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 INTERVIEWS
‘Our target market sectors are four-star & five-star hotels along with food service businesses’ - Geoff Thin, CEO, Quality NZ Imports Pvt. Ltd.
Quality NZ is the first New Zealand F&B company to be based in India. Their product range includes 100 per cent New Zealand - wine, salmon, lamb and apple brands. Geoff Thin, CEO, Quality NZ Imports Pvt. Ltd. reveals more information to Hospitality Biz
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‘Mugaon, the second town of Lavasa is all set to become the entertainment capital of India’ - Anuradha Paraskar, Sr Vice President-Marketing & Sales, Lavasa Corporation Limited (an HCC Group Company)
Anuradha Paraskar, Sr Vice President-Marketing & Sales, Lavasa Corporation Limited (an HCC Group Company), talks to Hospitality Biz about the development of Mugaon, the second town, which is all set to become the entertainment capital of India, the overall evolution and the potential of Lavasa as a destination hill city
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 CHEF'S CORNER
Anurag Bali, Executive Chef, Fairmont Jaipur
Chef Anurag Bali is a man who is extremely passionate about gastronomy. In his decade long professional journey, Bali has worked with several luxury hotels, all across India including The Taj Group, The Claridges and Berggruen Hotels. Today, he also features in the shows on Food Food television channel, as a celebrity chef. Hospitality Biz finds out more about the zealous chef
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 EXPERT SPEAK
‘Hospitality a Casualty at Hospitals’ - Anil Bhandari, Chairman, AB Concepts
Internationally, India ranks fifth in Medical Tourism. A holistic approach by hospitals would be to employ hospitality-trained managers which would help in promotion of healthcare standards thereby positioning India on a higher ranking than at present.
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This Week's Top Headlines
 
In order to give a boost to Inbound Tourism in the country, the Ministry of Tourism (MoT), Government of India will introduce the electronic visa facility this year, said Parvez Dewan, Secretary, Tourism, Government of India, at an Associated Chambers of Commerce and ...read more>>
 
Best Western India will add 10 more new hotels to its fold in India in couple of months time. According to Sudhir Sinha, President & COO, Best Western India these hotels will become operational by April-May, 2014 in destinations like Pune, Ambala, Pathankot, ...read more>>
 
Citrus Hotels and resorts, the hospitality division of the Mirah Group has roped in five new Hotels in Chennai, Bengaluru, Manali, Sriperumbudur and Amritsar under its fold. While Chennai, Manali and Sriperumbudur are running hotels, the other two are expected to open in next few months. ...read more>>
 
Fortune Hotels is set to further expand its bouquet of hotels under the Fortune brand, with the launch of the ‘Fortune Park Orange’ in Sidhrawali, Gurgaon. This will be the 42nd Fortune hotel in the country and follows close on the heels of Fortune Inn Grazia, ...read more>>
 
Keys Hotels, a brand of Berggruen Hotels Pvt managed by Shraddha Resorts is all set to launch its first hotel in the pilgrim destination segment. Launching in March 2014, Keys Hotel Templetree at Shirdi will be Keys Hotels’ fifth hotel in Maharashtra. ...read more>>
 
The Rs 43,000-crore business conglomerate ITC is setting up a luxury resort and spa at Mahabalipuram, a heritage tourism spot near Chennai, stated a report in Business Standard. ...read more>>
 
Kerala-based CGH Earth has opened their second eco-resort in Karnataka, VanaVasa , at Brahmoor in North Karnataka last week. Set in a forest environment, VanaVasa, as the name suggests, is conceptualised to deliver secluded environment for most discerning ...read more>>
 
King’s Park Street has opened its first food, culture and entertainment hub in Delhi. This is the first ever development model under Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) by Delhi Transport & Tourism Development Corporation (DTTDC) and private entrepreneur to ...read more>>
 
The national selection process for Indian nominees in the hospitality streams will commence from April, 2014. Among other trade skills, India will be sending nominees for three hospitality trade skills – Confectionary, Cookery, and Restaurant Service – for the ...read more>>
 
The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (EI) has awarded the designation of Certified Guest Service Partner to Training Solutions/Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) to EI’s Hospitality Education Partner (HEP) in Dubai, U.A.E. ...read more>>
 
Beefeater brand ambassador Tim Stones hosted a series of gin appreciation session for the trade, media and bartending community across key Indian cities recently. Organised at the behest of Pernod Ricard India, the importers and distributors of Beefeater Gin, Tim ...read more>>
 
Bengaluru headquartered Myra Wines has prefaced the launch of its entry level range at Rs 330 with a pilot release in Mumbai. The entry level range titled Two Headed Bird (THB)was made available to certain wine shops in Mumbai in mid March in a lead up to an ...read more>>
 
International Institute of Culinary Arts (IICA), New Delhi announced its latest achievement of becoming the first institute in the country to achieve World Association of Chefs Society (WACS) recognition of Quality Culinary Education award. ...read more>>
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