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 EDITORIAL
Seeking Composure!
It seems we are trying to do too many things at a time and not getting anything right. Dancing to every tune may not help the cause of even a seasoned danseuse. The tourism industry of the country is currently on an overdrive, especially ever since the new government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed power. Of course, there are reasons to rejoice and feel good.
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 COVER STORY

Hotel General Managers: Shifting Loyalties
The role of a Hotel General Manager has evolved over the last couple of decades, thanks to the changing business models and burgeoning competition in the international hospitality market. The job-orientation of a General Manager has shifted from an innkeeper who greets and takes care of guests’ comforts and experiences, to being more business-like, with focus on sales, marketing, revenues, profitability and more. Hospitality Biz tries to understand how modern-day Hotel General Managers looks at these changes
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EXPERT SPEAK
Need to own & endorse Intelligent Lighting systems for Smart Hotels
We live in a world today, where gadgets and technology have left an indelible mark in our lives. Smartphones form part of disruptive technology – people like to stay connected even when they are on the move – especially when it comes to travelling. Travellers today can easily check in and check out of hotels with their smartphones and tablets.
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This Week's Top Headlines
 
The new Tourism Policy Draft, which was put on public domain by the Ministry of Tourism (MoT), Government of India for comments and suggestions, proposes including tourism ...read more>>
 
Dr Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State with Independent Charge for Tourism and Culture and Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Government of India, has announced a sum of Rs 50 crore ...read more>>
 
According to a report by Divya Chandrababu in The Times of India, the Centre would focus on developing Puducherry and Kancheepuram in South India, as major tourist destinations, said Dr Mahesh Sharma..read more>>
 
Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Chief Minister (CM) of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), said that his government is committed to create a hassle-free environment for tourists coming to the state....read more>>
 
As per a report by Suman Chakraborti for The Times of India, in a bid to attract more tourists, the West Bengal (WB) government has lined up a slew of measures to market the state as a tourism hotspot....read more>>
 
According to a report by Shailvee Sharda in The Times of India, the Uttar Pradesh (UP) Tourism Department is exploring the possibility of introducing Orchard Tourism in the state,...read more>>
 
foodpanda, the global mobile food delivery marketplace recently announced a new financing round of USD 100 million led by Goldman Sachs....read more>>
 
One of the world’s largest restaurant brands, Wendy's recently made its India debut. Wendy’s franchisee in the country, Sierra Nevada Restaurants, a joint venture between International Market Management...read more>>
 
The world’s biggest Culinary event for the School Students – ‘Young Chef India Schools 2015’ was inaugurated recently by Anup Vaid, Director – HR, Leela Hotels Gurgaon on May 4, 2015....read more>>
 
Hyatt Regency Chennai has appointed Madhav Sehgal as General Manager. Sehgal joined Hyatt in 2010 as director of rooms at Hyatt Regency Delhi ...read more>>
 
According to Zee News, the Nepal government has decided to cancel Mount Everest expeditions this year as well, after routes above the base camp were destroyed by ...read more>>
 
The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) recently announced the signing of the 286-room Crowne Plaza Chennai Adyar Park with Adyar Gate Hotels Limited....read more>>
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