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MoT to announce revised hotel classification norms soon
  Ministry of Tourism (MoT) is in the process of finalising new classification norms for the hospitality industry in India. The ministry has worked with Federation of Hotels and Restaurants Association of India (FHRAI) and Hotel Association of India (HAI), the two major representative bodies of the hospitality industry, to gauge revision in existing classification norms. more>>
MoT to bring out guidelines on Wellness Tourism
  After signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Institute of Hotel Management (IHM) and Karnataka Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) and Sree Guruvayurappan Bhajan Samaj more>>
Berggruen Hotels in expansion mode
  Berggruen Hotels is set to launch its first Greenfield budget hotel in Thiruvananthapuram under the ‘Keys’ brand in August 2009. The 101 room property will be primarily targeted at corporates. more>>
Haryana to construct 6,000 rooms for Commonwealth Games 2010
  According to a PTI report, while inaugurating a five-star hotel in Gurgaon recently, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Chief Minister, Haryana informed that Haryana will construct 6,000 rooms as part of more>>
Indian Railways entrusts IRCTC to set up budget hotels near major railway stations
  According to a PIB release, the Indian Railways has entrusted Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC) to set up budget hotels in the vicinity of major railway stations more>>
Mount Abu gears up for tourism infrastructure development
  Taking a step further, after declaring Mount Abu as an eco-sensitive zone by the Government of India (GoI), the Tourism Master Plan outlining the tourism activities within the demarcated area is likely more>>
West Bengal govt plans to develop tourism infrastructure in Maoist-hit areas
  According to a PTI report, the West Bengal government has comprehensive plans to develop tourism infrastructure in places like Belpahari and Jhargram in West Midnapore and Bankura more>>
RMCID to offer skill-oriented hospitality courses
  Restaurant Management & Culinary Institute Delhi (RMCID), an initiative by few young professionals from the hospitality industry in Delhi, will offer skill-oriented hospitality courses to aspiring more>>
Third IHC convention postpones to September 2009
  The Indian Housekeepers Club’s (IHC) third national convention has been postponed to September 2009. The event will be held from September 12 to 13, 2009 in New Delhi. However, the more>>
India International Food and Agri Expo to be held at Kochi
  To improve agricultural output and technology in Kerala, The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE) Kerala, jointly with Foundation for Organic Agriculture and Rural Development and Directorate more>>
IRCTC to deliver food in Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains
  According to a PTI report, food offered in Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains will not be outsourced anymore. Union Railway Minister, Mamata Banerjee made the announcement during a debate more>>
UB Group to open ‘Kingfisher Bar’ at IGIA in Delhi
  UB Group will soon open Kingfisher Bar at Security Hold Area (SHA) of Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in Delhi. The bar will be the first such facility in airport’s SHA area. So far, more>>
Manchester United Restaurant and Bar to open in Mumbai soon
  According to a report in Financial Chronicle, Manchester United Food and Beverage Asia (MUFB Asia) plans to open Manchester United Restaurant and Bar in Mumbai. The Singapore-based more>>
Delhi-based Belair Group to launch new B2B travel portal
  Belair Group, a Delhi-based Online Travel Agent (OTA) and a leading player in B2B and B2C air travel, cargo, hotel, insurance, airport transfer solutions, will soon launch their new B2B portal more>>

Hotel and Restaurant Association Western India Regional Convention: Round up
The 15th regional convention of Hotel and Restaurant Association Western India (HRAWI) witnessed participation from the hospitality industry in Mumbai. The convention was an interactive platform for knowledge-sharing and various opportunities, which the hoteliers discussed. Hospitality Biz presents an event round up more>>
“Going green creates better reputation”
Hospitality Biz speaks to Prem Thakur, Director of Engineering, Renaissance Mumbai Hotel and Convention Centre, about energy conservation and eco-friendly practices in the hotel more>>
Rattan Keswani: President, Trident Hotels
A man who loves sports, books and movies, Rattan Keswani is one who rose from the ranks to adorn the top seat in the Oberoi Group. Hospitality Biz peeks into the life of the hotelier more>>
specialreport_imgProficiency levels of private security guards needs to be uplifted
Security implies a stable, relatively predictable environment in which an individual or group may pursue its ends without disruption or injury. The concept of security in an organisation has evolved gradually throughout the history of civilisation. more>>

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