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This Week's Top Headlines
DoT, Govt of Himachal Pradesh seeks to promote Village Tourism under NREGA scheme
  According to an ANI report, Department of Tourism (DoT), Government of Himachal Pradesh is looking at promoting Village Tourism under the Central government's National Rural Employment ...read more>>
Wine and beer importers welcome Delhi govt’s decision on L-4D license
  Beer and wine importers across India have welcomed Delhi government’s decision to introduce a new licence, L-4D, to enable eateries in Delhi to serve wine and beer. ...read more>>
Mahindra Homestays to increase capacity of lodging units
  Mahindra Homestays, the hospitality arm of Mahindra Holidays and Resorts India Limited (MHRIL) intends to augment the capacity of lodging units marketed under its banner. ...read more>>
Tirupati Holidays to open Samode Resort in Samode, Jaipur by January 2011
  Tirupati Holidays, a travel company, will open a three-star property in Samode near Jaipur, Rajasthan in January 2011. The property which will be set up in a phased manner will see 20 cottages in first ...read more>>
Sayaji Hotels wins five-star hotel project from MPTDC
  According to a PTI report, hospitality firm Sayaji Hotels in partnership with Kohinoor Hospitality Pvt Ltd has been awarded a five-star hotel project on a build and operate basis in Madhya Pradesh ...read more>>
Anuraag Bhatnagar, GM, Le Royal Meridien Mumbai receives Outstanding Talent Developer Award
  Anuraag Bhatnagar, General Manager, Le Royal Meridien Mumbai has received Outstanding Talent Developer Award in Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific Division. ...read more>>
Sarovar Hotels launches Imperial Rooms in Chandigarh
  Sarovar Hotels has launched Imperial Rooms, one of the largest banquet facility in Chandigarh’s Industrial Area. Spread over 8,200 sq feet of covered area, this banqueting destination ...read more>>
Abu Dhabi-based Marib Holdings to build ‘space city’ in Chikkaballapur district near Bengaluru
  According to an IANS report, Abu Dhabi-based Marib Holdings LLC plans to build a ‘space city’ in Chikkaballapur district, around 90 km from Bengaluru, at an investment of Rs 18,400 crore. ...read more>>
MPT’s cruise terminal development at Apollo Bunder, Mumbai faces roadblock
  Mumbai Port Trust’s (MPT) plan to develop a dedicated cruise terminal at Apollo Bunder off Radio Club in Mumbai has been stalled with the Indian Navy raising objection due to security reasons. ...read more>>
 INTERVIEW
‘Luxury and responsibility can go hand in hand in an eco-friendly hotel’
As a pioneer of eco-friendly hotels in India, Param Kannampilly, Chairman and Managing Director, Concept Hospitality speaks with Hospitality Biz about the myths and benefits that exist in operating an environmental friendly hotel
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 EXPERT SPEAK
Green Materials: The New Era Design of Sustainability
Going green no longer refers to envy alone. In the present scenario, ‘Go Green’ seems to be the most commonly and widely spread mantra. Taking proper steps to save the environment and our planet requires knowledge and correct steps before we can truly achieve or say we have done something about it.
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 ANALYSIS
STR Global reports Asia/Pacific hotel development pipeline for May 2010
According to the May 2010 STR Global Construction Pipeline Report, the Asia/Pacific hotel development pipeline comprises 1,004 hotels totalling 2,53,815 rooms. Among the countries in the region, China reported the largest number of rooms in the total active

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