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‘We look at introducing around 50 new products each year’
Boston-based bakery and café chain Au Bon Pain has forayed into India with their first outlet in Bengaluru. The casual restaurant concept flaunts over 125 products in its kitty. Amit Arora, Executive Chef, Au Bon Pain India speaks with Hospitality Biz about the company’s underlying philosophy, their business approach and the food involved more>>
Indian wine industry: Poised for take-off or grounded
India’s wine industry has flattered to deceive over the last three years when growth was seemingly irreversible and 2006 in particular was cited as that high watermark – beginning 2002, the market grew four-fold leading up to 2006 selling eight million bottles annually with a tripling expected by 2011. more>>

Courtyard by Marriott, Pune City Centre : Harinder Jeet Singh, General Manager
ITC Grand Central, Mumbai : Kuldeep Bhartee, General Manager
ITC Mughal, Agra : Sanjay Sharma, General Manager
The Oberoi Group : Amrita Bhalla, Executive Vice President, Human Resources more>>

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Ashok Chavan, CM, Maharashtra declares 2011-12 as year of ‘Tourism for Maharashtra’
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MPSTDC to start ‘Go Camping 2010’ by October this year
  In a bid to promote tourism in the state, MPSTDC in association with the District Administration plans to start ‘Go Camping 2010’, more>>
HAI to host Hoteliers’ Conclave in New Delhi on Aug 24 & 25, 2010
  Hotel Association of India (HAI) will host the second edition of Hoteliers’ Conclave in New Delhi at Taj Palace Hotel on August 24 and 25, 2010. more>>
New Delhi sees less number of hotel bookings for upcoming CWG 2010
  The numbers of bookings for hotel rooms during the upcoming Commonwealth Games, to be held from October 3-14, 2010 in New Delhi, are extremely low. more>>
Guest house owners in New Delhi to undertake joint advertisement campaigns
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Accor Hospitality to develop Mercure via management contracts in India
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IHCL to operate 20,000 rooms under its portfolio by end of 2013 globally
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WelcomHeritage to venture into Orissa by end of 2010
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Sayaji Hotels to open hotel in Bhopal by September 2012
  Sayaji Hotels, which has properties in Vadodara, Indore and Pune, plans to set up another hotel near Van Vihar in Bhopal. more>>
Ilbert Manor, Mussoorie fully operational after refurbishment
  Ilbert Manor, Mussoorie, a luxury heritage boutique property at a height of 7,000 ft in Garhwal hills is now fully operational. more>>
MSRDC invites EoIs for theme park between Mumbai and Pune
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FDI in food processing sector up by 175 per cent
  Subodh Kant Sahai, Union Minister for Food Processing Industries in a written reply informed the Rajya Sabha that Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) more>>
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