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TECHNOLOGY

Personalised Mobile Concierge – A Hotel Guest’s Genie

There are a lot of different reasons why people travel - business, vacation, or family. But every traveller desires his stay to be a comfortable one. From the days of the Greco-Roman culture where hotels were equipped with thermal baths to the modern day opulence offered by the likes of Burj Al Arab in Dubai, The Plaza in New York or The Ritz in Boston, the travel and hospitality sector has proactively taken steps in improving standards of guest services and developing a strong brand loyalty.
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INTERVIEW
‘Real-time data distribution is at the heart of any agile enterprise today’

Jaal Shah, Founder of Ahmedabad based B2B online reservation system – Rezlive.com, reveals how Indian hospitality industry is facing a series of new developments, both in consumer behaviour and operational technology, all thanks to the deep penetration of mobile devices pan India. Akansha Pandey speaks to Shah who also dons the hat of Group Managing Director at Travel Designer Group.
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 A Day in a Life of
Aditi Balbir, co-Founder, V Resorts

Aditi Balbir is the founder of one of the first ‘start ups’ in the hospitality sector in India – V Resorts. One who loves trying out truly unique travel spots away from the glaze and glamour of popular destinations on her weekends, Aditi found a glaring gap in customized hospitality services in offbeat destinations and ventured to bridge it with branded ‘limited service resorts’. P Krishna Kumar meets with this astute entrepreneur to understand her passion for both business and life….
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This Week's Top Headlines
 
Amitabh Kant, Secretary, Department of Industrial Promotion and Policy (DIPP), Government of India, who is credited for the much successful Incredible India brand . ...read more>>
 
After a hiatus of three years, India Tourism has once again proposed a Travel Mart for India. According to Dr Lalit K Panwar, Secretary - Tourism, Government of India, ...read more>>
 
Karnataka government has unveiled their new tourism policy for the next five years with a vision to make the state a sought after destination for both domestic and international ..read more>>
 
Andhra Pradesh (AP) has finalised a ‘mission document’ aimed at doubling the number of tourists as well as tourism’s share in GDP of the state over the next five years. ..read more>>
 
The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and hospitality consulting firm, Horwath HTL have signed a partnership for the organisation of the PATA Investment Forum ...read more>>
 
Kerala Tourism has bagged this year’s prestigious Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Awards for its Muziris Heritage Project in the 'Heritage & Culture’ category, ...read more>>
 
Ashok Institute of Hospitality and Tourism Management (AIH&TM), a hospitality training institute under the HRD Division of India Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. ....read more>>
 
The consumer wants to take control of what he eats, and how he does so. These and other new `Consumer Rules’ formed the theme for the launch of Taste Tomorrow 2015,...read more>>
 
Oberoi Hotels & Resorts has been voted World’s Best Hotel Brand by Travel + Leisure, World’s Best Awards, 2015 and The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur has been voted the ...read more>>
 
Travellers have chosen Aquaventure as one of the top five water parks in the world on Trip Advisor’s Traveler Choice Awards 2015,as per a company release. The Aquaventure ...read more>>
 
ITC Hotels flagship property, ITC Maurya was awarded the ‘ Best Business Hotel’ at the fourth Annual Lonely Planet Magazine Travel Awards 2015.The winner was . ...read more>>
 
Marriott India, the Indian division of the Marriott International hotel chain has been awarded as the 'Best Companies to Work For' in India in Hospitality sector. The ranking is ...read more>>
 
Concept Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. has signed a management agreement with Howard Hotels Ltd to manage its existing 86 room hotel, The Howard Plaza in Agra. As per ...read more>>
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