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 COVER STORY

Serviced Apartments: Yearning for an Identity in Hospitality landscape
Although Serviced Residences and full-service Hotels have marked differences in terms of concept, product design, service offering as well as their respective customer orientation, these differences are started getting thinner and thinner, at least at the top of the pyramid of late as a result of the changing profile and expectations of the customers. Hospitality Biz tries to ponder the trends leading to this gradual merger…..
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 EXPERT SPEAK
Supply Chain partnerships integral to contain operational costs - Chris Buckthorp
While the Supply Chain Management approach is well established in sectors like manufacturing, the concept of supply chain collaboration with logistics service providers has few takers within the hospitality sector. In fact, a recent survey at a global hospitality expo has shown that only one in five respondents reported using logistics providers to assist them in managing their costs. This is happening despite the fact that supply chain being crucial to the very heart of hospitality, the SERVICE factor.

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 INTERVIEW
‘I owe everything to my passion and love for food and the hospitality business’ - Narendra Somani, CMD of TGB Banquets & Hotels Ltd.
By bestowing the 'Aatithya Ratna Award' on Narendra Somani, CMD, TGB Banquets & Hotels Ltd., the organisers of HIFI recognise the spirit of entrepreneurship behind transforming a small chaat restaurant in Ahmedabad into a multidimensional hospitality group with presence in verticals like five star deluxe hotels, budget hotels, banquets, conventions, restaurants, cafés, bakeries, and gourmet catering. He speaks to Hospitality Biz about his vision and mission
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In order to establish synergy among the ministries related to tourism development, Federation of Associations of Indian Tourism & Hospitality (FAITH) had put forth a proposal to the Ministry of Tourism (MoT), Government of India to conduct an Inter-ministerial ...read more>>
 
The global hospitality sector – riding a broad wave of growth, innovation and demand – is in a strong position to make further gains during 2015 as fresh capital from new locales increases the number of industry participants and creates an attractive atmosphere for ...read more>>
 
As the deadline for enlisting operators for intra-state airline services in Uttar Pradesh (UP) ended last week, three airline companies have approached the State Tourism Department with interest to commence operations as per guidelines of the new Intra-state Aviation ...read more>>
 
IRCTC, bouyed by the success of Phase-I of providing e-catering services, has extended this facility to a further 25 pairs of trains across the country from January 23, according to a recent press release. ...read more>>
 
According to PTI, Meghalaya Chief Minister (CM), Mukul Sangma has said the objectives of his government for the next seven years is to develop destination Meghalaya in tourism, health, and hospitality. ...read more>>
 
Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India (MHRIL) reported a 6.7 per cent y-o-y growth in its total income to Rs 209.6 crore for the December 2014 quarter, while its profit after tax improved 15.6 per cent to Rs 23.5 crore. ...read more>>
 
According to a report in The Hindu, Kerala Tourism’s Visit Kerala 2015, an initiative to promote the destination and products and thereby increase footfalls, will be kicked off on April 1, 2015 with a series of events ranging from arts to sports. ...read more>>
 
The Mirach Capital is eyeing the leading overseas hotel properties including the New York Plaza held by the Sahara Group, in return for helping Subroto Roy meet his bail terms, according to a report in the Business Standard. ...read more>>
 
JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa has been awarded with the ‘Development of the Year’ award in the upscale and luxury category by Hotel Investment Forum India (HIFI). Novotel Kolkata and Holiday Inn Express Mahindra World City Chennai, ...read more>>
 
Parikh Inn Pvt. Ltd.a Jamshedpur-based hotel development company, will open their second business hotel in Baroda, Gujarat in the next two to three months. The company has bought an under-construction hotel in Baroda and is setting up a 48-room business ...read more>>
 
SIAL China, the Asian edition of the popular SIAL exhibition, has urged Indian food and beverage industry to capitalise on the vast untapped potential that exists in the food and beverage trade between the two countries. ...read more>>
 
In order to showcase the resources and potential of the eight states in the North East region of India, a mega Northeast Festival will be held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from April 9 to 12, 2015. On the directions of Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State ...read more>>
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