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 INTERVIEW
'Our experience with IHCL helped us to grow in hospitality arena'
NEC India hospitality solutions has gained visibility in the last one year as IHCL has contracted and endorsed NEC’s IP-based hospitality communications solutions. Ravinder Raina, Country Head – PNS Business, NEC India in a one-on-one with Hospitality Biz explains how ‘Hotels on the Cloud’ concept is catching up in the Indian market
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 EXPERT SPEAK
Naka Bandhi – a desi twist on development roadblocks
It may seem incongruous that in an issue dedicated to investment opportunities here is an article highlighting the roadblocks to development in India with particular emphasis on the hospitality sector. The truth is that the while the future looks promising and there is definitely a pot of gold at the end of the road for those with perseverance, the race is most definitely not the swift nor is the path easy.
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 SPECIAL REPORT

Jal Mahal Resort: Making of an integrated tourism destination
A historical monument with a water body around it in the heart of Jaipur that has been neglected for centuries, Jal Mahal will soon be buzzing with activities. Jal Mahal Resorts Pvt. Ltd., is all set to open the doors of renovated Jal Mahal complex, which will be a massive integrated tourism destination reports Hospitality Biz
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This Week's Top Headlines
Union Minister for Tourism inaugurates regional conference on North Central states
  The Second Regional Conference of Tourism Ministers of North Central states was held at Narendra Nagar, Uttarakhand for promotion and development of tourism. ...read more>>
MoT selects Uttarakhand as 'first' tourist destination of India
  The MoT, GoI has selected the state of Uttarakhand as the first tourist destination of India, which would be developed in the new Five-Year Plan. A total of 10 new destinations would be ...read more>>
IHCL bags National Tourism Awards from MoT
  Indian Hotels Company Ltd has been awarded across seven categories at the esteemed National Tourism Awards 2009-10...read more>>
Best Western India opens hotel in Zirakpur, Punjab
  Best Western India along with the Maryland Group of Zirakpur announced the launch of the Best Western Maryland, Best Western India’s first hotel in Zirakpur, Chandigarh and second in the state of Punjab ...read more>>
Sarovar Hotels and Resorts to operate four hotels in Eastern India
  Sarovar Hotels and Resort is planning to bolster its presence in eastern India with four new hotels. The hotels are slated to come up in Guwahati, Tezpur (Assam), Bhubaneswar, and Raniganj (West Bengal). ...read more>>
Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini to position itself as preferred destination in North West Delhi
  New Delhi will get its second Crowne Plaza hotel by May 2011, which will also be the third in the National Capital Region. The 183-room Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini will be positioned as preferrred destination in North West Delhi. ...read more>>
Lama Tours to set up 20 luxury tents at Sam Sand Dunes in Jaisalmer
  In a bid to expand their bouquet of products and services in India and to attract high-end travellers from the domestic, as well as international market, Lama Tours, the Dubai-based Destination Management Company is planning to set-up 20 luxury tents at ...read more>>
Deneb & Pollux Group to foray into hospitality and aviation sector
  Delhi-based Deneb & Pollux, a leading travel and tour company, will foray into India's hospitality and aviation sector. ...read more>>
Sayaji Hotels to roll out budget business hotel model by end of 2011
  Sayaji Hotels Ltd, which currently operates business hotels in Vadodara, Indore and Pune, plans to roll out budget business hotel model by the end of 2011. ...read more>>
Majestic Court Sarovar Portico, Navi Mumbai opens
  Sarovar Hotels & Resorts has announced the launch of Majestic Court Sarovar Portico Navi Mumbai. ...read more>>
Mobikon launches new iPad customer survey application for hotels, resorts and restaurants
  Mobikon, global provider of hosted platform services using the SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) model for hotels, restaurants and resorts, has launched new iPad customer survey application ...read more>>
Subway plans more retail outlets in India, to invest Rs 40 cr
  Quick food service restaurant chain Subway will set up 45 outlets across India by 2011—12 entailing investment of Rs 40 crore. ...read more>>
Barbeque Nation to open 15 outlets by end of 2011
  Barbeque Nation, restaurant chain by Sayaji Hotels Limited plans to open 15 outlets by the end of 2011. ...read more>>
India’s first touch table restaurant, ‘Touché’ opens in Bengaluru
  De Touché, a company floated by private entrepreneurs from Bengaluru has recently opened its maiden F&B venture, Touché on 100 Feet Road Indranagar. ...read more>>
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