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Sikkim Government opens first casino to lure tourists to the state
  The Sikkim government recently opened the first casino in the state at Royal Plaza Hotel in Gangtok and named it ‘Casino Sikkim.’ The casino was opened in order to improve tourists’...read more>>
   
Scope of Pune's hospitality market is difficult to ascertain : PBAP
 

In the wake of dwindling real estate markets the Promoters and Builders Association of Pune recently conducted a micro market survey that covered areas under the purview of Pune Municipal...read more>>

   
Hotel industry starts counting losses as IPL moves out of India
  According to a PTI report, the tourism and hospitality industry is disappointed and feels that it is a real shame that the popular IPL cricket tournament is going out of the country. ...read more>>
   
Jammu and Kashmir set to promote Ecotourism in the state
  According to a PTI report, Jammu and Kashmir is set to promote Ecotourism in the state in a bid to allow tourists to experience its countryside while also helping to uplift...read more>>
   
European hotel executives beset by bankruptcy fears
  A survey of 261 European hotel executives has revealed a worse-than-expected outlook for the hospitality industry with 79 per cent of respondents predicting hotel chain bankruptcies ...read more>>
   
Two Goa hotels have five star certification revoked
  According to daijiworld.com, Fransisco Pacheco, Tourism Minister, Goa has informed the state legislative assembly that the tourism department will revoke five star category certificates ...read more>>
   
Tax sops proposed for hotels in Jaipur for Commonwealth Games 2010
  In a bid to gear up Jaipur for the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2010, the parliamentary standing committee on transport, tourism and culture, chaired by Sitaram Yechury, has recommended...read more>>
   
West Pioneer ties up with IHG for hotel foray in India
  West Pioneer Properties (India) Limited (WPPIL), the London Stock Exchange listed company is planning its foray into the Indian hospitality sector. The company which is primarily...read more>>
   
700 participants attend Food Forum India 2009
  The two-day international Food Forum India 2009 (FFI 09) on ‘Recipes for Success: Live learning from pioneers and leaders’ was inaugurated at The Renaissance in Mumbai on March 19, 2009....read more>>
   
Caperberry opens its doors to the Bengaluru market
  Avant Garde Hospitality Pvt Ltd has rolled out its maiden F&B concept, 'Caperberry', in Bengaluru. The company is a joint venture between promoters, Abhijit Saha and Shriti Sibulal, ...read more>>
   
MacDonald's to invest up to Rs 150 Crore, plans 40 stores in '09
  According to a report in PTI, global fast food chain MacDonald's said that it would be investing up to Rs 150 Crore in the Indian market to roll out 40 restaurants by December 2009. ...read more>>
   
Domino's to invest in new factories in 2009
  With an aim to increase its facilities, Domino's Pizza India Limited (DPIL) is planning to introduce new factories across India to fuel its expansion plans. The company has recently started...read more>>
   
RGL launches temperature-controlled facility at its Bhiwandi warehouse
  Robinsons Global Logistics Pvt Ltd (RGL), a subsidiary of Robinsons Air Services, has recently launched a temperature-controlled facility at its warehouse in Bhiwandi ...read more>>
   
UB Group to promote wine tourism
  United Breweries Group (UB) is likely to promote its Four Seasons winery at Baramati in Maharashtra as a tourist destination in order to foray into wine tourism. As a part of winery project, ...read more>>
 INDUSTRY SCOPE
Paving the Road to Maximizing Employee Retention and Development
Developing an employee’s potential during a downturn leads to a greater awareness of strengths and opportunities and thus improved performance, says Alan Keith and Sheila Hanley
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 BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Tracking opportunities in the downturn

2008 has seen several peaks and troughs for the hospitality industry. As the year has come to an end, it is essential to comprehend the after effects of 2008 on 2009. Hospitality Biz analyses the opportunities explored by each industry vertical in this year to scale up the growth charts and redefine success
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 INDUSTRIAL CATERING

Airline catering: Winning passenger loyalty
The flight experience for an airline passenger transcends beyond push-back seats and the sophisticated service offered by the business class, as Hospitality Biz finds out
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 SECURITY
The intricacies of hotel security
Brig (Retd) Pramathesh Raina
delves into the finer points of hotel security
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