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MoT asks states for timely implementation of mega tourism projects
  According to a PIB release, a conference of State/Union Territories Tourism Secretaries was held in New Delhi recently under the Chairmanship of Sujit Banerjee, Secretary, ...read more>>
  
FHRAI executive committee to meet on August 22, 2009 in Mumbai
  Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India’s (FHRAI) 45th annual convention is likely to be held in Mahabalipuram, a beach destination near Chennai. According to ...read more>>
  
Govt planning to formulate a separate food processing policy, says Sahai
  Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Subodh Kant Sahai said that the government was planning to formulate a separate policy for India’s food processing industry and develop research ...read more>>
  
Indian Hotels Company Ltd to raise capital through debt, equity
  According to a report in Business Standard, Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL), owner of the Taj brand, plans to raise funds to meet its future expansion plans, including setting up hotel ...read more>>
  
GRT Hotels and Resorts to sign contract with Radisson Hotels & Resort for Mamallapuram resort
  GRT Hotels and Resorts will sign a management contract with Radisson Hotels & Resort for their Mamallapuram property, ‘GRT Temple Bay, Mamallapuram’. With effect from August ...read more>>
  
Choice Hotels to balance its management/ franchise portfolio in India
  Choice Hotels India (CHI), which primarily works on the franchise model in India, is eyeing at balancing its portfolio in the country. The hotel chain has plans to expand its hotel portfolio under the ...read more>>
  
Grand Hyatt Mumbai launches School of Hospitality
  Introducing the revised edition of Training Academy in India, Hyatt Hotels Corporation has launched its in-house training initiative, School of Hospitality at Grand Hyatt Mumbai. The hotel has ...read more>>
  
CHT integrates with NCHMCT’s M Sc programme from current academic year
  The Certified Hospitality Trainers (CHT) programme, conducted by the National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT), will be integrated with a two year M Sc ...read more>>
  
ITC takes a step ahead in sustainable development
  In a first of its kind initiative, ITC Ltd has introduced two new questions in its job application form. The two questions are:
1) Have you ever planted a sapling? If yes, then where ...read more>>
  
Lords Inn Hotels & Developers to operate 10 hotels by 2010 end
  Lords Inn Hotels & Developers Ltd, the Indian subsidiary of US-based Lords Inn Hotels & Developers LLC, plans to operate 10 hotels in India by 2010 end. The company is looking for properties in ...read more>>
  
Calcutta Riverside integrated township’s first phase to be unveiled by 2011
  The Calcutta Riverside integrated township presently under development on the banks of river Hooghly in Kolkata will unveil the first phase of the township by 2011. The 262 acre township will be ...read more>>
  
Jungle Lodges & Resorts plans four more resorts in Karnataka
  Jungle Lodges & Resorts (JLR), a responsible wildlife and eco-tourism company under the Karnataka Tourism department, will establish four more eco-friendly resorts in the state. According to ...read more>>
  
The Orchid Mumbai to revamp and reposition F&B outlets
  Further to the forthcoming developments at The Orchid Mumbai, the hotel will undergo a steady revamp of its F&B outlets. The hotel is poised to add 130 rooms to its existing inventory by ...read more>>
  
360IndiaGuide.com goes online as specialised ‘virtual tour’ portal
  www.360indiaguide.com, a website that specialises in virtual tours, was recently launched by a team of Bengaluru-based developers. The website features virtual tours of tourist destinations, ...read more>>
   
Olive to introduce new concept in Delhi
  After experimenting with the Mediterranean and Japanese cuisine restaurants, Olive Bar & Kitchen will introduce global cuisine at its new restaurant, which is presently under ...read more>>
   
Moshe’s to expand with new outlets in Mumbai
  Moshe’s plans brand expansion in Mumbai with the launch of two new outlets. The company is in the process of introducing a 30 covers Café outlet in Worli, which is presently under negotiations. ...read more>>
 INTERVIEWS
"NEC India provides complete hospitality solutions"
NEC India Pvt Ltd, a Joint Venture between NEC Asia Pte Ltd and NEC Corporation, provides Internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions to small and medium businesses (SMBs), to the hospitality sector in India and also to global customers. Ravinder Raina, Country Head – PNS Business, NEC India shares with Hospitality Biz the benefits of NEC’s communication servers and other issues
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 ANALYSIS

‘Insights into Hotel Security — The Citizen’s Perspective’

The central issue we are all concerned about is the lack of standardisation. Clubs are also public places like hospitals and they have no security protocols at all. The security at the state guest house and the Mantralaya is very different from that followed at Hotels. We should have just one standard for security at public places. People must be made aware of why a certain check is made;

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 SPECIAL REPORT
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Hospitality 2010: A five year wake up call
In this report, the Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure team at Deloitte together with New York University identifies and analyzes strategic implications of the mega trends that are shaping the future of the hotel industry.
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 EXPERT SPEAK
specialreport_img A career guide in housekeeping
Gone are the days when housekeeping was considered as back of the house department, which involved various cleaning jobs. Today, the modern housekeeping has changed the look of hotel’s housekeeping. The profile of a housekeeper is no longer confined looking after the hotel’s cleaning aspect but also
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