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 COVER STORY

Managing Linen
Laundry is a critical component of hotel operations and ultimately, essential to guest satisfaction. Hospitality Biz talks to few laundry experts from the hospitality industry, to understand how they take care of hotel linen
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 INTERVIEW
'Agra has a lot more to offer than just Taj Mahal' - Rajiv Narain, SVP(Operations), Jaypee Palace Hotel & Convention Centre, Agra
The hospitality players in the city of Taj have started experiencing some boom in overnight traffic into the city ever since Yamuna Expressway has opened in August 2012. However, there is a need for promoting Agra beyond Taj to make tourism prosper in the city reveals Rajiv Narain, Senior Vice President (Operations), Jaypee Palace Hotel & Convention Centre, Agra to Hospitality Biz
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 EXPERT SPEAK
5 Things Hotels Should Know about their Websites - Avijit Arya, Founder & CEO, Internet Moguls
It is important to understand your website’s objective and then chalking out a plan to integrate all elements, which can be potential revenue generators. Given below are five simple things you must remember before penning down the content of your website
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This Week's Top Headlines
Peak season hotel rates drop 5-20% in top Indian cities
  Hotels in top Indian cities are charging less for rooms than last year primarily due to fresh supply of hundreds of hotel rooms while there was no corresponding surge in demand. ...read more>>
FAITH to elect office bearers on January 28, 2013
  FAITH, the umbrella association of Indian travel and hospitality industry associations, after completing the formal registration process will meet on January 28, 2013 to elect office bearers. ...read more>>
Hotel Stewards come together to launch Stewarding Association of India
  Stewards from leading hotels of the country come together to launch Stewarding Association of India (SAI). The association, which was active in the National Capital Region (NCR) of Delhi since 2008, ...read more>>
The Khyber, Himalayan Resort & Spa, Gulmarg opens
  The Khyber, Himalayan Resort & Spa, Gulmarg’s first luxury resort was formally inaugurated by Omar Abdullah, Chief Minister, Jammu & Kashmir. ...read more>>
Radisson Blu, Alibaug bags the 'Best Luxury Spa Resort in India' award
  Radisson Blu, Alibaug by Phadnis Group recently bagged the 'Best Luxury Spa Resort in India' award by Brands Academy. Phadnis Group also bagged the 'Best Upcoming Luxury housing project-2012' for ...read more>>
Travellers from Asia Pacific constitute quarter of 1 bn international travellers in 2012: WTTC
  Of the one billion travellers who crossed international borders last year, almost a quarter came from Asia Pacific, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). ...read more>>
CBSE to start skill-based courses in hospitality, tourism in 2013-14
  The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to introduce five skill-based courses related to hospitality and tourism sectors from the next academic session, 2013-14, ...read more>>
Tourism Minister launches Incredible India-2013 Calendar
  Dr K Chiranjeevi, Minister of State with Independent Charge for Tourism, Government of India, recently launched the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India’s Incredible India-2013 Calendar online. ...read more>>
Allotz.com expands in Asia
  Channel manager Allotz.com, continues to expand their global operations with the recent addition of another eight leading global online travel agents OTAs and a major marketing push into China and ...read more>>
Matrix Comsec certifies Enjay Synapse for its ETERNITY range
  Matrix Comsec, one of the leading manufacturers of IP Servers, VoIP Gateways and IP Phones has tested and certified the Enjay Synapse from Enjay as the fully compatible and ...read more>>
Kalinjar city in Lucknow to be developed into Cultural Tourism circuit
  The historical fortress city of Kalinjar in Banda district, Lucknow, will be developed into a Cultural Tourism circuit by improving infrastructure and security conditions. ...read more>>
NABARD helps boost food processing in Punjab
  NABARD — in a bid to give the much-needed impetus to the food processing industry in Punjab — has identified six thrust areas for development of the sector, according to a Business Standard report. ...read more>>
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