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Opportunity Lost
Writing this piece on September 27, which is celebrated as ‘World Tourism Day’ all over the world, makes me search for words. With the Commonwealth Games 2010 to commence, India had an excellent opportunity to showcase the world about our hospitality, culture and stamp the slogan ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ into the minds and hearts of the participants, their support staff and the international visitors. more>>
‘With our projects underway, we would be India’s fifth largest hospitality firm’
The Indian hospitality industry is driven by realty players working with brands to develop hotel assets across the country. Julian Groom, CEO, DB Hospitality Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of Dynamix Balwas Group converses with Hospitality Biz about the company’s plans more>>

Action Capture for October 2010
Dr Jyotsna Suri, Chairperson & Managing Director, The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group honouring Mohiniattam dancers at The Lalit Utsav at The Lalit Resort & Spa Bekal
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This Week's Top Headlines
Ratan Marothia, Owner, Jagannath Hotel, Kolkata is new President of FHRAI for 2010-11
  At the recently held Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations India (FHRAI) at The Lalit Hotel, New Delhi, Ratan Marothia, Owner, Jagannath Hotel, more>>
FTAs to India increase by 12.6 per cent in September 2010: MoT
  According to a PIB release, Ministry of Tourism (MoT) has compiled monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India and Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from tourism on the basis more>>
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts inks partnership with Etihad Airways
  Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, have announced a new partner agreement that provides valuable benefits to guests of the luxury hotel brand. more>>
Homestays in Mysore records less number of visitors
  Atithi, the homestays being promoted by the Karnataka government, has seen few takers in Mysore. Though the concept is a hit in Kodagu, Atithi has failed to evoke the kind of response envisaged by the authorities. more>>
Fortune Inn Exotica, Pune to open by mid-November 2010
  Fortune Park Hotels Ltd, a subsidiary of ITC Ltd, plans to open Fortune Inn Exotica in Hinjewadi, Pune by mid-November 2010. Fortune Inn Exotica, Pune will have 54-rooms and F&B options include more>>
Peppermint Hospitality India targets to operate 400-450 keys in India by July 2011
  Peppermint Hospitality India Pvt Ltd, which opened its first property Peppermint Gurgaon recently, targets to operate 400-450 rooms across India by July 2011. more>> launches beta version of social media tracking tool Brand Karma, Paris-based technology service provider for hotel websites worldwide, recently launched the beta version more>>
RateTiger adds GDS Shopping and completes 600 distribution channel integrations
  eRevMax has announced the availability of GDS Shopping in RateTiger’s Shopper module. This development allows RTSuite and RTCorp clients to obtain Business Intelligence (BI) reports. more>>
AIH to organise workshop on The Art of Chocolate Making on October 18 and 19, 2010
  Apeejay Institute of Hospitality (AIH), Navi Mumbai will organise a workshop titled ‘The Art of Chocolate Making’ on October 18 and 19, 2010 more>>
Fine Food to expand its culinary offerings across India
  Mumbai-based F&B firm Fine Food, specialising in import and distribution of international culinary brands, plans to expand its culinary offerings across the Indian market. more>>
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