Industry trends and performance
  • May
    16

    Investment in hospitality for 2013

    In this briefing we hear from experts about the market for deals and the expectations of where they see the future of the market for 2013. Many believe that the industry has turned a corner and deal activity is now picking up. However, a degree of caution remains as we move out of the financial [...]
  • Apr
    18

    Understanding new disruptive technology

    Business today deals with disruption on a daily basis… whether it is emails, mobiles or online content, there has been a revolution in terms of how we as individuals and businesses consume media. What is the impact of this on hospitality? As an industry, hospitality will evolve and be disrupted, but not at the pace [...]
  • Mar
    28

    The hotel industry in the UK

    The hospitality industry in the UK is not a unique one. However, the gap between London and the rest of the country is seemingly getting larger. In fact the BBC reported this week that ‘London’s top ten boroughs alone are worth more, in real [...]
  • Mar
    20

    Preparing leaders for new world of work

    Today’s business leaders are seemingly battling with multiple decisions all at the same time. Leaders are managing ‘Generation Y’ as they enter the workforce, digital technologies requiring a business to be working 24/7, as well as trying to comprehend macro-economic conditions, to name but a few. This altering world means leaders need to be prepared [...]
  • Feb
    28

    Successful deal-making in 2013

    As the 2013 International Hotel Investment Forum makes its annual appearance in the calendar, many will be looking to network and understand where the next great deals of this year will come from. Where are the hot markets? Which are the most innovative hospitality companies? Who should we be watching? How will projects get financed? [...]
  • Feb
    20

    Appreciating the growth opportunities in Africa

    The Tipping Point for Africa has been imminent for a long time. The continent clearly holds huge opportunities, but the complexity and size of the 50+ countries means it is often very difficult to get product there. Having said that, many Governments are working together to try to encourage and break down the barriers for [...]
  • Feb
    07

    Hospitality being noticed by global Governments

    One of the biggest problems hospitality has is demonstrating to the Government’s of the World the value the industry brings to their economies. Hospitality seems to continually fall off the radar when it comes to the key drivers of change and growth across the World. With the work of Taleb Rifai at the UNWTO and [...]
  • Jan
    31

    Europe still a challenging environment

    Deal making activity has undoubtedly slowed in the past couple of years, with Europe feeling the full force of economic instability. In many ways this period of uncertainty and distress has allowed many from the hospitality world to restructure businesses and cut relevant costs in order to survive. Consequently, businesses are now run much more [...]
  • Jan
    24

    Embracing new technology in hospitality

    All industries have been digitally disrupted since the mainstream adoption of the Internet and new technology. There is no question that these new technologies have developed both communication and engagement facilitation like never before. Whether businesses want to target your consumer directly or make decisions via a mobile device on the go, the evolution of [...]
  • Jan
    10

    Financing future hospitality developments

    Development of future hospitality projects need finance, but where is this going to come from? Find out in this briefing...