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ETA: A big morale booster for hospitality industry

The intention of the government of India to introduce Electronic Travel Authorisation (eta) for foreign travellers was widely welcomed by travel and tourism industry in the country. The decision has brought cheer in hospitality industry which has been grappling with over supply and diminishing demand. Hospitality Biz tries to gauge the spirits of the hotel industry more>>
‘Odisha has the most investment friendly tourism policy in India’ - JK Mohanty, Managing Director, Swosti Group
JK Mohanty, Managing Director, Swosti Group is a prominent figure in the travel and hospitality industry of Eastern India. As the Chairman, Hotel & Restaurant Association of Odisha (HRAO) and Chapter Chairman of Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO), Mohanty is abreast with the opportunities and challenges of the tourism industry in the region. Hospitality Biz tries to understand the overall tourism scenario in Odisha and his own business, Swosti Group from JK Mohanty. more>>
‘We have demonstrated our capabilities by delivering projects on time’ - Naveen Jain, President, Duet India Hotels
Duet India Hotels is quite optimistic and committed to complete the joint venture obligation with IHG to launch 19 Holiday Inn Express hotels pan-India over the next five years time. Naveen Jain, President, Duet India Hotels in an interaction with Hospitality Biz talks about their plans in detail more>>
This Week's Top Headlines
The Ministry of Tourism (MoT), Government of India yesterday unveiled a travel planning engine, The new website instantly generates personalised travel itineraries on fewer inputs and more>>
In an effort to lure religious tourists, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) Ltd will run an exclusive AC Tourist Train covering popular Hindu and more>>
As part of revamping the India Tourism website,, Ministry of Tourism will make the site available in almost 10 foreign languages including English and Hindi. more>>
Relais & Châteaux added five new properties across all five continents: Hotel Bevanda, (Croatia), Restaurant Agli Amici Italy, The Louise Australia, Awasi Patagonia, (Chile) and Soneva Fushi, Maldives. more>>
The Pune Restaurant and Hoteliers’ Association is planning to talk to the police commissioner and the raiding officer about the issues of deadline for the city’s nightlife stated a report in DNA. more>>
Priyank Sukhija, Owner, Lazeez Affaire Group that operates 22 F&B outlets under the name OTB, Boombox, Raas and Fork You across price points — plans to open 150 restaurants and more>>
After commencing commercial operations in India by converting the marketing services set up into a full-fledged sales, marketing and distribution office almost a year ago, William Grant & Sons, more>>
Suntory Holdings Limited and Beam Inc. announced that Suntory has completed the acquisition of all outstanding shares of Beam for USD 83.50 per share on April 30, 2014. more>>
Luxury Hotels Group (LHG), a UK-based hotel company which provides sales and marketing support to luxury hotels, boutique properties and luxury residences, will expand their business horizon by launching a dedicated division to provide similar services to more>>
Bawarchi, a chain of Indian restaurants in Bangkok are seeking to increase its portfolio in India through franchise mode. The brand has its restaurants at present in Gurgaon and will be expanding across pan-India. more>>
New Silk Route (NSR) announced the opening of Café Moshe’s at Phoenix Market City Mall, Pune. The café brings an innovative, Mediterranean-inspired cuisine with celebrity chef Moshe Shek’s signature style to its first location outside Mumbai. more>>
Park Hyatt Hyderabad becomes the first hotel in the city to take a step forward in offering travellers the next best thing- free Wi-Fi in BMWs so that guests can access internet using their electronic devices from the hotel's chauffeured cars. more>>
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