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 INTERVIEW
Managing Hotel Revenue - Grahame Tate, Managing Director, IDeaS APAC
IDeaS Revenue Solutions - a SAS Company offers revenue management software, services, and consulting to the hospitality industry. Grahame Tate, Managing Director, IDeaS APAC, speaks to Hospitality Biz about revenue management and pricing challenges faced by hotels following the recent IDeaS and TravelClick Hotel Industry Conference in Mumbai
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 EXPERT SPEAK
Sales and Marketing: Lucrative Career Option in Hospitality - Aditya Shamsher Malla, Dir. of Sales and MKTG, Shangri-La’s- Eros Hotel New Delhi
As one of the oldest professions, hospitality has always been reviewed as a synonym for service. The emergence of this industry as a competitive business happened when tourism started driving the economies of certain developing countries. Promotional initiatives by the government to promote India as a major tourist destination on a global platform have resulted in a surge of tourists from all over the world. Domestic tourism in the country too has flourished in the recent years.
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 NEW APPOINTMENTS
This Week's Top Headlines
Hotel industry in Uttarakhand faces en masse cancellation of bookings
  While the authorities are hard pressed in their rescue operations of pilgrims stranded in the hill state of Uttarakhand after the last week's heavy landslide and flash floods, ...read more>>
534 hotels expected to open in APAC in 2014: STR Global
  STR Global in its May 2013 STR Global Construction Pipeline Report said that the Asia Pacific (APAC) hotel development pipeline comprises 1,828 hotels totalling 394,856 rooms. ...read more>>
MoT sanctions Rs 100-cr special financial package for restoration of tourist infrastructure in Uttarakhand
  Dr K Chiranjeevi, Minister of State with Independent Charge for Tourism, Government of India, today sanctioned a special financial package of Rs 100 crore for restoration and ...read more>>
Travel and tourism industry to support relief work in Uttarakhand
  The travel and tourism industry has come forward wholeheartedly to support the relief and rescue operations of the government agencies in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand. ...read more>>
Tourism Minister to donate Rs one crore to Uttarakhand flood victims
  Dr K Chiranjeevi, Minister of State with Independent Charge for Tourism, Government of India, will contribute Rs one crore from his Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) fund ...read more>>
India’s first Business Club to be set up in Gujarat at GIFT City
  Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City) will get India’s first Business Club in Gujarat, the allotment for which has been made to West India Hospitality Ltd. ...read more>>
Hotels in Allahabad asked to deposit Entertainment Tax
  Tough action would be taken against hotel owners in Allahabad who fail to deposit Entertainment Tax, said the Rajshekhar, District Magistrate (DM) while presiding over a meeting of hotel owners, ...read more>>
Kempinski Ambience Hotel Delhi offers India's largest meeting space in a luxury hotel
  Kempinski Hotels recently announced that the first flagship hotel in India, Kempinski Ambience Hotel Delhi, offers 70,000 square feet of meeting space, the largest in a luxury hotel in India, ...read more>>
6 hill forts of Rajasthan now in UNESCO’s World Heritage List
  Six hill forts in Rajasthan are selected to be in UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The hills forts are Amber, Chittorgarh, Gangron, Jaisalmer, Kumbhalgarh and Ranthambore. ...read more>>
Di Bella Coffee to expand across India in 2 years
  With just over a year of starting business in India, Di Bella Coffee has established outlets in malls, high-end locations, and corporate offices. Di Bella plans to have a pan India presence by ...read more>>
India's largest McDonald’s outlet opens in Noida
  Connaught Plaza Restaurants Pvt Ltd recently opened McDonald’s largest outlet in India at Noida, spread across 8,000 sq ft, as against an average outlet size of 3,500 sq ft. “Flagship (outlets) ...read more>>
Burger chain The Counter plans outlets in Mumbai, Delhi
  Los Angeles-based burger chain, The Counter, plans to open a dozen outlets in Mumbai and Delhi in its first phase of entering India. With over 3,000 combinations, ...read more>>
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