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 COVER STORY

Hospitality Education: Struggling to Cope with Industry Advancements
Technology has tip-toed into our lives and it will be the future in the coming years. With innovations taking place at a maddening pace in the hospitality business and an updated guest checking-in the hotel, the industry needs to stay abreast. Ironically, the hotel institutes that groom industry professionals find themselves to be grappling with these issues. Hospitality Biz speaks to a cross-section of academia to understand the challenges
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 CITY SCAPE

Gurgaon: A prestigious but challenging hospitality turf
Gurgaon's emergence as a Millennium City and a corporate hub in the last ten years has been phenomenal. As the city became the nerve centre for corporate India, there was near scramble among leading hotel brands to have their presence in the hospitality landscape of the city. Hospitality Biz delves into factors that brought out this transformation
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 EXPERT SPEAK
Offload Govt. stakes in IHMs to improve quality - Anil Bhandari, Chairman, AB Smart Concepts
India has tremendous potential to become a major global tourist destination but the tourism industry, one of the major components of the service sector, has not received the importance it deserves to be given by the government.
Incredible India’s much-publicised 5,000-year-old history, access to exotic destinations, sun, sea and sand attracted only 6.8 million Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in 2013, a muted growth from 6.6 million in 2012, which was merely 0.64 per cent share of the 1.087 billion tourists who travelled worldwide last year.
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This Week's Top Headlines
 
Samsara Properties Limited, an offshore wholly owned subsidiary of The Indian Hotels Company Limited, announced the execution of a share sale deed for the divestment of 100 per cent of its shareholding in BLUE Sydney, a Taj Hotel, in favour of Australia Hotels & ...read more>>
 
BridgeStreet Residences, Serviced Apartments and Suites, a hospitality solutions provider offering serviced apartments, has introduced brand concept under the name, BridgeStreet Global Hospitality. ...read more>>
 
Air India will lease space to restaurants and food joints at its noted Nariman Point building in Mumbai, as a part of its asset monetisation plan stated a report in Business Standard. ...read more>>
 
The hospitality industry is witnessing a rise in demand, especially from business travellers and companies seeking space for corporate events, amid expectations that the economy will pick up with the installation of a stable government at the Centre, ...read more>>
 
Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State with Independent Charge for Culture and Tourism, Government of India, on Saturday said that pub culture in Goa will not be promoted, and that the government would support all those things, ...read more>>
 
Manipur-based SuiGeneris Inc., a privately owned sustainable development enterprise, recently launched its unique CC Tea in North India. CC Tea is a naturally caffeine-free instant lemongrass tea with a subtle citrus flavor and a soothing aroma. ...read more>>
 
The Delhi administration has issued notices to several hotel owners in the city to produce lease deeds and other documents related to use of land in the Delhi Airport Aerocity, and asked them to pay the stamp duty or face action. ...read more>>
 
Avis, the leading international premium car rental, leasing and fleet management company in India, has announced the opening of its eighth facility in Delhi. With this new addition, Avis India now has 46 rental locations in 19 cities, ...read more>>
 
The Asia Pacific region reported 2,313 hotels under contract comprising 519,718 rooms, according to the June 2014 STR Global Construction Pipeline Report. The Under Contract data includes projects in the in construction, final planning and ...read more>>
 
O2 Spa announced its tie up with Jet Airways recently. Effective from July 1, 2014, all Jet Privilege members can earn JP Miles as they relax with one of O2 Spa's therapies and treatments. ...read more>>
 
Dilli Haat, Janakpuri was inaugurated by Parvesh Sahib Singh, Member of Parliament yesterday. The unveiling ceremony was attended by Jagdish Mukhi, Member of Legislative Assembly; Rajni Mamtani; Rinku Dhugga, Secretary (Tourism), government of Delhi; ...read more>>
 
Berentzen Spirits India, an Indian subsidiary of Berentzen Group, has unveiled German made liquors in India. The newly launched German made liquors are Berentzen (Fruit Liqueurs), Puschkin (Vodka), Medley’s Bourbon whiskey. ...read more>>
 
Last month, The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India issued 2,112 Visas on Arrival (VoAs), as compared with 1,062 VoAs in June 2013, registering a growth of 98.9 per cent. ...read more>>
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