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 SPECIAL REPORT

Current trends and opportunities in hotel sustainability
The concept of sustainability has gained momentum in recent years within the global investment community – resulting in significant financial implications for new and existing hospitality assets.
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 EXPERT SPEAK
What does cloud computing mean for hoteliers in 2012? - Ravish Jhala, Systems Manager, Trident, Bandra Kurla, Mumbai
You’ve heard the words Cloud computing? World of hype or probably reality, but what do they really mean for you as a hospitality professional? Cloud computing refers to data and applications that are hosted outside the organisation and provided over the internet.
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 PROJECT WATCH

Project Investment in Hospitality Sector: December 2011
The information in this section is the sole property of ProjectsToday.com, a Div of Economic Research India Pvt Ltd (ERIL) and cannot be published without the expressed permission of ERIL
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This Week's Top Headlines
West Bengal seeks more funds in Budget 2012 allocation for tourism development
  Rachhpal Singh, Minister for Tourism, Government of West Bengal yesterday urged the Centre to allocate more funds in the upcoming Budget for development of tourism in the Eastern region of the country, ...read more>>
Government plans to add 100 budget hotels by 2016 through PPP mode
  The Union Government is planning to add 100 budget hotels by 2016 in a bid to encourage the hospitality sector. The tourism ministry wants to set up these hotels through public-private-partnership (PPP) in one, ...read more>>
Government aims to create 77.5m jobs in tourism and hospitality sector by 2016
  The Government aims at creating 77.5 million jobs in the tourism and hospitality sector by 2016 by adopting a ''pro-poor'' approach to the development of the sector in the 12th five year Plan. ...read more>>
India to develop 20 world class tourism parks
  The Centre plans to develop 20 tourism parks in the country on the lines of the popular Sentosa island resort of Singapore. The proposed tourist spots will be developed adjacent to important tourist destinations ...read more>>
Karnataka government to set up wine park in Bijapur district
  The Karnataka government has now firmed up its plans to set up a dedicated wine park at Bijapur in the northern part of the state. An area of 150 acres has been earmarked for the project. ...read more>>
FHRAI recommends Government to withdraw Service Tax on rooms and F&B
  The Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) has made a recommendation to the Government before the Union Budget which is slated to be announced on March 16, 2012. ...read more>>
Reliance Industries investment arm buys stake in East India Hotels
  An investment subsidiary of Reliance Industries has purchased the stakes held by two investment companies owned by Analjit Singh, the Promoter of Max India, in East India Hotels, ...read more>>
India remains Abu Dhabi's second best tourist market
  India has maintained its ranking as the second-largest international source market for Abu Dhabi's hotels after the UK, a new data has revealed. Hotel guests from India to the UAE capital registered 45 per cent rise ...read more>>
Mystikal Holidays announces its hospitality entry with Mystikal Hotels for marketing liaison with six hotels
  Tour company Mystikal Holidays with an aim to capitalise larger share of the ever growing consumer market has launched its new division Mystikal Hotels which is its first step to diversification. ...read more>>
Harvard Business School opens classroom at Taj Lands End Mumbai
  Harvard Business School (HBS) has recently opened an amphitheatre style classroom at Taj Lands End, Mumbai. “India is a key component of Harvard Business School’s global strategy. ...read more>>
Skilled migrant cap affects Asian and Oriental restaurants in the UK
  Tougher government limits on skilled migrants are forcing employers serving Asian and Oritental food in the restaurant trade to train more workers from UK in specialist skills in exotic cuisine. ...read more>>
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