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Govt shelves move to bring hotels back under Factories Act
  Buckling under pressure from hotel industry associations, the Central Labour & Employment ministry has shelved its proposed move to bring back hotel establishments under the Factories Act. The central government actually proposed to more>>
WBTDC makes land banks to aid tourism and hospitality projects
  West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation (WBTDC) is making land banks to aid tourism and hospitality projects in the state. The Tourism Department will, in consultation with the Land and more>>
Hoda Committee recommends 'Development Council' for service sector
  Close on the heels of the National Knowledge Commission’s recommendation to constitute an independent regulator for the higher education sector, another high level group under the chairmanship of Anwarul Hoda, Member, Planning Commission has more>>
NDMC to motivate hotels to switch over to solar energy
  New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) has written to hotels in the New Delhi area to convert to non-conventional energy modes in a phased manner, recently. As a first step, the municipal corporation has asked the hoteliers to more>>
The year 2008 - '09 declared as Food Safety and Quality year
  The Union Cabinet has declared the year 2008 - '09 as ‘Food Safety and Quality Year’. This initiative has been taken to ensure safe, healthy and sustainable food supply, to bring about awareness amongst consumers to demand safe and quality food as well as more>>
Liquor set to become cheaper in 5-star hotels
  After the government had warned luxury hotels that they could lose their zero import duty benefit if they continued to charge exorbitantly for drinks, the industry has submitted a list of lower prices to the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) and more>>
Best Western to expand its brand in India
  As a part of its plan to expand in the Indian hospitality industry, Best Western India will come up with properties in Navi Mumbai and Bengaluru. They are scheduled to launch by March 2009 and 2010, respectively. The group is also actively pursuing a more>>
Chender Baljee wins award at SATTE
  Chender Baljee, Chairman and Managing Director, Royal Orchid Hotels Limited won an award for restoration of heritage properties at the recently concluded South Asian Travel & Tourism Expos 2008 (SATTE) held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi more>>
CBHO to help in implementing the fire protection system in hotels
  Conglomeration of Bengal Hotel Owners (CBHO) is assisting the state government to adopt and implement the fire protection system. With a rush of business and leisure travellers to the state, the Fire Service Department of west Bengal is on a drive to employ more>>
IHG launches the world’s first 'green' hotel
  The InterContinental Hotel Group, launched Innovation Hotel, the world's first ever 100 per cent ecologically-friendly hotel, recently. The solar powered hotel uses the latest technology in energy, water conservation and recycling more>>

Child labour laws: A maze of contradictions
The enforcement of different acts by the government to protect the interest of a child has created confusion about the true definition of child labour more>>
Get noticed by your Boss
Do you often wonder about ways to get your boss’ attention in the work place. Iyer Subramanian offers his tips on how to obtain the quintessential stamp of approval more>>
Fusion Food - The dawn of a new era
Pradip Rozario shares lessons from his experiments with food more>>

‘Green’: The best way to store coffee

Coffee aficionados are always looking for ways to unravel a great mystery. They know as to who is the best brewer, the best grinder and the best roaster, but they simply cannot fathom as to what is the best way to store coffee. Ebenezer Heng comes up with a solution more>>

What is your frequency?

A look at how the application of Radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags can make a difference to the Indian hospitality industry more>>
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