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 EDITORIAL
The Diversity-Effect!
India is a land of diversities. This is the catch phrase we use when it comes to promoting our ‘Incredible’ land as a tourist destination to outside world. The diversity in terms of landscape, people, customs, traditions, food habits, cuisines, etc., is, of course, something to be proud of. But there is another diversity that is worrying and actually debilitating us as a destination and pulls back our growth in tourism - the diversity in terms of policy regulations. It seems agencies at different levels work at cross purposes while espoused goal is the same one.
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 COVER STORY

Friends with Benefits: Chefs and F&B Equipment Manufacturers
Chefs are creators. For them to create an outstanding dish and present it down to the T, state-of-the-art F&B equipments are vital. Modern kitchen equipments encompass style, cost-effectiveness, eco-friendliness and many other aspects. Today manufacturers are working in collaboration with chefs to understand the demands of commercial kitchens and in turn chefs are becoming more and more creative. Hospitality Biz uncovers details of this new evolution of friendship.
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 INTERVIEW
‘We want to be a 90-hotel strong chain by 2015’ - Suresh Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, Fortune Hotels
Fortune Hotels, a member of ITC’s hotel group which offers first-class, full service business hotels across the length and breadth of the country is looking at being a 90-hotel strong chain by 2015. Suresh Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, Fortune Hotels talks to Hospitality Biz about his hotel brand and other industry-relevant issues
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This Week's Top Headlines
 
Hotel & Restaurant Association of India (HRAWI) announced their support to the new, transparent single window clearance for hotel Licensing Policy proposed by the Maharashtra government. ...read more>>
 
The State Government on October 28, 2013 took yet another step to revitalise Mumbai’s night-life by reducing the number of licences, permits, NOCs and registrations required to open a new restaurant, ...read more>>
 
It's not only wine but also wine tourism that is increasingly becoming popular in India. And to cash in on its growing popularity, Indian wineries are investing heavily in setting up the infrastructure to develop the vineyards ...read more>>
 
The 17th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Hotel Association of India (HAI) held in New Delhi has elected Raymond N Bickson as the President for the next two-year term. ...read more>>
 
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a deal with South Indian real estate developer, Brigade Group. Under the agreement, ten Holiday Inn Express hotels are to be built in southern India, ...read more>>
 
There is great scope for cooperation between Israel and Goa in the fields of hospitality and agriculture, said Jonathan Miller, Consul General, Israel in Mumbai on October 30, ...read more>>
 
The restaurant business is booming in India, thanks to the changing eating habits of the growing ranks of its middle class, and this makes the nearly USD 50 bn Indian food services market a viable option for Chilean wine and ...read more>>
 
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has selected a concessionaire to set up F&B outlets in Chennai airport, though the facility is expected to be privatised by January 2014. ...read more>>
 
In a new plan submitted to the Uttarakhand government, top experts in the state Planning Commission have proposed all-weather roads of 99.6 kms in length and ...read more>>
 
Indian Culinary Forum (ICF) hosted the Trade Tests for 10th Annual Metro Chef Awards 2013 at IHM, Banarasidas Chandiwala Institute, Kalkaji, in New Delhi. ...read more>>
 
Delhi is set to host the 12th edition of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) from January 7 to 9, 2014. The annual event, which celebrates the Indian diaspora and their contributions for the development of India, ...read more>>
 
In an effort to give something new to the Indian beer lovers, The Barking Deer Brew Pub and Restaurant, the first ever pub to own a Microbrewery in Mumbai is experimenting with blending beers ...read more>>
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