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‘Hunar Se Rojgar’ programme inaugurated by Kumari Selja, Union Minister for Tourism
  According to a PIB release, the ‘Hunar Se Rojgar’ programme was inaugurated yesterday by Kumari Selja, Union Minister for Tourism at the Institute of Hotel Management (IHM), Pusa, more>>
Deepak Behl takes over as President of Hospitality HR Forum
  Deepak Behl, Director, Human Resources, InterContinental Eros, New Delhi has taken over as the President, Hospitality HR Forum. Hospitality HR Forum is a forum of Human Resource more>>
ITDC keen on starting event management course in Mumbai
  India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) is keen to start event management courses in Mumbai. The decision has been taken due to growing popularity of MICE segment in the country more>>
MoT to inspect hotel units by Hotel & Restaurant Approval & Classification Committee
  Ministry of Tourism (MoT) is the first to implement Performance Management in government as per the recommendations of the Administrative Reforms Commission. more>>
MoT focuses on Jammu and Kashmir for overseas tourism promotion
  According to a PIB release, the Ministry of Tourism (MoT) recently organised an Overseas Marketing Meet in New Delhi. During the Meet presentations were made by heads of 14 India Tourism more>>
Travelocity Global acquires Travelguru
  Travelocity Global announced that it has acquired online hotel distribution network, Travelguru. Hospitality Biz was the first to break the story on August 17, 2009, even though, at the time of more>>
Assam to launch luxury liner by year-end to boost tourism in the state
  According to a PTI report, the Assam government is adopting slew of measures which include launching of a luxury liner with state-of-the-art facilities, in a bid to boost tourism in the state. more>>
Bandra Worli Sea Link helps Taj Lands End and Four Seasons increase F&B sales
  The Bandra Worli Sea Link (BWSL) which was opened for vehicular traffic in mid-June this year has helped increase connectivity between the Northern suburbs and Southern part of Mumbai. more>>
Le Meridien Mumbai observes highest e-bookings among Starwood APAC hotels
  With a change in the hotel booking patterns of the tech-savvy clientele, Le Royal Meridien Mumbai has seen a significant increase in its online sales. The hotel observed the highest bookings more>>
Raheja Developers plans to develop serviced apartments in Delhi, Noida and Faridabad
  According to a report in The Financial Express, development of serviced apartments in major metros is the latest trend in the Rs 10000-Crore real estate sector. Top builders aim at supplying 100 per more>>
Actis Technologies develops ‘Mobile Videoconference Unit’
  Actis Technologies, the audio visual solution provider, head quartered in Mumbai, has developed a Mobile Videoconference Unit (MVU Series). It will target the needs of meeting, incentives, conferences more>>
MM Institute Mullana to organise national seminar on hospitality in November 2009
  MM Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, Mullana, Ambala will organise a two-day national seminar on ‘Hospitality Industry in India: Development & Challenges’ in their campus more>>
Hotels to boycott USL’s two labels in Maharashtra
  According to a report in The Economic Times, Indian Hotels & Restaurants Association (AHAR) joined in to take part in the agitation, in Maharashtra, against the sale of United Spirits’ (USL) more>>
'Flight catering both challenging and exciting'
Celebrity Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is part of the elite International Culinary Panel (ICP) of Singapore Airlines for the last four years. His masterpiece, Shahi Thali, a rare mix of traditional and contemporary Indian food, served onboard Singapore Airlines flying in and out of India has been a hit with passengers. In a brief tête-à-tête with Hospitality Biz, the Master Chef spoke about the nuances of airline catering more>>
Mark Crocker: Executive Chef, Marine Plaza
Music is his stress buster but cooking is his passion. While fulfilling his professional commitment Mark Crocker, Executive Chef, Hotel Marine Plaza, Mumbai makes it a point to spend quality time with his family. Hospitality Biz unravels the man behind the Chef’s cap more>>
specialreport_imgThe Residence Hotel & Convention Centre and Ramada: Sudip Mukherjee, Resident Manager, Powai
Sudip Mukherjee has joined Saryu Properties & Hotels Pvt Ltd as the Resident Manager for The Residence Hotel & Convention Centre and Ramada (A venture of K Raheja Group). more>>
specialreport_img Indian Hospitality: A Strategic Shift….
The last few months have seen countries strategising to recover from the turmoil of the global economic crisis, thus resulting in a focal shift from conventional growth centres to areas with significant yet untapped growth potential more>>

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