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Union Tourism Minister informs Lok Sabha about eight hotels owned by MoT
  According to a PIB release, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today Kumari Selja, Union Minister for Tourism, informed that the India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) more>>
Haryana completes construction of 4,500 rooms for Commonwealth Games 2010
  The Government of Haryana has completed construction of 4,500 rooms out of 7,000 rooms to provide accommodation to visitors during the Commonwealth Games 2010. more>>
Infrastructure up gradation of guest houses in Delhi yet to commence
  Guest house owners in Delhi have raised concerns on the delay in the infrastructure up gradation work at Karol Bagh and Paharganj. The Ministry of Tourism (MoT) had identified almost more>>
GTDC launches online reservation system
  Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) recently launched an online reservation system on its website, enabling tourists to do bookings for any GTDC’s services. more>>
Hyatt Hotels Corporation signs management agreement with DB Group
  Hyatt Hotels Corporation and DB Hospitality Pvt Ltd, part of DB Group, announced management agreements under which Hyatt will operate five new hotel properties in India. The properties, more>>
Pride Group of Hotels to open Pride Biznotel Salem by January 2010
  Pride Group of Hotels will launch its fifth Pride Biznotel at Salem in Tamil Nadu by January 2010. Besides, it will open its sixth Pride Biznotel, Pride Biznotel Aurangabad in Maharashtra by more>>
Alcon Victor Group to launch a hotel under Radisson brand in Goa by 2010
  Goa-based hospitality player Alcon Victor Group is currently developing a property under Carlson Hotels’ ‘Radisson’ brand at Cavelossim Beach in Goa. The property will be positioned as a five-star more>>
Thomas Hotels and Resorts to open its first ayurveda resort in Thiruvananthapuram
  Thiruvananthapuram-based Thomas Hotels and Resorts plans to open its first ayurveda resort ‘Sukh Shanthi’ at Poovar in Thiruvananthapuram by October 2010. The Group will operate its ayurveda more>>
AB Constructions to set up resort at Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
  AB Constructions will set up a resort at Jim Corbett National Park in Nainital, Uttarakhand. For the same, the Group has acquired 28 acres in Jim Corbett National Park, where 42 cottages will be more>>
Jaipur-based Raj Palace hotel voted as ‘World’s Best Heritage Hotel’
  Jaipur-based hotel Raj Palace has been voted as the ‘World’s Best Heritage Hotel’ by World Travel Awards in London for the third consecutive time. Kumari Selja, Union Tourism Minister more>>
NCHMCT rolls out 'Hospitality Skill Testing and Certification Programme'
  The National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT) recently rolled out the ‘Hospitality Skill Testing and Certification Programme’ which is specially aimed more>>
Fourth edition of Vinitaly India to be held at The Park Delhi on January 19-20, 2010
  The fourth edition of Vinitaly India, the only event dedicated to Italian wine, will be held at The Park Delhi on January 19 and 20, 2010. The event will see participation from wine makers from around more>>
Italian F&B producer Fiordelisi eyes Indian import market
  Italy-based Fiordelisi SRL, producer of dried and semi-dried vegetables, plans to foray into the Indian market. The company recently showcased its products in Mumbai at the Indo-Italian B2B more>>
Vardhman Foods dishes out six F&B brands
  Vardhman Foods Pvt Ltd, the F&B arm of diversified business conglomerate Vardhman Group, is in the process of launching six independent food service brands through its upcoming more>>
FWM launches first women wine club W3 in Mumbai
  Mumbai-based wine importer and distributor, Finewinesnmore (FWM) recently launched the first wine club W3 (Wine, Women and Wit) for women in the city. The club was launched by more>>
John Distilleries introduces Mônt Castlé in India
  John Distilleries, the fifth largest liquor company in India, recently launched French brandy Mônt Castlé. In future the product will be launched in Karnataka followed by other states across more>>
‘India cannot be called an amateur wine market’
Although wine is a growing passion in this country, there are few Indians who possess adequate information with distinguished certification to educate the nascent market on this subject. Recently, Sopexa India organised Bordeaux Wine Master Class in association with L’Ecole du Vin de Bordeaux (EVB) in Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai. Wendy Narby, Bordeaux’s renowned wine educator in conversation with HospitalityBiz speaks about the growth prospects for the wine industry in India more>>

SIHRA showcases leadership prowess at Thiruvananthapuram

Regardless of all the challenges, Southern India Hotel & Restaurant Association (SIHRA) has proved the sceptics wrong when they went ahead and successfully organised the All India Hotels & Restaurants Convention at Thiruvananthapuram. The zest and zeal of the organisers and unflinching support of the delegates were palpable throughout the two-day convention. HospitalityBiz reports… more>>
STR Global reports Asia/Pacific hotel development pipeline for November 2009
According to the November 2009, STR Global Construction Pipeline Report, which was released recently, the Asia/Pacific hotel development pipeline includes 975 hotels comprising 2,32,680 rooms. more>>

Havells India Ltd
Havells India Ltd has introduced a new series of energy saving commercial lighting fixtures, ‘Equilibro’ and ‘Ivy Mirror Optics’ designed to illuminate workspaces. more>>

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