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The Mystery of GST
The Indian politics is the highest hurdle to the development of any industry in this country. This goes out to both the ruling and the opposition party at the Centre and state levels. Over the last few months there have been incidences like ‘One proposes, Another Disposes’ and the whole country has come to a standstill in terms of economy. It seems that the development of the country is standing in the sinking sand and waiting for some guardian angel to come and pull it out safely. Promises made before the election, when in power, at the last Union Budget announcement are all swept under the carpet, capitalising on the memory power of the citizens of the country. more>>

100 mile menus run a short course
While going green is ‘in’, the 100 mile menu does not seem to have gained much popularity. Hospitality Biz gets industry experts from eco-friendly hotels across India to reveal the reasons and alternatives to the failed sustainable diet system more>>
‘Our objective is to emerge as a national hospitality chain’ - D K Jaiswal, Chairman & Managing Director, HHI
Hotel Hindusthan International (HHI) which set-up the first five-star hotel in Kolkata is slowly expanding its footprint across India. The group has major expansion plans, including setting up budget hotels in Tier-II cities.
D K Jaiswal, Chairman & Managing Director, HHI talks to Hospitality Biz more>>
This Week's Top Headlines
Poor infrastructure could affect tourism in Kerala: ASSOCHAM report
  Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) has urged Kerala to increase its budget allocation for infrastructure creation, especially in areas of roadways and waterways, more>>
MoT initiates capacity building programmes for niche tourism sectors
  The Ministry of Tourism (MoT), Government of India will initiate a slew of capacity building programmes for the youth in niche tourism areas with the active support of state governments and more>>
Area development norms may be eased for upcoming hotels in India
  Keeping in view the spiralling real estate prices across India, the government plans to ease minimum area development norms for upcoming hotel properties. more>>
Maharashtra to develop 20 untapped beaches
  The Maharashtra government has decided to develop 20 beaches along the state’s existing 720km coastal stretch. The project has already been cleared by the state tourism department, more>>
Goa University offers MBA course in hospitality, travel and tourism
  Goa University (GU) has introduced a five-year integrated MBA course in hospitality, travel and tourism. Students will be allowed to exit the programme after three years, if they desire, with a BBA degree. more>>
Worldhotels releases enhanced Resmaster hotel booking engine
  Worldhotels, has released an enhanced version of its Resmaster hotel booking engine – Resmaster V3, to support hotels in taking control of their channel management and more>>
IntelliStay Hotels plans to open 50 properties in India by 2014-15
  IntelliStay Hotels Private Limited, which owns and operates Mango Suites will invest close to USD ten million for its hotel expansion plans in India. The hospitality group plans to open 50 new properties more>>
Wonderla Holidays plans to open amusement parks in Hyderabad and Chennai
  Bengaluru-based Wonderla Holidays Private Limited, which operates amusement parks in Bengaluru and Kochi under the brand name –Wonderla, plans to open similar parks more>>
Sarovar Hotels opens fourth property in Bengaluru
  Sarovar Hotels & Resorts has opened the 132-all-suite Davanam Sarovar Portico Suites, Bengaluru. The new hotel is the company’s fourth property in the city. more>>
Carslon Rezidor debuts in Hyderabad
  Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has marked its debut in Hyderabad with the opening of Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Hyderabad Banjara Hills. The new property features 142 rooms and 13 suites. more>>
International Wellness Summit India to be held from September 25-17, 2012 in Goa
  The 2nd International Wellness Summit (IWS) India will be held in Goa from September 25 to 27, 2012 at Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa. The theme for the summit is 'Integrating Wellness – Expanding Horizons'. more>>
Yatra to acquire Travelguru
  Online travel company Yatra yesterday announced that it has agreed to acquire a 100 per cent stake in Travelguru, a web-based hotel distribution network from USA-based Travelocity Global. more>>
UEI Global, India plans to open 40 institutes in 3 years
  UEI Global, India is optimistic about the growth of hospitality segment in the country and plans to expand its network of management institutes. Currently, UEI Global runs 13 institutes across 12 cities, more>>
Häfele India introduces Bertazzoni cooking range
  Häfele India Pvt Ltd has launched Bertazzoni, an Italian cooking appliance company, in India, with the opening of its store in Gurgaon, this week. more>>
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