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 EDITORIAL
What are you worth?
A major cabinet reshuffle in the ruling coalition government at the centre has seen a new Minister for Tourism in the hot seat. The Industry welcomes the new Tourism Minister, Dr K Chiranjeevi with hope that at least a fraction of the charisma that the super star of the South portrayed on screen is exhibited by him in his new role. A magical transformation (filmy style) of the Indian Tourism scenario will be more than welcome.
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 COVER STORY

Selecting the Right Equipment
Choosing the right cookware can make or break a kitchen. For any food oriented business to function successfully, the right kitchen equipment needs to be installed. Hospitality Biz gives an overview of the latest trends in the commercial kitchen equipment
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 INTERVIEW
We believe in quality of our reviews - Christine Petersen, President, TripAdvisor for Business
TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to TripAdvisor’s millions of monthly visitors, has been making their efforts to get a fair share of the Indian market. Based in London, Christine Petersen, President, TripAdvisor for Business, oversees business-to-business initiatives and revenue streams, including business listings and partnerships. In a candid chat she tells Hospitality Biz about their future plans for India
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This Week's Top Headlines
Dr Chiranjeevi takes charge as Minister of State IC for Tourism
  Actor-turned-politician, Dr K Chiranjeevi, this week took charge as the Minister of State with Independent Charge (IC) for Tourism, Government of India after the recent Cabinet reshuffle effected ...read more>>
MTDC prepares documentary to attract foreign tourists
  The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) is making a documentary on important tourist spots in the state to attract foreign tourists, as per a TOI report by Swati Shinde Gole. ...read more>>
Sarovar Hotels sets target of 100 properties by 2020
  With a portfolio of 60 hotels across 40 destinations in India and abroad, the Sarovar Hotels & Resorts is all set to scale up its expansion has a target of 100 properties by 2020 ...read more>>
IHCL reports turnover of Rs 379 cr for July-Sept 2012
  Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) reported a turnover of Rs 379 crore for the quarter ended September 30, 2012 as against 358 crore registered for the corresponding quarter of the preceding year. ...read more>>
Alila to unveil 3rd property in India in late 2013
  Alila Hotels & Resorts will open its third property in India - Alila Fort Bishangarh in late 2013, following the restoration of the 230 year-old Rajasthan fort into a 59-suite boutique resort. ...read more>>
Hotel Leelaventure signs MoU with Supertech for The Leela Palace Noida
  Hotel Leelaventure Limited has signed a MoU with a real estate developer in North India, Supertech Limited, for The Leela Palace Noida, at Supernova, Noida. ...read more>>
Hotel Hindusthan International enters Karnataka
  Hotel Hindusthan International (HHI) yesterday marked its debut in Karnataka with the opening of the 59-room HHI Select Bengaluru. Originally known as The Emilion, the property was taken over by HHI ...read more>>
Ascot Hotels opens Savoy Suites in Greater Noida
  Ascot Hotels & Resorts Ltd (AHRL), recently introduced Savoy Suites, premium serviced apartments in Greater Noida. Savoy Suites at Greater Noida is an integral yet independent part ...read more>>
Fariyas Lonavala adds 58 rooms and suites
  Fariyas Hotels & Resorts, the hospitality arm of The Fariyas Group, which owns two properties, one each in Mumbai and Lonavala, recently upgraded it Lonavala resort by adding 58 rooms ...read more>>
Tree of Life Resort & Spa plans to take up management contracts
  Jaipur-based Tree of Life Resort & Spa is now looking at taking up contracts for management of small resorts/villas. The group plans to sign such a contract for minimum ten years, ...read more>>
HFTP plans to open office in India
  The Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP), Global Board of Directors voted to open an India-based office to provide its growing Asian membership services in local time. ...read more>>
‘World of Accor’ debuts in Delhi today
  ‘World of Accor’, an initiative by Accor, which provides the opportunity for its clients to discover the company’s brand portfolio, is held today in Delhi at Pullman Gurgaon Central Park. ...read more>>
Mirah Hospitality launches Rajdhani Rasovara in India
  Mirah Hospitality has introduced a new restaurant brand Rajdhani Rasovara in India, with the opening of its flagship outlet in Mumbai at Palladium in Lower Parel, yesterday. ...read more>>
Aspri Spirits holds educational workshops for Midori melon liqueur in India
  As part of popularising the world famous Japanese ‘Green’ Melon liqueur, Midori, in India, Aspri Spirits, importers and distributors of wines and spirits, has organised educational workshops ...read more>>
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