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 INTERVIEW
‘Revenue Management can work magic if applied correctly’ - Devdutta Banerjee, Regional Director–Revenue Management, Starwood Hotels and Resorts
Customer engagement will be a critical aspect of how hotels are priced and brand loyalty will be a tool that has to be used effectively. Devdutta Banerjee, Regional Director – Revenue Management, India, Bangladesh and Nepal, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, speaks with Hospitality Biz about maximising hotel revenue
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 SPECIAL REPORT

Aloft: Coimbatore’s new business class
Seizing the opportunity to move into the fast developing Coimbatore city in Tamil Nadu, Aloft has launched Aloft Coimbatore Singanallur, which is probably one of the most comfortable, colourful and chic properties. Hospitality Biz finds out what gives the hotel that extra zing for its success
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 NEW APPOINTMENTS
Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel : Lakshmanan Ramanathan, Director of Rooms
The Mirador Hotel, Mumbai : Milburn A Sequeira, Director of Rooms
Howard Sarovar Portico, Agra : Sandeep Jaiswal, General Manager
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This Week's Top Headlines
Govt of Kerala declares Ernakulam as first smoke-free tourist spot in India
  Ernakulam, the business hub of Kochi in Kerala, has become India’s first smoking-free tourist destination. K Babu, Minister for Excise Department, Government of Kerala, declared the port city smoke-free recently. ...read more>>
TCGL signs MoU with GTDC at GITM 2011 for joint tourism promotion
  In line with Goa International Travel Mart (GITM)'s focus on creating a platform for promoting tourism on the Western Coast of India, the Managing Directors of Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited (TCGL) and the Goa Tourism Development Corporation ...read more>>
Maharashtra State Forest Dept launches initiatives for Eco-Tourism centres and forest rest houses
  Maharashtra State Forest Department has launched an Eco-Tourism plan at Eco-Tourism centres and forest rest houses across the state. ...read more>>
Travelport & Hilton Worldwide sign long-term content and technology services agreement
  Hilton Worldwide and Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, have signed a new, long-term full content and technology services agreement with Hilton Worldwide ....read more>>
ITC's Q2 net up 21 per cent to Rs 1, 514 crore
  ITC Ltd's second quarter (Q2) net profit surged a better than expected 21.5 per cent year-on-year at Rs 1, 514.31 crore, helped by strong sales, especially in cigarettes. ...read more>>
Star Cruises to focus on school groups and wedding segment in India
  Star Cruises (India) Travel Services Pvt Ltd will focus on the School Groups and Wedding Segment in India. Star Cruises and Travel Tours Group recently concluded their annual five city Road show in five Indian Cities ...read more>>
STR Global posts Asia-Pacific hotel development pipeline report for September 2011
  According to STR Global Construction Pipeline Report for September 2011, the Asia-Pacific hotel development pipeline comprises 1,309 hotels totalling 314,433 rooms. ...read more>>
European Art of Taste concludes three year food campaign in India
  European Art of Taste (EAT), a food campaign, which was initiated three years ago to promote Italian food in India, will conclude with a series of food festivals in Mumbai and Bengaluru. ...read more>>
Barbeque Nation plans to add 400 outlets in India by 2014
  Barbeque Nation, a restaurant chain by Sayaji Hotels, plans to spread its wing by adding another 400 outlets in India by 2014. ...read more>>
Aspri Spirits ties up with Patrón Spirits International
  Mumbai-based Aspri Spirits Pvt Ltd has tied up with Las Vegas-based Patrón Spirits International. ...read more>>
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