This Week's Top Headlines
Pune hotels head towards price correction
  Due to an over supply of rooms, backed by a comparative slowdown in overall industrial growth (especially in the IT and related sectors), might lead to a price correction affecting Pune hotels. Initially, this correction is expected to more>>
West Bengal's revised Tourism Policy concentrates on promotion and marketing
  The revised Tourism Policy of West Bengal unveiled recently in Kolkata outlines features that will be instrumental in creating potent business and employment opportunities within the state. Apart from building and packaging various tourism products, West Bengal Tourism is keen on spending the tourism fund in augmenting hospitality infrastructure and various Public-Private Partnership models more>>
Alcohol prices might rise by 20 per cent due to increase in molasses cost
  Alcohol prices in India are likely to shoot up by 20 per cent, due to an increase in the price of molasses (in the country) from an average rate of Rs 2,500 per ton, last year to Rs 3500 per ton, this year more>>
AHAR opposes hiked charges, tax
  In the wake of hiked commodity prices, VAT, electricity and water charges, the members of the Indian Hotel and Restaurant Association (AHAR) may surrender their licenses if the state government fails to sympathise with the hoteliers’ more>>
Real estate major ventures into hospitality with Ramada tie-up
  Pune-based promoter and developer, the Amrut Runwal Group, is all set to venture into the hospitality industry. The group will begin with a five star property in Pune, which is scheduled more>>
Sinclairs Hotels signs MOU with WBTDC and SIDC
  Sinclairs Hotels Limited, a Kolkata-based company, has entered into an MOU with West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation Ltd (WBTDC) and Sundarban Infrastructure Development Corporation (SIDC) to develop tourism projects in more>>
Lemon Tree to stow away assets into another company
  Lemon Tree Hotels plans to put aside all its assets into another company, in which Lemon Tree Hotels will have a majority stake. The company is more>>
Royal Palms Estate to own over 2100 rooms by 2010
  Royal Palms India Private Limited, the Mumbai-based real estate developer plans to expand through the development of three additional hotels under more>>
Power Spa set to tie-up with ten boutique resorts and hotels
  Power Spa Pvt Ltd, India’s only ‘Spa On The Move’ which offers and recreates the spa experience as per the location of the guest plans to tie up with eight to ten boutique resorts and hotels across India in the next two to three months 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 more>>

Indian hospitality market:
Time for asset managers to
take charge
Evolving management models in the hospitality industry makes the Indian market a prospective ground for international asset managers to enter and flourish more>>


Lost, found and delivered
In the case of the hospitality industry, it is the obligation of the hotel authorities to ensure that lost and found items reach the concerned guest safely more>>
Richard Paterson, Master Blender, Whyte & Mackay unfolds the art of blending more>>

Airline catering: Winning passenger loyalty
Passengers rank in-flight food among the most important governing factors, when choosing which carrier to fly more>>

Designing budget hotels: Seasoning the interiors
Due to lack of professional designers, entrepreneurs are investing money, but they are building hotels with no recall value for interiors more>>
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