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MoT plans to limit tourists and hotels operating near reserves, national parks and wildlife sanctuaries
  Tiger reserves, national parks and wildlife sanctuaries will soon become zones with restricted entry as the Indian government plans to impose stringent regulations on tourism activities ...read more>>
IRCTC to improve efficiency of service providers in pantry cars
  The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is to witness some more wide-ranging reforms. The Railway Board is mulling over the total number of pantry cars which can be ...read more>>
Jammu and Kashmir government declares 2010 as ‘Visit Kashmir’ year
  The Jammu and Kashmir government has declared 2010 as ‘Visit Kashmir’ year on expectations of a huge tourist inflow in the New Year. While inaugurating a three-day Snow Festival recently ...read more>>
West Bengal government to issue fresh bids for Ganga cruise project in mid-Jan 2010
  According to a PTI report, the Rs 130-crore Ganga Heritage River Cruise project in West Bengal may become a reality soon as the government has agreed to the demands of private investors and ...read more>>
Future Group to foray into hotel business
  According to a PTI report, Kishore Biyani-led Future Group is planning entry into hotel business and may set up the first one in the next six months. The first hotel will come up in Raipur within ...read more>>
Lemon Tree Hotels to have portfolio of 19 hotels by 2013
  Delhi-based hotel chain Lemon Tree Hotels, which is in the process of expanding its footprint in the country is expected to operate 19 hotels across 16 cities by 2013. It presently operates 11 hotels ...read more>>
Videocon Group to set up a hotel at Salt Lake near Kolkata
  Videocon Group is making a foray into the hospitality business. The Group plans to set up a hotel at its upcoming Rs 900 crore IT Park at Salt Lake in West Bengal, that will primarily cater ...read more>>
The Fern-An Ecotel Hotel launched in Jaipur
  The UKM Group along with Concept Hospitality Private Ltd announced the launch of the first environmental-friendly five-star hotel in Jaipur known as The Fern-An Ecotel Hotel. The luxury elite ...read more>>
C&C Construction to develop four-star hotel in Mohali
  According to PTI report, C&C Construction Ltd will develop a four-star hotel soon near Mohali with an investment of Rs 60 crore. For the same the company is in talks with international and domestic ...read more>>
Pearls Group launches four-star resort in South Goa
  According to a PTI report, real estate company Pearls Group has launched its four-star resort at Colva Beach in South Goa. The 50-room four-star resort is set up on an old property, which was ...read more>>
ITC Royal Gardenia in Bengaluru bags recognition from LEED India Platinum Rating
  ITC Hotel Royal Gardenia in Bengaluru has been conferred the highest rating for green buildings in the world by the LEED India Platinum Rating. ITC is the only company to be carbon positive, water ...read more>>
Pan India Food Solutions plans major expansion in India
  Pan India Food Solutions (collaboration between Pantaloon Retail India Ltd and Blue Foods Pvt Ltd) plans to expand its different brands in India. The Group, which currently has a turnover of Rs 100 crore, ...read more>>
Mumbai’s Twist Lounge and Bar to foray into Dubai by mid-2010
  Mumbai-based restaurant operator Vafi Khan who recently launched his first restaurant, lounge and bar in the city under the brand Twist Lounge and Bar plans to expand the brand in the city as well as ...read more>>
Four Seasons Wines bags five awards at Sommelier India Wine Competition 2009
  At the recently held Sommelier India Wine Competition 2009 (SIWC), chaired by world renowned wine expert and Decanter Editor Steven Spurrier, Four Seasons Wines has bagged five awards ...read more>>
Best Western International introduces iPhone application
  Best Western International has announced its debut in mobile offerings with the unveiling of its free iPhone application, titled ‘Best Western to Go.’ “Best Western to Go” features include: ...read more>>
 GROUND REALITY
The Spirit of Optimism
It has been two years since we launched Hospitality Biz and its online counterpart HospitalityBizIndia.com. It has been our great pleasure to receive feedback from our readers. The views of our readers have always been valuable for our growth and I can promise you that we have taken them very seriously. Now, with the New Year and the Anniversary issue, it is time to learn from the past and look ahead.
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 INTERVIEWS
‘The wine lists in restaurants have grown in numbers but need refinement’
Italian Zardetto Spumanti wines were introduced in India in 2006 by Finewinesnmore. On his latest visit to the country, Fabio Zardetto, CEO, Zardetto Spumanti SRL speaks with HospitalityBiz on the growth of Italian wines in India and the company’s plans in this export market
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What Every Employee Must Know About Business
Over the many years that I have worked on various businesses, both for entrepreneurs and for myself, I have discovered many barriers that hamper the success of both businesses and the professionals that work for them. One of these barriers is a lack of understanding about how a business really works.
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