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Tourism & Hospitality Industry welcome election results
  Travel, tourism and hospitality industry in India have by and large welcomed the election results to the 15th Lok Sabha. They termed the results as a mandate for “continuity, peace and more>>
Hike in power tariff may take a toll on hotels
  In a report in Afternoon Dispatch & Courier, the steep rise in electricity tariff, levied by various distribution companies, has left hotels and restaurants across Maharashtra in a lurch. Already more>>
Hospitality gears up for Commonwealth Games
  The Commonwealth Games are scheduled to be held from October 3 to October 14, 2010. The entire National Capital Region is expected to see an estimated 27 new hotels, serviced more>>
HRAWI regional convention to be held at Trident in Mumbai in June 2009
  The 44th regional convention of Hotel and Restaurant Association Western India (HRAWI) will be held on July 9 and 10, 2009 at Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai. The theme for the convention more>>
Hospitality sector in south to witness increased capacity creation in mid and budget hotels
  South Indian cities like Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kochi will witness a stable trend in the hotel sector influenced by higher disposable incomes. The emergence of the new markets more>>
Taj Group to launch 100 hotels in towns
  According to a report published in Business India, Taj Group of Hotels plans to launch nearly 100 two-star and three-star hotel properties in towns like Aurangabad and Kozhikode. The hotels will more>>
Berggruen Hotels to grow within mid-market segment
  According to Business India, Berggruen Hotels will combat the ongoing economic recession by setting up additional budget hotels across India. The company plans to expand into Tier I, more>>
Muthoot earmarks funds for hospitality projects
  The Muthoot Pappachan Group intends to invest Rs 750 crore in hospitality projects in South India. The Group plans to upgrade facilities at existing five star hotel and resort properties as well as more>>
Parekh Group forays into hospitality sector
  Mumbai-based Parekh Group, dealer in shipping and logistic services, has forayed into the hospitality industry by forming Seabird Resorts Pvt Ltd under its hospitality division. Parekh Group has more>>
Value Hospitality to provide consulting services to the hospitality industry
  Value Hospitality Pvt Ltd (VHPL), Kamath Residency’s recently formed hospitality consulting division has launched its consultancy services in the Indian hospitality industry. The company more>>
IHG extends major franchise deal
  As per, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has extended eight franchise agreements through December 2015, with longtime franchisee Talbot S A, more>>
IRCTC proposes hike in food prices on premium trains
  In a report in Financial Chronicle, The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has proposed to hike food prices in premium luxury trains, Rajdhani and Shatabdi, more>>
India's first Bollywood-themed restaurant launched in Hyderabad
  The Ohris Group has launched Havmor - 70MM, India’s first Bollywood-themed restaurant and ‘1857’, Hyderabad’s first Colonial themed Restro-Bar at Jalvihar on Necklace Road more>>
First IFDE India 2009 to be held in Delhi from December 2-4, 2009

Tarsus Group, a global B2B exhibition organiser, has announced the launch of the ‘International Food & Drink Expo India’ (IFDE India) 2009. The event will take place from December 2-4, 2009, more>>

Public relations for the wine industry — A win(e)-win(e) situation
Over the years, India has witnessed the mushrooming of several wine brands and wineries and this calls for wine companies to adopt a focused approach while dealing with communication strategies. Today, the challenge is to break through the clutter and differentiate your brand from others. more>>
Paving the Road to Maximizing Employee Retention and Development
Developing an employee’s potential during a downturn leads to a greater awareness of strengths and opportunities and thus improved performance more>>
Four Seasons Hotel : Vincent Hoogewijs , General Manager, Mumbai
Vincent Hoogewijs joins as the General Manager at the Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai. He has been associated with the 'Four Seasons' brand since 2004 and has worked in properties like Four Seasons Hotel Mexico; Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok; Hyatt Hotels in Dubai, Tokyo, Osaka, Surabaya, Rabat, Macau, Coolum, Canberra, London and Brussels. Hoogewijs has also worked in renowned hotels in South Africa more>>
Onjus gets Thandai to the shop next door
Tunip Agro, the company which introduced Onjus, has added Thandai to its menu in India. This traditional milk-based drink made from dry fruits, categorised as seasonal drink and mainly consumed on festivals of Shivratri and Holi, will be available at the nearest gully shop. more>>


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