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Puducherry govt announces incentives for hotels and tourism projects
  According to a PTI report, with an aim to promote tourism in Puducherry, the state government has announced incentives to star hotels, heritage category hotels, resorts and other ...read more>>
Indian Railways to launch new railway enquiry number
  According to a PTI report, Indian Railways is going to launch a new railway enquiry number 138. It will provide a host of value added passenger services across the country. The new service, ...read more>>
First time ever associations unite to present wish list for Budget 2010-11
  In an unprecedented move, for the first time ever the entire travel and tourism industry, including hospitality, aviation and chambers of commerce and industry have come together and ...read more>>
Hotel tariffs to fall by 50 per cent in Gujarat by 2011: HRAWI
  According to a report in Business Standard, with as many as 4,000 hotel rooms being added for the next two years in Gujarat, the increase in supply is expected to pull down tariffs by 50 per cent, ...read more>>
HVS to honour new hotels with the ‘Hotels of the Year Awards’ at HICSA 2010
  Hospitality Valuation Services (HVS) for a second year in a row will host the ‘Hotels of the Year Awards’ at the Hotel Investment Conference-South Asia (HICSA 2010), which will be ...read more>>
NCR region witnesses completion of 70 per cent rooms for CWG 2010
  According to a PIB release, the task force, constituted to monitor the augmentation of hotel accommodation in the National Capital Region (NCR), has found that out of the total 10,540 rooms ...read more>>
Lack of synergy among agencies irks guest house owners in Delhi
  Guest house owners in Delhi are displeased with Ministry of Tourism (MoT) officials. The guest house owners have alleged that there is lack of coordination among various agencies, ...read more>>
Starwood Hotels and Resorts plans to launch 49 Sheraton hotels in 15 countries
  Starwood Hotels & Resorts plans to open 49 new Sheraton hotels in 15 countries over the next three years. About 90 per cent of the new hotels will be outside North America, including 28 in China, ...read more>>
Swiss-based Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts to open its first property in India by October 2010
  Swiss-based hotel chain, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts plans to launch its first hotel in India by October 2010. The hotel to be known as ‘Mövenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore,’ will be owned by ...read more>>
Marina Bay Sands Singapore targets MICE, FIT and Wedding segment in India
  As US-based Las Vegas Sands Corp is gearing up to launch its second Asian property, Marina Bay Sands Singapore, the hotel is devising marketing strategies for the Indian market. ...read more>>
Dubai-based Be Inked forays into Indian hospitality segment
  After setting up its Indian head office in CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai, under the name Be Inked, Architects & Design Consultants Pvt Ltd, Dubai-based design consultants, Be Inked LLC ...read more>>
Jupiter Group to launch its first hotel in Thane by end of this month
  Jupiter Group which runs Jupiter Hospital in Thane will launch its first hotel by end of this month. The upcoming hotel ‘Fortune Park Lakecity’ and Jupiter Hospital will share a common premise. ...read more>>
AG Hospitalities seeks management partners for its upcoming hotel in Chennai
  AG Hospitalities, the hospitality arm of Chennai-based garment manufacturing company, First Global Apparel, plans to set up its first business hotel in Chennai. For the same, ...read more>>
Apeejay Institute of Hospitality to organise Professional Development Programme on Malvan cuisine
  Apeejay Institute of Hospitality (AIH), Navi Mumbai (an initiative of Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels) will organise a two-day Professional Development Programme (PDP) on Malvan cuisine ...read more>>
VITS Coffee Shop bags ‘Most Admired Restaurant and F&B Retailer of the Year Award’
  VITS Coffee Shop has bagged the ‘Most Admired Restaurant and F&B Retailer of the Year Award’ in the Multi-Cuisine Category at the ‘Golden Star Awards 2010,’ which was held recently in Taj ...read more>>
Donnafugata Wines terminates alliance with FWM, in pact with ASPL
  Italian wine label Donnafugata Wines, which entered into a distribution and marketing agreement with Mumbai-based distributor Finewinesnmore (FWM) in December 2007, ...read more>>
 INTERVIEWS
‘We want to build awareness about our products and their specifications’
Jack Chen
, Business Development Director, Pacific Coast Feather Company (PCFC) was in Delhi recently to participate in the first ever workshop organised by the company for the Housekeepers of the National Capital Region in partnership with Indian Housekeepers Club (IHC). He spoke to our correspondent HospitalityBiz about their products and their relevance in the hospitality industry. Excerpts:
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 EXPERT SPEAK
Learning and Development – a new Avatar
The hospitality industry in our time is characterised by rapid technological advances. If companies and employees want to remain competitive then human knowledge and skills have to be constantly updated and expanded. Catchwords such as ‘lifetime learning’ and
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 SPECIAL REPORT

ITDC and its outlook for 2010
India Tourism Development Corporation Ltd (ITDC) was incorporated on October 1, 1966 with the objective of developing and expanding tourism infrastructure in the country and thereby promoting India as a tourist destination. Later, the scope of ITDC was enlarged by merging Ashok Hotels Ltd and Janpath Hotels Ltd (consisting of Janpath, Lodhi and Ranjit Group of Hotels) on March 28, 1970.
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 PROJECT WATCH

Ongoing Hospitality & Tourism Projects: February 2010
For further information on ongoing hospitality and tourism infrastructure projects in India please contact editor@projectalert.biz or subscribe to subscriber@projectalert.biz. Visit website www.projectalert.biz for more details.
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