HDPB Gears Up to Promote Maharashtra Tourism

The Hospitality Development and Promotion Board formed under the Tourism Policy 2006, will function as a single window for speedy clearances such as proposals, permits, subsidies and transition.

This was announced by Chhagan Bhujbal, minister for tourism, while inaugurating Hospitality, Food & Tourism India (HFTI).

“There are ample avenues for investment in Maharashtra in the hospitality segment, which need to be explored. Once hoteliers come there, more facilities and infrastructure will be available attracting more tourists,” Bhujbal said.

The three-day trade show is being held at Nehru Centre, Worli, till October 1. It is being organised by HRAWI as a one-stop platform for hospitality, food and beverage, bars, educational institutions and travel industry by providing solutions for its hoteliers, restaurateurs, facility managers, prospective students, tour operators, distributors and suppliers with over 100 exhibitors.

Talking about the highlights of the exhibition, Kamlesh Barot, President, HRAWI said, “The European Company, Sanmic has agreed to give a fully-hosted six-month scholarship to a student from a catering college, who will be trained under the Michelin Star-Chef Martin Wishart. In addition, Microsoft will offer a programme to the first 100 registered restaurants in the exhibition. We have issued DVDs on different departments including Housekeeping, Food and Beverage and Front Office for our members.”

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