The financial slowdown and perceived threat of more terrorist attacks has forced people across the globe to acknowledge that their security — Recession is in the mind (TOI Photo)
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financial, physical, emotional — is fragile. Those struggling to make sense of their lives, faith and relationships have begun to look for answers above and beyond conventional wisdom. This is why while some sectors struggle to… Continue
Added by Shamli Ghope on November 30, 2009 at 10:04 —
When Sajid took leave to come home for Eid last week, he had thought he would spend a few days quiet days with his wife and two children before returning to his job in Dubai. But the festival holiday has quickly turned into a nightmare for Sajid. He and dozens of other workers from Meerut who were employed in various tile production units in Dubai, have been informed through SMSes that they were being sacked.
``It was early morning when I received a text message from my office,… Continue
Added by Shamli Ghope on November 30, 2009 at 9:54 —
When the going gets tough, the tough get going… and that’s certainly true of managers in the hospitality business.
When negativity knocks at your door, do you recognize it and send it away? Or do you invite it in for dinner, or worse, to stay with you as long as it likes--possibly for your lifetime?
Added by Vishal Anthony Bose on November 27, 2009 at 21:16 —
How will this impact the hospitality industry business, new projects which are in pipeline, and more important hotel employement, salary and staff retention?
Added by Srinivas Valluri on November 27, 2009 at 20:47 —
The luxury Hotels in INDIA, their true spirit of hospitality and personalised attention await the discerning traveller.
Added by Vishal Anthony Bose on November 26, 2009 at 17:12 —
We are Hospitality Executive. We are an Executive Search firm founded in 1987 and based in Los Angeles, California with representatives in Singapore, India, Austria, and the Philippines. We specialize in Management and Professional candidate search for the Top 5% of all the hotels and restaurants around the world.
We do a highly focused hospitality executive search with the most complete registry of hotel and restaurant executives in all AAA-rated, and Five and… Continue
Added by Marlon Joseph Santos on November 25, 2009 at 18:33 —
The 12 largest hotel companies based in the Middle East and Africa are listed below, ranked by total number of rooms systemwide as of year-end 2008.
Rank/ Company Headquarters/ 2008 Rooms/ 2008 Hotels
1 Southern Sun Hotels (Pty.) Ltd. Bryanston, South Africa 13,514 81
2 Protea Hospitality Corp. Sea Point, South Africa 9,790 126
3 Rotana Hotel Management Corp. LLC Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 9,718 38
4 Orascom Hotels & Development Cairo, Egypt 6,559… Continue
Added by Shamli Ghope on November 25, 2009 at 15:58 —
The world's 25 largest hotel sales and marketing consortia are listed below, ranked by total number of rooms systemwide as of year-end 2008. Reservations system and channel management / Internet marketing providers are not included.
Of note: Barcelona-based Hotusa Group continues to grow rapidly, adding more than 150 hotels (nearly 15,000 rooms) in 2008, during which the group celebrated its 30th annniversary. Meanwhile, Chicago-based Preferred Hotel Group also is on a growth path,… Continue
Added by Shamli Ghope on November 25, 2009 at 15:57 —
The world's 300 largest hotel operators are listed below, ranked by total number of rooms systemwide as of year-end 2008. U.S.-based REITs are not included.
Rank 2007 Rank Company Headquarters 2007 Rooms 2008 Rooms 2007 Hotels 2008 Hotels
1 1 IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
Windsor, England 585,094 619,851 3,949 4,186
2 2 Wyndham Hotel Group
Parsippany, N.J. USA 550,576 592,880 6,544 7,043
3 3 Marriott International
Washington, D.C. USA 537,249… Continue
Added by Shamli Ghope on November 25, 2009 at 15:55 —
South Koreans are serious about their reputation for hospitality, but a recent survey of foreign tourists shows that Western and Asian visitors rate the level of friendliness differently.
The survey by the Korea Culture and Tourism Institute (KCTI), participated in by 5,800 tourists from 16 countries during the first half of the year, found Germans to be most impressed by Korean hospitality, with 79.9 percent of them saying "yes" to the question "Are South Koreans… Continue
Added by Shamli Ghope on November 25, 2009 at 15:47 —
Kuwait-based IFA Hotels and Resorts has launched its second hotel condominium ownership product in the Middle East, within the five-star Fairmont Palm Jumeirah hotel in Dubai. The concept allows investors to buy a fully furnished, five-star branded hotel room within a rental pool system. It guarantees annual returns of 10% per year for the first five years, and a guaranteed buy back premium of 10% after five years from the hotel's opening. Additionally, owners can stay in the hotel for up to 30… Continue
Added by Shamli Ghope on November 25, 2009 at 15:45 —
In exciting news for all lovers of authentic Indian food, December 9th sees the new signature restaurant 'Chutneys' open at the Mövenpick Hotel and Apartments Bur Dubai. This sophisticated haven will bring the exquisite flavours of Northern India to the city, in a grand mix of regal cuisine, gracious hospitality and flamboyant music.
To reserve a table call Chutneys direct - +971 4 310 4340.
About Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts:
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an… Continue
Added by Shamli Ghope on November 25, 2009 at 15:44 —
The Egyptian ministry of tourism has said that the number of tourists visiting Egypt in the first ten months of 2009 dropped 4.5% compared to the same period last year, Reuters has reported. About 10.9 million tourists visited Egypt in the first ten months of this year, spending nearly 106.3 million room nights, the ministry said. The ministry expects total arrivals for the year to fall between two and three percent versus 2008, less than it had previously feared, a ministry spokeswoman said.
Added by Shamli Ghope on November 25, 2009 at 15:43 —
Movenpick Hotels & Resorts has unveiled what it claims is a first for Dubai - a pre-paid all-inclusive offering at one of its forthcoming properties on The Palm Jumeirah.
The group's top-end 293-room Royal Amwaj property, which will also be the first hotel in Dubai to boast over-water villas, will debut this all-inclusive concept, with Movenpick already promoting the idea to the European travel trade.
"All F&B and dining is covered - it's going to be a market… Continue
Added by Shamli Ghope on November 25, 2009 at 15:42 —
With the recession almost out of sight, global investors - from the bourgeois to high net worth investors - have started eyeing Dubai property market as real estate prices move to more reasonable levels, said an industry expert.
In a positive upturn, the latest results from the Dubai House Price Index from Colliers indicate that real estate prices in Dubai have risen almost seven per cent in the third quarter of this year from the previous quarter, said Tej Kohli, real estate… Continue
Added by Shamli Ghope on November 25, 2009 at 15:40 —
The CEO of Emaar Hospitality Group has played down fears that Dubai may face a major oversupply of hotel properties in the coming year.
Marc Dardenne said that he was not concerned about fears that the emirate might suffer from having too many hotels - a concern voiced by some analysts.
"When you look at the new hotels that are opening they are really spread out over the whole city and they are coming in gradually, so I am not too worried about business," he said in… Continue
Added by Shamli Ghope on November 25, 2009 at 15:40 —
The Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) has announced revised targets for expanding the capital emirate's tourism industry over the next three years, according to a recent ArabianBusiness.com report. The ADTA expects about 1.5 million tourists in 2009, which would be relatively unchanged from the previous year, but not a poor performance in light of the global recession. Next year, Abu Dhabi should see growth of 10% in tourist entries according to the ADTA's adjusted targets, with stronger gains… Continue
Added by Shamli Ghope on November 25, 2009 at 15:36 —
IT'S taken the UK hotel trade by storm, now Premier Inn is exporting its brand of cheap, but quality rooms to India.
Premier, part of leisure group Whitbread, is opening its first hotel there in Bangalore this month with two more following during the next two years.
The opening comes just 18 months after Premier Inn launched its first international hotel in Dubai.
There are few budget hotels in India, and most aimi for the higher end of the… Continue
Added by Shamli Ghope on November 25, 2009 at 15:33 —
In 2010, the international group Kempinski Hotels SA intends to launch construction of a multi purpose complex in Minsk. The complex will include two hotels and a business centre. The group intends to complete its first project in Belarus before the end of 2013. The investments volume is kept confidential.
Added by Shamli Ghope on November 25, 2009 at 15:30 —
can any 1 tell me how to make an Sales & marketing budjet chat.i will be really greatfull if show one can help me with it.
Added by mohammed qudrath aly on November 22, 2009 at 15:45 —