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Lets Outsource Front Office!!

Hotels in India are increasingly looking at outsourcing as a means of curtailing operational costs, increasing efficiency and saving space. Outsourcing has grown from being limited to laundry operations to areas such as housekeeping, horticulture, F&B, security, spa and IT. Express Hospitality looks into the dynamics of outsourcing from the perspective of the hoteliers and the service providers.
By Nupur Singh, Express Hospitality- see the full article here

Learn Mandarin, soon!

My students from hotel mgt institutes will probably read this and still laugh.

I have been advocating that they learn mandarin, as sooner or later they will have to work with someone who knows only that language. Two reports are playing out the significance of this. RBS says China will grow faster than India (again!) and Kapil Sibal is introducing the language in CBSE from 2011

So think about it.

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Editor's blurbs - 13th December 2010

Random collection of thoughts (blurbs really), hospitality but I am known to stray!
My students from hotel mgt institutes will probably read this and still laugh. I have been advocating that they learn mandarin, as sooner or later they will have to work with someone who knows only that language. Two reports are playing out the significance of this. RBS says China will grow faster than India (again!) and Kapil Sibal is introducing the language in CBSE from 2011.  So think about it.The govt is still not happy about Airlines fleecing passengers.  I have in the past paid the price of flying at the last moment but this is about hotels.  Hotels did the same in the last decade until they made us print our tariffs.  Most hotels still have printed tariffs they start brandishing when they fill up.  Till that time however, they are happy with BAR - Best Available Rates. What do you think? Should all of us be allowed to charge as much as we want?  What about taking this thought to food service? M…

The Oberoi Udaivilas: Jan Tibaldi, General Manager

Jan Tibaldi has been appointed as the General Manager at The Oberoi Udaivilas in Udaipur, Rajasthan. He has worked Amari Hotels; Four Seasons; Sandy Lane, Barbados; One&Only Resorts and Viceroy Hotels and Resorts. Tibaldi was the General Manager of Viceroy Resorts & Residences Anguilla.   He has served as the General Manager of One&Only Le Saint Geran, Mauritius and One&Only Kanuhura, Maldives and as the Resident Manager of One&Only Le Touessrok, Mauritius and Sandy Lane, Barbados, West Indies.  Source

IRCTC to set up food factory in New Delhi

According to a PTI report, aiming to revive its fortune in the fast growing food and beverage industry, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) plans to come up with a 'food factory' in New Delhi to serve customers with packed delicacies as per their choice. The corporation, which suffered a setback recently after the Railways decided to take over the catering responsibility from it, plans to 'strike rich cashing in with its brand value in the market.'

GMADA to float tenders for commercial sites along highways

Buoyed by the response the pre─bid meeting for the five─star hotel and convention centre project, between Punjab Infrastructure Development Board (PIDB) and country's leading hotel chains received, Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) too is poised to cash in on the recent upswing in market fortunes by targeting mid─January as the cut─off date by which it would invite tenders for commercial sites to be built along the sides of the state highway.