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Interim Budget 2009-10 neglects hospitality industry
  The Interim Budget 2009-10, presented by Pranab Mukherjee, acting Finance Minister, (in parliament today) failed to enthuse the hospitality industry. The hospitality and tourism industry, which was drastically affected by the economic slowdown and recent terror attacks, expected more>>
'Incredible India' loses luster as tourists stay away
  India has seen its tourist arrivals drop in recent months for the first time since 2002 when it launched its hugely successful "Incredible India" campaign that enticed millions of well-heeled tourists more>>
ITDC explores expansion through ‘Ashok Alliance’
  In order to expand its reach and visibility in the country’s hospitality business, India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), the public sector corporation under the Ministry of Tourism, has more>>
Shervani demands sops for Delhi guest houses
  Taking up the cause for a large number of guest house owners in Delhi, S M Shervani, Honorary Secretary, Hotel & Restaurant Association of Northern India (HRANI) has demanded approval of these more>>
HRAH welcomes new Excise Policy
  Hotel and Restaurant Association of Haryana (HRAH) welcomed the new Excise Policy announced by the Haryana Government. The new Excise policy of the state was approved by the State Cabinet more>>
Banyan Tree Hotels forays into the Indian market
  Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts have announced its foray in the Indian market. The niche Banyan Tree leisure packages will be promoted and marketed through TRAC Representations (India) more>>
Haryana to be developed as tourism hub before Commonwealth Games 2010
  According to a PTI report, with an eye on the Commonwealth Games coming up next year, the Central Government has firmed up plans to develop Haryana as a hub of tourism related more>>
HRAWI regional convention to be held by end June 2009
  The 44th regional convention of Hotel and Restaurant Association Western India (HRAWI) will be held by the end of June 2009 in Mumbai. However, the dates and venue for the two day convention has not more>>
Taiwan will help Tata to set up hotel in Taipei
  As part of Taiwan’s initiative to promote inbound tourism from India, Taiwan will help Tata-owned Indian hotel group, Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), to explore possibilities of setting up a property more>>
ITDC to operate 3,179 DDA apartment hotels
  India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) would operate around 3,179 apartment hotels of DDA during the Commonwealth Games. These apartment hotels, which would include one, two, more>>
Madhya Pradesh Tourism launches Tava Resort to promote Ecotourism in the state
  The Department of Tourism, Government of Madhya Pradesh in order to promote Ecotourism in the state has launched Tava Resort which is close to Madhai Wildlife Sanctuary and Satpura Tiger more>>
Leisure Hotels to launch five wildlife resorts
  Leisure Hotels will be launching five wildlife resorts. A wildlife park contains several high end luxury cottages or tented suites built more>>
IHC plans to expand Mars Restaurants
  India Hospitality Corp (IHC), the London Stock Exchange-listed special purpose acquisition company, is planning to expand its more>>
Dream Boats launches luxury house boat
  Dream Boats, an Alleppey-based house boat operator, has recently launched their sixth house boat for backwater rides in Alleppey, Kerala. This is the first luxury house boat from the house boat more>>
HRAWI to host seminar on F&B management on February 18, 2009
  Hotel and Restaurant Association Western India (HRAWI) is organising a seminar on F&B management on February 18, 2009 (3 pm) at the InterContinental Marine Drive Mumbai. The seminar more>>

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New world wines and conditions
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Safeguarding wireless networks
The use of WiFi technology was never a matter of concern until recently, atleast till its illegal misuse to send terror mails as part of bomb blasts in different parts of India. Hospitality Biz finds out the steps taken by the hotel industry to deal with the wireless network security issue. more>>


The Spectrum of Leisure Real Estate Products in India
This paper from Cushman & Wakefield discusses various Leisure holiday models in comparison to the pure hotel product, exploring their relevance to key stake holders namely developers, operators as well as consumers. more>>
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