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 SPECIAL REPORT

Hotels.com Hotel Price Index First Half 2012 Edition: India
In the first half of 2012, the average price paid for a hotel room, regardless of currency, increased by four per cent. Hospitality Biz presents a report by Hotel Price Index, which looks at the first six months of 2012, comparing the results with the same period in 2011
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 INTERVIEW
Being strong in ‘mid-market’ segment - Douglas Martell, Vice President - Operations, South West Asia, IHG
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), which unveiled its fourth brand, Holiday Inn Express in India, wants the country to become its second fastest growing market in the coming years. In an exclusive interview with Hospitality Biz, Douglas Martell, Vice President - Operations, South West Asia, IHG elaborates on the company’s expansion plans, his views on the Indian market and challenges that lay ahead
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 EXPERT SPEAK
Beyond Pricing: How Revenue Mgmt can help Indian Hoteliers Forecast for Success - Sivaprasad Gangadharan, Reg Dir. Subcontinent Sales, IDeas
Indian hoteliers are facing greater challenges than ever before, to operate profitably. With increasing levels of competition from local and international hotels along with a softer global economy, there has never been more pressure to maximise guest revenue while keeping operational costs at a minimum.
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This Week's Top Headlines
Tourism is best tool for heritage conservation: Parvez Dewan
  Parvez Dewan, Secretary – Tourism, Government of India, opined that tourism, if practised in the right manner, could work as a major tool for heritage conservation of a destination. ...read more>>
Dr Chiranjeevi asks AP government officials to fast-track tourism projects
  Dr K Chiranjeevi, Minister of State with Independent Charge for Tourism, Government of India, recently asked officials related to the tourism sector in the Andhra Pradesh (AP) ...read more>>
GKSF road show flagged off from Delhi
  As part of popularising Grand Kerala Shopping Festival (GKSF) in the domestic market, Kerala Tourism flagged off their national campaign today from Delhi that would cover eight major cities ...read more>>
Kempinski Ambience Hotel Group plans to open 5-6 hotels in India by 2015
  Kempinski Ambience Hotel Group, a joint venture partnership between Delhi-based Ambience Group and Kempinski Hotels, expects to open five to six Kempinski Ambience Hotels by 2015 in India. ...read more>>
Jumeirah Group signs first hotel in India
  Dubai-based Jumeirah Group, a member of Dubai Holding, has signed a management agreement for its first hotel in India. The property, expected to open in 2017 is part of a major new development ...read more>>
Three-star hotels drive online hotel bookings in India: Goibibo
  Travel site Goibibo.com recently released its monthly travel report derived from live buyer data. The report covers insights on hotel bookings on the internet in India. ...read more>>
Sahara Group acquires stakes in The Plaza Hotel and Dream New York
  Subrata Roy-promoted Sahara Group has acquired two iconic New York hotels - The Plaza Hotel and Dream New York - both based near Manhattan's Central Park, for around USD 800 million. ...read more>>
Kerala-based resort Vythiri Village targets domestic MICE tourists
  Vythiri Village, the two-year-old resort property owned and managed by Kerala-based Greeshmam Resorts Pvt Ltd, is focusing on getting more Meetings, Incentives, Conferences/Conventions, ...read more>>
Sterling Holiday Resorts unveils Dharamshala - The Sanctuary in Himachal Pradesh
  Sterling Holiday Resorts (India) Ltd recently launched its 19th resort in India, Dharamshala - The Sanctuary, in Himachal Pradesh. The resort will welcome guests from December 1, 2012. ...read more>>
Asia Pacific share in F&B industry to rise to 34.2% by 2015: ASSOCHAM study
  The share of Asia Pacific in the global F&B industry’s value is projected to increase from 31.5 per cent in 2011 to 34.2 per cent by 2015, according to an ASSOCHAM-TechSci study on Food Processing Industries, ...read more>>
JSM Corporation launches Mai Tai Lounge at High Street Phoenix, Mumbai
  After the launch of Trader Vic’s Mai Tai Lounge in Bengaluru, JSM Corporation Pvt Ltd launched its second outlet in the country at High Street Phoenix in Mumbai. ...read more>>
Jaipur to host 2013 Global Spa & Wellness Summit
  Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS), an international organisation that brings together leaders and visionaries to shape the future of the global spa and wellness industries, ...read more>>
IHC organises West Bengal Housekeepers Meet at the HHI Kolkata
  Indian Housekeepers Club (IHC), one of the largest associations of housekeepers in India, celebrated West Bengal Housekeepers Meet at the HHI Kolkata on Nov 13, 2012. ...read more>>
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