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 INTERVIEW
We want to franchise our brand pan-India and in the middle-east - Sudeep Awchat, Executive Director, Goa Portuguesa
Goa Portuguesa, Mumbai’s first and only ISO certified authentic Goan restobar, celebrates its 25th anniversary on December 3, 2013. Sudeep Awchat, Executive Director of the Group speaks exclusively to Hospitality Biz about his gourmet adventure and future plans he has for Goa Portuguesa Restobar
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 COVER STORY

Hotel equipment market: Waiting for stability
The overall slowdown of the hotel industry has had a negative impact on the hospitality equipment manufacturer and supplier markets. Delays in hotel projects, hard negotiations when it comes to pricing, uncertainties in terms of payments to supplies already made, etc., are impacting suppliers’ survival. Hospitality Biz tries to encapsulate the market sentiments
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 SPECIAL REPORT

Wellness Tourism to grow 50% faster than global tourism by 2017: SRI International Study
India will be the top contributor to the Wellness Tourism segment, registering over 20% growth through 2017, as per ‘The Global Wellness Tourism Economy’ study by SRI International. The study noted that over half the growth in the segment in the next four years will come from Asia, Latin America and Middle East/North Africa. By 2017, the segment is projected to grow at 9.9% per annum—twice the rate of global tourism. Hospitality Biz presents details of the report
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This Week's Top Headlines
 
The second India Japan Global Partnership Summit (IJGPS), scheduled to be held at Indo Expo Mart in Greater Noida in Delhi NCR between December 15 and 18, 2013, ...read more>>
 
The Odisha government has further opened up its tourism sector for private investments from within and outside India. The state government, which is holding roadshows to attract investments, ...read more>>
 
Rotana Hotels & Resorts, an Abu Dhabi based hotel management company, which manages 50 hotels across Middle East and Africa, is hopeful of a major breakthrough in Indian hospitality space soon. ...read more>>
 
Accor announced to open Novotel, hotel brand under Accor's portfolio, in Pune this December recently. The new hotel will be Accor’s third property in the city. Located in Viman Nagar, ...read more>>
 
India's largest integrated casino resort in Daman, spread over 10 acres with 60,000 square feet gaming space, is likely to become operational from early next year stated a report in Business Standard. ...read more>>
 
Twenty nine years after establishing the iconic Dhaba by Claridges in New Delhi, The Claridges Hotels and Resorts has opened The Dhaba by Claridges yesterday in DLF Place, ...read more>>
 
Kumarakom, Kerala is expecting a boom in its tourism and hospitality sectors following the stay of Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, and his wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall, ...read more>>
 
In a major boost to the Likabali-Basar-Aalo-Mechuka tourism circuit, Passang Dorjee Sona, Parliamentary Secretary (tourism), Government of Arunachal Pradesh inaugurated a tourist lodge at Likabali ...read more>>
 
After the launch of Aamod Tethys resort in Narkanda, Tarangan Leisure launches one more boutique resort in Manali. The company launched Aamod’s Orchard House recently. ...read more>>
 
Carlsberg India has announced the launch of Kronenbourg - its signature French super premium beer according to a report in Business Standard. ...read more>>
 
Italian Trade Agency (ITA) organised roadshows at the Hyatt Regency in New Delhi on November 11 and Taj Lands End in Mumbai on November 13 respectively. ...read more>>
 
Gunnebo Security group, a integrated security solution provider announced the expansion of its product portfolio under its fire safety division ‘Minimax’. K Class series, ...read more>>
 
ResNet World clients are now qualified to use TripConnect to increase direct bookings and revenue. ResNet World announced their recent certification as a TripAdvisor Premium Partner for the company’s new advertising bidding tool, TripConnect. ...read more>>
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