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 COVER STORY

Mobile applications-A personalised approach to hotel marketing
Increased usage of smartphones has led to introduction of the mobile applications to the hospitality and travel sector. In fact, the platform is fast gaining popularity within the industry. But will they catch on enough to become part of consumer companies’ marketing budget? Hospitality Biz explores the value of mobile applications to businesses
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 INTERVIEW
‘Spree Hotels is not just a hotel but a cruise ship on land’ - Keshav Baljee, Managing Director, Spree Hotels
Making its entry into the mid-market segment of Indian hospitality sector with its first hotel ‘Spree Lotus Valley, Pune’ recently, Spree Hotels plans to operate four hotels in India by end of the current financial year. Keshav Baljee, Managing Director, Spree Hotels speaks with Hospitality Biz about the vision and mission of the newly launched brand
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 EXPERT SPEAK
Sharpen The Saw - Kamal Mantola, Regional Director - North & East, AHLEI
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.
Hotel managers in India are spending three-fourth of their life working inside the property.
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This Week's Top Headlines
MoT undertakes assessment of hotels in National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries
  MoT has recently undertaken an independent assessment for hotels, lodges, resorts, camps and guest houses in six national parks. ...read more>>
IRCTC to set up budget hotels in NE India
  Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation will set up budget hotels in North East India on build-operate-transfer model. ...read more>>
Govt of Gujarat to start IHM institute in Patan
  Government of Gujarat is working towards opening more hotel management institutes in the state. ...read more>>
Third IHC Convention urges housekeepers to look beyond conventional housekeeping
  The National Convention of Indian Housekeepers Club (IHC) was held at Hotel Mapple Emerald, New Delhi on August 27 and 28, 2011 ...read more>>
CII and IGBC to organise conference on 'Green Buildings'
  CII and IGBC will organise a conference on 'Green Buildings For A Green Goa' on September 24, 2011at BITS-PILANI, Goa-Campus. ...read more>>
Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express hotels to open in Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Gurgaon
  IHG has signed a series of management agreements to operate four new hotels in Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Gurgaon. ...read more>>
Marriott International, Inc ties up with ITP and WTTC to standardise carbon measures
  Marriott International, Inc has teamed up with ITP and the WTTC, under the banner The Carbon Measurement Working Group, to standardise the hospitality industry's carbon measures. ...read more>>
LVMH plans to bid for DLF hotel chain
  Paris-based LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton may acquire luxury-hotel chain Amanresorts International....read more>>
Fund crunch and permit hassles stall hotel expansion plans
  Many leading hospitality companies are either deferring launches or stalling projects on the back of various challenges including fund crunch and roadblocks in getting permits. ...read more>>
Absolute Hotel Services India to manage properties in Kolkata and Goa
  Absolute Hotel Services India has signed two new management contracts for its properties in Kolkata and Goa. ...read more>>
Unitech plans to sell its three hotels
  Unitech, India's second largest real estate company, is planning to put its hotels in Gurgaon, Noida and Kolkata for sale. ...read more>>
Revival Indian Thali to raise Rs 15 cr PE for expansion
  Vie Hospitality's brand Revival Indian Thali plans to raise approximately Rs 15 crore Private Equity (PE). ...read more>>
Jubilant Foodworks Ltd starts online sale of Domino's pizza
  Jubilant Foodworks Ltd, which sells Domino's brand of pizza in India, plans to tap the Internet and social media to boost its sales. ...read more>>
Yes India Hospitality to venture into institutional catering
  Yes India Hospitality plans to venture into institutional catering in a big way across all the metro cities of India in the coming years. ...read more>>
Washington State Wine Commission seeks Indian importers
  With an aim to introduce Washington State Wines in the Indian market, India-based Wine Forays organised a trade tasting at The Oberoi, Mumbai ...read more>>
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