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‘Government should take steps to empower hotel industry by rationalizing taxes’ - S M Shervani, President, FHRAI
The largest representative body of hoteliers and restauranteers in the country, Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) will be convening their annual conference at Jaipur between September 12 and 14. S M Shervani, President, FHRAI who led the Federation in the last one year shares with Hospitality Biz details on the larger policy issues that the Federation has tried to address during the last one year and more…. more>>

Decoding the ancient art of preservation: Charcuterie
Cold cooked meats or charcuterie has a long history in the culinary arts, encompassing various classical techniques for preserving meats and other foods. This ancient art can be traced back to the Roman Empire and Middle Ages in Europe with a flourishing history of 6,000 years. Hospitality Biz travels along the timeline of this ancient art with industry chefs and understands its importance in today’s kitchen more>>
Mumbai: Shifting Gears
As the commercial capital of India, Mumbai has been the largest hospitality market in the country. Leading hospitality chains have made this financial capital a premier destination in the last decade. The trend today, however, shows a shift in hotel projects moving to micro markets than the central business district (CBD). Hospitality Biz takes a look at the booming hotel business in Mumbai’s micro-markets and analyses the roadblocks on the way more>>
This Week's Top Headlines
As part of setting up a national culinary institute, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India will soon launch a national survey on cuisines of India. more>>
National Council of Hotel Management & Catering Technology (NCHMCT), an autonomous regulatory body under Ministry of Tourism (MoT), Government of India which manages Institutes of Hotel Management and Food Craft Institutes in the country, has more>>
International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, will invest USD 21 million in SAMHI Hotels to support them to increase capacity in affordable and mid-market hotel segment. more>>
Hilton Bangalore Embassy GolfLinks, developed by Kelachandra and Embassy Group, was launched by K Siddaramaiah, Chief Minister of Karnataka , in the presence of KJ George, more>>
In a bid to expand their market presence, KDJ HolidayScapes and Resorts Limited (KDJL), vacation ownership and timeshare provider has plans to tap Tier II cities in India. more>>
Beer Cafe, India’s largest beer chain, as part of their pan India expansion will open 16 more new outlets, mostly in key metros, by this year end. This will take the total number of Beer Cafe’s to 40. more>>
At a time when the restaurant industry is reeling under the impact of slowdown, Bistro Hospitality, the regional franchisee of American casual bar and restaurant chain-TGI Fridays in India, more>>
In a major change at the top management of Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), the brand manager of Taj Group of Hotels, Raymond Bickson CEO and Managing Director for last 11 years will now be replaced by Rakesh Sarna. more>>
Concierge Association of India – Northern Region under the leadership of Rajesh Kumar Yadav of Taj Palace New Delhi successfully concluded the first ever full day training workshop on “Concierge as a profession”. more>>
IHG has signed a management agreement with New Delhi real estate developer Sikka and this is part of Sikka’s master plan to develop more than 7 million square feet of real estate in the northern part of the country, spanning 12 projects across different cities. more>>
Britvic, one of the leading soft drinks companies in Europe, launched its global kids’ brand, Robinsons Fruit Shoot, into the Indian market recently. Company representatives hosted an interactive press conference in Mumbai to introduce four variants of the brand, more>>
Online market place has entered the hospitality segment by launching hotel and catering supplies category. Snapdeal currently has close to 500 categories listed on its web site such as furniture and hardware, mobiles and tablets, fashion and more>>
RezNext, a global real-time distribution company has released its new version of RezE-an internet booking engine. This new development release features rich functionality that markets the hotel to guests at all touch points. more>>
With the focus of introducing health tea flavours, Iron Buddha Company, launched its flagship brand Tea Culture of the World's eight tea blends in the Indian retail market. more>>
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