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 INTERVIEW
'India is poised to become the third largest market for Marriott International' - Craig Smith, COO - Asia-Pacific, Marriott International Inc
India will be playing an important role in Marriott International Inc’s overall growth strategy for the Asia-Pacific region in the coming years. While the target for the region is 300 hotels by 2013, a significant share will be from India. Craig Smith, COO - Asia-Pacific, Marriott International Inc, talks about the plans for Asia-Pacific with Hospitality Biz
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 SPECIAL REPORT

Hotel industry in independent India: A journey from nowhere to everywhere
Although India is known for its incredible hospitality embedded in the spirit of Atithi Devo Bhava, the hotels evolved quite slowly. The veterans of the hospitality industry share their feelings about the evolution of the hotel industry in India post-independence era, with Hospitality Biz
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 PROJECT WATCH

Ongoing Hospitality Projects: August 2011
The information in this section is the sole property of ProjectsToday.com, a Div of Economic Research India Pvt Ltd (ERIL) and cannot be published without the expressed permission of ERIL
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This Week's Top Headlines
States should make tourism promotion as their economic agenda: Sahai
  Various states in India should make tourism promotion as their economic agenda as the sector, especially the domestic circuit, has huge employment generating opportunities. ....read more>>
Tourism Ministers of South India to meet in Thiruvananthapuram on August 20 and 21, 2011
  Tourism Ministers of South India will meet in Thiruvananthapuram on August 20 and 21, 2011 at the aegis of MoT, Government of India to discuss common issues related with tourism in the region. ...read more>>
Gujarat plans to unveil Cruise Tourism Policy by October 2011
  Gujarat is set to add another dimension to its tourism portfolio. The Department of Tourism, Government of Gujarat has drafted a Cruise Tourism Policy and plans to unveil the same by October, 2011. ...read more>>
MoFPI allocates Rs 595 crore for food processing sector
  The food processing sector in the country has been allocated Rs 595 crore for various schemes being implemented by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries in 2011-12. ...read more>>
July records 10.1 per cent growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in India
  Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during the month of July 2011 increased by 10.1 per cent to 4.98 lakh as compared to FTAs of 4.52 lakh during the month of July 2010, according to official figures. ...read more>>
Hotel Leelaventure Ltd's FY2011-12 total income rises by 14 per cent to Rs 124.72 cr
  Hotel Leelaventure Ltd's total income for the first quarter ended June 30 2011 has risen 14 per cent to Rs 124.72 cr from Rs 109.23 cr of the corresponding period of the previous year. ...read more>>
Hotel Leelaventure Ltd signs MoU with TEPL, hives off Kovalam hotel
  Hotel Leelaventure Ltd has signed a memorandum of understanding with Travancore Enterprises Private Ltd (TEPL) in Thiruvananthapuram recently, seeking to transfer its Kovalam hotel in Kerala for Rs 500 crore. ...read more>>
Hyatt Hotels Corporation opens Hyatt Regency Chennai in South India
  Hyatt Hotels Corporation has opened 327-room Hyatt Regency Chennai recently. Through this expansion, the company has introduced the Hyatt Regency brand to the South Indian market. ...read more>>
RCL to invest Rs 500 cr on upcoming Ginger Hotels
  Roots Corporation of India (RCL), an arm of Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) will invest between Rs 500 and Rs 600 crore on 50 new Ginger Hotels coming up in two years....read more>>
Cleartrip.com launches EMI payment option for hotels
  Online travel portal www.cleartrip.com has launched an equated monthly installment (EMI) payment option for hotels as well as international and domestic flights. ...read more>>
Organic India to expand its farm base across India
  Organic India, an international company having its headquarter in Lucknow, plans to diversify and expand its farm base across India in the coming years. ...read more>>
Jubilant FoodWorks reports 60 per cent growth in quarter ended June 30, 2011
  Jubilant FoodWorks Limited (JFL), one of India’s largest and fastest growing food service company, reported its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. ...read more>>
Aspri Spirits introduces a new range of wines from SoGrape in India
  Aspri Spirits Pvt Ltd, distributor and importer of fine beverages, has introduced a new range of wines from SoGrape Group, a Portugal based winery at the Grand Hyatt Mumbai recently. ...read more>>
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