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JHA to launch website on tourist destinations
  In a report in The Telegraph, Jamshedpur Hoteliers’ Association (JHA) has decided to come up with a website, which will offer detailed information about unexplored tourist spots in Jamshedpur more>>
IATO to train professionals in hospitality sector
  In a report in Business Standard, The Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) has plans to train professionals engaged in hospitality and tourism sectors in India. The training will be imparted more>>
J&K government to make Pahalgam round-the-year destination for tourism
  In a bid to make Pahalgam, the base camp of holy Amarnath Cave in South Kashmir, a round-the-year tourist destination, the Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to explore the more>>
International airport to come up in Kushinagar soon
  An international airport will soon come up in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh, the destination of Buddha ‘Parinirvana’ or final salvation, where Buddha breathed his last. Through backward integration, more>>
Aila affects hospitality and tourism sector in West Bengal
  The last week of May 2009 turned out to be a turbulent one for humans and the natural environment in West Bengal. Cyclone 'Aila' that hit Kolkata on May 25, 2009 was then followed by landslide more>>
Maharashtra govt increases FSI for Mumbai hotels
  According to a report in Hindustan Times, Maharashtra's urban development department has allowed an increase in the Floor Space Index (FSI) to five for Mumbai’s five-star hotels. more>>
Fortune Hotels launches third hotel in Bengaluru
  ITC’s wholly-owned subsidiary Fortune Park Hotels, has launched its 29th operating hotel, Fortune Park JPCelestial in Bengaluru. The 130 room property is owned by M/s J P Group. more>>
Starwood plans 15 new properties in India
  Starwood Hotels and Resorts Group is mulling to set up 15 new properties in India in the next three-four years. The 15 properties will have 200 rooms each, which will add approximately 3000 more>>
Leisure Hotels to expand footprint in business and wildlife segment
  Leisure Hotels Ltd is in the process of expanding its presence in the wildlife segment with the launch of five wildlife resorts across India. The first resort is expected to be operational post October more>>
First South African restaurant opens in India
  With varied international culinary formats making inroads in India, the country is now set to host its first African cuisine restaurant. Geet Restaurants Pvt Ltd (GRPL) has initiated more>>
Sewara Hospitality & Development to open three properties in Rajasthan
  New Delhi-based Sewara Hospitality & Development has plans to launch three properties: Lakshman Sagar, Naila Bagh Palace and Qila Tatarpur in Rajasthan. Naila Bagh Palace will be on more>>
Panchshil keen to extend relationship with Marriott
  Panchshil Realty, the Pune-based real estate and infrastructure development company, plans to expand its hospitality portfolio to new cities. The company, which has two under more>>
Chougules to spin off wine business into new company
  According to, the Chougule family, Indage Vintners Ltd’s (IVL) promoters, has plans to set up a new company to look after their wine business. An equal stake in the new company more>>
Hospitality Star to open sales and marketing office in Mumbai
  Hospitality Star, a web-based end-to-end hospitality solutions and services provider, plans to open sales and marketing offices in Mumbai, Bengaluru and the National Capital Region (NCR). more>>

Cashing in on the digital medium

Hospitality Biz explores the fast emerging digital media as a marketing and promotional platform that attracts hoteliers and the service industry alike more>>
“Luxury has become a dirty word today”
Hospitality Biz speaks with Vincent Hoogewijs, General Manager, Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai on his plans for the property and his perception of the Indian hospitality revivial, post recession.. more>>
Praveen Roy: Managing Director, Berggruen Education Pvt Ltd (UEI Global)
In a chat with Hospitality Biz, Praveen Roy, Managing Director, Berggruen Education Pvt Ltd (UEI Global) discloses his life’s objectives, his family and his activities on a given day more>>
Cutting costs within hotel operations
While the hospitality industry is working through a recessionary phase, Pradeep Mathur, Managing Director, Mathur Hospitality provides solutions to overcome the situation and make business profitable more>>

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