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 EDITORIAL
Coming of Age
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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 COVER STORY

Vision 2013: Future Insight
2012 was a mixed bag for hospitality, travel and tourism. There were hotels that opened as per their schedule; however, there were some that missed the train. On the whole, the industry survived tough times and is now looking forward to a positive year ahead. Hospitality Biz presents views of leading hoteliers in retrospect of 2012 and their outlook for the future
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 INTERVIEW
Luxurious without being Pretentious: Shangri-La Hotel - Farhat Jamal, Area General Manager, Shangri-La Hotel, Mumbai
The much-awaited Shangri-La hotel, Mumbai is now open. Located in the heart of the city at High Street Phoenix, the property sits above the Palladium Mall. Managed by Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts and targeted to corporate clientele, the grand luxury hotel is all set to redefine hospitality. Farhat Jamal, Area General Manager, Shangri-La Hotel, Mumbai talks about the USP and brand positioning of the hotel in a tête-à-tête with Hospitality Biz
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This Week's Top Headlines
Hospitality Biz, Cushman & Wakefield announce Awards 2013
  Hospitality Biz and Cushman & Wakefield have announced 'Awards 2013 - For Excellence in Indian Hospitality'. The awards will be presented to top hospitality organisations/professionals ...read more>>
Maharashtra govt-established committee to simplify rules pertaining to hospitality industry
  The Maharashtra government-appointed high-power committee to limit regulatory conditions monitoring the hospitality industry to fewer than five from the existing 70 is looking at simplifying rules, officials said. ...read more>>
The Oberoi Group appoints Kapil Chopra as President
  Kapil Chopra has been appointed as President, The Oberoi Group. Chopra will be responsible for all The Oberoi and Trident Hotels in India. ...read more>>
Hilton Hotels opens 1st leisure property in India
  Hilton Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa, its first leisure property in India. Operated by Hilton Worldwide and owned by Writer Lifestyle Pvt. Ltd., ...read more>>
Carlson Rezidor strengthens leadership position in India in 2012
  Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group achieved strong growth in India in 2012 with 13 hotel openings and 13 new signings, sealing its position as the number one international hotel operator in India by number of hotels ...read more>>
Starwood Hotels hopes to sign over 125 hotel management agreements by year-end
  Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. expects to have signed in excess of 125 new hotel management and franchise agreements, surpassing last year’s deal signings by approximately 13 per cent, ...read more>>
Marriott International forays into Madhya Pradesh, to open Courtyard Bhopal on Feb 1, 2013
  In a bid to expand is footprints in India aggressively, Marriott International Inc. is looking at brand 'Courtyard by Marriott' as a key driver for growth in the Indian market. ...read more>>
ATE Group's Green Gateway Leisure ties up with Starwood Hotels to open Westin Resort in Bekal by 2013-end
  Green Gateway Leisure Ltd, the hospitality division of Thiruvananthapuram-based travel giant, ATE Group, has tied up with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide to open a five-star resort at Bekal in Kerala. ...read more>>
India yet to exploit its tourism potential: Amitabh Kant
  India has yet to exploit its full potential as a tourist destination and events, such as the country’s first art biennial, said Amitabh Kant, Managing Director and CEO, DMICDC. ...read more>>
Maharashtra to set up committee for special tourism plan for Mumbai
  The Maharashtra government has set up a committee, to be headed by the Mumbai Municipal Commissioner, to prepare a special tourism plan for Mumbai. Dr Jagdish Patil, Managing Director, MTDC ...read more>>
Boost to Indian tourism to cause comprehensive development: Tourism Minister
  Dr K Chiranjeevi, Minister of State with Independent Charge for Tourism, Government of India said that the tourism development in India would not only herald a boom in national income, ...read more>>
HPTDC offers discount to female guests in its hotels
  Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation Ltd (HPTDC) recently announced a special discount for female guests in its hotels. An additional discount of ten per cent on accommodation, ...read more>>
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