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 COVER STORY

The insides of outdoor catering
From a traditional ‘Halwai’ business, outdoor catering has come a long way in India. Large caterers are now setting benchmarks in this sector. However, outdoor catering has its own challenges depending on the various logistics. Hospitality Biz explores the opportunities and challenges associated with this business
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 INTERVIEW
“We follow the philosophy of ‘No Waste’ in all our treatment schemes”- Harshad Bastikar, Founder & CEO, Jaldhara Technologies
With water becoming a scarce resource, it is important not to waste it and re-use it. In the hospitality business, where water is used in gallons daily re-using it judiciously can help in controlling wastage and contribute to the sustainable development. Harshad Bastikar, Founder & CEO, Jaldhara Technologies shares with Hospitality Biz, how the technology developed by the company can help the hospitality business to get rid of water supply and waste water treatment issues.
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 EVENT FOCUS
Cornell summit focused on hospitality professionals
Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, in association with The Center for Hospitality Research, has organised a day long Cornell International Hospitality Summit for the first time in India at the Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai. The industry leaders shared their ideas, views and knowledge on the role of education in hospitality. Deepak Tiwari presents an overview of the event
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This Week's Top Headlines
Health Ministry pulls up food, pharma companies for advertising violations
  A marketing officer with the FSSAI the country's apex food regulatory body under the health ministry,informed that the body has had enough of companies who ...read more>>
Kerala's homestays seek exemption from tax, power tariff
  Aimed at attracting more entrepreneurs to the homestay business, the Kerala State Homestay and Tourism Association (Kerala HATS), a consortium of homestay providers and tourism promoters, ...read more>>
India registers 6.81 lakh visitors in January 2012
  Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) during January, 2012 numbered 6.81 lakh as compared to FTAs of 6.24 lakh during January, 2011 and 5.69 lakh in January, 2010. ...read more>>
STR Analytics to host the first Tour de Data
  STR Analytics and the STR group of companies will be hosting the maiden Tour de Data that will be held in Chicago on 17th February, 2012. The event will give attendees a look at the latest hotel industry ...read more>>
Rise in domestic travel strengthens India's hospitality sector
  A recent industry report has revealed that India's hospitality sector is likely to witness tremendous growth, even when the global economic scenario is low. ...read more>>
Equinox launches food certification standard 'Hygiene Shield'
  Mumbai-based Equinox Labs has launched 'Hygiene Shield', which is a certification standard for the food industry when it comes to ensuring food quality, the company believes. ...read more>>
India International Hotel, Travel & Tourism Research Conference discusses emerging trends in technology
  Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BCIHMCT) hosted the India International Hotel, Travel and Tourism Research Conference (IIHTTRC) in New Delhi. ...read more>>
Movenpick announces 11 new hotel projects in nine countries
  Movenpick Hotels & Resorts has announced 11 new hotel projects across nine countries namely France, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Thailand. ...read more>>
Beam Inc organises 11th Teacher's Achievement Awards
  Earlier this week, spirt company Beam Inc organised the 11th Teacher's Achievement Awards (TAA) to recognise the excellence from the fields of Business, Entertainment, Sports and ...read more>>
Arza Bibi Kebab plans to open 25 outlets in NCR; more in Mumbai, Bangalore
  Arza Bibi Kebab Pvt. Ltd, a Delhi-based Kebaberie chain, is looking at expansion across India, with emphasis on Delhi/NCR, Mumbai and Bangalore, in a year’s time. ...read more>>
Pride Group of Hotels to open its first property in Kolkata
  Pride Group of Hotels has recently announced the opening of its first property in Eastern India. The company has invested around Rs 100 crore in the upcoming 153-room hotel in Rajarhat, Kolkata, ...read more>>
InterContinental Hotels Group to operate two mid-scale hotels in NCR
  UK-based InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is close to signing contracts with Gurgaon-based real estate firm Orris Infrastructure Pvt Ltd, in order to manage two upcoming hotels ...read more>>
Pride Group of Hotels to open its first property in Kolkata
  Pride Group of Hotels has recently announced the opening of its first property in Eastern India. The company has invested around Rs 100 crore in the upcoming 153-room hotel in Rajarhat, Kolkata, ...read more>>
Hotel Leelaventure reports Q3 net loss of Rs 99.65 crore
  Hotel Leelaventure Ltd. has reported a net loss of Rs 99.65 crore for the third quarter ended December 31, 2011 due to high interest costs and increase in depreciation and staff related expenditure. ...read more>>
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