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Inflation hits hospitality bottomlines
  The increase in prices in the commodities market and fuel are expected to have a strong impact on the Indian food and beverage industry. Inflation has led to a steep rise in more>>
Delhi Development Authority announces increase in FAR
  The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) after much effort and persuasion on the part of Federation of Hotels and Restaurants Associations of India (FHRAI) has increased more>>
Ministry of Food Processing to develop Food Streets
  The Ministry of Food Processing Industries has embarked upon an ambitious plan to set up food streets in India as part of the Food Safety and Quality Year 2008-09. This was disclosed by more>>
AAI’s funding delay holds up IGI Airport hotel project
  The hotel project at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in New Delhi may be delayed and may not come up in time for the Commonwealth Games in more>>
PIDB invites EOI for five-star and three-star hotels in Amritsar
  The Punjab Infrastructure Development Board (PIDB) has invited Expression of Interest (EOI) for the development of a five-star hotel and a three-star hotel on Design-Build-Operate-Transfer more>>
IHC to invest $1 billion on hotel acquisitions
  Indian Hospitality Corporation (IHC), a joint venture of Gordon House Hotels, Mars Restaurant and SkyGourmet Catering, intends to spend $1 billion to acquire hotel groups and more>>
FHRAI to organise seminars on Responsible Tourism
  The Federation for hotels and Restaurants Associations of India (FHRAI) has announced that it will be holding seminars across the four different regions of the country. This series of seminars more>>
The Leela forms a marketing alliance with Preferred Hotel Group
  The Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts has signed a sales and marketing agreement with US based, Preferred Hotel Group. Preferred Hotel Group is headquartered in Chicago and it provides more>>
Salone del Gusto launches English website
  The English version of the Salone del Gusto 2008 website salonedelgusto is now online. The website provides access to sign up for various taste workshops, lectures and seminars more>>
India Hospitality unit signs air catering contract with Lufthansa

SkyGourmet Catering Pvt. Ltd., a unit of India Hospitality Corporation, has entered into an air catering contract with Lufthansa. SkyGourmet Catering Pvt. Ltd. will service Lufthansa flights to more>>

APEDA and IGNOU join hands to run course on Food Safety

Agriculture and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), an autonomous body under the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, has joined more>>

Impressario to introduce Smoke House in delicatessen format by August 2008

Impressario Entertainment & Hospitality Pvt Ltd (IEHPL) is in the process of expanding its brand portfolio in the Indian market with the development of a delicatessen format for its more>>

Pride Institute of Hospitality Management launches in Pune

SP Jain Foundation Trust in collaboration with The Pride Group of Hotels has set-up the Pride Institute of Hospitality & Business Management (PIHM) in Pune, with an aim to more>>


Hotel operations: Striking the right chord
As the Indian hospitality business plays host to brands from across the globe and within, players now have many a choice when it comes to adopting a suitable operating model more>>
Emergence of the mid priced limited service segment
Akshay Kulkarni, Director - South Asia, Cushman & Wakefield Hospitality evaluates the category of hotel that will dominate the Indian Hospitality market in terms of dynamics and demand in the near future more>>
The Sacher Torte: A symbol of Viennese confectionary
The Sacher Torte is no ordinary chocolate cake. It is the most famous cake of all time, says Chef Vernon Coelho more>>
Inflating the inflation?
If we all agree not to kill the goose that lays golden eggs, we can surely reap benefits in the long term. Inflation comes and goes, but we need our guests every year — if possible, every time more>>
RFID tracking system to store wine data?
Franco-American technology firm eProvenance has developed a tracking system for the wine industry, which claims to preserve the quality of fine wines and trace their origin. more>>
Goan with the wind
What happens when a Mumbaikar goes to Goa in search of a good and wholesome Goan meal? Well, it goes something like this: man from Mumbai steps into restaurant in Goa, puts his feet in the sand and tells the waiter, “Please get me a good fish curry-rice or prawn curry-rice.” more>>
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