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MoT issues guidelines to states and Union territories regarding tourism infrastructure
  Sujit Banerjee, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism (MoT) has written a letter to all Chief Secretaries of state/Union Territory (UT) governments urging them to implement a set of guidelines which are...read more>>
  
Centre pulls up states over slow pace of centrally-financed tourism projects
  The Centre has announced that delay in the implementation of a tourism project may mean dropping it altogether. This decision has been taken due to the concern over slow pace work in ...read more>>
  
ITDC looks for more JVs with state tourism boards
  India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), a public sector undertaking under the Ministry of Tourism, plans to go in for more Joint Ventures (JVs) in the hospitality sector. This is said ...read more>>
  
ITDC enters into hotel franchising; signs two properties in Chandigarh and Surat
  Hospitality major India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) has launched their franchise model, Ashok Alliance Hotels, with the signing of two properties in Chandigarh and Surat. ...read more>>
  
India Tourism, Mumbai and MTDC launch month-long promotion, ‘Explore the Incredible Maharashtra’
  In a bid to promote tourism, art and culture of Maharashtra, India Tourism, Mumbai, in association with Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) is organising a ...read more>>
  
MP Tourism to introduce tender for hospitality development
  With an aim to develop the tourism and hospitality infrastructure in the state, Madhya Pradesh Tourism is in the process of introducing a new tender, specific for hotel development. This will include ...read more>>
  
Hoteliers in Bengaluru expect business revival with IATO Convention
  The 25th IATO Annual Convention, to be held in Bengaluru from September 3-6, 2009, is being perceived by the city's hospitality industry as a major medium to revive business and ...read more>>
  
Absolute Hotel Services signs first U Hotel in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
  According to an asiatraveltips.com report, Thailand-based Absolute Hotel Services has signed a consultancy and management agreement with KBJ Group in Mumbai to manage the first U Hotel ...read more>>
   
CHI managed ‘Quality Inn’ and ‘Clarion’ brands to be set up in Goa and Lonavla
  Choice Hotels India’s (CHI) Quality Inn and Clarion brands are slated to be launched in Goa and Lonavla respectively. As per details received from a CHI official, the hotels are expected to start ...read more>>
  
Premier Inn to grow through multiple properties in metros
  Premier Inn, the UK-based hotel chain, which is developing its brand in the India market, will be developing its base in the metro markets in its first phase of expansion, before entering the Tier II ...read more>>
  
Choice Hotels to launch The Mayflower Hotel in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu
  The Mayflower, a franchisee of Choice Hotels, is all set to start its operations at Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu from September 2, 2009. The Mayflower Hotel, a three-star property, ...read more>>
  
AHA-IHMS to set up hotel schools across India
  American Hospitality Academy (AHA), which established International Hospitality Management School (IHMS), plans to start academic institutes in India. The first hospitality school is likely to ...read more>>
  
ABD to expand brand portfolio in next two years
  After manufacturing and marketing brands like Officer’s Choice, Class Vodka and Wodka Gorbatschow in India, Allied Blenders and Distillers (ABD) is now in the process of expanding ...read more>>
   
Anheuser-Busch InBev launches Budweiser beer in North India
  Buoyed by the excellent response in Maharashtra and major South Indian states, Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABInBev) India has announced the launch of ‘Great American Lager’, Budweiser beer, ...read more>>
 INTERVIEWS
‘We focus on analysing our reasons to succeed’
Le Royal Meridien Mumbai has recently been awarded the International Star Diamond Award for the fourth consecutive year while the General Manager has won the Best General Manager Award at the same platform. Hospitality Biz in conversation with Anuraag Bhatnagar, General Manager, Le Royal Meridien Mumbai on the efforts taken by the hotel to excel in service standards and its growth plans
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 EXPERT SPEAK
Cultural appreciation is needed
The word culture itself makes many bells to ring aloud in most of our mind. Today, knowingly or unknowingly, we all belong to a culturally sensitive environment, due to globalisation. We all try to be culturally tolerant. However, this era is demanding more of cultural appreciation than just cultural tolerance.
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 SPECIAL REPORT
specialreport_imgHospitality India - Mumbai - The Comeback City!
Mumbai has witnessed turbulent times again. However, the city keeps moving ahead. What makes Mumbai tick?
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 ACTION CAPTURE
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(Extreme Left): Mohamed Nasheed, President of Maldives inaugurating Vivanta by Taj- Coral Reef, Maldives. Ratan Tata, Chairman, Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) and Raymond Bickson, MD & CEO, IHCL were also present at the launch
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