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 EDITORIAL
Easier said…than done!
In a globalised world, opportunities and challenges are inherent. While opportunities can bring windfall in terms of money and wealth, challenges can deliver severe blows to economies, businesses, etc. Therefore, it is important how policy- and decision-makers at every level balance themselves on the tight rope in a globalised order. Economic recession, a phenomenon that used to occur once in two decades, has started recurring with shorter timelines. It is being feared that many smaller economies of the world will become bankrupt and will be up for ‘sale’ if exposed to another spell of global recession.
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 COVER STORY

Indian Hospitality Industry: Weathering Turbulent Times
Negligible growth in the manufacturing and allied sectors, less-than-expected growth in inbound travel, devaluation of the Indian rupee against the US dollar, and room supply overshooting demand; nothing seems to be favouring the Indian hotel industry. However, experts believe that there are long-term opportunities hidden in the present challenges. Hospitality Biz tries to spot a silver lining during the current times of difficulty
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 EXPERT SPEAK
The fusion confusion with Indian cuisine - Dr J K Mangaraj, Principal, IHM Ahmedabad
The worldwide movement of fusion cuisine has arrived in India. The beauty of fusion cuisine lies not just in the adventurous marriage of flavours, but also in the idea of blending and presenting global / regional cultures. In Euro-Asian cuisine, one would find a blend of ingredients from both cultures.
The regional cuisines of Asia are doing well in India. However, coming to Indian cuisine, the idea of ‘fusion’ has led to confusion among chefs.
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This Week's Top Headlines
MoT plans to launch ‘777 days of the Indian Himalayas’ campaign from Uttarakhand
  In order to provide succor to the tourism industry in the flood-ravaged Uttarakhand, the Ministry of Tourism (MoT), Government of India, will launch its proposed ‘777 days of the Indian Himalayas’ campaign ...read more>>
Della Resorts unveils first ever luxury property in Lonavla
  Della Resorts, a subsidiary of Della Tecnica, has launched its first-ever luxury property in the hill station of Lonavla. The resort boasts of around 92 rooms, ...read more>>
Cougar Resorts and Travels launches hotel representation division in Mumbai
  Mumbai-based Cougar Resorts and Travels recently launched a division, Cougar Hospitality and Representations, in Mumbai, to represent 10 to 12 stand-alone and mid-sized handpicked hotels ...read more>>
Germ Busters plans to enter hospitality sector by end of 2013
  After establishing its presence in various small organisations and hospitals, Germ Busters is looking to explore opportunities in the hospitality sector. ...read more>>
Ecole Hoteliere Lavasa’s new campus inaugurated
  The new 67,000 sq ft, state-of-the-art campus of Ecole Hoteliere Lavasa, the Indian network school of hospitality institute Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne of Switzerland, was inaugurated by Michel Rochat, ...read more>>
SC pulls up Centre and Kerala govt. on encroachments in Vembanad Lake
  In a major ruling that could adversely impact many island resorts in the backwater islands in Kerala, the Supreme Court of India (SC) has sent notices to the Central and ...read more>>
Delhi's Taj Mansingh hotel to be auctioned soon
  Delhi's Taj Mansingh hotel will be auctioned soon and Tata-owned Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL), which has been running the renowned property for the last 35 years, ...read more>>
Lalit Suri Hospitality School commences first batch of classes
  Lalit Suri Hospitality School has commenced classes for the first academic batch from its new campus at Faridabad in Delhi NCR. ...read more>>
Preferred Hotel Group launches guest loyalty programme 'iPrefer'
  Preferred Hotel Group yesterday launched iPrefer—the first points-based consumer loyalty programme of its kind for a global collection of independent hotels. ...read more>>
Carlson Rezidor plans to open 13 hotels in India next year
  Undeterred by the announcement of a separate state of Telangana and concerns about what will happen next in Andhra Pradesh, the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group intends to continue investing here. ...read more>>
Cadbury India to set up largest manufacturing plant in Asia Pacific in AP
  Chocolate maker Cadbury India Ltd., a part of Mondelez International Inc., will invest Rs 1,000 crore to set up the first phase of its largest manufacturing plant in Asia Pacific that would come up in South India. ...read more>>
ITC Hotels to manage The Raviz hotels' Kerala, Dubai properties
  The Raviz hotels, owned by leading NRI industrialist B Ravi Pillai, has entered into a management tie-up with hospitality major ITC Hotels for running its properties in Kerala and Dubai. ...read more>>
Gelato Vinto plans expansion through franchisees across South, West & North India
  Gelato Vinto, a vegetarian frozen dessert brand, plans to expand their footprint from the existing 50 outlets to at least 200 in the country over the next five years. ...read more>>
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