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 COVER STORY

Gourmet Food on Flight!
Till some years back, barring a few, most of the airlines sold few perishable or no food items on the flight. However, now most of the carriers provide restaurant-style food to their passengers opening up new skies for the business of airline catering. Hospitality Biz gives an insight into the dynamics of airline catering
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 INTERVIEW
Automating Commercial Kitchen - Silvano Costantini, Corporate Chef, Electrolux
Electrolux, after setting-up its Professional Innovation Centre in Gurgaon (NCR) last year, has introduced many innovative cooking solutions in the Indian hospitality industry. The company has recently launched the Touchline version of its air-o-convect boilerless combi oven in India. Silvano Costantini, Corporate Chef, Electrolux shares with Hospitality Biz various features of the machine
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 EXPERT SPEAK
Convention Centres in India: A Road Ahead - Premal Zaveri, Associate Director, Hospitality & Leisure, CBRE South Asia Pvt Ltd
As Brazil braced itself to host nearly 50,000 participants in Rio de Janeiro in mid June 2012 for a summit on global development, popularly known as Rio+20 UN Summit, there was a team of more than 1,000 people working in the background for more than a year to accommodate them. In order to ensure that the summit followed sustainable development, the Brazilian government aimed at analysing and proposing actions to reduce, mitigate or compensate social and environmental impacts generated by the Conference itself.
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This Week's Top Headlines
AHAR urges Prithviraj Chavan to modify old police and excise rules
  A delegation of the AHAR led by Sudhakar Y Shetty, President; Shashikant Shetty, Secretary; Gangadhar Shetty, VP; Santosh R Shetty; and Chandrahas K Shetty, Advisor met Prithviraj Chavan, CM, Govt. of Maharashtra on October 5, 2012. ...read more>>
SC lifts ban on Tiger Tourism
  Giving a major respite to the travel and tourism industry in the country, the Supreme Court of India (SC) today lifted the ban on Tourism in the core areas of the Tiger Reserves. ...read more>>
Study reveals India not among top 20 global tourist destinations
  India does not figure among the top 20 tourist destinations in the world, and its foreign tourist arrivals are just one-tenth of its neighbour China, revealed a study commissioned by the Ministry of Tourism, ...read more>>
Indian Railways, IRCTC to start multi-cuisine restaurants
  The Indian Railways and the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) Ltd plan to open multi-cuisine restaurants at several stations, including New Delhi. ...read more>>
Accor sells 60% stake in 15 Formule 1 projects across India
  Accor, announced today that it has sold a 60 per cent stake in 15 wholly-owned Formule 1 hotel projects in India, to private equity firm, SAMHI, in line with the group’s ‘asset-light’ strategy. ...read more>>
WICA to organise ‘Chefs Connect 2012’ on October 20, 2012
  The Western India Culinary Association (WICA) will host its second culinary conference named ‘Chef’s Connect 2012’ on the occasion of International Chef’s Day, on October 20, 2012 at The Hyatt Regency, Mumbai. ...read more>>
Accor to open over 110 hotels in APAC in 2012
  Accor today reaffirmed its market leadership in Asia Pacific (APAC), as the region’s largest international hotel operator and celebrated another year of record-breaking expansion. ...read more>>
India wins silver medal at International Culinary Olympics 2012
  Devwrat Jategaonkar, Executive Chef, Radisson Blu, Resort & Spa, Alibaug has bagged the silver medal at the International Culinary Olympics 2012 held in Germany from October 5-10, 2012. ...read more>>
Country Club India Ltd forays into wellness segment; to invest Rs 350 cr
  Country Club India Ltd (CCIL), India’s largest leisure infrastructure conglomerate that offers state-of-the-art clubbing facilities, innovative family holiday packages has forayed ...read more>>
Vivanta by Taj - Madikeri, Coorg to open in Nov 2012
  Indian Hotels Company Limited will open Vivanta by Taj - Madikeri, Coorg in November 2012. The property will offer 62 rooms and villas and a Presidential Nirvana Suite. ...read more>>
Kamat Hotels to restructure operations
  Kamat Hotels India, the hospitality chain that runs The Orchid Hotel, is restructuring its business operations. It is planning to sell three land parcels and adopt the franchisee route for expansion. ...read more>>
Zephyr Hospitality to launch ‘Firefly’ next month
  A new hospitality venture, Zehphr Hospitality, promoted by Kushagra Nagrath, a man behind establishing many pioneering F&B formats in the country, along with Gaurav Gulati, will launch their first stand-alone ...read more>>
ITDC, NIPS School of Hotel Management to train underprivileged youth in WB
  To give jobs to underprivileged youth and meet the ever-expanding manpower requirement of the hospitality industry, the Ministry of Tourism (MoT) has tied-up with a Kolkata-based private institute ...read more>>
ICF to support Annual Chandiwala Hospitality Ensemble from next year
  Indian Culinary Forum (ICF), the regional association of professional chefs affiliated to Indian Federation of Culinary Associations (IFCA), will support the Annual Chandiwala Hospitality Ensemble, ...read more>>
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