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Our owners are the heroes within Tribute Portfolio
Dave Marr, Global Brand Leader, Sheraton and Tribute Portfolio and Dilip Puri, Managing Director India and Regional Vice President South Asia, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, in an email interaction with Sumit Jha highlight the purpose behind creation of this new brand and its impact on the Indian market
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 EXPERT SPEAK
Tourism Boom – e-tourist visa for Chinese
The three-day tour of Shri Narendra Modi to China has brought good news for the tourism industry as the Prime Minister unveiled an electronic tourist visa (e-tourist visa) plan for Chinese nationals which will enable tourists from the neighbouring country to apply for an Indian visa online. This will attract a larger numbers of tourists from China.
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SPECIAL REPORT

Online hotel transactions in India to reach USD 1.8 bn by 2016: Google India Survey
Online hotel bookings are estimated to touch 8.4 mn in India by 2016 and generate revenue of USD 1.8 bn, says a survey by Google India. The number of e-commerce transaction of hotels is expected to grow 2.5 times in 2 years. The survey undertaken by TNS on behalf of Google India, with 3,700 respondents, revealed that the online hotel booking industry will grow from the current USD 0.8 bn to USD 1.8 bn. Hospitality Biz presents the survey results
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This Week's Top Headlines
 
India has decided to extend the Electronic Tourist Visa (ETA) facility to Chinese travelers. The announcement was made by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi while addressing ...read more>>
 
Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi has appealed to expatriate population in China to become Tourism Ambassadors for India. Modi made this appeal while addressing the Indian community in Shanghai...read more>>
 
Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chief Minister (CM) of Madhya Pradesh has appealed to private investors to look at abundant investment opportunities available in the tourism sector in the state...read more>>
 
The hotel associations in the country are seemingly not on the same page as far as the new draft National Tourism Policy is concerned. While the apex body of hotel associations in the country..read more>>
 
Thirty-five civil society organisations have taken serious objection to the draft National Tourism Policy, 2015, citing that it has limited vision, a flawed approach, craves to centralise...read more>>
 
As a step toward driving more business through the mobile platform, OYO Rooms, a network of technology-enabled budget hotels in India, has introduced a mobile app platform for ...read more>>
 
A fast growing player in India’s travel ecosystem, Stayzilla.com, which provides hotel booking service from ultra-low budget rooms to luxury stay currently, has set for exponential growth...read more>>
 
Building on the success of the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative, today used by over 21,500 hotels around the world, the International Tourism Partnership (ITP) recently announced ambitious ...read more>>
 
Jaypee Vasant Continental, New Delhi has been accredited with the ‘LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum Rating’ by the USGBC (United States Green Building Council)...read more>>
 
Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has appointed ICICI Securities as their in-house Advisor. ICICI Securities will help and assist IRCTC in the valuation ...read more>>
 
Brand Hindware from India’s foremost bathroom products company, Hindustan Sanitaryware & Industries Limited (HSIL), recently announced India’s leading film actor...read more>>
 
Cerana Beverages, major importers and distributors of specialty beers in India and also an Indian craft beer company, is all set to take their Indian handcrafted beer – Bira91 ...read more>>
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