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Choice Hospitality to open six Clarions in India
  Choice Hospitality (India) Ltd, the owner of brands Clarion, Quality Inn, Comfort Inn and Sleep Inn brands of Choice Hotels International, is in the process of adding six Clarion hotels to its Indian portfolio. These hotels will come up at more>>
FHRAI Annual Convention 2008 heads for Shanghai
  Federation of Hotels & Restaurant Association of India (FHRAI) has decided to hold its Annual Convention in 2008, at Shanghai, China. The convention will be held from 12 – 14 more>>
WORLDHOTELS and Amadeus launch booking competition
  WORLDHOTELS, the Europe based global hotel group for independent hotels and regional hotel brands and Amadeus have launched a competition, which will reward travel agents for room bookings between more>>
The Leela Kempinski Mumbai among Travelocity's Indian top six list
  Travelocity has ranked The Leela Kempinski Mumbai among the six best performing hotels in India, for the quarter ending 2007. The hotel was chosen from among 500 more>>
Chandigarh Administration auctions off 5 acres for five star property
  Due to increased growth in the Chandigarh hospitality industry, the Chandigarh Administration plans to auction off five acres of land for a five star hotel. The land is located at sector 29 near the more>>
Home stay owners in Kerala form charitable society
  Fifty home stay owners and tour operators in Kerala have formed a charitable society, ‘Kerala Home Stay and Tourism Society’ (Kerala-HATS), in order to bring home stay owners under one roof. Kerala-HATS has been registered under the Travancore-Cochin more>>
Tourism industry should be given top priority: HRAWI
  The Hotel and Restaurant Association Western India (HRAWI) has welcomed the initiative of the Central government to lease out land to private hotel developers and enter into a revenue sharing agreement. The association discussed the problems more>>
Punjab assures HRAP — no luxury tax on room tariff
  The Punjab Government has assured the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Punjab (HRAP) that it will not implement the luxury tax (of about eight per cent) on room tariff. Recently, the association sent more>>
Philippines on the Taj business radar?
  According to a recent report in Manila Standard Today, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces plans to establish one of its hotels in either Philippines’ more>>
Cricket fever drives occupancy rate of hotels in Chandigarh
  With various leagues jumping into the fray to capture the frenzied cricket mania, the occupancy rate of Chandigarh’s hotels has recorded a growth of about 85 to 90 per cent from the previous year. After the Indian Cricket League (ICL) tournament, it is the turn of the Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament to begin from more>>

Outsourced services for horticulture: Covering all bases

Outsourced services are becoming the trend in the hospitality industry, especially for services like horticulture and housekeeping. Rashmi Pradhan analyses the pros and cons of outsourcing horticulture more>>
Chef Soundararajan P, General Secretary, IFCA more>>

Hotel rate projections
Indian hotel rate projections for the year 2008 more>>

The right glass for the right wine
The glassware to serve a particular wine requires several specifications, that the sommelier has to focus on. Dheera Majumder finds out the factors that govern the more>>

Key control: Encoding and decoding
One of the essential factors of effective security, key control is essential in hotels. P Krishna Kumar examines how the concept has evolved for the better more>>
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