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 COVER STORY

Food for Thought!
The F&B segment is one of the key components that determines the success of a hotel. While trends in hotel F&B keep changing, staying abreast with them becomes imperative. Hospitaltiy Biz presents some of the evolving trends for 2013
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 INTERVIEW
Kohinoor Group: On an Expansion Mode - Mukund Kamat, Vice President – Hotel Division, Kohinoor Group
Kohinoor Group, which has been in existence for over four decades, has earned a distinguished name for itself in the hospitality industry and is constantly on the path of growth. Mukund Kamat, Vice President – Hotel Division, Kohinoor Group speaks to Hospitality Biz about the Group’s journey in 2012 and its expansion plans in the hospitality segment
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 NEW APPOINTMENTS
This Week's Top Headlines
48th FHRAI Annual Convention to be held at Le Meridien Kochi from Sept 19-21, 2013
  The 48th Annual Convention of Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) will be held from September 19 to 21, 2013 at Le Meridien, Kochi. ...read more>>
Foreign tourists in groups to get collective landing permits
  With a view to encourage foreign tourist arrivals the government has decided to provide collective landing permits as per a government release. According to the revised procedure, ...read more>>
Growth of tourism, hospitality crucial for inclusive growth: CII
  India’s tourism and hospitality sectors need an urgent makeover, which includes extending visa on arrival to tourists from more nations and better safety, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) , recently. ...read more>>
Commerce Minister allows tour operators and hotels to import cars and SUVs
  The Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 2013-14 is likely to bring cheer to the tourism and hospitality sector, with the government allowing hotels and tour operators to import cars and Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) ...read more>>
HRD Minister announces key initiatives on industry-academia collaboration
  Dr M M Pallam Raju, Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD), Government of India has announced key initiatives to promote industries-academia collaboration in the country. ...read more>>
IHCL partners with Govt of Maharashtra to set up skills training academy at ITI Campus in Lonavla
  The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) yesterday announced its partnership with the Government of Maharashtra to set up a skill training facility at the Industrial Training Institute (ITI) campus ...read more>>
Relais & Châteaux hopeful to double India footprint this year
  Relais & Châteaux, a global group representing unique stand-alone hotels and restaurants, which currently has five member hotels in India, has plans to double the number in one year. ...read more>>
lebua Hotels aims to open 4 properties in India in 2 years
  Thailand-based luxury hotel operator lebua Hotels and Resorts is preparing for a round of expansion in India. It now plans to open four luxury properties in the country's biggest cities in two years ...read more>>
Hilton Worldwide to enter Pune in June 2013
  Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a franchise agreement with Panchshil Hotels Pvt Ltd for an upscale, full-service DoubleTree by Hilton hotel. The 115-room ...read more>>
Khanvel Resort to add 48 suite rooms to the existing property in May 2013
  Khanvel Resort in Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, which is owned and managed by the Vandhara Resorts Pvt Ltd (VRPL), plans to add 48 suite rooms to the existing 125-room property by May 2013. ...read more>>
Wyndham re-enters Chennai with 'Ramada' brand
  USA-based Wyndham Hotel Group is back in Chennai with its Ramada brand. The opening of Ramada Chennai Egmore (formerly Marina Towers) in the city, marks the brand’s re-entry into the market, ...read more>>
NRAI proposes inter-ministerial committee for food service sector
  National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) has proposed an inter-ministerial committee to offer speedy solutions to the issues related to the food service industry in the country ...read more>>
WGSHA international symposium focuses on ‘Vision 2015: Travel, Food & Stay’
  Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA), Manipal organised an international symposium on ‘Vision 2015: Travel, Food & Stay’ at its campus in Manipal on April 19, 2013. ...read more>>
CheckSafetyFirst sets up Indian subsidiary
  heckSafetyFirst of the UK, the world’s leading Risk Management Company in the travel and tourism sector has partnered with Travel World Experiences(TWX), and ...read more>>
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