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Union Tourism Minister reviews development progress of additional accommodation for Commonwealth Games 2010
  According to a PIB release, a meeting to review the progress of creation of additional accommodation for Commonwealth Games – 2010 was held in New Delhi recently under the Chairmanship more>>
Rajindera Kumar takes over as FHRAI President
  Rajindera Kumar, Director, The Ambassador Hotel, New Delhi has taken over as the President of Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) for the year 2009-10. more>>
IFCA to host Fourth National Culinary Congress in Hyderabad from November 14 to 16
  Indian Federation of Culinary Associations (IFCA), the nodal body of the regional culinary federations of India and India’s sole representative to the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS), more>>
Amari Hotels to foray into India by 2010 with new limited service brand
  Thailand-based hotel chain, Amari Hotels will foray in the Indian market by 2010 and will introduce its new limited service brand. The company will follow the management route in India and more>>
BPO firm TopSource gears up to serve Indian hospitality sector
  UK-based financial services and payroll outsourcing firm TopSource is in the process of tapping into the Indian hospitality market. Considering the scope of the travel and hospitality business in India, more>>
The Lemon Tree Hotels ties up with Xn Hotel Systems (India) Pvt Ltd
  Xn Hotel Systems (India) Pvt Ltd has entered into an agreement with The Lemon Tree Hotels to install its Protel Property Management System (PMS) in the hotel chain’s economy segment more>>
Karnataka to announce new tourism policy soon
  According to a report in The Business Standard, the Karnataka government will soon announce a new tourism policy for a period of five years — 2009-14 — with several changes and more>>
Goa’s Beach Shack Policy comes up with stringent guidelines
  According to a report in The Times of India, the Beach Shack Policy for the season 2009-10, which was approved by the Goa cabinet recently, has specified that no shack owner should be involved more>>
Nirvana Nest Buildcon to open four hotels in Goa by October 2010
  Delhi-based Nirvana Nest Buildcon plans to open four hotels in Goa by 2010. The hotels will be set up in a phased manner and will come up at Calangute, Anjuna, Vagator and Nagoa. more>>
Rise in hotel occupancy by three to five per cent in October across India
  According to a report by Nirbhay Kumar and Meenakshi Verma Ambwani of The Economic Times, hotel bookings for the year-end holiday season have picked up, providing further proof more>>
Five-star hotels in Mumbai adopts systematic approach to conserve water
  According to a report by Sharad Vyas, Reeba Zachariah and Sukhada Tatke of The Times of India, five-star hotels, which had to bear the brunt of the water cuts this year, have drastically cut down more>>
Savaari Car Rentals India to expand operations to 75 cities in India by end of 2011
  Dehradun-based Savaari Car Rentals India, which currently operates in 53 Indian cities, is now planning to expand its operations to 75 cities in India by end of 2011. The company operating in major more>>
ASPL ties up with Italy’s largest wine group Cantine Riunite & CIV
  With an aim to increase its portfolio of premium Italian wines, Aspri Spirits Pvt Ltd (ASPL) has tied up with Italy’s largest wine group Cantine Riunite & CIV to introduce its Lambrusco wines more>>
Sula Wines plans aggressive expansion
  According to a report by Bindu D Menon of The Hindu Business Line, Sula Wines, promoted by Nashik Vintners, is revisiting its expansion plans. There are plans to add acreages under contract more>>
Italian coffee giant Lavazza to make India coffee hub
  According to a report by John Sarkar of The Economic Times, Italian coffee giant Lavazza S p A has expansion plans in India. About 60 per cent of Lavazza’s revenues come from Italy and more>>
Booker Group opens first cash and carry store in Mumbai
  According to a report in Business Standard, UK’s largest cash and carry player Booker Group Plc has set up its first shop in Mumbai. Booker India, a unit of Booker Group, has spent nearly more>>
‘We are the world’
I am guilty of stealing the title of the world famous song composed by music legends, Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritche, but I just could not help it. The song epitomises the cover story of this issue. Though being part of the hospitality industry, we are hardly hospitable to the people who are part of our society and who live with us but are physically challenged. more>>

Ignorance of ability brings disability
It is a matter of chance and not choice, they do not need sympathy but empathy. Given the opportunity, differently-abled people (often addressed as people with disability) are no less than any other human being. In tune with this philosophy, the hospitality industry is working continuously to give opportunities to differently-abled people while contributing towards this social cause. HospitalityBiz reports more>>
specialreport_img“We have to bring back members’ confidence in the association”
After taking over as the president of Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India, Rajindera Kumar, Director, The Ambassador Hotel, New Delhi, in an exclusive one-on-one with HospitalityBiz , spoke about his priorities and also on association related issues more>>
specialreport_imgIndian Hospitality: Gearing up for the future
The noble intention of promoting Travel & Tourism is beyond economic interests. It facilitates international understanding and enables building of broader cultural horizons. With this profound basis, the growth of the Travel & Tourism industry will be persistent. more>>

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