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COVER STORY

Hospitality Education: The Shifting Paradigms

The graph for careers in hospitality is rising with aspirants fast moving away from perceiving it as a back-up solution to a preferred career, at par with the best. The world- class top Indian hotel chains and proliferation of renowned international hotel brands in the country have already infused dynamism into the industry and a demand for hospitality education. It’s time for Hospitality Education institutes to prove their mettle and find their place in the sun,says Nivesh Bhagtani
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INTERVIEW
‘We ensure the entire hotel is improved rather than just a few rooms’

While the number of online inventory consolidators are growing by the day in the by and large unorganized budget hotel segment in India, ZiP Rooms, promoted by Keshav Baljee claims to have an advantage over others who are mere technology companies because of his hotel pedigree. In an interaction with P Krishna Kumar, he tries to establish the brand identity and growth plans of ZiP Rooms
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EDITORIAL
The Tourism Rigmarole

A couple of recent announcements by the Union Tourism Ministry are true cases of ‘old wine in new bottle’. One, of course, is the plan to come up with a travel mart for India under the aegis of the Ministry. Many attempts have been made in the past in this direction.
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This Week's Top Headlines
 
In order to curb the “inspector raj” and thereby “enhance revenue for the government”, the AAP government of Delhi has come up with a slew of measures in their new Excise Policy. As per the new ...read more>>
 
Narendra Kumar Sinha, who is serving as Secretary – Culture, Government of India, has been temporarily appointed by the Appointments Committee of the Union Cabinet, following the super ...read more>>
 
According to a report in The New Indian Express, as the Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI), an apex body of Indian hospitality industry, prepares for its three-day ..read more>>
 
United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched this year’s World Tourism Day (WTD) campaign, highlighting the transformative potential of one billion tourists. The theme ..read more>>
 
The India Tourism Development Corporation Ltd (ITDC) has announced change in its leadership with Piyush Tiwari taking charge as Director (Commercial & Marketing) from Commodore (Retd) ...read more>>
 
OYO Rooms today, announced that it has raised USD100 million, led by the SoftBank Group, with participation from existing investors - Greenoaks Capital, Sequoia Capital and Lightspeed India. Launched ...read more>>
 
Bengaluru-based TripFactory has raised USD 10 million its Series A round led by Aarin Capital Partners (founded by Mohandas Pai and Dr Ranjan Pai). Launched in 2014 by ex-Via.com founders ....read more>>
 
Veer Vijay Singh, ex-Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Taj Group’s Vivanta brand, announced the formation of a hotel management company - Trance Hotels and Resorts. The Hyderabad-based ...read more>>
 
Plaza Premium Lounge Management Limited has been rebranded as Plaza Premium Group to better reflect its business strategies and expansion plan, unveiling a new logo and adopting ...read more>>
 
Ajay Khanna, Partner & CEO of Eagle Forgings has been elected as the President of Hotel & Restaurant Equipment Manufacturers’ Association of India (HOTREMAI) for a two-year term at the recently ...read more>>
 
The Central University of Haryana, Mahendergarh, has appointed Dr Ashish Dahiya as Professor and Head of Department of Tourism & Hotel Management. With this appointment, Dr Dahiya has ...read more>>
 
Hands, the exclusive handmade carpet brand by the Patodias, have opened their new retail showroom in Delhi at Sultanpur on MG Road. The flagship store, spread over 11,000 sqft on three ...read more>>
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