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Tourism sector seeks ten-year tax holiday for new hotels in the country
  Ten-year tax holiday for new hotels, inclusion of hotels as infrastructure and service tax and excise duty exemptions are part of the tourism industry wishlist that Kumari Selja, Union Minister ...read more>>
  
Hotel industry worried over rising swine flu cases
  The increasing number of swine flu cases in India with about 56 affected people so far is putting the hospitality industry on the edge. With the monsoon season to begin and hotels ...read more>>
  
Delhi government reduces luxury tax on hotels, restaurants
  The Delhi government has proposed to reduce the luxury tax on hotels and restaurants in the city from the current 12.5 to 10 per cent. The announcement was made by Dr A K Walia, ...read more>>
Maharashtra CM to formulate policies for hospitality and tourism sector
  According to livemint.com, Ashok Chavan, Maharashtra's chief minister will formulate policies to give a fillip to the hospitality and the tourism sector. He plans to meet the representatives of the ...read more>>
  
Travel Distribution Summit India to take place in Mumbai from October 6-7, 2009
  Travel Distribution Summit India, now in it’s fourth year, will be held from October 6-7, 2009 at the Taj President Hotel Mumbai and will feature 35 leading presenters. On October 6, 2009 ...read more>>
SICA to launch Bengaluru Chapter on June 27, 2009
  The southern region (South India Culinary Association (SICA)) of Indian Federation of Culinary Associations (IFCA) will launch its Bengaluru Chapter on June 27, 2009 in Bengaluru. ...read more>>
  
MHRIL IPO to fuel Club Mahindra growth
  Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd (MHRIL), a USD 6.7 billion subsidiary of Mahindra Group, which announced the launch of its Initial Public Offering (IPO) recently, has decided ...read more>>
  
Shekhar Constructions to foray into hospitality business
  Delhi-based Shekhar Constructions has recently diversified into hospitality business by forming Shekhar Resorts Ltd. The company deals in multipurpose construction projects on ...read more>>
  
Raheja Developers will construct three five-star hotels in the NCR
  Over the next few years, Raheja Developers will set up three five-star hotels in the National Capital Region (NCR) with an average 300 room inventory each. According to Navin M Raheja, ...read more>>
  
Ginger launches new hotel in Guwahati
  Ginger, the GenNext Smart Basics hotel from Roots Corporation Ltd, has been launched in Guwahati. The 70 room Ginger Hotel is located at IHM Campus, VIP Road, Upper Hengrabari, ...read more>>
  
Kohinoor Hotel to come up in Kurla by 2011
  Kohinoor Group will set up a 130 room hotel and a culinary school at Kurla in Mumbai. The construction work on both the projects will be complete by 2010 end. Kohinoor Group is developing its ...read more>>
  
Pride Biznotel to open its first property in South India by July 2009
  Pride Biznotel will open its first south Indian property in Puducherry by July 2009. According to S P Jain, Chairman, Pride Group of Hotels, “This will be the first Pride Biznotel in south India. ...read more>>
  
Mahindra Holidays plans to foray into hospitality education
  Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd (MHRIL) has plans to set up their own hospitality training centre in the future to meet the demand for skilled manpower in the hospitality segment. ...read more>>
   
Patanjali University to launch PG Diploma in Yoga health and cultural tourism
  Patanjali University, Haridwar in Uttarakhand plans to launch PG Diploma in Yoga health and cultural tourism from academic session 2009-10. The session will start July 2009. This move has ...read more>>
   
Khandani Rajdhani introduces Working Meal Box across India
  Khandani Rajdhani, the Indian thali serving restaurant chain of Encore Hotels Pvt Ltd (EHPL) has introduced Working Meal Box, a lunch product across India. The concept is presently being ...read more>>
 COVER STORY

It’s time to ‘green’ our hospitality
While there is no denying that there has been a marked improvement in awareness vis-a-vis issues concerning environment, climate change, energy conservation and green building in the hospitality industry, there is a reluctance to adopt sustainable conservation measures in day-to-day operations for various reasons. Hospitality Biz tries to find out the challenges, opportunities and awareness levels in the industry on issues pertaining to environment...
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 FACE TO FACE

'People will develop good appreciation for Australian food and wine products'
In an exclusive interview with Hospitality Biz, Michael Carter, Trade Commissioner for India, Austrade, shares his views about the Indian market and explains the different promotional activities, especially for Australian F&B products, in the country.

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 GUEST COLUMN
Private security as a career option
Brig (Retd) Pramathesh Raina discusses private security’s growing relevance and how this sector can work in coherence with the authorities to create a safer future
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 SPECIAL REPORT

What happened to rate parity?

The Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management (CNI), along with iDeas, a SAS Company, hosted the CNI Thought Leaders in Revenue Management Roundtable recently.
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