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 EDITORIAL
Leading By Association
The dictionary defines an association as ‘groups of individuals who voluntarily enter into an agreement to accomplish a purpose.’ But often an association is formed to address grievances. And if the ‘the groups of individuals’ do not agree, then another association is formed. This has been the blueprint the world over and not new to the hospitality industry. Earlier, in the hospitality industry, only the hotel owners or the bigwigs were members of the associations. The others did not have any representations. Now chefs, housekeepers, purchase managers, engineers, IT professionals, HR managers, concierge, F&B managers etc have their own associations. In the hospitality industry, other than the association of the kitchen stewards, probably all other associations exist.
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 INTERVIEW
'Concept of Cyber Hotels is fast catching up'
Rony Kurien, Dean Administration, Ecole Hoteliere Lavasa speaks with Rashmi Pradhan about the latest trends and future of the hospitality education in India
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 EXPERT SPEAK
Protect your IT Infrastructure against future threats
Business organisations need to think more about the security of their information assets. The number, variety and strength of threats to an enterprise have increased dramatically. To safeguard the organisation’s critical and personal data, security strategies, that encompass the whole infrastructure, are required
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This Week's Top Headlines
Subodh Kant Sahay seeks more funds for tourism
  Subodh Kant Sahay, Union Minister for Tourism, recently met Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister, India for an enhanced outlay of about Rs 22,000 crore under the 12th plan to implement new programmes. ...read more>>
Ministry of Tourism's 'Hunar Se Rozgar Tak' scheme launched
  'Hunar Se Rozgar Tak' scheme was recently inaugurated by RH Khwaja, Secretary (Tourism), Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. ...read more>>
WITO in discussions with MTDC to enhance tourism in Maharashtra
  Western India Tourism Organisation (WITO) is in talks withMTDC on unique ways to increase ....read more>>
CAI becomes 42nd member of UICH
  Concierge Association of India (CAI)'s was honoured and inducted as the 42nd member country of the international body of the 'Union Internationale des Concierges d'Hôtels' (UICH) ...read more>>
AWESOME to launch official website next month
  Mumbai-based Academic With Excellence Spectrum of Maintenance Engineers (AWESOME), is set to launch its official website. ...read more>>
JW Marriott Hotel Chandigarh opens
  Marriott International's second JW Marriott brand hotel in India has started its operations in Chandigarh. ...read more>>
Pricol Travel to develop eight luxury properties in the next three-five years
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Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts unveils new lobby concept, Le Méridien Hub
  Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts has unveiled a new lobby concept, 'Le Méridien Hub.' ...read more>>
Best Western India to set up property at Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
  Best Western India is in the process of setting up a property at Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams in Andhra Pradesh. ...read more>>
Absolute Hotel Services to open hotel in Umergaon, Gujarat
  Absolute Hotel Services (AHS) along with B Nanji Group will open a hotel in Umergaon, near to Gujarat-Maharashtra border. ...read more>>
Sarovar Hotels & Resorts ties up with Africa-based Marasa Hospitality
  Sarovar Hotels & Resorts has signed a JV agreement with Marasa Hospitality Pvt Ltd to open hotels in religious destinations across India. ...read more>>
Kuoni Academy ties-up with Marriott International to offer its online training programme, Hotel Excellence
  Kuoni Academy announced a tie-up with Marriott International to include Marriott's online training programme in their curriculum. ...read more>>
Saikripa Foods Services forays into hotel business
  Saikripa Foods Services Pvt Ltd, a catering service company, with Ramada Worldwide, has opened Ramada, Navi Mumbai. ...read more>>
IGNOU’s proposed Institute of Culinary Art to commence research activities from next month
  The Research & Development Centre of the proposed Institute of Culinary Art of IGNOU will commence its research activities from next month....read more>>
Rainforest resto-bar opens in Andheri, Mumbai
  The Rainforest Resto-bar opened their third establishment in Mumbai recently. The restaurant in Andheri, a suburb in Mumbai was set up with an approximate investment of Rs 2.5 crore. ...read more>>
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