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 INTERVIEW
Recruitment Policy: USP of Carlson Rezidor - Simon Barlow, President - Asia Pacific, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
While India experienced economic upheaval in 2012, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group managed to do good business in the country. Simon Barlow, President- Asia Pacific, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group speaks to Hospitality Biz about the Group’s expansion plans and introducing its luxury brand ‘Missoni’ in the country
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 SPECIAL REPORT

Mumbai Lodging Market
With the changing face of the Indian economy, Mumbai, positioned as the financial capital of the country has been witnessing changes in its industries - hospitality, being one of them. Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels & Hospitality Group in its latest ‘Mumbai Lodging Market’ report gives an insight into the current hotel supply distirbution scenario in the city and other factors related to it. Hospitality Biz presents an overview of the report
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 EXPERT SPEAK
Revenue Management Optimisation, the Digital Way - Avijit Arya, Founder & CEO, Internet Moguls
After a week of comparatively travel free week, it was business as usual for me as I made quick trips to Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Jaipur to meet our existing clients as well as a few prospects. Meeting new prospects is almost a routine job now with similar questions, which have been put to us before and our increasing experience is making this job a lot simpler today. It is our existing clients who throw up some really interesting questions as our long relationship with them have resulted in their better understanding of the digital world. A few recent meetings were about Revenue Management or Revenue Optimisation, one of our comparatively new offering to our clients.
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This Week's Top Headlines
MoT to improve trained manpower in hospitality sector
  In order to develop trained manpower in the hospitality sector, the Ministry of Tourism (MoT), Government of India has put in place a multi-pronged strategy. ...read more>>
India's first umbrella organisation for tourism and hospitality FAITH launched
  The top ten national tourism and hospitality industry associations recently officially launched Federation of Associations of Indian Tourism & Hospitality (FAITH) at a ceremony at the ITC Maurya, New Delhi. ...read more>>
Food service industry to grow at 11% to Rs 408,040 cr by 2018: India Food Service Report 2013
  The size of the Indian food service industry, which currently stands at Rs 247,680 crore, is projected to grow at 11 per cent to Rs 408,040 crore by 2018, stated the India Food Service Report 2013, ...read more>>
The Gateway Hotels & Resorts to open 45-50 hotels in India in three years
  The Gateway Hotels & Resorts, a full-service upscale hotel by The Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL), and which operates 21 hotels in India and one in Colombo, is looking at opening 45-50 hotels across the country in three years. ...read more>>
Tallest hotel in Gujarat to come up at GIFT City
  In a move that is likely to boost the Gujarat government's efforts to attract business, the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City) is all set to get its first five-star hotel in its 886-acre, ...read more>>
Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas plans to tap Indian wedding segment for its South-East Asian properties
  Thailand-based Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas plans to tap the growing Indian wedding segment for its South-East Asian properties, particularly Bangok, Phuket, and Koh Samui in Thailand. ...read more>>
The Treehouse Group to foray into leisure segment with premium hotel in Ranthambore, Rajasthan
  The Treehouse Group will foray into the leisure segment by opening a premium property in Ranthambore, Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan. The property, to be called 'Anuraga - A Treehouse Resort', ...read more>>
The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group wins 3 Asia Pacific Hotel Awards 2013-2014
  The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group has received three Asia Pacific Hotel Awards 2013-2014. The Lalit Ashok Bangalore was awarded the Best Convention Hotel, ...read more>>
UK-based G4S plans to target hospitality sector in India via acquisition
  The GBP ten-billion global security company G4S Plc. plans to expand its Rs 3,000-crore India business, targeting sectors such as hospitality, Information Technology (IT), and infrastructure, ...read more>>
STAAH's e-commerce solutions find favour with hotels in India
  Hotels in India are increasingly opting for the e-commerce and e-marketing solutions offered by New Zealand-based STAAH (System for Travel, Activities and Hotels). ...read more>>
Foodpanda receives more than USD 20-mn funding
  Foodpanda, the online food ordering platform, recently secured more than USD 20 million funding from a group of investors, including Investment AB Kinnevik and Phenomen Ventures. ...read more>>
InterGlobe Technology launches Travelport Rooms and More hotel booking engine for travel agents
  InterGlobe Technology Quotient (ITQ) has launched Travelport Rooms and More in the Indian market, enabling help travel agents in the country to offer efficient and evolved booking services for hotels. ...read more>>
Tiruchirappalli to train community groups on food safety and hygiene
  The Tiruchirappalli City Municipal Corporation will start training members of the Tamil Nadu city's community groups on food safety and hygiene. V P Thandapani, Commissioner, ...read more>>
Goa receives record 27.8 lakh tourists during 2012-13
  During 2012-13, Goa received a record 27.8 lakh tourists as compared with 26.7 lakh tourists during 2011-12, an increase of 4.4 per cent, stated a release. ...read more>>
58% Indian tourists prefer bookings through travel agents: MasterCard Survey
  According to the latest MasterCard Consumer Purchasing Priority Survey travel agents play a big role in clinching deals. Out of 805 respondents, 58 per cent opted to go to a travel agent for making bookings. ...read more>>
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