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 EDITORIAL
A Shot in the Arm
Finally, the tourism industry has got something to cheer about. A sector which has been a victim of the piecemeal approach of successive governments has after all received a ‘full meal’ to say so, when the government in principle accepted the recommendation to revamp the visa regime to introduce
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 COVERSTORY

Food safety & Hygiene No Room For Complacency
The advent of Food Safety & Standards Act (FSSA) has brought a paradigm shift in the way Food Business Operators (FBOs) perceive and handle matters related to safety and hygiene standards at their units. Hospitality Biz tries to understand how hospitality consultants and vendors are gearing up to take the FSSA bull by the horns
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 INTERVIEW
‘Investors have to show patience and understand cyclical nature of business’ - Chender Baljee, Chairman & Managing Director, ROHL
Royal Orchid Hotels Ltd.(ROHL) is a publically listed hotel company of India which has achieved a strong footprint in the Indian market over the last decade. Chender Baljee, Chairman & Managing Director, ROHL speaks to Hospitality Biz on overall hospitality industry scenario
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 INTERVIEW
‘Efficient lighting solutions can help hotels reduce energy bills by 30%’ - Sandeep Singh, VP-LifeSpace Business, Schneider Electric India
For Schneider Electric India the hospitality space is at the centre of its LifeSpace Business. Sandeep Singh, Vice President-LifeSpace Business, Schneider Electric India in a one-on-one interaction with Hospitality Biz, gives a detailed account of the company’s superior products and solutions for hospitality clients
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This Week's Top Headlines
 
The Federation of Associations of Indian Tourism & Hospitality (FAITH) will meet Rajiv Mehrishi, Chief Secretary, Government of Rajasthan, in the second week of March 2014 to present to him a White Paper that covers the various issues concerning tourism and ...read more>>
 
International resort and residential developer IFA Hotels & Resorts (IFA HR) has reflected its recent company restructure and business expansion by also updating its brand identity. ...read more>>
 
Absolute Hotel Services (AHS) India, a joint venture company of Bangkok-based Absolute Hospitality Services, will open their first four-star deluxe brand, Eastin Hotel, in Ahmedabad this month. ...read more>>
 
Choice Hotels India, a lodging franchiser, is adding three to four hotels by the end of this year to increase room capacity to 3,000 in the country, a top official of the company said in a PTI report. ...read more>>
 
The royal German beer brand, Kaltenberg, was officially introduced to Indian beer connoisseurs. At an event held at Four Seasons here, Luitpold Prinz Von Bayern, President, Konig Ludwig International and Rohit Jain, Chairman, CMJ Breweries ...read more>>
 
Charosa Vineyards is planning to go pan-India to take on market leader Sula with a series of new labels in the super premium, premium and semi-premium wines in the growing Indian wine market stated a report by Michael Gonsalves in Financial Chronicle. ...read more>>
 
Ecole Hoteliere Lavasa, a premier hospitality institute in India academically certified by Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), recently organised a special event for select hoteliers in Goa, to introduce and ...read more>>
 
Franchise group, Prime Gourmet Private Limited, launched their second Johnny Rockets in India, in New Delhi. Prime Gourmet Private Limited founded by Sachin Goel, Vishal Chaudhry, Bakshish Dean and ...read more>>
 
Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi has launched The Plaza Lounge – an exclusive lounge for its guests staying in Business Class Rooms and Suites. The plaza lounge offers private meeting rooms, wireless Internet, ...read more>>
 
Expanding its base further inside the country, Yum! Brands Inc, the company which owns 'KFC' and 'Pizza Hut' chains, plans to open pizza Huts on the two busy national highways this year, stated a report in Economic Times ...read more>>
 
More than 30 Indian companies will be participating in this year’s Food & Hotel Asia (FHA) and Wine & Spirits Asia (WSA), which is 80 per cent increase in participation compared to 2012 from Indian companies. ...read more>>
 
Magnamind Ventures, promoted by a group of UAE-based professionals, opened Kerala's first large scale industrial laundry at Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA)’s Small Industries Park in Nellad, near Muvattupuzha in Ernakulam ...read more>>
 
Saint-Gobain Glass India, a glass manufacturer has launched Planisafe, a free-standing coloured and lacquered laminated glass. Made using advanced technology, Planisafe is laminated on both sides which make it a highly durable and safe product. ...read more>>
 
IT solutions firm Avaya stated that it is organising partner connect events across India is targeting the large mid-market space in areas such as retail, healthcare, and hospitality industry according to a report in Economic Times. ...read more>>
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