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 EDITORIAL
Are we setting the agenda?
It is election time in India. The future rulers of the country will be decided over the next couple of months, as the ball has started rolling for electing the members to the 16th Lok Sabha. The campaigns have already reached a feverish pitch with political parties and dispensations of parties finalising the candidates and presenting their agenda (election manifesto) before the country.
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 INTERVIEWS
‘We will continue to seek strategic partnerships and extend our brand portfolio’ - K B Kachru, Chairman, S. Asia, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.
If Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has taken the pole position in the Indian hospitality landscape today, the credit for this position goes to none other than their simple and unassuming Chairman for South Asia, K B Kachru. Considering his contributions to the Indian hotel industry, HICSA will be honouring him with Life-time Achievement Award. In an interaction with Hospitality Biz, KB Kachru speaks on the overall industry scenario in the region
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 COVER STORY

Rethinking Reputation

An online review about a hotel is not just a guest’s feedback on their stay; it is powerful communication that is open to all who are looking up your hotel to make a booking decision. Hospitality Biz speaks to industry experts and reveals how Online Reputation Management (ORM) has developed into an industry and today plays a key role in increasing a property’s RoI
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 INTERVIEWS
‘HVS is committed to deliver industry-leading advisory services’ - Stephen Rushmore Jr., President & CEO, HVS
Asia-Pacific market is one of the key focus markets for HVS. The recent restructuring and promotions effected at the regional office simply demonstrates the significance that HVS bestows to this region. Stephen Rushmore Jr., President & CEO, HVS in an interview to Hospitality Biz shares the specific goals in the regional market, the hospitality industry trends in global and regional markets, evolution of HICSA as an investment platform and more
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2014 is expected to be a year of above-average growth for Travel & Tourism in India to counteract a weak performance for domestic travel in 2013. That is according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which has unveiled its Annual Economic Impact Data ...read more>>
 
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Marriott International strengthens its presence in central India with the introduction of its Courtyard by Marriott brand - a premium business hotel strategically located in the commercial district of Bilaspur, which will cater to discerning business visitors and locals. ...read more>>
 
Electrolux Professional launched a new compact rack type dishwasher for Asia, at AAHAR 2014, thus enhancing the existing line of Electrolux green&clean sustainable dishwashing solutions currently available. ...read more>>
 
The United States Trade Representative, (USTR) in a report, said that the Indian policies in the food and poultry sector pose significant trade barriers between the two countries. The report said that India maintains zero-tolerance standards for certain plant quarantine ...read more>>
 
Hilton Worldwide announced the signing of a management agreement with Fruitful Buildcon Private Limited for a Hilton brand hotel in Jaipur. The launch of Hilton Jaipur later this year will mark Hilton Worldwide’s entry into the city, one of the most popular tourist ...read more>>
 
Indian Hotels Company Ltd., a company promoted by the Tata Group, is planning to raise up to Rs 1,000 crore from existing shareholders through a rights issue. IHCL said to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) that the company's board had approved a scheme to raise ...read more>>
 
The Hotels.com Hotel Price Index (HPI) latest reported that travellers from Hong Kong paid the most for hotel accommodation in India in 2013, parting with Rs 8,061 a night. This was a 6 per cent increase when compared to what they paid in 2012. Visitors from the Middle ...read more>>
 
Ecole Hoteliere Lavasa, part of the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne certified school network, announced their admissions schedule for the year 2014 for four-year Hospitality Management Program. As per the admission schedule, the last day for applying for ...read more>>
 
Stayzilla.com, India’s online hotel reservation portal in the ‘value & budget’ segment unveiled the findings of a market study on ‘travel patterns of women focused on the value & budget segment’. The study is based on data collected from 80,000 users (male & ...read more>>
 
Leading French Luxury Furniture Brand Roche Bobois, has opened their flagship store in Mumbai, spread over an area of 5,000 sq ft at the iconic Indiabulls Finance Center. The store located in the city center, has been designed to allow customers a first-hand ...read more>>
 
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) opened its doors to Holiday Inn Express in Singapore. The 442-rooms Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay will commence its functioning in Singapore’s liveliest food and entertainment districts.The new hotel is developed in ...read more>>
 
Unify Enterprise Communications Pvt Ltd has recently launched their offering of OpenScape Business for small and medium-sized enterprises. OpenScape Business is an all-in-one solution for single and multi-site businesses that simplifies the deployment ...read more>>
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