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 EDITORIAL
In-Credible India?
Last month was quite hectic for the travel and tourism industry, which witnessed a series of events and crucial judgements. The major associations of the industry, Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI), Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI)
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 COVER STORY

In-room Entertainment: Technology Simplified!
As the hospitality industry continues to expand, technology-driven in-room entertainment is increasingly becoming an important part of guests’ experiences. From iPads to Smart Phones and Netbooks, visitors want their gizmos to be well-connected during the stay. Hospitality Biz finds out how hotels make the connectivity process easy for their customers
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 EXPERT SPEAK
HR Challenges: All about Strategy - Neesha Mohapatra, Director - Human Resources, Unison Hotels Ltd
Recruitment in any organisation is a function that requires business perspective and the ability to find the best potential candidate according to the organisation’s competency, motivational and culture fit,
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This Week's Top Headlines
Tap tourism potential of Western region: CII
  The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has asked the central and state governments to tap the tourism potential of the Western region, Maharashtra in particular, as per an Indian Express report. ...read more>>
Ban on Tiger Tourism to continue; next hearing on Oct 16, 2012
  The Supreme Court (SC) of India today refused to lift its ban on tourism in the core areas of Tiger Reserves saying that the ban will continue until the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) ...read more>>
The Sukhothai Bangkok to enhance sales activities in India
  The Sukhothai Bangkok, a premium stand-alone hotel property of Thailand, in order to increase its market share of the Indian inbound into Bangkok has plans to improve its engagements with travel trade ...read more>>
Wyndham to debut Howard Johnson in India by mid-2013
  Wyndham Hotel Group, a member of the Wyndham Worldwide, last week said it will launch its Howard Johnson brand in India under a franchise agreement with domestic real estate firm Unique Global Group. ...read more>>
Hotels in India rethink tariff hike amid economic slowdown
  Hotel companies in India will be unable to increase room tariffs as much as they usually do every October with the onset of the peak season as the global economic slowdown has depressed demand ...read more>>
Krishna Palace Hotel upgrades from three-star to four-star property
  The Krishna Palace Hotel located at Nana Chowk, Mumbai has been upgraded from a three-star to four-star property last week. The 68-room hotel offers all the luxury facilities. ...read more>>
Peppermint launches 6th property in Tirupati
  Peppermint Hospitality India Private Limited has launched its sixth property – Candy PLR Hotels by Peppermint in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. Candy by Peppermint, in partnership with PLR Hotels, ...read more>>
Saket Hospitality to sell Hilton Garden Inn New Delhi/Saket Hotel
  Saket Courtyard Hospitalty has put the Hilton Garden Inn New Delhi/Saket Hotel its only operational property with a Hilton association, on the block, according to sources. ...read more>>
Concept Hospitality signs contract for Amanora Park Town Club & Resort, Pune
  Concept Hospitality Pvt Ltd has signed an agreement for technical and management services for the Amanora Park Town Club & Resort, Pune. Situated in Amanora Township, Hadapsar, ...read more>>
Keys Hotels operates Keys Resort Ronil in Goa
  Keys Hotels, a brand of Berggruen Hotels Pvt Ltd entered into a management contract with Alcon Anil Counto Enterprises to operate Keys Resort Ronil, with effect from October 8, 2012. ...read more>>
Sofitel holds 1st presentation workshop in Mumbai
  Sofitel Luxury Hotels yesterday held its first 'Sofitel Sales Mission 2012' presentation workshop of its luxury properties in Mumbai at Sofitel Mumbai BKC. ...read more>>
HHI Kolkata introduces outdoor catering service
  Hotel Hindusthan International (HHI) Kolkata has launched its outdoor catering service. With a hospitality experience of 43 years, the outdoor catering team from HHI Kolkata offers a bespoke party experience. ...read more>>
WelcomHeritage Golf View, Pachmarhi receives ‘The Best Tourist Centre Hotel’ award
  WelcomHeritage Golf View, Pachmarhi has been awarded ‘The Best Tourist Centre Hotel’ by the Government of Madhya Pradesh on the occasion of World Tourism Day on September 27, 2012. ...read more>>
Policy-makers urged to include food processing sector under infrastructure
  Policy-makers in India have been asked to include food processing under the definition of infrastructure as that would give some assurance to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). ...read more>>
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