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MoF extends time limit of Five Year Tax Holiday for CWG hotel projects in Delhi and NCR till July 31, 2010
  According to a PIB release, at the request of Kumari Selja, Union Minister for Tourism, in order to encourage the growth of new more>>
ITDC unveils 2,709 DDA flats in Vasant Kunj for Commonwealth Games 2010
  India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) has unveiled 2,709 (Delhi Development Authority’s) DDA flats for the upcoming more>>
HRANI with FHRAI organises workshop on ‘Hospitality Industry: Challenges & Opportunities’ in Delhi
  Hotel & Restaurant Association of Northern India (HRANI) in coordination with Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India more>>
Lodging Econometrics releases Q4 2009 Asia Pacific Construction Pipeline report
  Lodging Econometrics (LE) has released 2010 Quarter Four (Q4) Asia Pacific Construction Pipeline report. At the end of more>>
Vithal Kamat wins PATWA ‘International Achiever Award’
  The International Council of Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) recently honoured Vithal Kamat, more>>
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide to open 14 new Westin Hotels in 2010
  Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc has announced plans to open 14 new Westin Hotels in 2010. This year’s openings more>>
The Claridges Hotels & Resorts registers significant growth in Q3 of 2009 – 10
  The Claridges Hotels & Resorts recorded a significant growth in top line in Quarter Three of 2009 - 10. Despite global recessionary more>>
Park Hotels forays into leisure segment
  Park Hotels, a part of Apeejay Surrendra Group, has inaugurated its luxury lake cruiser in Vembanad Lake (Kerala), marking its more>>
Holiday Inn Mumbai International Airport to open on April 1, 2010
  Holiday Inn Mumbai International Airport is scheduled to open on April 1, 2010. The 225-rooms property is owned by Shell Inn more>>
Alchemist Food and Beverage to foray into restaurant business by May 2010
  Alchemist Food and Beverage (AFB), the F&B arm of Alchemist Ltd plans to operate four restaurant brands in more>>
Ideal Hospitality to franchise ‘Aromas’ in South East Asian markets
  Ideal Hospitality Pvt Ltd (IHPL), which owns and operates ‘Aromas’ coffee outlets in Mumbai and Pune plans to expand into the more>>
Indian hospitality industry in 2010: New security threats necessitate a strong business continuity framework
The hospitality industry in India is likely to get a significant boost from the much awaited Commonwealth Games 2010, scheduled in October this year. The 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks and the recent global economic crisis kept foreign travellers at bay limiting the tourist arrivals in India to around four million in 2009 more>>
National Tourism Awards
The National Tourism Awards organised recently by Ministry of Tourism (MoT) to honour best performers in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry during the year 2008-2009 was presented by M Hamid Ansari, Vice President of India in New Delhi more>>
STR Global releases Asia/Pacific Hotel Pipeline report for February 2010
According to February 2010 STR Global Construction Pipeline Report, Asia/Pacific hotel development pipeline includes 950 hotels comprising 2,41,020 rooms. China ended the month with the largest number of rooms in the total active pipeline among the countries in the region with 1,26,798 rooms, followed by India with 43,258 rooms more>>
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