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Hoteliers demand capital subsidy be restored
  Hotel industry associations have demanded the capital subsidy system’s restoration and introduction of a single window clearance system to improve room inventory in India. These more>>
MoT proposes novel capacity building measures
  Ministry of Tourism (MoT), Government of India is considering a novel human resource initiative to impart training to house wives and local ‘halwais’, in order to enhance their employability more>>
Union Tourism Minister to take up industry issues with Finance Minister
  The formal introductory meeting of the Union Tourism Minister, Kumari Selja, with the travel industry associations’ leadership today in New Delhi, is believed to have decided to seek an more>>
Karnataka govt allocates Rs 180 Crore for various tourism projects in the state
  The Karnataka government has allocated Rs 180 Crore for taking up various tourism projects. Vinay Luthra, Managing Director, Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) said more>>
Floriana Group’s ‘Chandan Sparsh’ may bag ITDC’s destination spa project
  The long-awaited and much-talked-about ‘Destination Spa’ at Hotel Janpath in New Delhi may soon become a reality. It is believed that India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) has more>>
Assocham demands tax holiday extension to five star hotels
  According to a PTI report, The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Assocham) has sought an extension of five-year tax holiday scheme to five star hotels in the national capital more>>
Best Western India to add 10 more hotels by 2009 end
  In a bid to expand its footprint in the Indian market, Best Western India focuses on multi-locations in metro cities. Best Western has plans to add 10 more hotels to its Indian portfolio, which will more>>
Starwood EAME strengthens efforts focused on Indian outbound
  With an aim to promote its properties located in the Europe, Africa and Middle East (EAME) region, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has focused its marketing efforts on specific target more>>
Sun-n-Sand to foray into Nagpur by September 2009
  Sun n Sand Hotels, the Mumbai-based hotel development and management company is set to launch its first hotel in Nagpur, by September 2009. The company, which presently more>>
Dhingra Projects develops maiden hotel project in Neemrana
  New Delhi-based Dhingra Projects is in the process of developing its first hospitality venture in Neemrana, Rajasthan. Slated to be developed as a star category hotel, the property is likely to be more>>
AAHAR International Food Fair to be held in Chennai
  The fourth regional edition of AAHAR International Food Fair 2009 will be held on August 27-29, 2009 at Chennai Trade Centre in Chennai. Organised by ITPO (India Trade Promotion more>>
JIP to operate five Chili's outlets in India by December 2009
  JIP Fashion & Restaurants Pvt Ltd, which owns the franchise rights for US-based casual dining restaurant brand Chili's Grill & Bar in south and west India, aims to operate five outlets under more>>
Amfora introduces Oz Wine Bars in India
  Amfora Wine and Foods Pvt Ltd has introduced Oz Wine Bars in India. The company will sell the machines to premium restaurants and hotels in the country. The imported wine machines act as more>>
Brunei eyes hospitality investments in Himachal Pradesh
  Brunei Darussalam, the third largest oil producer in Southeast Asia, is seeking business prospects in Shimla's hospitality sector. The focus will be to set up tourist class hotels and resorts. more>>

Uncorking Corkage: The BYO policy
BYO (Bring Your Own) is a restaurant term, which means that customers can bring their own drinks (usually alcoholic beverages). Corkage allows a restaurant to extend this privilege to its guests at a nominal charge. Hospitality Biz finds that the concept is almost absent from the Indian hospitality scene more>>

Culinary art forms lose focus due to encroachments in creative process: Chef Mathur
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