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 COVER STORY

Profits through Packages
Taking advantage of every individual's need to beat the heat, hotels provide their loyal and prospective guests offers that they can't refuse. But what does this mean for the hotels' profits? Hospitality Biz finds out how these schemes are as beneficial to the hoteliers as they are to guests
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 INTERVIEW
Eaton Smart New Delhi Airport is by far the best transit hotel - Raju Sahani, Exe. Consultant - Devp. & Ops (Ind & SL), Langham Hospitality
Eaton Smart New Delhi Airport Transit Hotel is the first transit hotel in India to open at Terminal 3 of the Delhi International Airport. Managed by Langham Hospitality Group, the hotel is divided between the international and domestic wings of the airport. Raju Sahani, Executive Consultant - Development & Operations (India & Sri Lanka), Langham Hospitality explains to Hospitality Biz the concept, convenience and challenges of operating a transit hotel
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 EVENT FOCUS

HICSA 2012 reiterates positive trends in hotel developments in India
The annual affair of hoteliers organised by HVS India witnessed increased participation over the last year. The conference highlighted the upcoming business opportunities in India and reasserted the fact that, now is the right time to invest in hotel development projects in India Hospitality Biz presents the summary of the event
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This Week's Top Headlines
Parliamentary Committee pulls up Tourism Ministry for low tourist traffic
  Observing that lack of cleanliness could be a reason for low tourist traffic, a Parliamentary panel yesterday pulled up the Ministry of Tourism, saying the country's global tourism share of 0.6 per cent ...read more>>
India records 4.52 lakh foreign tourist arrivals in April 2012
  India recorded 4.52 lakh foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) during April, 2012, a 3.3 per cent growth as compared to FTAs of 4.38 lakh during the month of April, 2011 and 3.72 lakh in April, 2010, ...read more>>
Kerala Tourism to launch campaign to promote Bekal
  The Kerala Tourism Department will soon launch a campaign to promote Bekal in Kasaragod district, and the famed 17th century fort there, with an aim to develop it into an international holiday hotspot by 2015. ...read more>>
Bihar to offer capital subsidy to hotels and B&B units to upgrade facilities
  In a major move intended to improve hospitality facilities in the state, the Bihar Tourism Department is mulling on providing capital subsidies for upgrading privately-operated hotels and restaurants' existing facilities. ...read more>>
MTDC opens water park at Karla
  The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) recently opened its water park at Karla. The Rs 3 crore 66 lakh development features 54 float slides, 27 crazy slides, 23 multi-lane slides, ...read more>>
Haryana hoteliers get reprieve on HSPCB notification
  Acting on the grievances raised by the Hotel & Restaurant Association of Haryana (HRAH) on the notification issued by Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) to include hotels and restaurants ...read more>>
Revolutionise India's hospitality industry, Pitroda to Asian American hoteliers
  As Indian American hoteliers savor their ever growing clout in the United States, they are now being asked to revolutionise the hospitality industry in India. ...read more>>
Hilton Worldwide launches MICE campaign at its 8 hotels in India
  Hilton Worldwide yesterday launched a MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and events) campaign in India aimed at corporate meetings, events and incentives markets. ...read more>>
Accor to hire 1,100 employees in India by end of 2012
  Accor is on a recruitment drive to meet the needs of its growing network of hotels in India. It will add 1,100 employees to the existing staff strength of 3,600 employees for the 11 hotels opening this year. ...read more>>
Concierge Hospitality to expand its LeGarden brand in India
  Gurgaon (NCR)-based Concierge Hospitality Services, a corporate travel management company which forayed into the hospitality sector last year with its first boutique hotel, ...read more>>
Bhasin Group set to launch integrated tourism and hospitality project, ‘Grand Venice’, by end 2012
  NCR-based Bhasin Group will launch its first integrated tourism and hospitality project, ‘Grand Venice’, in Greater Noida by the end of this year. The mega project, ...read more>>
Adamo Hospitality to launch its first Mumbai property by September 2012
  Adamo Hospitality, the hospitality arm of Ajmera Group of Companies, is set to open its first property in Mumbai on the Andheri link road by September 2012. ...read more>>
Coffee Day Fresh & Ground to tap standalone restaurants in Mumbai
  In a bid to tap the standalone restaurant segment in Mumbai to offer its coffee brewing equipment 'Kaapi Guru', Coffee Day Fresh & Ground, retail store of Amalgamated Bean Coffee Trading Company Ltd ...read more>>
JFL to set-up 10 Dunkin’ Donuts & More outlets in India by end 2012
  Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd. (JFL), which signed a master franchisee agreement with Dunkin’ Brands, Inc., last year, for their Dunkin’ Donuts brand of food outlets in India, ...read more>>
FDA licence compulsory for food stalls, restaurants in Maharashtra
  Food stalls, restaurants and even five-star hotels have only three months to register with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or get a licence, else their business will be considered illegal. ...read more>>
Papa John's Pizza opens its new outlet in Delhi
  Papa John's Pizza, has opened its new outlet at Patel Nagar in Delhi. Om Pizza & Eats Pvt. Ltd. is the exclusive franchise for Papa John's Pizza in India. ...read more>>
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