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 COVER STORY

Say It with Food!
Hotels and restaurants are increasingly organising food festivals. Now, greater impetus is being given to consumer experience that translates beyond just the regular run-of-the-mill meal. Hospitality Biz presents the latest trends
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 INTERVIEW
Holiday Exchange, Timeshare Industry’s Driving Force - Radhika Shastry, Managing Director, RCI Indiag
RCI, a global vacation exchange player and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family, has around 106 resorts in India and approximately 4000 resorts over 100 countries. Radhika Shastry, Managing Director, RCI India in a tête-à-tête with Hospitality Biz speaks about the growth of the Timeshare industry in India, opportunities for developing the concept and RCI’s future plans for the country
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 ACTION CAPTURE

Marriott International opens properties in Bhopal and Bengaluru
(L-R) Rajeev Menon, Area Vice President, Marriott International – Indian Subcontinent, Maldives and Australia; and Elton Hutris, General Manager, Courtyard by Marriott, Bhopal during the official key handing over ceremony of Courtyard by Marriott Bhopal
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This Week's Top Headlines
AAHAR has helped promote Indian food industry globally: Dr Charandas Mahant
  Appreciating the efforts of India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) in promoting the Indian processed food industry through AAHAR, Dr Charandas Mahant, ...read more>>
Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels to invest Rs 1,200 cr in 5 years
  Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels Ltd., which owns and manages The Park Hotels will invest Rs 1,200 crore to develop four more hotels in India over four to five years in India. ...read more>>
Panasonic to strengthen engagement with B2B customers as single-source technology support centre
  Panasonic India, Indian subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation, Japan, leaders in electronic products and solutions for the consumer market and industries, ...read more>>
Ginger Hotels opens 2nd property in Bengaluru
  Ginger Hotels, the chain of Smart Basics hotels by Roots Corporation Limited (RCL), a subsidiary of The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) yesterday launched its second hotel in Bengaluru - Ginger Bangalore ...read more>>
V Resorts to open 10 properties in North India by Dec 2013
  V Resorts, India’s first limited service chain of resorts, recently announced its plans to open ten resorts by December 2013 in various parts of Northern India. ...read more>>
Banyan Tree Kerala plans to tap wedding segment
  Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, which is set to open its first property in Kerala in the third quarter of 2013, will use its unique location and positioning as a luxury resort to tap the wedding segment in India. ...read more>>
MoT to set up Culinary Institute of India at Tirupati
  Ministry of Tourism (MoT), Government of India has finalised Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh for the proposed Culinary Institute of India. According to Parvez Dewan, Secretary-Tourism, ...read more>>
ITDC aims to focus on hospitality education
  India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), which runs Ashok hotels, plans to focus on non-hotel businesses, including hospitality education, according to a Live Mint report. ...read more>>
President urges host communities to practise Green & Sustainable Tourism
  Pranab Kumar Mukherjee, President of India, has urged host communities in tourist destinations to be conscious about and practise Green and Sustainable Tourism. ...read more>>
India ranks 65th in tourism industry competitiveness: WEF
  India has moved up by three notches to the 65th position out of 140 countries in terms of competitiveness of the travel and tourism industry, according to the fifth Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report ...read more>>
Rational launches first recipe book for Indian cuisines at AAHAR 2013
  Rational India, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rational AG of Germany, specialists in combi-steamer technology, has launched a recipe book dedicated to Indian cuisines ...read more>>
Vatika Hospitality to foray into QSR business soon
  Vatika Hospitality will soon enter into Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) business in India. The group is in final stages of negotiations with multiple international QSR brands, ...read more>>
HolidayIQ.com launches online hotel advertising product CenterStage
  HolidayIQ.com, a holiday information portal has launched ‘HolidayIQ CentreStage’, an online hotel advertising product that provides visibility, online reputation and increased bookings to hoteliers, ...read more>>
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