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 COVER STORY

A Fine Balance
While the concept of the glass ceiling has been around for decades, tremendous strides have been made to advance women into more prominent leadership roles. Hospitality Biz speaks to a few women from the hospitality industry who manage to balance their work and home and other challenges
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 INTERVIEW
The Tamara Coorg : Offering Unique Experience for Business Travellers - Senthil Kumar, Director and CEO, The Tamara Coorg
Spread across 170-acre coffee plantation in the Western Ghats, The Tamara Coorg, currently a 30-key resort with a built-up area of 90,000 square feet, is in the process to house 26 additional rooms in the coming months. Senthil Kumar, Director and CEO, The Tamara Coorg, explains what exactly makes the property so unique
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 EXPERT SPEAK
Hotel Management a Professional Career, in Indian Context - Dr J K Mangaraj, Principal, IHM Ahmedabad
There has been a steady decline in the number of students opting to pursue their career in the hospitality sector in India. Further, it is observed by the institutes and the industry, that there is a decline in the quality of the hospitality graduates from the institutes.
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This Week's Top Headlines
HVS announces finalists for HICSA ‘Hotels of the Year Awards 2013’
  HVS India has announced the finalists for the Hotel Investment Conference - South Asia (HICSA) ‘Hotels of the Year Awards 2013’. ...read more>>
Dr K Chiranjeevi announces National Tourism Awards for 2011-2012
  Dr K Chiranjeevi, Minister of State with Independent Charge for Tourism, Government of India yesterday announced the National Tourism Awards for 2011-2012 in New Delhi. ...read more>>
Odisha Tourism wins PATWA award in Historical Heritage Monument category at ITB Berlin 2013
  Odisha Tourism has received the PATWA (Pacific Area Travel Writers Association) award for Best Historical Heritage Monument Category at ITB Berlin 2013, as per a release. ...read more>>
Hotel projects approval procedure to become more transparent from next month: Tourism Minister
  Dr K Chiranjeevi, Minister of State with Independent Charge for Tourism, Government of India, yesterday announced an initiative to bring transparency in granting approvals for hotel projects and ...read more>>
India emerges at top position for best value hotel room rates domestically: Hotel Price Index
  India tops the list when it comes to getting the best value at hotel room rates domestically, according to the latest Hotel Price Index (HPI) report by Hotels.com. ...read more>>
IHCL announces 100th property in India with opening of Vivanta by Taj Gurgaon
  Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), the company which manages the Taj Group of Hotels, has formally announced the opening of their 100th hotel in India after the launch of the 208-room Vivanta ...read more>>
Hotel room rates rise 7% in India in 2012: Hotel Price Index
  India saw an average rise of seven per cent for a night's stay at hotels last year, according to the latest Hotels.com global Hotel Price Index, due to stability in demand, ...read more>>
HB Group plans to expand hospitality footprint in North India
  HB Group, a Delhi-based investment banking company, through their real estate arm, HB Estate Developers, plans to expand their hospitality footprint in North India. ...read more>>
Keys Hotels opens property in Pimpri, Pune
  Keys Hotels, the flagship brand of Berggruen Hotels, recently opened a property in Pimpri, the industrial hub of Pune, Maharashtra. Key Hotels Pimpri is the company's sixth self-owned property. ...read more>>
GMR Group to sell Hyderabad airport property
  Infrastructure builder GMR Group has put its Rs 300-crore five-star hotel at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad up for sale as it realigns its assets, sources said. ...read more>>
IHG predicts Asian travellers to account for 1/3rd of global travel spend by 2020
  InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) in collaboration with The Futures Company, recently predicted that Asian travellers will account for one third of the world’s travel spend by 2020. ...read more>>
Hotels in Delhi told to comply with green norms
  The Department of Environment, Government of Delhi has claimed that five-star hotels in Delhi are consuming about 15 million litres of water per day and discharging about 10 mld, ...read more>>
MoT to launch Clean India Campaign from Varanasi shortly
  The Ministry of Tourism (MoT), Government of India will soon launch the Clean India Campaign, started by MoT last year, from the Ghats of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. ...read more>>
FDA Maharashtra asks cooks at Chowpatty stalls to wear aprons, gloves
  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Maharashtra, has urged cooks at snack stalls at Juhu, Dadar and Girgaum Chowpatty to don aprons, gloves and hats, like their counterparts in five-star hotels. ...read more>>
Alcohol manufacturers may move court over unacceptable licensing rules
  The standards set for licensing and registration under the Food Safety and Standards Act (FSSA), 2006, by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), are not acceptable to alcoholic ...read more>>
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