain to ...read more>>

 PRIME FOCUS

Event Management: A juggling act
Like multinational companies, various associations have also started looking to overseas destinations to hold their annual conferences. HBI tries to understand the various issues involved in event management, taking the upcoming FHRAI Conference at Shanghai, China, as a case study
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 EXPERT OPINION
Can housekeeping qualify as a profession?
Brigitte Verba, Director Etage Exclusive, Hotel Management for Maids & Cleaners explains why housekeepers should be formally trained
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 HUMAN RESOURCES
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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 HIGH SPIRITS
New world wines and conditions
The Indian wine market is growing, with the influx of international players. World renowned Chilean winemaker, Eduardo Chadwick, provides an insight into these wines
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 GROUND REALITY
Piece of cake
At the end of the day, it is not only about setting up an event; it is about putting your mind, body and soul into it
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 THE LIGHTER SIDE
Out of the box
The boss tells me, “You should give us some out-of-the-box items. That’s what our readers want.” I decide to do just that, but since I do not have any out-of-the-box items at home I decide to go to the nearby store.
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