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HICSA 2015: Encapsulating the changing mood in hospitality industry
The 11th edition of Hotel Investment Conference South Asia (HICSA) that concluded in Delhi was able to send across the message that the India story is real and back on track. However, the deliberations at the conference gave ample indications of prevailing uneasiness in the travel and hospitality industry, for there hasn’t been any conscious effort on the part of the policymakers in terms of policy corrections to help the industry unleash its true potential. TravelBiz Monitor reports
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We have robust pipeline of hotels joining our portfolio in the South Asia region
Amidst reports that the new owners of Louvre Hotels Group, Jin Jiang International Holdings of China, committed US D 100 million for India market expansion through both organic and inorganic routes, Hospitality Biz approached Vimal J. Singh, Managing Director, Golden Tulip Hotels (South Asia), part of Louvre Hotels Group, for his comments. In an interaction, Singh revealed the roadmap for India and the entire South Asia region for the hotel company
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HOSI 2015: An impressive reincarnation
In its come back edition, after a gap of five years, Hotel Operations Summit India (HOSI) put special focus on Hotel General Managers. In some ways, the decision of the HVS to hold HOSI along with their flagship event, HICSA, proved to be a wise one, as they were able to deliver value to the whole gamut of deliberations. A report on the conference by Hospitality Biz
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This Week's Top Headlines
 
The first edition of ‘Global Exhibition on Tourism’, branded as GET-INDIA, took place on the sidelines of the maiden ‘Global Exhibition on Services’ (GES) on April 23 in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi....read more>>
 
The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the Himalayan nation, Nepal, on April 25th morning brought down and reduced so many historical sites in the capital city, Kathmandu, to rubble. ...read more>>
 
Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) has appointed Amitabh Devendra as the Secretary General of the Federation. He will assume office from May 1, 2015. ..read more>>
 
India Convention Promotion Bureau (ICPB), a public-private organisation under the Ministry of Tourism (MoT) entrusted to promote India as a convention destination, will conduct their eighth Convention India Conclave on August 8 and 9, 2015 at the India Expo Centre in Greater Noida, Delhi NCR....read more>>
 
Assam Tourism is planning development of niche tourism products with the support of private investors in the state....read more>>
 
As per an IANS report, Rajasthan Chief Minister (CM) Vasundhara Raje on Sunday said the state expects a “quantum” jump in tourist arrivals by 2018. ...read more>>
 
Intertek, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, has recently received accreditation from the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) for its food testing laboratory in Hyderabad, a company release stated....read more>>
 
Swosti Group, a hospitality and travel company based in Bhubaneswar, Odisha is the first hotel company in the state to receive a clearance from the Ministry of Environment and Forests for setting up a resort on one of the 26 islands at Chilika Lake....read more>>
 
Hospitality chain Mayfair Hotels and Resorts, based in Eastern India, this year will commence the room expansion plan of Mayfair Gangtok Spa Resort and Casino, which will see an addition of 24 rooms to the existing inventory of 68....read more>>
 
Accor Hotels has partnered with 4moles.com, a e-commerce channel for Golf retail, to promote the development of Golf Tourism in India. ...read more>>
 
The Park Hotels launches the second property of its Social Catalyst brand Zone by The Park in Jaipur, Rajasthan. ...read more>>
 
Online accommodation booking website Hotels.com, recently came out with what it calls ‘ travel trends to look out for in 2015’, to provide insights into smarter and trendier travelling, a company release stated. ...read more>>
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