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MoT’s latest tourist figures reveal Andhra Pradesh, Delhi as top Indian tourist destinations
  According to an IANS report, Andhra Pradesh with its pilgrim spots remains a famous destination for the third time in a row, while Delhi continues to enjoy the tag of the Indian city most more>>
Government bars ministers and officials to hold meetings at five-star hotels
  According to a DNA report, the economic slowdown has forced the government to go on an economy drive. The Finance Ministry has sent a memorandum to all ministries and departments more>>
MoT finalises Caravan policy
  According to a PTI report, Caravan tour packages popular in Europe and USA, will soon be launched in India to attract the high-end tourist particularly foreigners. Caravan Tourism, a new concept more>>
MTDC to open scuba diving training centre at Tarkali by year-end
  After setting up snorkeling centre two years ago at Tarkali, Sindhudurg district in Maharashtra, Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) now plans to open a scuba diving training more>>
Govt to rate food establishments before the Commonwealth Games 2010
  According to a report in The Times of India, in a first of its kind move, the government will soon start rating all food establishments, including small and medium eateries, restaurants, dhabas, more>>
CAI-WR to conduct three-city tour in September 2009 end
  With an aim to create awareness about its association in southern India, two members from Concierge Association of India – Western Region (CAI-WR) will visit Bengaluru, Chennai and more>>
Neesa Leisure Ltd contemplating on offering 10-year membership plans for its timeshare product, Cambay Family Holidays
  Cambay Family Holidays (CFH), the timeshare product of the hospitality firm, Neesa Leisure Ltd (NLL), is aggressively looking at expanding its membership base in India. The product is more>>
Sahil Sarovar Portico eyes to capture Gujarat market
  Pune-based Sahil Group’s boutique property in Lonavala, operational under Sarovar Hotels and Resorts mid-scale brand ‘Portico’, is planning to attract the leisure and MICE market from Gujarat, more>>
ibis to debut in Pune
  Accor Hospitality is set to open its doors to Pune with the launch of ibis Pune. The property is located five minutes away from Pune International Airport. The hotel will be open for business more>>
EWDPL, IHC to set up five three-star hotels in Tier-II cities
  According to a report by Raghavendra Kamath of Business Standard, Entertainment World Developers (EWDPL), a partner firm of Phoenix Mills, is in the final stages of tying up with London’s more>>
Rambagh Palace, Jaipur voted the ‘Best Hotel in the World’ by Conde Nast Traveller
  Rambagh Palace, Jaipur has been voted the ‘Best Hotel in the World’ by Conde Nast Traveller, a global travel magazine. The award was presented recently at its 11th annual Readers Travel more>>
Serena Spa plans to foray in Chennai by October 2009
  Serena Spa Pvt Ltd will launch its first spa at Mamallapuram in Chennai by October 2009. For the upcoming spa, Serena Spa has entered into a management contract with GRT Hotels for more>>
IHM Silvassa to commence first academic batch from July 2010
  Omnibus Industrial Development Corporation (OIDC) is presently developing an Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (IHMCT) in Silvassa for the Union Territory more>>
Sanjeev Kapoor’s ‘The Yellow Chilli’ to open in Bahrain
  The Yellow Chilli (TYC), the Indian speciality restaurant chain conceptualised and promoted by celebrity Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, will now foray overseas. Kapoor has signed contracts more>>

Changing face of the Indian food processing industry

The past decade has witnessed a radical development in India’s food processing sector. The growth of this industry is expected to change the way people perceive food and their eating habits. Hospitality Biz maps the evolution of the processed food sector, proposed development plans and upcoming trends in India more>>
“There are hardly any players supplying flame resistant products in India”
Atul Agarwal, Director, Vrijesh Natural Fibre & Fabrics speaks to Hospitality Biz on the company’s plans to offer services to the hospitality sector in India more>>
India: Inbound & Domestic Visitor Arrivals
The potential of domestic tourism has always been talked about but hardly tapped. The economic downturn resulted in a greater focus from the Ministry of Tourism (MoT) and the states and the results are already visible in the first half of 2009. more>>
specialreport_img Courtyard by Marriott : Tafseer Sarang, Director of Rooms, Chennai
Tafseer Sarang is the newly appointed Director of Rooms for Courtyard by Marriott, Chennai. more>>

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