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Success story of budget hotels: A balancing act

The shift in focus from luxury hotels to mid-market budget hotels in the last few years for delivering quality service, establishing themselves as a key market player, maintaining a loyal customer base has opened avenues for the hospitality industry. The 10th annual HICSA opened its discussion doors for budget hotels to understand their “formula for success.” Hospitality Biz explores their scope and feasibility, guest expectations, policy level entrapments and more in Indian market more>>
Ahmedabad: A booming hospitality market
The hotel landscape of Ahmedabad has witnessed rapid transformation in the last few years. From a market which was dominated by local players for a very long time, the city’s landscape today is dotted with leading international brands. Hospitality Biz tries to understand the factors that contributed to this sudden spurt in hotel investments in the city of Ahmedabad more>>

Lavasa: Creating a Sustainable Economic and Environmental Model of Hospitality

Lavasa is envisioned to be an ideal location for not just setting up primary businesses but also for establishing industries revolving around training, R&D, fashion, film production and animation, as well as IT and ITES. It offers a conducive environment for businesses to thrive. With its diverse opportunities and upcoming pool of qualified professionals, the city is fast moving towards creating a vibrant ‘365-day economy’. Lavasa offers an unparalleled environment for businesses to grow. Hospitality Biz presents an overview of the available hospitality facilities at Lavasa. more>>
This Week's Top Headlines
The much-awaited election manifesto of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the main opposition party in India, released today identifies tourism as a key sector to drive socio-economic progress and earn foreign exchange for the country. more>>
The Kerala Tourism Department has submitted a proposal to the Kerala Coastal Zone Management Authority (KCZMA) seeking its intervention for some modifications in the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) norms to facilitate fast development of potential Beach more>>
Dadra and Nagar Haveli-based Shanthy Theeram Kerala Ayurvedic Panchakarma Centre is planning to start an Ayurvedic Massage & Panchakarma course in Silvassa in association with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and more>>
More than 60 gourmet restaurants across Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru will be a part of Citibank Restaurant Week India. The initiative will be organised from April 18 to 27 in the three cities stated a report in DNA. more>>
The eighth edition of the Kerala Travel Mart (KTM) will attempt to project the state as a Wedding and MICE destination. Scheduled from September 18-20, 2014 at Samudrika Convention Centre at Wellington Island in Kochi, more>>
After holding annual Hotel Investment Conference – South Asia (HICSA) for ten years in Mumbai, HVS India has decided to shift the conference venue from Mumbai to Delhi from next year. The venue will be held at JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity next year. more>>
Roots Corporation Ltd., a subsidiary of the Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) under its brand, Ginger Hotels is looking at franchise mode of operations to expand its footprint in India. Currently, Ginger Hotels has 30 properties operational across 24 cities in India. more>>
Taj Group announced that it has been awarded by the 2014 Gallup Great Workplace Award for the fifth consecutive year. The Taj has been listed alongside 35 other companies from across the world. more>>
The Leela Palace New Delhi has been voted amongst the Best Hotels For Women Travellers in India by the readers of Travel + Leisure India and South Asia. more>>
Choice Hotels India, part of Choice Hotels International, with over 6500 hotels across the globe announced to sign 6 more properties by 2015 in India. Choice Hotels India is one of the hotel chains with 24 properties in over 20 destinations in India and more>>
Marking its 10th Anniversary, HICSA presented the first Hotels of the Decade Awards, rewarding outstanding accomplishment and celebrating excellence by recognising the very best and the most iconic hotels built in the last decade. more>>
Absolute Hotel Services has signed Eastin Easy branded property in India at Talegaon, Pune which is scheduled to open in 2015. Absolute Hotel Services India has signed the management agreement with Aishwarya Regency Hotel to develop, brand and more>>
Hotel industry in the city under the banner of Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) has requested the state to adopt some of the key policies of the Goa government such as relaxation in tax burden to 60 per cent during certain seasons more>>
The Federation of Associations of Indian Tourism & Hospitality (FAITH) is in the process of organising a travel and tourism stakeholders’ meet in Karnataka and Goa soon. The meeting is likely to take place by the end of this month in both states. more>>
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