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APTDC invites bids to operate hotel at Tourism Plaza in Hyderabad

The Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) has invited proposals from hoteliers to operate and maintain an 84-room property in the Tourism Plaza – Balayogi Paryatak Bhawan, Hyderabad.

Kamat Hotels (India) allots equity shares

According to a report in www.indiainfoline.com, the board of Kamat Hotels (India) on yesterday has allotted 18,43,810 fully paid up equity shares of Rs 10 each to the bondholder upon conversion of part of FCCBs. The issued, subscribed and paid up capital of the company, after the allotment has increased from Rs 13.20 crore divided into 1,31,97,395 equity shares of Rs 10 each to Rs 15.04 crore divided into 1,50,41,205 equity shares of Rs 10 each.

IDS Software launches FortuneNEXT, new solution to enhance productivity of hotels

IDS Softwares Pvt Ltd, one of the leaders in integrated IT solutions for the hospitality industry, announced the launch of its latest suite of enterprise products – FortuneNEXT.

Oberoi Group may come out with succession plan for EIH in 2 years

KOLKATA: EIH, the Oberoi Group flagship, may put together a leadership succession plan in place within the next year or two. The company has also decided that all future expansion will be through managing hotels, where it has little or no investment.

Promoters of Asian Hotels restructure stakes

The promoters of the erstwhile Asian Hotels have restructured their holdings through bulk deals worth Rs 500 crore in line with their decision to split the hospitality business region-wise. The promoters — Guptas, Jatias and Sarafs — exchanged stakes among themselves through several deals recently to hold around 55 per cent stake each in Asian Hotels (W), Asian Hotels (N) and Asian Hotels (E) respectively.

Yatra.com launches travel auctions on eBay India

Yatra.com recently launched travel auctions on eBay India (www.ebay.in). Continuing a strategic partnership the two companies had entered into earlier this year; Yatra.com and eBay India have started offering holiday packages to customers of the auction site.

Gujarat government to develop Saputara hill station as tourism hub

Gujarat government is developing Saputara, the only hill station of the state as a tourism hub. A master plan for developing Saputara has been drafted by The Research and Design Cell Faculty of Architecture, Sarvajanik College of Engineering & Technology, Surat and work has already commenced for the first phase of the plan. The state government is investing Rs 150 crore in the first phase of the project and is looking at acquiring investments from the private sector for various components of the master plan.

BSTDC to develop two luxury hotels on PPP model; also to upgrade existing guest houses

The Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation (BSTDC) will soon develop two luxury hotels in the state on Public Private Partnership (PPP) model. These hotels will come up at capital city, Patna and Rajgir, an important destination on the Buddhist circuit.