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This Week's Top Headlines
Premium hotels cut tariffs by 15 per cent more
  According to a report in The Economic Times, premium hotel chains across India have cut prices by another 15 per cent to lure customers due to the continuing global credit crunch. This is the second ...read more>>
 
Sodexo announces acquisition of Radhakrishna Hospitality Services Group
  Sodexo has announced that it has signed a binding agreement to acquire Radhakrishna Hospitality Services Group (RKHS), a Food and Facilities Management service provider in India. ...read more>>
 
Hospitality Fair at Aahar 2009 is a success
  Ashok Sinha, Secretary, Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MFPI), said that exclusive focus on the hospitality industry at Aahar 2009 (March 7-10) had great significance in view of ...read more>>
 
Taj, Trident seek CISF cover
  Mumbai's Taj and Trident hotels, targets of terror attacks in November 2008, are among 51 private sector establishments that have sought the deployment of the Central Industrial Security Force....read more>>
 
TDS applicable to Mumbai hotels is scrapped
  According to the Times of India, Justices Ranjana Desai and J P Devadhar’s division bench has declared that Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) will not be applicable to services provided by ...read more>>
 
Hotel supply likely to stagnate in 2009
  The current global economic crisis is expected to have an affect on overall hotel supply, as many projects are put on hold or cancelled altogether. Hotel performance indicators and the hospitality industry ...read more>>
 
Govt of Karnataka invites EoIs for tourism projects
  The Department of Tourism (DoT), Government of Karnataka has invited Expressions of Interest (EoI) from private players for tourism and infrastructure project development across various ...read more>>
 
Dubai 2008 hotel revenue hits Dhs 15 billion
  Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has said that the city's hotels' combined revenue reached Dhs 15.25 billion in 2008, a rise of 15 per cent. The DTCM said that hotel...read more>>
 
Ambuja Realty will continue development of West Bengal property
  According to an Economic Times report; despite the economic recession, Ambuja Realty has plans to launch three real estate projects in West Bengal, including a hotel, along with a mall and ...read more>>
 
Fortune Park Hotels to increase room inventory to 2550 by May 2009
  In a bid to spread its foot print in India, Fortune Park Hotels Ltd, an ITC Ltd subsidiary, is aggressively promoting and investing in Fortune Park Hotels. Fortune Park Hotels will open five hotels under its ...read more>>
   
Sodexo, Accor face ire of AHAR
  According to a report in The Economic Times, around 6,500-odd restaurants, that are part of the Association of Hotel & Restaurant owners (AHAR) in Mumbai, are refusing to accept meal...read more>>
   
Punjabi By Nature to venture abroad
  According to the Economic Times, Punjabi By Nature, an upmarket restaurant chain, will expand in both, international and domestic markets. Its foray into the foreign market will begin in the UK and...read more>>
   
Impresario intends to introduce its fine dine brands in hotels
  Impresario Entertainment & Hospitality Pvt Ltd intends to introduce its fine dine division in hotels. According to Satyendra Sinh Dasondi, Executive Director, Impresario Entertainment & Hospitality ...read more>>
   
CCD emerges winner at India Barista Championship 2009
  Café Coffee Day (CCD) and its brewmasters won eight awards at the India Barista Championship 2009. The India Barista Championship is an event judged by a panel of national and ...read more>>
   
NCHMCT initiates affiliation scheme for private sector hospitality schools
  The National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT) is in the process of adding additional institutes under its purview. Likewise, the autonomous entity has ...read more>>
 INDUSTRY SCOPE
Horwath HTL Global Hotel Market Sentiment Survey: India
The Indian hospitality business, hailed to be the sunshine sector in the forthcoming years, matures steadily as domestic hotel players reinforce their strategies and reinvent ideas to counter the inflow of international hotel brands and numerous entities that work in close association with the hotel trade. Although, the hotel industry is still largely unfamiliar with local market potential, it is the burgeoning international business and leisure travel business that interests hoteliers keen to set foot in India. The following report interprets the Horwath HTL Global Market Sentiment Survey for India.
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 INSIDER VIEW
Cruise tourism : A cup half full or half empty?
India has an abundance of natural tourist attractions. What the cruise tourism industry needs is neat packaging and smooth logistics feels Capt. Sekhar (MD), Lavender Cruises and Tours Pvt Ltd
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 KITCHEN

Organic food in India: Grappling with high cost and popularity
Organic food is gradually making its presence felt in India. However, the cost of organic food items is proving to be a major deterrent for consumers wanting to shift to organic food. Hospitality Biz finds out the reasons for the same
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 NEW APPOINTMENTS
Diageo India : Roland Abella, Managing Director
Roland Abella has joined Diageo India as the Managing Director. He succeeds Asif Adil. He was earlier the Commercial Director for Diageo's Middle East and India business. While making the announcement John Pollaers, President, Diageo Asia Pacific, said that Roland's appointment underlines the importance of the Indian business to Diageo.
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