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Attaining Sustainability: Environment & Manpower
Environment sustainability and skilled manpower are major issues confronting the hospitality industry today. Therefore, growth and progress of the industry would largely depend on how the stakeholders of the industry approach these issues and address them. While there have been few individual efforts in this respect, it is yet to gain the shape of a ‘movement’ in the industry. more>>

A ‘Green’ way to a ‘Clean’ hotel
Businesses are now realising that they need to adopt a more environment-friendly mode of operation. One among them that has begun to recognise the need to be more ‘green’ is the hotel industry. Many hotels are responding to guests’ demands for a healthier and greener lifestyle by making their businesses more eco-friendly. Hospitality Biz explores the concept of ‘green cleaning’ in hotels, its application and effectiveness more>>

Launch of The Gateway Hotel Lakeside Hubli
(LtoR) Chef Natrajan, Corporate Chef, The Gateway Hotels & Resorts; Prabhat Verma, Chief Operating Officer, The Gateway Hotels & Resorts and Dharmesh Cariappa, General Manager, The Gateway Hotel Lakeside Hubli
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This Week's Top Headlines
Delhi government signs MoU with hotels to implement Green Hotel Guidelines
  Delhi government has set deadlines for classified hotels in the city to implement strong environment-friendly measures for their day-to-day operations. more>>
ITM to manage FHRAI Hotel Management Institute in Greater Noida
  As part of resurrecting and revamping the Hospitality Management Institute started with much fanfare in 2005 in Greater Noida, Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Association of India (FHRAI) has tied up Institute for Technology & Management (ITM) Group of more>>
Sparsa Thiruvannamalai to add 10-12 rooms by early next year
  Sparsa Thiruvannamalai, a resort brand of Auromatrix Hotels Pvt Ltd in Tamil Nadu, expects to add 10-12 rooms ie; three-four cottages to the existing 40-key property. more>>
Pondicherry University to conduct International Conference on Tourism, Hospitality in Feb 2014
  The Department of Tourism Studies - School of Management, Pondicherry University, in collaboration with the School of Tourism, Bournemouth University UK; and more>>
IHG grooms hospitality industry future leaders with IIMT partnership
  InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) recently announced a formal partnership with the Institute for International Management and Technology (IIMT) which expands IHG’s existing IHG Academy programme across India more>>
Goa University's MBA course for hospitality, tourism receives good response after two years of launch
  The Integrated Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in Hospitality, Travel and Tourism course at Goa University, launched two years ago, will start with full strength for the first time during the current academic year 2013-14, more>>
IHCL reports turnover of Rs 556 cr for Q4 FY2013
  Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) reported a turnover of Rs 556 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, which was marginally lower than the turnover registered for the corresponding quarter more>>
Traders, restaurant owners and distributors exempt from annual returns
  Traders, restaurant owners and distributors have been excluded from filing annual returns by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), the country's apex food regulator. more>>
ASSOCHAM to introduce European food processing tech in UP
  Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) recently announced to introduce European food processing technology in Uttar Pradesh (UP), one of India’s largest farm producers, more>>
The Indian Bean aims to expand across India
  Mumbai-based The Indian Bean, the online coffee store, which sells gourmet coffee produced in the estates of Coorg in Karnataka and Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu, more>>
Tata Starbucks adds three outlets
  Tata Starbucks Limited, the 50/50 Joint Venture between Starbucks Coffee Company and Tata Global Beverages Limited, has opened three new stores across New Delhi and Mumbai, more>>
Fat Lulus gourmet pizzeria plans for outlet in Delhi in 2-3 months
  Gurgaon-based Fat Lulus, a New York style gourmet pizzeria outlet, plans to have an outlet in Delhi in coming two-three months. Speaking to Hospitality Biz, Raj Rao, Entrepreneur and Owner, more>>
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