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 EDITORIAL
Technology, Save me Or Technologically Savvy?
In the current day and age, almost everything is driven by technology, most of which we tend to take for granted. Television, mobile phones, iPods, the Internet, Global positioning system (GPS) have become a part and parcel of our daily lives. Technology has permeated everything.
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 INTERVIEW
'Anyone can handle failure, but few can handle success' - Anuraag Bhatnagar, GM, The Westin Pune Koregaon Park
The Westin Pune Koregaon Park, which has recently opened its KUE Bar, has seen a good RevPAR growth. Even, the fair share has out-performed by over 35 per cent. Anuraag Bhatnagar, General Manager, The Westin Pune Koregaon Park, in conversation with Hospitality Biz, speaks about the hotel's future growth prospect
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 EXPERT SPEAK
Using technology for a better guest experience - Ravinder Raina, Country Head – Private Network Solutions, NEC India
Technology has made inroads in all walks of life. It has truly been an enabler for a better quality of service and thereby improving life.
According to Technopak, a retail consultancy firm, the Indian hospitality sector is pegged at USD 23 billion out of which hotels constitute 75 per cent of the total market size. The hotel segment is projected to double in size by 2018. About USD 12 billion is likely to be invested over the next five years. About 40 new international hotel brands will operate by the end of 2011.

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This Week's Top Headlines
MoT plans to set up destination-oriented tourism parks
  MoT is planning to set up destination-oriented tourism parks across India to attract more tourists. ...read more>>
IRCTC looks at facility management to boost revenue
  IRCTC is venturing into facility management services. With the Ministry of Railways taking away catering of 236 trains from IRCTC, the government undertaking is finding its revenue under squeeze....read more>>
Centre to earmark more funds to boost food processing sector
  The Centre plans to earmark more funds for the North East in the food processing industry in the 12th plan (2012-2017) ...read more>>
Western Region of CAI elects new Executive Committee
  Concierge Association of India - Western Region (CAI-WR) has elected a new Executive Committee of 14 members. ...read more>>
Gloom but not doom for Indian hospitality industry
  The tourism stakeholders in the country are yet to press the panic button,though there are reports about credit crisis in the US economy ...read more>>
IHCL ties up with Cornell School of Hotel Administration
  Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL) has joined the Cornell School of Hotel Administration’s strategic corporate alliance programme. ...read more>>
ibis to open first property in Bengaluru by September 2011
  International hotel group Accor's brand ibis recently announced its first property in Bengaluru and its fourth in India, the ibis Bengaluru Techpark. ...read more>>
Brigade Hospitality eyes 3 mid-market hotels in South India
  BHSL, a subsidiary of Bengaluru-based real estate developer Brigade Group, plans to set up three mid-market hotels . ...read more>>
StayWell Hospitality Group to expand its biz in India
  StayWell Hospitality Group will expand into India with four properties initially joining its global network. ...read more>>
Impresario raises Rs 48 cr from Mirah Hospitality, Beacon India
  Impresario Entertainment and Hospitality Pvt Ltd has raised Rs 48 crore from strategic investor Mirah Hospitality and Food Solutions. ...read more>>
Silvex Realty forays into hospitality
  Silvex Realty Limited, a private sector organisation that offers services in construction, real estate and infrastructure, has forayed into the hospitality industry. ...read more>>
AHLEI publishes new book for hospitality industry
  AHLEI has published a book entitled Hotel Sustainable Development: Principles and Best Practices. ...read more>>
UEI Global in Thiruvananthapuram gets audited
  UEI Global having its hotel management institute in Thiruvananthapuram, was recently audited by Hotelschool The Hague (HTH), Netherlands. ...read more>>
buuteeq and Hotelogix enters into partnership
  buuteeq and HMS InfoTech, provider of the Hotelogix hotel management system, have entered into a sales and marketing partnership, ...read more>>
Fortune Park Lake City, Thane opens 'Fortune Deli'
  Fortune Park Lake City, Thane located within the premises of Jupiter Lifeline Hospital, has recently opened a non-vegetarian restaurant. ...read more>>
Quiznos signs agreement with Sub One Hospitality Services
  Quiznos with over 4,000 stores in over 35 countries, will expand further into the Indian market by bringing Quiznos to North and Western India. ...read more>>
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