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 COVER STORY

Menu going digital: Browse...Customize.....Order
Technology is gradually invading territories, which were once considered a human domain. The conventional order takers, normally called as waiters, would get eliminated, at least partially, as e-Menu or interactive menu is gaining currency in the restaurants. The e-Menu solution providers are gung-ho about the rapid progress the concept is making in the restaurant industry. Hospitality Biz tries to unravel the concept
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 INTERVIEW
‘A hosted and rental service is the way forward from a paid license software’ - Jimmy Shaw, Managing Director, ShawMan Software Pvt Ltd
Technology in the hospitality industry has evolved tremendously over time. Hence, it is paramount to upgrade and update with evolving technology. Jimmy Shaw, Managing Director, ShawMan Software Pvt Ltd speaks to Hospitality Biz on the future of technology in the Indian hospitality industry
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 EXPERT SPEAK
Practice ABCDE Method - Iyer Subramanian, Joint Director-HR, Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry
One of the most important methods of setting priorities is the ABCDE Method. To manage your time well and use it productively, constructively, purposefully many managers have been using this method knowingly or unknowingly to rise up in their corporate ladder, resulting in rising to unbelievable heights.
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This Week's Top Headlines
MoT plans to attract five million more tourists in 12th Plan period
  MoT has drawn up a plan to attract five million more tourists in India during the next five years (12th Plan period). ...read more>>
MoT planning to set up annual Global Travel Mart
  Ministry of Tourism plans to organise an annual Global Travel Mart of India, which will be held mostly probably next year. ...read more>>
MoT launches scheme for training drivers
  MoT has launched a scheme to provide training to drivers. The scheme is part of MoT's larger initiative 'Hunar Se Rozgaar' programme. ...read more>>
Govt of UP to lease out state-run hotels to private firms
  Government of Uttar Pradesh has decided to give out most state-run hotels and tourist bungalows on long-term lease to private players. ...read more>>
Les Clefs d’Or India expands in South India
  Les Clefs d’Or India has now ventured into Southern India with the formation of CAI Bengaluru. ...read more>>
FDA Maharashtra creates awareness about amended Food Safety Act, 2006
  With the amended FSSAI Act, which recently came into force, FDA Maharashtra is conducting a series of meetings with all hotel associations and hotel representatives from all across the state. ...read more>>
ICF & PHDCCI to hold Chef Awards in Delhi on Nov 2, 2011
  The eighth annual Chef Awards, organised jointly by PHDCCI and ICF, will be held on November 2, 2011 at The Ashok, New Delhi. ...read more>>
STR Global posts Asia/Pacific hotel development pipeline report for August 2011
  According to the August 2011 STR Global Construction Pipeline Report, the Asia/Pacific hotel development pipeline comprises 1,290 hotels totalling 3,10,230 rooms. ...read more>>
Hyatt Hotels Corporation unveils Hyatt House
  Hyatt Hotels Corporation has launched a new hotel concept Hyatt House, that will redefine the segment into a social and contemporary environment to help guests feel connected, welcome, and at home. ...read more>>
Ascott forays into India with two serviced residences
  The Ascott Limited, a wholly-owned serviced residence business unit of CapitaLand Group, has opened two serviced residences in South India. ...read more>>
Israel-based Dan Hotels to set up five-star hotel in Bengaluru
  Israel-based premier hotel company, Dan Hotels, will set up a five-star hotel in Whitefield, Bengaluru. The proposed business hotel will have 220 rooms. ...read more>>
Mayfair Hotels and Resorts buys EIH's Gopalpur hotel
  EIH Ltd has sold its 100-year-old hotel property, The Oberoi Palm Beach, at Gopalpur-on-Sea in Orissa to Mayfair Hotels and Resorts. ...read more>>
Lemon Tree Hotels launches ‘Republic of Noodles’ in Maharashtra
  Lemon Tree Hotels has launched ‘Republic of Noodles’ at their hotels in Pune and Aurangabad.  ...read more>>
Aruna's Maharaja Indian Curry plans to open its fourth restaurant in Macau at Taipa
  Aruna's Maharaja Indian Curry, which has opened first Indian outlet in Macau, plans to open its fourth restaurant in Taipa, Macau.  ...read more>>
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