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 SPOTLIGHT
Amidst Sacks of ‘Hunar’, ‘Rozgar’ Seems a Distant Dream!
Though the government seems spendthrift in pursuit of its vision of skilling India, the much aspired scheme which claims to ‘create employable skills’ seems to be on choppy waters on implementation grounds. An exclusive survey and study by Paras Ram Qadri brings forth certain loopholes that have been defeating the very purpose of ‘Hunar Se Rozgar Tak’ initiative, the government-funded skilling programme for the hospitality industry.
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INTERVIEW
‘Our strength lies in our highly standardised F&B offerings’
A mid-market hotel chain promoted by Mirah Hospitality, Citrus Hotels has been able to make their pan-India presence through a fine mix of both owned and managed hotels. In a one-on-one, Gaurav Pallial, Chief Executive Officer, Citrus Hotels tells P Krishna Kumar about the brand differentiators, strategy, and increasing relevance of mid-market hospitality in the Indian hotel landscape….
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SPECIAL REPORT
OTAs - A Hotel's Friend or Foe
As hotels world over are pondering ways to reduce their distribution costs, Sophie Perret, Director, and Jill Barthel, Analyst, HVS London Office analyse the cost factor and the need for hotels to evolve alternate distribution strategies to reduce reliance on Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) as a distribution partner.
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This Week's Top Headlines
 
According to Dr Lalit Panwar, Secretary – Tourism, Government of India the roll out of Electronic Tourist Visa (ETV) for the remaining 73 countries from the list of 150 would start from next month. The ...read more>>
 
Madhya Pradesh (MP) Tourism will start the RFP (Request for Proposal) process for developing the land parcels available with them close to popular tourist destinations for tourism-related projects ...read more>>
 
Addressing the media at the India Convention Promotion Bureau’s (ICPB’s) Luncheon Meeting in New Delhi yesterday, Dr Suman Billa (IAS), Joint Secretary, MoT and Chairman, ICPB asserted ..read more>>
 
Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, while addressing the Conference on driving Make in India in Food Processing, organized by Confederation of Indian Industry ..read more>>
 
Keeping in mind the travel season, Marriott International is giving travellers 37 additional hotels and resorts across Canada to choose from when they visit Marriott.com or book on the popular Marriott mobile...read more>>
 
CapitaLand Limited’s wholly owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), has entered into a 50:50 joint venture with Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) to set up a USD600 million ...read more>>
 
The Delhi government’s reported action plan to make it mandatory for hotels in the city to declare their tariffs in advance and comply strictly with the tariffs announced on their site and other public ....read more>>
 
CG Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, with its steady expansion plan of opening premium and authentic resorts under its brand ‘Zinc Journey’ has opened the doors of its newest addition in the district of ...read more>>
 
All India Food Processors' Association (AIFPA) has questioned the legal standing of the process of food approval in the country, saying that the law does not have any such provision, stated a report ...read more>>
 
Albert John of The Imperial Hotel New Delhi has been elected as the President of Les Clefs d’Or India (Concierge Association of India) at the Ninth Annual General Meeting of the Association ...read more>>
 
Lite Bite Foods, the F&B retail company are introducing The Artful Baker, a patisserie and boulangerie café, serving up cakes, croissants, breads and other sweet and savoury items at the pop-up of The ...read more>>
 
Since July 1, 2015, the Tree of Life Resorts and Hotels have taken over the management of a fourth property under its brand name – Tree of Life Grand Oak Manor, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary,...read more>>
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