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RBI’s relaxation for hotels finds lukewarm response from industry
  Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) much awaited notification on de-linking hotels from the ‘Commercial Real Estate’ bracket has found lukewarm response from the industry. While the move was made to ...read more>>
Thiruvananthapuram to host FHRAI convention
  Thiruvananthapuram in all probability will host the 45th annual convention of Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI). Southern India Hotel & Restaurant ...read more>>
Samir Kuckreja takes over as President of NRAI
  Samir Kuckreja, CEO and Managing Director, Nirula’s has been elected as the new President of National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI). The Annual General Meeting (AGM) ...read more>>
Suresh Talera elected as President of HRAWI for 2009-2010
  The 59th Annual General Meeting (AGM) to elect the office bearers of Hotel & Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) for 2009-10, was recently held in Mumbai. HRAWI elected ...read more>>
30 hospitality management institutes to participate in 8th Chandiwala Hospitality Ensemble
  Around 30 hospitality management institutes from across India will take part in 8th Chandiwala Hospitality Ensemble in Delhi. The three-day event will take place at Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute ...read more>>
Radhe Developers (India) Ltd to restart hotel’ project in Ahmedabad
  According to a report by Kuldeep Tiwari of DNA, Radhe Developers (India) Ltd plans to restart ‘Olympus mall-cum-Hotel’ project in Ahmedabad. The project to set up a ...read more>>
Shaw Hospitality to manage 10 hotels by June 2010 in India
  Hospitality management and marketing company, Shaw Hospitality plans to manage 10 hotels by June 2010 in India. Currently, the company has management alliances with three ...read more>>
Delhi HC bars Goa Marriott Resort from playing music
  According to a report in The Times of India, the Delhi High Court (HC) has ordered Goa Marriott Resort from playing music, live or recorded, until it renews its licence with the Indian ...read more>>
Sarovar Hotels withdraws management contract from Dubai property
  After operating the Highland Hotel at Bur Dubai for almost a year, Sarovar Hotels has unlisted the Dubai hotel from its portfolio. The company, which signed a MoU with Dubai-based ...read more>>
Mirah Group to operate 1000 keys by end of 2010
  Mumbai-based Mirah Group through its hospitality arm, Citrus Hotels, plans to operate 1,000 keys in the next one year across India. The Group’s first property will be launched in Pune ...read more>>
   
Radha Regent Chennai to add 125 rooms by 2011
  Radha Regent Chennai, managed by Sarovar Hotels and Resorts, plans to add 125 rooms inventory to its existing 91 rooms. The hotel in order to meet the increasing room demand in Chennai will add ...read more>>
   
Cleartrip.com plans to supply hotel inventory to international websites and GDS companies
  Cleartrip.com is planning to diversify its current scale of online business by supplying its hotel content to international websites and Global Distribution Systems (GDS) companies. ...read more>>
   
Kott Software gears up to market Aero Chef in India and overseas
  Kott Software has developed the first end-to-end enterprise level integrated web-based application – Aero Chef for the flight catering industry. Presently, Kott is in the process of ...read more>>
   
Prologic First launches lighter version of POS - Touché Lité
  Prologic First, which develops and internationally markets integrated software solutions for the hospitality sector, has launched the lighter version of point of sale (POS) solution Touché, known as ...read more>>
   
FWM to launch its first private wine label in India
  Finewinesnmore (FWM), Mumbai-based distributor of imported liquor products in India is set to launch its first private wine label in India. The company has tied up with Costa Flores, ...read more>>
   
Aspri uncorks Nederburg wines in New Delhi and Mumbai
  Following two days of select media wine tasting sessions in New Delhi and Mumbai on October 5 and 6, Aspri Spirits Pvt Ltd has uncorked the premium range of Nederburg wines from South Africa. ...read more>>
 COVER STORY

Visit Hyderabad: Heading the MICE way
While every destination in India is heading to find its USP, Hyderabad is in a league of its own. It is ready to be marketed as the major MICE destination in the country. HospitalityBiz takes an insight into the initiative.
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 GROUND REALITY
First things first
In a recent announcement, the Maharashtra government has decided to erect a statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in the Arabian sea. The project cost is estimated to be Rs 350 crore. The government claims that since Mumbai do not have many tourism attractions this tribute would help the city to get more tourists.
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 INTERVIEW
specialreport_img‘Airlink’s WiFi solution powers hospitality venues with fast and secure Internet connectivity without cumbersome wiring’
India has the largest online user base of 60 million users, making it one of the largest Internet market in the world. Paramjit Singh Puri, CEO, Airlink Broadband, in conversation with HospitalityBiz, outlines the company’s focus for the hospitality vertical and the potential to leverage Neutral Host Wireless Network Solutions in the hospitality industry.
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 ANALYSIS
STR Global posts performance results of hotels in Asia/Pacific region for August 2009
Hotels in the Asia/Pacific region experienced decreases when reported in US dollars for all three key performance metrics for August 2009, according to data compiled by STR Global. In year-over-year measurements, the Asia/Pacific region’s occupancy dropped 3.3 per cent to 63.3 per cent; average daily rate declined 24.7 per cent to USD 117.22;
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