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 EDITORIAL
Think in Sync
This is the time of the year when conventions, exhibitions, seminars, etc., are galore in the tourism industry. They generally start from the month of August and go on till November or December.
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 COVER STORY

Online hotel distribution: A far cry for independent hotels
While technology advancements have brought about drastic changes in the hotel rooms distribution system globally, the benefit of these advancements are still limited to branded upscale hotel chains and yet to percolate down to small and medium players of the industry due to various reasons. Hospitality Biz explores the reasons for low technology penetration in independent hotels after speaking with the stakeholders
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 INTERVIEW
FHRAI convention will help us to showcase untapped potential of India - Ratan Marothia, President, FHRAI
Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) members will be travelling to Thailand for the 46th Annual Convention, which is scheduled between October 11 and 13, at Montien Riverside Hotel in Bangkok. Ratan Marothia, President, FHRAI explains to HospitalityBiz about the preparations currently underway for the convention. ...read more>>
This Week's Top Headlines
Punjab Tourism formulates vision plan for 15 years to promote tourism in state
  Punjab Tourism will unleash a strong brand building exercise in the domestic and international markets ...read more>>
Three India Tourism Development Corporation officials arrested by CBI for bribery
  The CBI arrested three officials of India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) recently for allegedly taking bribes to give three-star status to eight hotels in Malabar region in Kerala. ...read more>>
K Syama Raju takes over as President of SIHRA
  K Syama Raju, Managing Director, Hotel Maurya Bangalore and currently the Treasurer of FHRAI has been elected as President of SIHRA...read more>>
FSSAI to introduce nationwide online licensing system
  The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India would soon be introducing online licensing system in India. ...read more>>
Svenska Mumbai provides platform for aspiring artists
  Svenska Mumbai has provided space for an art gallery where young aspiring artists can showcase their creative art. ...read more>>
Lemon Tree Hotels to go public in 2013
  Lemon Tree Hotels will go public once the ongoing major hotel projects across India are ready. ...read more>>
Saudi Arabia's Kingdom Holding Company, Chinese investor vie with LVMH to buy Amanresorts
  Kingdom Holding Company and an unamed Chinese investor are vying with LVMH to own luxury hotel chain Amanresorts. ...read more>>
IHCL launches The Gateway Hotel Gir Forest in Gujarat
  Gateway Hotels & Resorts has launched The Gateway Hotel Gir Forest in Gujarat. ...read more>>
ITC buys 26 per cent stake in Logix Group's hotel in Noida
  ITC has bought a 26 per cent stake in a five-star luxury hotel property being developed by Logix Group in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. ...read more>>
Sarovar Hotels opens third property in Gujarat at Rajkot
  Sarovar Hotels, a leading hotel management company in India, announced the opening of Sarovar Portico in Rajkot. ...read more>>
Toshali Resorts takes over four Orissa Tourism guest houses on LDA
  Orissa-based Toshali Resorts has successfully bid for four Orissa Tourism-owned guest houses for management under LDA. ...read more>>
Goa Portuguesa plans to open three restaurants in India by 2015
  Goa Portuguesa Restaurants Pvt Ltd, that opened its second restaurant in Andheri, Mumbai this year, plans to open three restaurants in Bengaluru, Delhi and Pune or Thane in Mumbai by 2015. . ...read more>>
Diageo's new brand of whiskey set to enter Indian market
  Diageo plc will launch Rowson's Reserve in the Indian market. Rowson's Reserve will roll across four Indian states this month. ...read more>>
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