It is that time of the year when the hospitality industry especially in the south of India gears up to welcome and participate in one of the country’s highly effective networking platforms, FHW 2015. This 25th edition of the buyer-seller trade event promises to deliver quality and is ready to offer its delegates newer opportunities of learning and knowing. With a plethora of national and international products on display across categories, the buyer should come all prepared to make his choices. Last year’s event added a new facet to the show, wherein south India’s reputed hospitality brands were honoured on a platform titled Hospitality Trailblazers. This time the show will continue to honour the best in the business and will recognise leading names in the restaurant space, who have carved a niche as trailblazers.
The food and restaurant space in today’s time and age is surely going through some drastic developments. Our cover story this issue on global gastronomy, interestingly reveals some unique trends which are bold and beautiful. From out of the ordinary fusion cuisine to a niche within a niche gourmet experience, there is so much more that is being offered for the palate to explore and savour. The Indian consumer today is not shy to pay the price for quality food and ingredients and the global traveller of today is more than well informed of tastes and trends.
Further, with an aim to facilitate the businesses in day-to-day regulatory developments of foreign exchange markets, the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) has launched the Forex Helpline service in New Delhi. The Forex Helpline will facilitate businesses across segments with a major focus on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). This service promises to act as a boon for the hospitality and tourism industry as these sectors attract foreign investments.