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 INTERVIEW
‘Bartending now focusses more on the drinker to deliver memorable experiences’
Tim Etherington-Judge, Brand Ambassador of Diageo Reserve World Class in a candid conversation with Hospitality Biz summarises proceedings at the ongoing Diageo Reserve World Class bartending contest in India and its larger implications for the benefit of the bartending community
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 COVER STORY

Servicing Hoteliers
A hotel always plays the role of a host for an event. But there are times when they get an opportunity to be the guest. Hospitality Biz tries to find out what are the major differences and challenges being faced by the hotelier when they host an event for their industry colleagues
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 GUEST COLUMN
‘MIGHTY POTATO’- ROCK STAR OF INDIAN KITCHEN
Often termed as the king of vegetables, the mighty potato is a powerhouse of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Rich in high-quality proteins and complex carbohydrates, potatoes are the perfect base for a well-balanced diet. In fact, of all the vegetables across the globe, the potato is the most universally loved food. In India, the popularity of potato is self evident from its ubiquitous presence everywhere, be it in the form of a street food like Aloo Tikki or Pao Bhaji to ethnic regional cuisines like Masala Dosa or Dum Aloo.
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This Week's Top Headlines
GoI’s Visa on Arrival scheme availed by 1089 foreigners in March 2011
  As a facilitative measure to attract more foreign tourists to India, GoI had launched Visa on Arrival (VoA) scheme for citizens of five countries, viz. Finland, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand and Singapore...read more>>
Rajasthan Tourism gears up to promote Rural Tourism
  Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan will promote Rural Tourism sites in the Fourth edition of the Great Indian Travel Bazaar (GITB), which is slated to be held from April 17, 2011 ...read more>>
HICSA 2011 reiterates positive industry trends
  The seventh edition of Hotel Investment Conference South Asia (HICSA) 2011 organised by HVS India recently concluded in Mumbai reiterating trends of growth and traction in the Indian hotel business ...read more>>
HVS India announces winners of Hotel of the Year Awards 2011
  HVS India announced Hotel of the Year Awards 2011 during the seventh Hotel Investment Conference South Asia (HICSA) 2011 for luxury, mid-market and budget/economy categories..read more>>
EIH Ltd scoffs off stories on PRS’ successor
  EIH have out rightly rejected media reports that PRS Oberoi, Chairman of the Hotel Group has named his son Vikram Oberoi, currently Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the company as his successor ...read more>>
Wyndham Hotel Group to introduce Tryp by Wyndham brand in India
  Wyndham Hotel Group plans to introduce 'Tryp by Wyndham' in India. The Group also plans to introduce its economy brand 'Super 8' in India in the next two to three years...read more>>
lebua Hotels & Resorts to foray into India in next one year
  Bangkok-based lebua Hotels & Resorts, which currently operates luxury hotels and fine restaurants in Thailand and New Zealand, plans to enter into the Indian hospitality market in the next one year ...read more>>
Worldhotels opens first India office in New Delhi
  Worldhotels is extending its global hospitality marketing and distribution network with the opening of a new office in India, New Delhi...read more>>
EIH launches The Oberoi Gurgaon
  East India Hotels (EIH) has announced the opening of their fourth hotel in National Capital Region (NCR) of Delhi - The Oberoi Gurgaon. The 202-room hotel has come up with unique features in its design. ...read more>>
Ramada Encore to open in Bengaluru by end of 2011
  Wyndham Hotel Group will open its first Ramada Encore hotel in India, in Bengaluru, by the end of 2011 ...read more>>
Hilton Worldwide in pact with Eros Group, to manage two new properties in New Delhi
  Hilton Worldwide has signed a management agreement with Eros Resorts & Hotels Ltd, a company of Eros Group to manage two new properties in New Delhi’s business district of Mayur Vihar ...read more>>
Bird Hospitality Services acquires Royal Park Hotel in London
  Bird Hospitality Services (BHS), a wholly-owned subsidiary and the hospitality arm of Bird Group recently acquired the Royal Park Hotel in London. ...read more>>
Royal Orchid Hotels to appeal against Bombay High Court order
  Royal Orchid Hotels, which has been restrained by Bombay High Court (HC) from using the ‘Orchid’ word with their branding in future, will go for an appeal in the Supreme Court (SC) against the order soon ...read more>>
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