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 ROUNDTABLE

“Overcoming Hurdles in a Kiosk type Restaurants”
The Quick-Service Restaurant (QSR) segment in the India is fast picking up pace with international brands targeting consumers like never before. To meet the ever growing expectations of the consumers, hospitality industry stakeholders have many challenges to overcome
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 INTERVIEW
FHRAI to witness global participation - Kamlesh Barot, President, FHRAI and Sunit Kothari, Co-Chairman, Convention Organising Committee, FHRAI
Set at the picturesque state of Goa, the 47th Annual Convention of Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) will be held from September 6-8, 2012 at The Leela Goa. The theme of the convention is ‘Employment Generation: Engine of Inclusive Growth’. Kamlesh Barot, President, FHRAI and Sunit Kothari, Co-Chairman, Convention Organising Committee FHRAI speaks to Hospitality Biz about the forthcoming convention
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 EXPERT SPEAK
India: A Growing MICE Destination - Vinay Gupta, General Manager, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Gurgaon - New Delhi NCR
India is a popular Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events/Exhibitions (MICE) destination and much preferred for business tours and corporate conferences -- thanks to its advanced technology, world class infrastructure, warm hospitality, best hotel deals, modern airports, business hotels, exotic resorts and best travel deals together with varied topography,
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This Week's Top Headlines
FHRAI supports MoT to increase Foreign Tourist Arrivals by 11.37m by 2016
  FHRAI is supporting the MoT target to increase Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) by 2016 by 11.37 million, Domestic Tourist Visitors (DTVs) by 1496 million with additional requirement of ...read more>>
Starwood Asia Pacific Hotels & Resorts achieves 'Fastest Growing Hotel Chain In India' award
  Starwood Asia Pacific Hotels & Resorts has been awarded the ‘Fastest Growing hotel Chain In India’ award at the Today’s Traveller Awards 2012 at a recently held awards’ ceremony at Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi. ...read more>>
SICA Culinary Competition and Exhibition to take place from Aug 23-25, 2012 in Chennai
  SICA will organise the second edition of its culinary event, SICA Culinary Competition and Exhibition 2012, from August 23-25, 2012 at the Chennai Trade Centre on the sidelines of the regional edition of AAHAR International ...read more>>
Four Points by Sheraton unveils mobile habits of global business travellers
  A recent survey by Four Points by Sheraton brand of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worlwide, Inc. has revealed mobile phone habits of global business travellers. ...read more>>
TripAdvisor unveils 15 favourite global attractions of Indian travellers
  TripAdvisor earlier this week revealed a list of 15 favourite international attractions of Indian travellers. The list captures unique attractions, which are most highly reviewed and rated on TripAdvisor by Indian travellers. ...read more>>
GTDC plans to develop properties at Vagator, Tambdi Surla, Selaulim dam into tourist spots
  The Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) has drawn up plans to develop three of its vacant properties into attractive tourism destinations. The addition of three more properties to Goa's tourism map ...read more>>
Kerala plans to offer facilities for tourists at Arippa forests by year end
  The Kerala government plans to introduce additional facilities for tourists at the Arippa forests in the Western Ghats of the state by year end where travellers get a glimpse of wildlife and ecosystem. ...read more>>
Hotel Leelaventure to open The Leela Palace Chennai by next month
  Hotel Leelaventure will launch The Leela Palace Chennai by next month. The 11-floor, 326-room property is located on the real estate site of the Adyar Seaface. ...read more>>
Delhi-NCR expected to become hub of luxury hotels in 2 years
  In the next two years, Gautam Budh Nagar is expected to emerge as the centre of luxury living in Delhi-NCR with the stretch along Noida-Greater Noida Expressway proposed to be developed. ...read more>>
Royal Orchid enters Hyderabad with Re:gen:ta One
  Royal Orchid Hotels Ltd has marked it debut in Hyderabad with Re:gen:ta One. The brand Re:gen:ta One is an upscale arm of the Royal Orchid Hotel group. ...read more>>
Hindware plans to expand EVOK Mega Home Store brand in India
  Hindware Home Retail Private Ltd. (HHRPL), a fully-owned subsidiary of Hindware, has plans expand its Mega Home Store brand, EVOK, to more cities in India in coming years. ...read more>>
MTech's HotSOS enters India via InfoScape Hospitality
  Miami-based MTech has entered India, via InfoScape Hospitality Solutions Pvt Ltd, through a distribution agreement with InfoScape, to orchestrate the sales, marketing, installation and ...read more>>
AHLEI introduces Hospitality and Tourism Management Program
  The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) has introduced a new high school curriculum, the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program (HTMP). ...read more>>
Asha’s Restaurants Pvt Ltd to foray into India
  Asha’s Restaurants Pvt Ltd is set to open Asha’s restaurant in New Delhi by year end. The company which marked noted singer Asha Bhosle’s entry into the food business, ...read more>>
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