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MoT direct hotels to adopt disable-friendly services
  Taking cue from international norms, hotels in India have been directed by Ministry of Tourism (MoT) to adopt disable-friendly facilities by 2010. The Ministry in a statement issued that it has tried more>>
MoT to explore tent accommodation for Commonwealth Games 2010
  Ministry of Tourism (MoT), Government of India will explore the possibilities for tent accommodation in Delhi. The Tourism Ministry had estimated a shortfall of hotel rooms required for more>>
Tourism industry to benefit from nature technology: Ashok Khosla, President, Development Alternatives
  The 13th Kailash Sankhala Memorial Lecture organised by Tiger Trust India in association with World Wide Fund for Nature- India (WWF- India) was recently held in New Delhi. The theme of the more>>
Delhi CM to discuss various issues regarding budget hotels and guest houses
  Delhi Chief Minister (CM) Shiela Dikshit will soon convene a meeting with various government departments and owners of budget hotels and guest houses. The meeting will discuss issues being more>>
MTDC’s Hotel Management Institute in Solapur to start academic session from September 2009
  Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) promoted Maharashtra Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology in Solapur will commence academic operations more>>
Hotels on high alert, keeps tab on swine flu spread
  According to a report on The Economic Times, swine flu has taken a toll on the Indian hospitality sector. Industry watchers see H1N1 hitting the hotel business badly. Hotels fear a drop in business more>>
Business scenarios in Pune hotels look bleak due to swine flu scare
  According to a DNA report, the hospitality industry has been hit due to the outbreak of swine flu in Pune. Sun-n-Sand Group of Hotels, which has properties in Mumbai, Pune, Shirdi and Goa, more>>
Hospitality majors show a decline in profits due to sluggish demand
  According to a report in The Hindu Business Line, there was a dip in average room rates and occupancies in hotels across India due to sluggish demand. This has a cascading impact on the more>>
Ista Hyderabad aims to strengthen domestic leisure clientele
  Ista Hyderabad, the five-star business hotel, promoted by IHHR Hospitality, plans to promote its property to the leisure segment with an aim to attract the domestic market. For the same, the more>>
Ginger Hotel set its foot in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
  According to a report in The Telegraph, Ginger Hotel promoted by Roots Corporation Ltd — a subsidiary of Indian Hotels Company Ltd. — has set foot in the steel city, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. more>> in association with ITDC launches Arzoo Travel Training Institute in association with India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) has launched Arzoo Travel Training Institute (ATTI) through franchise agreement with Ashok Institute of Hospitality more>>
Oxford University Press unveils second edition of Hotel Housekeeping: Operations and Management
  The second edition of Hotel Housekeeping: Operations and Management was recently released by Oxford University Press. G Raghubalan and Smritee Raghubalan are the authors more>>
Kashir Lounge associates with KCC&I to promote Kashmir through F&B route
  Kashir Lounge Boutique, the F&B operator based in Kashmir, has received approval of association, from Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCC&I), to promote the destination through more>>

Purchase Managers Conclave 2009
The first edition of Purchase Managers Conclave 2009 witnessed an active participation from purchase heads across different hotels in Mumbai. Hospitality Biz brings an insight of the event more>>
“Best Indian standards are as good as most international standards”
Prof Rod Bunting, Principal, Kohinoor-IMI School of Hospitality Management, Khandala speaks to Hospitality Biz on hospitality education in India more>>
specialreport_imgWhere’s my Yoyo?
My friends from the learned halls of Oxford give several definitions of the word ‘TREND’. The one I am most interested in is the last on the list ‘the popular taste at a given time’...As the tides ebb and flow on Juhu beach, so to, does a trend comes and goes. more>>
specialreport_img Web 2.0 Employment Branding
The advent of social networking has brought a higher level of interactivity than ever before. Many hotel companies have begun to use social networking as a central strategy for their sales and marketing and customer relationship efforts. One must also be aware that an increased online presence will also affect your employment brand. more>>

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