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Hotels hosting CWG delegates exempted from luxury tax
  The Delhi government on Monday granted exemption from payment of luxury tax to hotels providing accommodation to delegates and technical experts during the Commonwealth Games this year. more>>
Proposal to exempt luxury tax partially ‘discriminatory’: Hospitality industry
  Delhi government’s proposed move to exempt luxury tax for rooms booked through Commonwealth Games Travel Office has drawn flak from the hospitality industry. The statement by Sheila Dikshit, more>>
FHRAI to launch ‘Hunar Se Rozgar’ programme in 12 cities
  Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) will fully support Ministry of Tourism’s (MoT) ‘Hunar se Rozgar’ programme. The programme is an initiative by the MoT, more>>
ESOI to conduct workshop on ‘Environment Laws & Sustainable Tourism’ in Amritsar and Kochi
  Ecotourism Society of India (ESOI) recently conducted a workshop in New Delhi on ‘Environment Laws & Sustainable Tourism,’ which was inaugurated by Sujit Banerjee, Secretary, more>> renews contract with IRCTC to offer train bookings has announced the extension of their strategic relationship with Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) by renewal of its contract to offer train bookings more>>
Gujarat Tourism to release new Tourism Policy in next two months
  Gujarat Tourism is currently in the process of drafting a new Tourism Policy which is will be released in the next two months. The Policy will encourage Public Private Partnerships to a considerable more>>
Gujarat mulls venture fund for tourism related infrastructure
  The Gujarat government is likely to set up a Rs 500-crore venture capital fund through Public Private Partnership (PPP) to invest in tourism related infrastructure in the state. The funds are to be more>>
IHR enters into strategic alliance with MTDC has entered into a strategic alliance with Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) to provide diversified travel solutions. With this deal, IHR has now more>>
ASSOCHAM to organise conference on ‘Agri-Tourism’ in Delhi on February 1, 2010
  The Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) will organise a conference on ‘Agri-Tourism: Innovative Supplementary Income Generating Activity for more>>
KBJ Group enters hospitality with Absolute Hotel Services
  Mumbai-based jewellery firm KBJ Group has diversified into the hospitality sector in association with Thailand-based hotel management chain Absolute Hotel Services. KBJ Group plans to more>>
Alila Hotels and Resorts unveils its first contemporary resort in Goa
  Alila Hotels and Resorts, one of Asia’s leading luxury boutique hotel and resort operator, has launched Alila Diwa Goa. The 149-room Alila Diwa Goa along the Majorda Beach will be Alila’s very more>>
Golden Tulip launches Tulip Inn Lucknow
  Golden Tulip Hospitality Group has signed a management franchise agreement with Avadh Projects (Pvt.) Ltd for its new property, Tulip Inn Lucknow. The three-star property has 50 rooms more>>
Lotus Lakeview Resort Udaipur to be fully operational by February 2010
  Lotus Lakeview Resort, the property managed by Kamat Hotels India Ltd (KHIL) is in the process of introducing new facilities to its property. The hotel, located near Lake Pichola and spread across more>>
Aspasia Group launches organic food restaurant ‘Modak’ in Bengaluru
  Aspasia Group has launched the first organic restaurant Modak in Bengaluru. The restaurant offers two types of vegetarian spread. The Modak food sans chemicals and vegetables are sourced more>>
Grace Foods forays into India, unveils a slew of convenient, nutritious products
  Caribbean food giant Grace Kennedy Ltd is expanding its offering in India with a slew of authentic Caribbean foods. The company has a turnover of USD 880 million and a new range of products more>>

2009 brings end to an era of bullish hospitality growth coupled with challenges like the economic slowdown and volatile market conditions. The second anniversary issue of Hospitality Biz aims to provide a two part sneak preview of the opportunities, trends and business strategies that hoteliers are likely adopt in the coming decade, collating views of the most eminent hoteliers and decision makers from the industry. This exercise tries to compile the industry’s outlook and more>>
HOSI 2009: An impressive beginning
Hotel Operations Summit India (HOSI) 2009, hosted by HVS, concluded in style, leaving definite signs of developing into yet another annual calendar event from HVS stable. HospitalityBiz reports more>>
“Entrepreneurial private equity is entering Indian hospitality industry in a big way”
While the Indian hospitality industry looks to achieve buoyancy to trigger growth after surviving the effects of the economic meltdown, Vijay Thacker, Director, Horwath HTL speaks with HospitalityBiz on how Hotel Investment Forum India (HIFI) 2010 will play catalyst to the future growth of the industry more>>

WORLDHOTELS recently added Hotel Sahara Star, Mumbai as Deluxe Collection affiliate to its portfolio. (L-R): Roland Jegge, Vice President, WORLDHOTELS Asia Pacific and Vivek Kumar, CEO, Hotel Sahara Star at the official announcement of the affiliation
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