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Children's Day Out in Resort.....
With festive season round the corner, resorts have started putting up various activities to ensure that parents and their children staying at these resorts, spend quality time in their properties. Hospitality Biz reveals how resorts put their best foot forward to ensure that their most demanding guests i.e. children, are kept happy and entertained... more>>
Getting Into Bed with the Enemy: Like Any Relationship, It Pays To Know Your Partner - Jean Francois Mourier CEO & Founder, REVPAR GURU
Like a lover scorned and dumped for a new mate, the hotel industry has long enjoyed reproaching its business partner - the OTA. In just the last 48 hours, I’ve read commentaries stating that OTAs are making hoteliers lazy, that they are deeply flawed, that they are this or that – nothing very positive. more>>

Ongoing Hospitality Projects: November 2011
The information in this section is the sole property of, a Div of Economic Research India Pvt Ltd (ERIL) and cannot be published without the expressed permission of ERIL more>>

This Week's Top Headlines
Govt of India reduces budget allocation for backwater circuit development in Kerala
  Creation of a backwater circuit in Kerala, including the Rs 400-crore comprehensive development of these water bodies in Alappuzha, has run into rough weather. more>>
Govt of Karnataka gives approval for developing convention centre at Devanahalli in Bengaluru
  Government of Karnataka has given its approval for developing the core components of the international convention centre proposed near Bengaluru International Airport at Devanahalli. more>>
India wins two global awards at WTM 2011
  India stole the limelight at the World Tourism Mart 2011 in London by winning two global awards — World’s Leading Destination and World’s Leading Tourist Board. more>>
Dr Jyotsna Suri, Chairperson & MD, The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group bags World Travel Market Global Award
  Dr Jyotsna Suri, Chairperson and MD, The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group, has bagged the World Travel Market Global Award more>>
India records 5.63 lakh FTAs in October 2011
  FTAs in India during October 2011 was 5.63 lakh as compared to FTAs of 5.07 lakh during October 2010 and 4.59 lakh in October 2009. more>>
Wildlife Tourism in India Endangered?
  The issue of whether our Tiger Reserves and other National Parks should be kept free from any human activity including tourism, has once again become a hot topic for discussion. more>>
Golden Tulip to open five hotels in India by early 2012
  Golden Tulip will invest in India by opening more hotels in different cities across the country. Five new properties is scheduled to come up by the end of fiscal year 2011-12. more>>
Concept Hospitality opens The Fern-Ahmedabad
  Concept Hospitality Pvt Ltd has launched The Fern-Ahmedabad. It has 96 rooms, where the superior rooms and suites offer special privileges like 'In room pillow menu.' more>>
KHIL opens pillarless convention centre in Pune
  Kamat Hotels (India) Limited (KHIL) has launched a pillarless convention centre in Maharashtra at Pune. Orchid Convention Centre, is spread across 56,000 square feet. more>>
Thomas Cook India appointed as exclusive GSA for AMET Cruises for North, East and West India
  Thomas Cook (India) Ltd (TCIL) has announced that it been appointed as the General Sales Agent (GSA) for AMET Cruises for North, East and West India. more>>
Cornell International Hospitality Summit to be held in Mumbai on January 17, 2012
  Cornell School of Hotel Administration (SHA) will host Cornell International Hospitality Summit (CIHS) at Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai. more>>
ASCI, FSSAI join hands to regulate food and beverage advertisements in India
  ASCI and FSSAI are working together on proposing guidelines to regulate the advertising of food and beverages in the country. more>>
AIFPA calls for rationalisation of VAT across India
  AIFPA has written to MoFPI asking for rationalisation of VAT rates in the Budget 2012-13. It has asked the MoFPI to take its concerns to the empowered group more>>
InterGlobe and Dufry International to launch Hudson News Cafe outlets in India
  InterGlobe Enterprises has tied up with Switzerland-based Dufry International AG to establish and operate retail outlets under the brand Hudson News Cafe in India. more>>
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