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  • Aug
    21

    Briefing: Growth and opportunities in Russia

    Russia’s hospitality market is young compared to other European destinations. It is growing as a destination and the number of outbound Russian travellers is also increasing. It is a unique market covering a vast space and has highly populated cities. Supply at the premium end of the market in the main cities has met demand. [...]
  • 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
    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 [...]
  • Nov
    01

    Unprecedented growth for the African continent

    Africa is the continent of the future. The continent has unrivaled potential, with many believing it remains completely untapped. Some countries in Africa don’t yet have a branded hotel product. Many countries within Africa are able to compete with nations across the globe. With its mining industry booming and a progressively wealthier population, the hotel [...]
  • Oct
    24

    The modern-day leader

    Any leader of an organisation has to command with confidence and assertiveness. To pursue a company’s vision, mission and values. The most successful leaders become synonymous with their brand. Richard Branson is a fantastic example of a charismatic leader who fills his staff with the belief needed to fulfill the ambitions of the Virgin empire. [...]
  • Oct
    18

    Understanding the complexities of your business

    Executives at the top of global organisations can now be clever with their use of proper and applicable technology.
  • Oct
    11

    Challenges for the hospitality industry

    Hospitality is a global industry, a sector which cannot be protected from international challenges. The economic downturn in Europe is one of these challenges.  What has happened in hospitality for the four years since the recession first hit, and is trust finally filtering back into the market? Our experts this week discuss what they are [...]
  • Aug
    23

    Momentum swing in Europe

    Battling to retain market share when economic conditions are so tough is a continual headache for most, but has the industry seen the worst of it in Europe?
  • Jul
    05

    Consolidation in the hotel industry

    As the market for deals is still stuttering to start, hoteliers are looking for alternative avenues to do deals. Where there is over-supply and low room rates consolidation seems like the logical step. But what does this mean in real terms? and when will we see consolidation come to the market in a serious way? [...]
  • Jun
    21

    Contemporary decision-making

    Technology provides businesses with a plethora of opportunity. Most prevalent perhaps is the speed in which we can communicate, understand and react to new things at the click of a button. Without the invention of email, and other technologies, it would feel like we are all standing still. Data being created every day now needs [...]