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Earn while you Learn - Guy Peters, Recruitment & Marketing Director - Asia SEG
With international hospitality degrees in high demand among Indians, Swiss Education Group (SEG) is looking for its ‘share of pie’. Guy Peters, Recruitment & Marketing Director - Asia SEG speaks to Hospitalitaty Biz about its institute more >>
P K Mohankumar, COO, Gateway Brand
With over three decades with the Taj Group, P K Mohankumar has come a long way from a Management Trainee at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai to the COO of Gateway Brand of Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces. Rashmi Pradhan gets Mohankumar to unravel his success story more>>
What’s moving the tourism industry across the globe? - Anil Porter, Chief Technology Officer, InterGlobe Technology Quotient
Customer is the centre piece of any business. From a small store to a multinational giant, companies have to understand customer behaviour and offer a value proposition that customers cannot resist. This need to understand and deliver value emerges rather strongly in the travel and hospitality space, more >>
This Week's Top Headlines
India ranks 5th globally for hotels with best business outlook: TripAdvisor
  TripAdvisor today announced the results of its latest 'TripAdvisor 2012 Industry Index', conducted from June 7-14, 2012. Sent via email to a random sample of global accommodation owners and managers, more>>
India's wine exports may touch Rs 100 crore by 2015: Minister for Commerce and Industry
  India's wine exports are expected to quadruple to Rs 100 crore by 2015 on the back of increasing production, Anand Sharma, Minister for Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India said yesterday. more>>
Sri Lanka - India CEO’s Forum mulls cross promotion of tourism
  The Sri Lanka - India CEO’s Forum organised by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in Colombo on August 4, 2012 more>>
'National Mission on Food Processing' to be set-up soon
  The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MFPI), Govt of India has moved a cabinet note for setting-up of 'National Mission on Food Processing' in cooperation with the state governments. more>>
IRCTC to open fast food unit at Charbagh station, Lucknow soon
  Charbagh railway station in Lucknow will soon get a fast food unit. The Lucknow division of Northern Railway has bagged the consent of the headquarters to open the unit at the station. more>>
KTDC to purchase food products from government agencies
  With food adulteration being reported from various parts of the state, Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) has decided to purchase meat and fish from government agencies for all its hotels. more>>
New FSSA to favour FDI: Vidarbha Taxpayers' Association
  Even though the central government has extended the deadline of implementing the Food Safety and Standards Act (FSSA) by six months, more>>
FHRAI opposes proposed Luxury Tax on hotels in Delhi
  The Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) has strongly opposed the new proposed Luxury Tax levied upon hotel rooms (with tariff above Rs 750); banquet halls, spas, health clubs more>>
F&B business offsets occupancy dip at five-star hotels in India
  Fast-growing F&B business is helping five-star hotels in India beat the blues on account of dropping occupancy levels. According to industry estimates, F&B and more>>
Hotel Express International appoints Varun Air Services as Master Franchisee in India
  Norway-based Hotel Express International (HEI), which runs one of the largest hotel discount programmes has appointed Mumbai-based Varun Air Services, a corporate travel company as its Master Franchisee in India, more>>
Louvre Hotels plans to expand in India; ponders investment partner
  French hospitality chain Louvre Hotels Group, which has strengthened its global portfolio after the acquisition of Golden Tulip Hotels in 2009, has plans to strengthen its brand presence in India more>>
Hotel ibis Navi Mumbai commences operation
  Accor and Interglobe Hotels have opened Hotel ibis Navi Mumbai at Thane-Belapur road. The newly opened property, which mainly caters to the discerning business and leisure travellers, more>>
East India Hotels likely to manage RIL property in Navi Mumbai
  East India Hotels (EIH) Limited, which operates properties under the brands Oberoi Hotels & Resorts and Trident Hotels, is likely to enter into a management contract with RIL, more>>
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