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2016 Hotels in India: Trends & Opportunities
Friday, 30th September 2016
This report discusses the key hospitality trends as well as our outlook for the future, highlighting 13 major Indian markets...
Union wants to boycott Trump Hotels nationally
Friday, 30th September 2016
Citing federal law allowing boycotts for the purpose of forcing an employer to honor their duty to bargain, UNITE HERE, the parent union of the Culinary Union which is certified as the bargaining representative of workers at Trump Hotel Las...
Imported food market in China : the opportunities are online!
Friday, 30th September 2016
The Chinese are big fans of e-Commerce and we can see a rapid development of the food e-Commerce market, Chinese consumers appreciate being able to purchase products on the internet with many new platforms available for online food shopping...
Slovenia is ITB Convention & Culture Partner 2017
Friday, 30th September 2016
Europe in miniature: Slovenia is the Convention & Culture Partner of ITB Berlin 2017, a corresponding agreement was reached on 15 September 2016 by David Ruetz, head of ITB Berlin, and members of the Slovenian Tourist Board in the prese...
World's first dual-branded AC Hotels By Marriott and Le Méridien
Friday, 30th September 2016
A milestone for the industry and the city, this is the first collaborative project from Marriott International's AC Hotels and Le Méridien brands following the merger with Starwood Hotels & Resorts which completed Friday, September 23...
The Millennial Traveller: Innovation in travel tech has only just begun, says Hack Horizon’s Kostadin Kolev
Friday, 30th September 2016
Reimagining the very way we conduct ourselves in daily life is no easy feat but travel is inherently an industry built on the notion of ‘doing things differently’, while technology in travel is not a novel topic, acknowledging &...
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Powerful Reasons Independent Hotels are Better Placed to Win Market Share over Chain Hotels
The independent hotel market in Europe is a big business, big in terms of employment, tourism and contribution to local economies and most importantly for our industry, independent hotels are big in terms of room inventory – the collective number of rooms these hotels represent...
How to Jumpstart Your Hotel’s Direct Bookings through Social Media
In hospitality marketing, the digital landscape is constantly evolving and the travel consumer journey to a direct booking is becoming more and more complex...
Social Media Crisis Management – Are You Ready?
I have three pieces of advice that are critical to any social media crisis management plan and will help you get through any crisis – social media or otherwise: Don’t Panic about a Social Media Crisis!  OK, here goes&hellip...
Snakes and Ladders: Navigating Innovation Challenges
One thing that has become apparent over those years of study is that there seems to be a treadmill when it comes to technological innovation with an automatic speed-up setting that can’t be changed...
The Future of OTA Loyaty Programs
Online Travel Agents (OTAs) are known as an effective distribution channel for hotel rooms, but with more major hotel brands pushing direct bookings in an effort to reduce commissions paid out to agents - this leaves OTAs searching for the next goldmine product to fuel their continued growth...
Automating Travel Plans: The Impact of Google’s New Travel App on Hoteliers’ Strategies
Earlier this week, Google launched further into the world of travel with the release of Google Trips, a smartphone app that serves as a personalized tour guide, the app, which is available for Android or Apple devices, has the potential to ...
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[Cheatsheet] 10 Tips to Analyse and Improve Your Hotel’s Distribution Activity
Friday, 30th September 2016
Distribution is one of the murkiest areas of revenue management for many hoteliers, it’s also one of the most important areas to manage carefully when you’re trying to drive direct bookings: Which channels should you be on? Whic...

What Matters to Millennial Business Travelers?
Friday, 30th September 2016
In recent years everyone has been talking about millennial travelers and their influence on the travel industry, this group, also called Generation Y and now aged between 18 and 34, will soon become the largest group of travel customers...

Merger & Acquisitions' Impact On The Hotel Talent Market
Thursday, 29th September 2016
What challenges will we face as the sector consolidates?  'I expect there are a lot of people out on the market at present?' I have been presented with this supposition on a large number of occasions this year, mostly by small to mediu...

Part 4: The Hospitality Industry; Rich in Orthodoxies
Thursday, 29th September 2016
Exclusive 5 Articles Series: Performance driven by passion is what makes hospitality industry flourish and as a hospitality consultant you come across much more than just buildings, the beauty of the industry are the people; Employees ...

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