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Deepak Sharma takes over as Secretary General of FHRAI
  Deepak Sharma has joined Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) as Secretary General. He assumed the office from April 1, 2009 succeeding Harish more>>
WTTC to release new projections of the cost of swine flu to travel and tourism
  Concerns about the recent outbreak of swine flu and the worldwide coverage it is receiving have caused the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the forum for leaders of the travel more>>
Hoteliers look to India, China and Middle-East during recession
  According to Reuters, global hoteliers are pinning their hopes on the East's underserved leisure markets to offset falling revenue as holidaymakers and business travellers cut back to save more>>
InterContinental Hotels net profit dips 56%
  InterContinental Hotels has reported a fall in first-quarter net profit. The net profit fell to USD 27 million, from USD 62 million, a year ago. The company took a charge of USD 26 million in the quarter more>>
Government to rescue Emaar MGF
  The Union government has reportedly agreed to extend a Rs 500 Crore loan to Delhi-based Emaar MGF, a JV between Dubai-based Emaar and Delhi-based MGF Group, to help it complete the more>>
Destinations of the World India launches India Domestic Product
  Destinations of the World (DOTW), a leading global travel industry wholesaler, has launched their comprehensive and competitive India Domestic Product into the market place. more>>
Peninsula to delay hospitality, new ventures
  Peninsula Land, a unit of the Ashok Piramal Group, is likely to delay its plans to build business hotels by at least six months due to the ongoing economic slowdown. Besides, the company more>>
JetPrivilege to partner with three hotel groups
  Jet Airways’ JetPrivilege, a frequent flyer programme, has entered into a partnership with the Preferred Hotel Group, Harbour Plaza Hotels & Resorts and WelcomHeritage-Palaces, Forts, more>>
Orient-Express Hotels Ltd announces FY 08-09 results
  Orient-Express Hotels Ltd, owners or part-owners and managers of 51 luxury hotels, restaurants, tourist trains and river cruise properties in 25 countries, has announced its results for the first more>>
Varanasi police disallow city’s first nightclub
  According to The Times of India, Hotel Siddharth in Varanasi has been prevented from operating a discotheque on its premises by the local police. Sigra police station refused to grant the more>>
BMC orders McDonald’s Fort to take down illegal extension
  According to a report in DNA, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has instructed the McDonald’s outlet at Fort, Mumbai to close down an illegal extension that has been constructed more>>
Taco Bell to launch in India by end 2009
  Taco Bell will launch in India during the fourth quarter of the current year (2009). A minimum of two Taco Bell outlets will be opened in either Mumbai or Bengaluru. As mentioned by Hospitality Biz more>>
Chili’s Grill & Bar opens first location in India
  Brinker International has announced the opening of its first Chili’s restaurant location in India at Bengaluru. The 126 seater outlet is located on Airport Road, and will be open from 11 am to more>>
Helion Venture aims to launch QSR brands in India

According to, Helion Venture Partners, a venture capital fund focused on India, has invested Rs 16 Crore in a start up business, Brand Calculus. The company aims to more>>


Mushrooming of IHMs in North India
In order to meet the growing demand for trained manpower in the hospitality industry, many IHMS are coming up in the North, finds Hospitality Biz more>>
‘Indian wine consumers are very discerning’
Hospitality Biz in conversation with Dharti Desai, Founder and CEO, Finewinesnmore (FWM) and Craig Wedge, Senior Vice President - Branding & Business Development, FWM about the company's growth plans in India more>>
Role reversal: Managing your boss
Most employees feel that they are entirely under the whims and fancies of their boss. Iyer Subramanian illustrates how you can be on better terms with your boss more>>
The Spectrum of Leisure Real Estate Products in Indiat
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