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 COVER STORY

Art of Crafting Beer
India is fast catching up on the microbrewery bandwagon, taking cue from the west and European nations where drinking beer is a way of life. Hospitality Biz assesses the finer points of this novel business concept in India
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 INTERVIEW
'Our vision is to continue domestic dominance'
Ajoy Misra, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL) in a tête-à-tête with Hospitality Biz elaborates on IHCL’s long-term vision, its plans to foray in global markets and the philosophy backing the newly launched ‘Vivanta by Taj’ brand
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 F&B OVERVIEW
The emerging trends in F&B sector of hotels
When you think of food trends it is easy to look to New York, London and Sydney, but the latest buzz word in food and beverage has embedded roots in the sub continent foodie culture. Great food starts with great fresh ingredients. The diversity and demand for cuisine in India means the ingredients have to be harvested overnight, purchased from the markets in the morning and prepared on menus that day.
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This Week's Top Headlines
Subodh Kant Sahay, Union Minister for Tourism releases accreditation standards for wellness centres
  A national workshop on promotion of Wellness Tourism was inaugurated by Subodh Kant Sahay, Union Minister for Tourism in Delhi. ...read more>>
Hospitality, travel associations in Western India come together on common platform
  Various travel and hospitality associations have come together to create a platform to collectively address grievances ...read more>>
Ministry of Corporate Affairs issues notification on General Exemption
  The Ministry of Corporate Affairs today issued a notification on General Exemption under Section 211 of the Companies Act 1956. ...read more>>
India records increase of 6.2 per cent in RevPAR in 2010: STR Global
  India’s hotel industry posted performance improvements in 2010 results compared to the year prior, according to data from STR Global. ...read more>>
FTAs to India increase by 9.7 per cent in January 2011
  MoT has compiled monthly estimates of FTAs and FEE from tourism on the basis of data received from major airports. ...read more>>
Worldhotels eyes leisure destinations in India
  Singapore-based Worldhotels will sign an agreement for a resort at Aamby Valley in Maharashtra and business hotels in New Delhi and Chennai. ...read more>>
Accor and Interglobe Hotels opens ibis Mumbai Airport
  Accor and Interglobe Hotels announced the debut of the ibis hotel brand in Mumbai with the launch of ibis Mumbai Airport. ..read more>>
Mandarin Oriental to add 16 hotels under its portfolio in the next five years
  Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, which owns and operates some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences, has 16 hotels under development around the world. ...read more>>
EIH Ltd to raise Rs 1,178 crore through rights issue
  EIH Ltd issued a clarification on its rights issue kicking off next month, indicating that it will raise Rs 1,178.86 crore ...read more>>
Svenska Bangalore to open by mid-February 2011
  Sweden-based Svenska Hotels will open its second hotel ‘Svenska Bangalore’ in Electronic City by mid-February 2011. . ...read more>>
Tivoli Group launches first Tivoli Cititel in Delhi
  Tivoli Group, promoted by TG Leisure & Resorts Pvt Ltd, has launched their first boutique business hotel brand ‘Tivoli Cititel’ at Lajpat Nagar in New Delhi. . ...read more>>
Expedia to invest Rs 25 crore for marketing and branding activities in India
  Online travel portal Expedia.co.in has launched its brand campaign ‘Big Daddy of Online travel’ in India. ...read more>>
Sunil Kapur awarded for exceptional contribution to airport F&B
  Sunil Kapur, Chairman, Travel Food Services (TFS) was awarded the ‘Best Outstanding Individual Contribution to Airport F&B’. ...read more>>
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