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NEWS| Tatas, Oberois, Reliance and Infosys seek CISF cover

The demand to deploy the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) at various business establishments has increased following the recent terror attacks on the financial capital of the country.




Recently, Tatas and Oberois have approached the Union Home Ministry to get the CISF cover for additional security of their prestigious business establishments.

It is recalled that hotels of both business houses were recently attacked by the terrorists, leading to a large scale bloodshed and property loss.








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TRENDS| TECH| Saving Hotels the Trouble of ‘Calling Around’

Here is something that I think is encouraging, but I want to put it to test with you. I think the premise is good.

http://www.hotelproxy.com
Create a website where all hotels can upload their availability online and other hoteliers can check. You can then, theoretically decide your hotel rates based on what is happening in the neighborhood.

Yes, in theory it is a cost effective way of sharing information (something like creating a google doc for ARR & ROOM OCCUPIED that Night duty Managers share with each other and sharing the damn document instead of everyone calling everyone.

But here are my misgivings:
> why would you put the truth on the website?
> Why cant you just log into travelocity or GDS for the updated room status & rates?

What do you think?














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NEWS| Taj hotels to change brand name in Kerala

The Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, India's largest hospitality group, on Friday announced rebranding of two of its hotels in Kerala to the newly launched brand -- The Gateway Hotel.



The two hotels -- Taj Residency, Ernakulam, and Taj Garden Retreat -- will be known as The Gateway Hotel and The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram, Varkala, respectively, The Gateway Hotel said in a press release here.

The Gateway Hotel is a new brand catering to the emerging physchological set up of contemporary travellers.

"In our endeavour to offer new experiences to our guests, The Gateway Hotel will offer an experience that is refreshingly enjoyable, hassle free, consistent and crisp yet courteous," Ajay Misra, senior Vice-President, sales and marketing, Indian Hotels company Ltd said.

Launched in September last year, 'The Gateway Hotel' is a pan-India network of upscale hotels and resorts targeted at the modern traveller.

With 29 Gateway Hotels (18 operating and 11 under developme…

NEWS| Dubai tourism will rebound in '09

The spreading gloom about the global economy in the last quarter of 2008 affected Dubai's tourism sector, otherwise it would have been a remarkable year for the city's holiday trade.



Hotels and tour companies saw strong revenue growth in the first and second quarters of the year but business declined in the latter part of 2008, people in the hospitality industry said.

Dubai has been among the region's fastest growing tourist destinations in the last few years, and an economic boom fuelled by high oil prices saw unprecedented activity in hotel construction.

But the global fallout of the US housing mortgage crisis, which led to the financial meltdown in 2008, is now being felt in reduced travel demand.

Key countries such as Britain, Germany and Russia, from which Dubai receives a large number of its tourists, are facing economic troubles.

This has spurred Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) into increasing efforts to bring more tourists to the em…

NEWS| Sarovar Hotels announces signing of its sixth property in Bangalore

Sarovar Hotels and Resorts announced the signing of Sarovar Portico at Hosur, Bangalore recently. The Sarovar Portico, on the Bangalore - Hosur Highway will be the sixth property in the region, in addition to Savannah Sarovar Premiere, Radha Hometel, Park Inn & Suites, Park Plaza and Golden Heights Sarovar Portico.




The present room inventory of Sarovar Hotels in Bangalore is 206 rooms with 104 guest rooms at Savannah Sarovar Premiere and 102 guest rooms at Radha Hometel.

Sarovar Portico is a full service, international standard three to four-star hotel brand from Sarovar Hotels and Resorts portfolio. The Portico brand has a presence across 11 destinations in India at Ahmedabad, Badrinath, Indore, Lonavala, Hyderabad, Kochi, Manali, Durgapur, Goa, Shirdi and Chennai.

The proposed Sarovar Portico at Hosur will offer 108 guest rooms. Ajay Bakaya, Executive Director, Sarovar Hotels & Resorts said, “Sarovar Hotels is delighted to offer another Portico in the region. Being an indu…

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