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FHRAI Convention: A show of strengths and weaknesses
While the 48th Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) Annual Convention held in Kochi, Kerala from September 18-20 boasted of all the glamour and glitter in terms of organisation and management, the federal character of the largest hoteliers’ association was missing, and this was reflected in the poor participation of regional leaders of the Association. Hospitality Biz presents highlights of the Convention
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Empowering Hotel Interiors
Energy cost is the largest operating cost for hotels. In India, where energy consumption is high, it is incumbent on hotel developers and owners to incorporate systems that lower energy consumption. Such measures would help hotels cut operational expenses, improve bottom line and better demonstrate their climate stewardship. Hospitality Biz attempts to find out about the Indian hotel industry's commitment to energy saving
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This Week's Top Headlines
Dr K Chiranjeevi, Minister of State with Independent Charge for Tourism, Government of India, has tendered his resignation to the Prime Minister late today evening. more>>
In a decision that could bring foreign exchange earning from tourism for the country in future, the Planning Commission of India has recommended a comprehensive overhaul in the visa facilitation processes for travellers intending to visit India. more>>
The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts and Kempinski Hotels have mutually agreed to end their 25 year alliance, effective October 1, 2013. Following a progressive phase-out which began in 2012, more>>
The Global Spa & Wellness Summit 2013 concluded this week at The Oberoi, Gurgaon in Delhi NCR after three days of discussions, deliberations, and sessions for better understanding the spa and wellness segment in the global travel industry. more>>
Keys Resorts, an upscale resort brand of Berggruen Hotels, announced its association with Rangwanis Hotels Pvt Ltd. for a management contract of The Pratap Palace, Ajmer. Christened as The Pratap Palace, more>>
The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC), Department of Tourism and Department of Urban Development, have appointed Accenture Management Consulting (AMC) to review rules and more>>
Sarovar Hotels and Resorts, a hotel management company is all set to open three-four star hotels in temple towns like Tirupati, Rishikesh, Amritsar and Bodhgaya stated a report by Komal Amit Gera in Business Standard. more>>
Golden Tulip Hotels, a hospitality chain, plans to open three new hotels in Uttar Pradesh (UP) in the next three years stated a report by Virendra Singh Rawat in Business Standard. more>>
Pride Hotels has opened its 14th property, ‘Pride Sun Village Resort & Spa’ in Goa. Located in the seaside town of Baga, North Goa, the resort has 136 suites and has been designed to accommodate the needs of both business and leisure travellers. more>>
Hotel Formule1, a budget hotel by Accor signed its first hotel in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh recently. The hotel was signed between Formule1 and Adhar Buildcon. more>>
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has passed a notice of motion to allow restaurants and shops to run round-the-clock, stated a report by Aditi Pai in The Times of India. more>>
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group will soon launch Park Inn by Radisson Bilaspur in Gurgaon. The new property is a full service mid-market brand. It houses 98 well equipped rooms including standard rooms, more>>
The Department of Tourism, Government of Goa, will construct a hotel management and catering institute at Farmagudi, Ponda, at an estimated cost of 23.18 crore, stated a report on The Times of India. more>>
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