Industry trends and performance
  • Sep
    05

    An appetite for investment in the Middle East

    With the world’s eye currently focused on specific parts of the Middle East, it is important to also focus on the huge opportunity open to hospitality and other industries throughout areas of the Middle East. This broader market is one of huge growth and potential for all sorts of hotel product and the pipeline for [...]
  • Aug
    22

    Generation Y – a 2D generation

    Generation Y are beginning to enter into both the workplace and marketplace, and therefore all industries are having to be malleable to the demands of this generation, the like of which has never been seen before. Connected, impatient, disloyal and expectant are some characteristics that could be associated with the Millennial generation. How should hospitality [...]
  • Aug
    15

    A focus on the UK hospitality market

    The mature UK market has seen many changes in the last few years, not least in the change for demand in new hotel product as well as the lack of funding for new projects. One factor, however, has remained a constant. The contrast between the provincial market and the London market has never been so [...]
  • Aug
    01

    Ingredients for deal making

    Many components of what makes a great deal in hospitality haven’t changed in many, many years, however, there is an a continual evolvement of how deals can be struck and what is need to get that agreement over the final few hurdles. Understanding the risk and what to consider when investing in new areas is [...]
  • Jul
    11

    The potential for European growth

    With the slow recovery from the global economic crisis in Europe and the growth in markets in the Middle East and Asia, it is likely that European countries and cities will struggle for some time. What Europe does have on its side is maturity and some don’t believe the doom and gloom sentiment. The secure [...]
  • Jul
    10

    Hospitality VS … let the games begin!

    Investment, OTAs, Government, Operators, Generation Y… We asked the experts at the Berlin IHIF to comment on the issues the industry would grapple with in 2013. Here’s what they said!  
  • Jul
    04

    Creating positive online sentiment with engaged consumers

    The explosion in the way that everyone uses technology has dominated much conversation over the last few years. Technology, and more specifically the Internet, has brought new opportunities and new headaches for some in the way they communicate with stakeholders. Consumers now engage with brands more directly in an online world which is completely segregated [...]
  • Jun
    20

    Europe needs to demonstrate growth to attract investment

    With the green shoots of growth being seen across the European market, many believe we are seeing early optimism for not only the hospitality sector but all industry. However, with increasing influence of alternative markets, like China and Brazil, the EU needs to showcase itself as a great place too for capital investment. As a [...]
  • Jun
    13

    African continent on the right track

    Undersupply of hotel product in Africa is certainly prevalent, however the complex nature of a continent with so many different moving parts, makes harnessing the right opportunities difficult. Regional obstacles need to be overcome in order to fully unlock the hospitality potential, with governments and businesses working together to ensure key objectives are met. New [...]
  • Jun
    06

    Confidence emerging in hospitality

    This is an exciting time in hospitality. The industry is outperforming the global economy and this optimism in the sector is allowing deals to be done. Although deal activity remains below the levels of pre-2007, it is important that the hospitality industry showcases itself more positively. With the upward trends that we are seeing, this [...]