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 EDITORIAL
Environmental Blackmail
Athiti devo bhava or Guest is God is the slogan used by Incredible India to boost tourism in India. It is with reference to creating awareness about the effects of tourism and sensitising people about preservation of our rich heritage and culture, cleanliness and warm hospitality. But there are some aspects which are gifts of nature and we cannot take for granted. The air we breathe, the water we drink and bathe and the energy we use are either limited or sparse in supply.
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 COVER STORY

Hospitality heads down a greener path
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle is the new-age hospitality mantra. The hotel industry has been able to shed its image as one of the most polluting and resource-devouring industries over the years owing to a growing awareness in the industry. However, hotels have a long way to go to ensure that eco-friendly practices are followed. Hospitality Biz explores how the industry has gone green over the last few decades
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 INTERVIEW
JW Marriott will redefine hospitality scenario of C’garh’
Marriott International is about to open their second JW Marriott hotel in India and the first one in North India in Chandigarh. Deepak Manocha, General Manager of the hotel in an interview with Hospitality Biz explains the property’s locational and other advantages
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This Week's Top Headlines
Ministry of Tourism undertakes initiatives to promote Adventure Tourism
  Government of India has stepped up efforts to position itself as an Adventure Tourism destination and is offering travellers a bouquet of experiences - from mountaineering to camping, rock climbing and river rafting ...read more>>
Union HRD Minister emphasises role of state govts for tourism growth
  At the Fourth conference of AICTE, Union Minister for HRD said that state governments should take active participation and frame legislation to make the tourism and hospitality sector more vibrant and growth oriented. ...read more>>
Uttarakhand government begins promoting Eco-Tourism
  The Uttarakhand government has started promoting Eco-Tourism as part of the ten-year 'Green India' plan..read more>>
Ministry of DoNER to involve IIMs and IITs in skill development programmes for youth in NE region
  Ministry for the Development of North East Region (DoNER) has tied up with Rajiv Gandhi IIM Shillong to train youth from the region and develop managerial and entrepreneurial skills in them....read more>>
Haryana to set up mega exhibition-cum-convention centre at Manesar
  Haryana Government will set up a mega exhibition-cum-convention centre at Panchgaon near Manesar. ...read more>>
New food safety rules to be effective from August 5, 2011
  The new rules governing food safety and standards in the country will come into effect from August 5, 2011...read more>>
Westin Hotel & Resorts aims to have 15 per cent of its India portfolio to be resorts
  Starwood Hotels & Resorts' wellness brand ‘Westin Hotels & Resort’ plans to have 15 per cent of its Indian portfolio to be resorts. ...read more>>
IHG opens Global Sales Office in New Delhi and Mumbai
  IHG announced the opening of its Global Sales Office (GSO) in India. Located in New Delhi and Mumbai, the GSO will allow IHG to drive increased business efficiency and bring the strength of IHG’s ...read more>>
EIH's total revenue increases by 26 per cent to Rs 1,142.95 crore
  The Board of Directors of EIH Limited announced the audited results for the Financial Year 2010-2011. The company’s total revenue, including other income, during the financial year was Rs 1,142.95 crore...read more>>
Pune Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre bags LEED GOLD certification
  Pune Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre has been awarded the LEED GOLD certification. It is the first Marriott hotel in India, which has received this certification. ...read more>>
Royal Orchid Hotels' revenue up 27 per cent to Rs 154.74 crore
  The consolidated profit after tax of Royal Orchid Hotels Ltd grew 75 per cent to Rs 12.22 crore year-on-year for the year ended March 31, 2011. ...read more>>
D'Essence Consulting marks its presence in hospitality industry
  Mumbai-based D'Essence Consulting, a management, business advisory and talent management consulting boutique firm, has recently forayed into hospitality sector...read more>>
blueFROG to open in New Delhi by 2011
  After three years of rolling its operations in Mumbai, blueFROG plans to open an outlet in New Delhi having 750 pax. ...read more>>
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