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MoT’s Commonwealth Games 2010 hotel project sees 20 hoteliers opting out
  According to a PTI report, as many as 20 hoteliers have opted out of the Commonwealth Games 2010 hotel project putting strain on the Indian government's preparedness to provide more>>
DoT, Haryana to set up camping accommodation at five tourist destinations
  Department of Tourism, Government of Haryana has identified five tourist destinations in Haryana to set up camping accommodation before the Commonwealth Games 2010. more>>
Indian Railways introduces OBHS scheme in important trains
  According to a PIB release, K H Muniyappa, Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways, in a written reply to the Lok Sabha recently said that to improve upon the standards of cleanliness and more>>
Govt likely to bring out directory of safe eating establishments in Delhi, NCR
  The government has decided to make elaborate arrangements to ensure food safety during the Commonwealth Games 2010 in New Delhi. In a recent statement issued by the health ministry, more>>
Thiruvananthapuram to witness de facto FHRAI convention
  The Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Association of India (FHRAI) will fully endorse and support the ‘All India Hotels & Restaurants Convention’ organised by Southern India Hotel & more>>
FICCI launches report on opportunities in Indian food industry
  The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), along with the UK-based Ernst and Young have launched a detailed research report on the Indian F&B industry, more>>
Sahara Star Mumbai embarks on second phase of development
  Hotel Sahara Star Mumbai, owned by Sahara Hospitality, has commenced its second phase of additional room development in its property. The development includes addition of 189 rooms, more>>
Queensland on Tour road show and workshop conducted in Mumbai
  Tourism Queensland recently conducted the Mumbai edition of its fifth road show in India entitled ‘Queensland on Tour’ (QOT). The road show-cum workshop in Mumbai witnessed participation more>>
Royal Orchid acquires 53 per cent stake in Amartara Hospitality
  Royal Orchid Hotels Limited (ROHL), the Bengaluru-based hotel chain has acquired 53 per cent stake in Amartara Hospitality. The acquisition will result in the development of a four-star hotel located more>>
Westin Hotels & Resorts & Classic Citi Investments launches Westin Pune Koregaon Park in Pune
  Westin Hotels & Resorts and Classic Citi Investments Pvt Ltd have launched The Westin Pune Koregaon Park, a 277-room full service hotel. As per the company release, the hotel has the distinction more>>
France regains top world wine producer
  According to a report in AFP, France this year returned to its position as the world’s top wine producer with an estimated output of 45.7 million hectolitres, the International Organisation of Vine and more>>
JIP earmarks Rs 200 crore to develop Chili’s in India over five years
  JIP Fashion and Restaurants Pvt Ltd, the Indian arm of Bahrain-based Jawad Business Group (JBG), plans to invest Rs 200 crore in India to develop the restaurant brand Chili’s over the next five . more>>
Amira Foods India to expand distribution network pan India
  Amira Foods India, producers and distributors of Amira brand of Basmati rice, will expand their distribution network pan-India to reach out all segments of the trade in India. Currently, the company more>>
Brewberrys to expand via franchisee route
  Brewberrys Hospitality Pvt Ltd (BbH), which operates the Brewberrys chain of cafes in India, plans to increase its footprint by over 200 per cent in the coming months. The Vadodara-based more>>
2009 in Retrospect
The year 2009 will be remembered by most hoteliers as the year of anxiety, hope and expectations. It all began with a huge drop in hotel business during the first six months of this year due to economic slowdown. The decline continued as the situation piggy backed on the verdict given by tourism advisories declaring India as an ‘unsafe’ destination in the wake of 26/11 terror attacks. more>>
‘We are open for partnership with local investors, if we have majority stake and management control’
Having massive investment plans in Indian hospitality market in the next few years, Dilip Puri, CEO, Duet India Hotels, talks to HospitalityBiz , on the potential, opportunities, challenges and prospective destinations for investment by Duet India Hotels in the country more>>
Emerging eMarketing trends
The travel industry is reinforcing its presence in the online space. Along with growth and market penetration, there is also a paradigm shift with regards to the level of sophistication offered to users. Hospitality Biz India evaluates the emerging digital marketing trends globally and the scope to extrapolate these ideas in the Indian context more>>
Glimpses from the IFCA's Fourth edition of National Culinary Congress in Hyderabad
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