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The ‘humane’ element
Drastic changes befell on the Indian hospitality industry in April this year. Firstly, the Union Budget came into effect, then loads of deals took place at Hotel Investment Conference - South Asia; this was closely followed by a humongous learning and peer bonding exercise at the annual HRAWI convention. more>>

Hospitality Career: Coming of Age
Once being perceived as not so favourable sector to work with, the overall perception towards hospitality sector has changed over the last decade and is considered to be one of the sought-after career options by people. more>>

‘Hospitality investments in India requires long-term plan’
A brain-child of eminent hospitality professionals comprising Steve Rushmore, Ashish Jakhanwala and Manav Thadani, SAMHI has ambitious plans to invest in hotel assets in the value-for-money segment pan-India. Ashish Jakhanwala, CEO, SAMHI shares the company’s plans in a one-on-one with Hospitality Biz more>>
This Week's Top Headlines
MoT to highlight Wellness Tourism at ATM 2011
  MoT to highlight Incredible India’s Wellness Tourism offerings at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2011 in Dubai. The India pavilion at ATM will showcase the theme, ‘Wellness Tourism’ apart from other products in more>>
HP govt focuses on Health and Adventure Tourism
  The Himachal Pradesh government is focussing on Health and Adventure tourism to cater to new emerging segments of visitors. Adventure tourism activities like trekking, mountain biking and para-gliding, ice skating, skiing river rafting, more>>
Panel discussion at Visit Golden Maharashtra Summit highlights lack of infrastructure as major hurdle for tourism
  As the culminating event of the year long Golden Maharashtra celebrations initiated by Maharashtra Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the Corporation organised a four-day mega more>>
Holiday Inn Cochin to open shortly
  InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) will be announcing the launch of the ‘ Holiday Inn Cochin’ shortly. Holiday Inn Cochin, which will mainly cater to business and leisure travellers will be located minutes from the central district, along the National Highway Bypass. more>>
Louvre Hotels plans to expand in India in next five years
  Louvre Hotels, owned by US investment group Starwood Capital, plans to open 80 new hotels in 2011, mostly in Europe and Asia. Louvre Hotels, the world's eighth-largest hotelier will raise funds to finance its expansion in India over more>>
Fairmont Hotels implements sustainable design policy
  Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced it will further its commitment to greening with the introduction of a new sustainable design policy. It also includes new environmental criteria and checklists for renovation projects and property retrofits. more>>
Infosys co-founder expands role in hospitality sector
  N S Raghavan, one of the co-founders of Infosys, is expanding his presence in the hospitality sector. Nadathur Holdings, the investment vehicle owned by Raghavan, through one of its affiliates SilverNeedle Hospitality has formed a joint venture more>>
Leading Hotels bags bid to develop golf course in North Goa
  Leading Hotels Private Limited has won the bid to develop and run a golf course in Goa by other players like DLF and Oxford Properties, which were in fray for the state government promoted tourism initiative. more>>
Howard Park Plaza, Agra re-branded as Howard Sarovar Portico, Agra
  Howard Park Plaza, Agra has been re-branded as Howard Sarovar Portico, Agra recently. Howard Sarovar Portico is one of the finest hotels in Agra and enjoys proximity to the Taj Mahal. more>>
Goa cabinet decides to set up new hotel management institute in Farmagudi
  The Goa cabinet has decided to set up the new, central government-sanctioned institute of hotel management and catering technology on the campus of Goa engineering college at Farmagudi. more>>
Caper Travel Company launches website on Rajasthan Tourism
  Caper Travel Company Private Ltd has launched a dedicated website on Rajasthan Tourism The website features everything that travellers would require for their Rajasthan vacation. more>>
PHDCCI stresses on setting up food parks in UP
  The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry ( PHDCCI) made a demand for setting up of food parks in Uttar Pradesh for adding to farm income and value to agricultural produce. more>>
Underdoggs Sports Bar and Grill opens in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
  Underdoggs Sports Bar and Grill has opened in Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. Underdoggs has 40 HDTVs and four projection screens for sports aficionados. more>>
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