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 COVER STORY
Bridging the GAP
Every year many students pass out from hotel management institutes across the country. With an increase in the number of room supply in the country, there are huge job opportunities in hotels and allied industries. Is there a gap between students churned out from these institutes and professionals required by hospitality industry? Hospitality Biz attempts to find an answer to this question
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 INTERVIEW
‘Tourism is the best tool for conservation of wildlife’
For Shyamendra Singh, Founder, Pugdundee Safaris and his dedicated team of naturalists and staff, wilderness tourism and conservation are more like a passion than just business. Hospitality Biz spoke with this wilderness enthusiast about his business and issues related with tiger tourism in India, during his recent stay at Pugdundee Safaris’ Ken River Lodge in Panna, Madhya Pradesh. Excerpts from the interview:
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 PROJECT WATCH

Ongoing Hospitality & Tourism Projects
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
Naresh Goyal receives ‘Hall of Fame’ Award at HIFI 2011
  Naresh Goyal, Chairman, Jet Airways received the ‘Hall of Fame’ Award at HIFI 2011, which is being held at the Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel. The award was presented to him by Kumari Selja, Union Minister for Tourism....read more>>
Asian American Hotel Owners Association keen to invest in Goa’s tourism industry
  Atlanta-based Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) has shown interest to invest in Goa’s tourism industry and pledged support to market Goa as a holiday destination to the US travellers....read more>>
Carlson set to open 19 hotels in India in 2011
  Carlson plans to open 19 hotels in India by the end of 2011 across its four brands: Radisson, Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM, Park Inn and Park Plaza ...read more>>
Hilton Worldwide to operate 10 hotels under its India portfolio by end of 2011
  Hilton Worldwide, which currently operates three hotels in India (Hilton Garden Inn New Delhi/Saket, Hilton New Delhi/Janakpuri, Hilton Mumbai International Airport) plans to add seven more hotels under its India portfolio by the end of 2011. Currently, Hilton has 19 ...read more>>
Langham to open its first hotel ‘Eaton Smart, New Delhi’ in India on February 2011
  Hong Kong-based Langham Hotels International, owner and operator of luxury hotels, will open its first hotel in India on February 20, 2011. Eaton Smart, New Delhi Airport Transit Hotel with 93-rooms will be located inside Terminal 3 of the new airport building of IGI Airport New Delhi. ...read more>>
Viceroy Hotels to set up three properties in Chennai, Bengaluru
  Hyderabad-based Viceroy Hotels Ltd is poised to add three properties this year, including two major hotels in Chennai and Bengaluru, which entails a capital expenditure of Rs 1,200 crore. This will take the ...read more>>
Accor and InterGlobe Hotels to open Hotel ibis Mumbai Airport in Quarter One of 2011
  Accor and InterGlobe Hotels will open Hotel ibis Mumbai Airport in Quarter One of 2011. According to the company release, Hotel ibis Mumbai Airport with 146 guest rooms will be the third ibis to open in India and the first for Mumbai following hotels in Gurgaon and Pune. ...read more>>
Liam Lambert quits EIHL
  Liam Lambert, President, East India Hotels (EIH) Ltd, has quit the company citing personal reasons. ...read more>>
BCIHMCT in New Delhi gets NAAC accreditation
  Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology (BCIHMCT) in New Delhi has achieved another milestone by becoming the first hotel management institute in India to get direct accreditation from National Assessment and Accreditation ...read more>>
AIH to organise PDP on Corporate, Social and Fine Dine Etiquette on January 28 and 29, 2011
  Apeejay Institute of Hospitality (AIH), Navi Mumbai will organise Professional Development Programme (PDP) on ‘Corporate, Social & Fine Dining Etiquette’ on January 28 and 29, 2011 at the institute premises...read more>>
IICCI and WICA collaborates with Rizvi College of Hotel Management, to organise ‘Exotica’
  Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (IICCI) in association with Western India Chef Association (WICA) has collaborated with Rizvi College of Hotel Management (RCHM) for their annual event ‘Exotica’, ...read more>>
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