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 INTERVIEW
‘HICSA has been the epicentre of discussions on the South Asian hotel industry’ - Manav Thadani, Chairman, HVS-India
While going into the tenth edition, the journey of Hotel Investment Conference – South Asia (HICSA) has been synonymous with the rapid evolution of hotel industry in India. Manav Thadani, Chairman, HVS-India in an interaction with Hospitality Biz explains the role of HICSA in shaping Indian hotel industry and its growth in the last one decade
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 EXPERT SPEAK
‘Revenue Management has now come of age’ - Pankaj Dhoundiyal, Guest Service Manager, Fairmont Jaipur
BThe primary role of Revenue Management in any organisation is to maximise the organisation’s revenues and profits. In hotels, the Revenue Management department chiefly focuses on the rooms division, which forms the major source of revenues for the hotel. As a consequence of a streamlined approach that focuses on different segments, hotels these days have been successful in increasing the room revenue. From being an extended reservations department to becoming an individual department that focuses on increasing the top line and bottom line, today Revenue Management in hotels has truly come of age. It is also being said that Revenue Management department is increasingly using techniques and strategies that maximise revenues and profits from other key sources by bundling them with rooms division such as the convention space or conference rooms of the hotel. Apart from rooms, hotels today are active in streamlining Revenue Management practices from point of sales arenas of the hotel such as restaurants, spas, bars and more.
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 SPOTLIGHT

Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere: A serene experience
Nestled in the backwaters of Vayalar, Allepey, Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere, a resort spread across eight acres of land, brings the perfect amalgamation of tranquility knitted with hints of rural Kerala experience. The resort features modern day luxury amenities without compromising on the security of the guests. Oaindrila Banerjee narrates her experience
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