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P Chidambaram presents the National Tourism Awards 2007-2008
  The National Tourism Awards 2007-2008 which took place yesterday at the Ashok Convention Hall in New Delhi were presented by P Chidambaram, Union Home Minister in the presence of Ambika Soni, Union Minister, Tourism and Culture and Kanti Singh, ...read more>>
 
Govt criticised for slow infrastructure development before Commonwealth Games
  According to the Times of India, a parliamentary committee has noted that the Delhi government has done little to further develop the city’s infrastructure in lieu of the upcoming Commonwealth ...read more>>
 
Centre to develop 22 mega tourist spots: Ambika Soni
  While speaking at the opening ceremony of the Southern regional centre of the National Gallery of Modern Art in Bangalore recently, Ambika Soni, Union Minister, Tourism and Culture ...read more>>
 
Jet Airways signs pact with hotels
  According to a report in The Financial Chronicle, Jet Airways has entered into pacts with a host of companies in the entertainment, hospitality and banking spheres under its frequent ...read more>>
 
Leela's Gurgaon, Udaipur projects late
  According to a report in the Daily News & Analysis, Hotel Leelaventure, the holding company for Leela Hotels and Resorts, has missed the deadline for completion of its projects Udaipur ...read more>>
 
Jaypee Hotels sees turnover fall
  According to a report in the Daily News & Analysis, Jaypee Hotels said that it has revised downwards its turnover target for this year by 15-20 per cent at around Rs 172 Crore, the same as last ...read more>>
 
Metro Cash and Carry India conducts HORECA fair in Mumbai outlet
  Metro Cash and Carry India hosted a HORECA fair at their Mumbai outlet on February 23, 2009. The event showcased Metro Cash and Carry's own label of products (H-Line and HORECA ...read more>>
 
IHM Mumbai hosts memorial meet for Ms Philip
  The Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition (IHMCTAN), Mumbai, organised a memorial meet for Padma Shri Thangam Philip the Principal Emeritus of IHMCTAN, ...read more>>
 
Six Senses to set up resorts in Nilgiris and Andamans
  Six Senses Resorts & Spas would set up two resort properties in India in the next two to three years. These two properties would come up in Nilgiris in the South and in the Andaman islands. ...read more>>
 
TTDC launches ‘Bed and Breakfast’ scheme
  The Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC) recently launched the ‘Bed and Breakfast’ scheme with which tourists visiting Tamil Nadu can now enjoy Virunthombal, the traditional ...read more>>
   
Amusement industry witnesses 15-20% YOY growth
  The 9th Indian Association of Amusement Parks and Industries (IAAPI), which was held between February 21 and 23, 2009 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, witnessed around 3500 ...read more>>
   
Choice Hotels India opens Quality Inn Sabari Resorts in Kodaikanal
  Choice Hotels India (CHI), an American chain of mid market hotels in India and Sabari Inn Pvt Ltd have opened Quality Inn Sabari Resorts in Kodaikanal. Sabari Inn has a franchise...read more>>
   
HRH Hotels bag two awards at National Tourism Awards
  Udaipur-based HRH Group of Hotels has won two awards at the National Tourism Awards 2007-'08. The group’s hotels have won awards in Classified Hotel – Heritage category, and ...read more>>
   
Banjaar Tola at Kanha National Park opens for guests
  Taj Safaris recently opened the doors of its new luxury lodge, Banjaar Tola at Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh. Banjaar Tola has been added to the Taj Safari Circuit; it aims to offer an in-depth ...read more>>
   
Tiger Hill Vineyards launches White Zinfandel Rose
  Tiger Hill Vineyards, founded by Kavita Chougule,will be launching the Tiger Hill White Zinfandel Rose, a luxurious white wine in India. The White Zinfandel Rose is made from 100 per cent ...read more>>
   
Hotels.com launches new local Indian website
  Hotels.com have launched a new Hotels.com India website, catering specifically to the needs of Indian travellers. The site can be found at www.hotels.com or www.hotels.co.in and ...read more>>
   
Pan Pacific and Parkroyal launch central reservations and distribution system
  Following the migration of Parkroyal Hotels and Resorts from a third party distribution provider to a proprietary system, ...read more>>
   
 SERVICE QUALITY
Train your sights on quality
With inflation and the looming recession factored in, the message for hoteliers and restaurateurs is loud and clear: shape up or be shipped out. Dominic Costabir delves on the issue…
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 PUBLIC RELATIONS
The power of public relations
Armed with a focused message and a solid story, great public relations can literally make business walk in through those doors. Hospitality Biz explores its importance for a hotel
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 SELF IMPROVEMENT
Alighting from a train of negative thoughts
Michele Wahlder, a two-time cancer survivor and Texas-based Certified Life Coach and Psychotherapist provides insights into eliminating negative thinking
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 PROCUREMENT

Practice ‘green buying’ for eco-friendliness
As a major resource-guzzler, it’s high time that the hotel industry gave serious attention to its procurement procedures. Procurement of right products, and following globally certified procedures is important to sustain the business in the long run, discovers Hospitality Biz
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 GREEN PRACTICES
Environment comes first at Six Senses Samui
Six Senses Hideaway at Samui Island, Thailand, earlier known as Sila Evason Hideaway, has set an example for similar commercial resorts world over, through its globally acclaimed conservation programmes. Hospitality Biz shares the unique experience at this Green Globe 21 benchmarked resort
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