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‘Wellness Tourism’ to be theme for FHRAI’s annual convention in Agra from August 27 to 29, 2010
  ‘Wellness Tourism’ will be this year’s theme for the forthcoming annual convention of Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI), scheduled to be held at Jaypee Palace, Agra more>>
Recovery Confirmed, but Growth Remains Uneven: UNWTO
  International tourist arrivals grew by 7 per cent in the first four months of 2010 according to the latest issue of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) World Tourism Barometer. more>>
FTAs to India increase by eight per cent in June 2010
  According to a PIB release, Ministry of Tourism (MoT) has compiled the monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India and Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from tourism on more>>
Southern Gujarat Hotels Association to plant 1,000 saplings in Surat
  In order to create awareness about the environment, Southern Gujarat Hotels Association (SGHA) will plant over 1,000 saplings on August 8, 2010 in Surat in co-operation with Surat Municipal more>>
Carlson Completes Acquisition of Key Indian Partner
  Carlson Hotels has completed the acquisition of the majority interest in RHW Hotel Management Services Ltd (RHW). Pursuant to the announcement the company made on January 13, 2010, more>>
Zuri’ brand to expand via management route globally
  In a bid to grow the ‘Zuri Hotels & Resorts’ brand across India, the hospitality arm of Zuri Group Global, Zuri Hospitality Services Pvt Ltd (ZHSPL) is on aggressive expansion plans via management more>>
TGB Group formulates growth chart for expansion in Indian hospitality market
  Ahmedabad-based hospitality company, The Grand Bhagwati (TGB) Group currently has formulated a growth chart to expand its presence in the Indian hospitality scenario. more>>
Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts opens new property in Kolkata
  Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts has opened Swissôtel Kolkata Neotia Vista in Kolkata. The property is Swiss hospitality chain’s maiden foray into India in association with Ambuja Realty, more>>
AICTE cracks whip on ‘unapproved’ hotel schools
  The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) recently published a list of ‘Unapproved Institutions running technical programme with foreign collaboration without AICTE approval.’ more>>
‘Kryptos by Willi’ slated to open by end of July 2010 in Chennai
  Tuscana Kryptos Restaurants Pvt Ltd, which operates speciality fine dining restaurants in Chennai is currently in the process of launching ‘Kryptos by Willi’, a Greek and Cyprus cuisine F&B more>>
Fratelli Wines to launch its products in India by October 2010
  Fratelli Wines India Pvt Ltd (FWIPL), a Solapur-based wine producing company is set to launch its wines in the Indian market by October 2010. The initiative is an Indo-Italian joint venture between more>>
Good Earth Winery introduces ‘Antaraa’
  Good Earth Winery has launched a new red wine label - Antaraa which is made from the Cabernet Sauvignon and oak-aged Shiraz grape varietals from Nashik valley. more>>

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Football leads to Footfalls

FIFA World Cup 2010 fever has engulfed the soccer fans around the world. Hotels and restaurant have introduced special offers to lure the football followers. The food and beverage (F&B) sales have started showing an upward trend and hoteliers expect it to grow further as FIFA 2010 progresses. Hospitality Biz finds more>>
‘The biggest trend in F&B is really related to guests that want more flexibility’
Lisa Bauer, Sr Vice President, Hotel Operations, Royal Caribbean International talks to Hospitality Biz about the difference between a hotel and cruise ship, operational challenges, trends and strategies to retain crew more>>
Fortune select Exotica, Navi Mumbai: Dharmesh Katira, Executive Chef
Dharmesh Katira has been appointed as the Executive Chef at Fortune select Exotica, Navi Mumbai. He has spent the last 17 years of his life working in different kitchens across the globe. Katira is a passed out from IHM, Mumbai, more>>

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