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COVER STORY

Real-time distribution: Facilitating red carpet to customers

Consumer confidence is growing by leaps and bounds in taking the online search for information about hotels to the ultimate booking and online transaction in India. Akansha Pandey dives deep to find out the latest trends in inventory distribution of hotels and how online distribution technology providers are helping hotels to leverage and make the booking experience seamless for new age customers through diverse platforms.
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EDITORIAL
The Industry Creators
There is a certain amount of uneasiness in the mainstream hospitality industry prompted by the silent proliferation of a parallel industry mushrooming quite rapidly in their backyard. For the time being, the mainstream industry is ignoring this revolution. But the way this silent revolution is fast catching up pan-India, mainstream industry will be forced to take cognizance of it sooner than later.
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 INTERVIEW
‘Introducing hostels as an extension of budget hospitality has been phenomenal’
From one ‘Social Hotel’, Hostel, in Fort Kochi in Kerala in 2011, Vedanta Wake up! currently has presence in six locations and aspires to expand their brand presence to 100 locations in next three years. Rishabh Gupta, Founder, BHV shares the concept and vision behind the venture with HOSPITALITY BIZ
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This Week's Top Headlines
 
State Bank of India (SBI) and MakeMyTrip.com yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), identifying areas of cooperation to expand the market for online travel services in India, . ...read more>>
 
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC) plans to set up a Tourist Facilitation Centre in New Delhi that will act as a ‘single window shop’ for all tourism products, stated a release. ...read more>>
 
The Delhi government has proposed a sharp hike in Luxury Tax and Entertainment Tax from the current 10 per cent to 15 per cent and from 20 per cent to 40 per cent, respectively. This announcement ..read more>>
 
HolidayIQ, the travel community and holiday recommendation engine has launched what they call India’s first ever mobile-only vacations marketplace ‘Holidays’, dedicated to activity based leisure travel,..read more>>
 
CG Hotels and Resorts, a leading hospitality management company recently launched two business hotels under their The Fern Hotels & Resorts portfolio. The new properties are being launched ,...read more>>
 
Delhi-based off-beat boutique chain, V Resorts, which currently have 11 properties largely in Northern India, is planning an aggressive expansion across all regions in the country over the next 18 months....read more>>
 
ZO Rooms, a start up budget accommodation chain, which has grown from ten hotels with 55 rooms in two cities in December 2014 to 300 hotels with 2,000 rooms in 25 cities in a brief span of six months,...read more>>
 
Gurgaon-based Ansal University has entered into partnership with renowned French Hospitality School, Vatel to improve its training and curriculum of their BSc Programme in Hotel Management...read more>>
 
The Holiday Inn, Jaipur owner,Dinesh Abbi, Managing Director, Craft Palace Hotels (India) has tied up with Australian-based StayWell Hospitality Group and rebranded the existing property ...read more>>
 
Sula Vineyards, India’s number one wine producer is all set to roll out its new initiative, EcoSula. Volunteers will have the one-off opportunity to live, work and experience the vineyards, organic farm ...read more>>
 
Hindustan Sanitaryware & Industries Limited (HSIL), promoters of brand Hindware, a leading sanitaryware brand in the country, as part of expanding their consumer products business, has tied ...read more>>
 
Asian Business Exhibitions & Conference Ltd. (ABECL), the organizers of PALM Expo India, will debut AV Install+Integration (AVII) Expo 2015 at Pragati Maidan, Delhi between August 6 & 8....read more>>
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