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C&W Hotel Views – 2015
Hotels in the key Delhi-NCR and Mumbai market faced a difficult operating environment in 2014, with a weakening trend in occupancy levels. In 2015, an improvement in demand is expected, but increasing supply of hotel rooms remains a concern. Hospitality Biz compiles Cushman & Wakefield‘s Hotel Views - 2015 report more>>

Lucknow: Surviving on minimal MICE business
Lucknow, the state capital of the most populous state of India - Uttar Pradesh, is a historical jewel, but neglect of the city’s tourism offerings has resulted in this destination lagging its peers. Hospitality Biz speaks to prominent city hoteliers on opportunities and challenges in promoting tourism. more>>

Served from India - Ranjeet Mahtani, Associate Partner and Stella Joseph, Associate Manager, Economic Laws Practice (ELP), Advocates & Solicitors
Service providers earning foreign exchange are entitled to various benefits, but they need to be aware of a host of government regulations more>>
This Week's Top Headlines
The Ministry of Tourism (MoT), Government of India has sought an allocation of Rs 3,000 crore in the upcoming Union Budget 2015-16. This demand, along with recommendations by Federation of Associations of Indian Tourism & Hospitality (FAITH), was put forward more>>
Hotel and Restaurant Association of Eastern India (HRAEI) has recently written to P Ashok Ganjapathi R, Minister of Civil Aviation and urged the government to give direction to airlines that in the event of flight cancellations at Port Blair, they should make alternative more>>
US-based online travel booking company, Expedia has decided to buy competitor, Orbitz Worldwide for an approximate sum of USD 1.6 billion. more>>
Indian hotel management company, Cygnett Hotels & Resorts, as part of expanding their operations to international market, has signed shareholder agreements for the Middle East market. more>>
The recent alleged rape of a 20-year-old Japanese tourist near Mojamabad village in Rajasthan, and the death of a Swiss tourist-Anne Marie aged 70 in the state due to swine flu (H1N1 influenza) are deterring foreigners from visiting Rajasthan. more>>
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced that Frits van Paasschen has resigned by mutual agreement with the Board of Directors as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director. more>>
The sixth annual conference of Indian Hospitality Congress (IHC), an organisation of the tourism and hospitality academia in the country, which held at DY Patil University School of Hospitality & Tourism Studies (DYPSHTS), Mumbai, between February 5 and 6, conferred more>>
The fifth annual India International Hotel, Travel & Tourism Research Conference (IIHTTRC) organised by Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology (BCIHMCT), Delhi concluded with the call for increased industry – more>>
Bintan Resorts, a tropical island resort destination on the northern coast of Indonesia, because of its close proximity and accessibility to Singapore, will promote the destination on the twin-destination concept with Singapore in the Indian market. more>>
Tree of Life Resorts and Hotels, a four year old hospitality chain officially unveiled the Tree of Life TatSaraasa Resort and Spa, Udaipur on February 1, 2015 and the Tree of Life Jaagir Lodge, Dudhwa National Park, in Uttar Pradesh on February 17, 2015. Today, with more>>
Coffee Board of India will organise the National Barista Championship (NBC) in Bangalore on February 27. Twelve finalists selected from the preliminary rounds from regional championships will compete for NBC. more>>
Häfele, the world leader in architectural hardware, furniture and kitchen fittings, launched its exclusive Häfele Zara E Shop in Noida in National Capital Region of Delhi. Located at F-14 sector 9 in Noida, the shop is a one-stop-shop for complete interior fittings solutions more>>
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