hotels
  • Jul
    24

    Briefing: Industry disruptors – Innovative hospitality business models

    Hospitality is changing. Consumers have more and more options to choose from and increasingly original ways to purchase them. Innovative companies are creating new business models to maximise income from hospitality products. Consumers are even selling amongst themselves in the so-called “sharing economy”. According to experts, disruptive plays and business model innovation are now more [...]
  • Jun
    19

    Briefing: like, share and embed travel experiences

    Online feedback has transformed the hospitality industry. Comment cards and guest books have always allowed customers to share their thoughts on their stay, but now these experiences, both good and bad, are being shared immediately online and it’s influencing where customers choose to spend their money. Consumers want to get a glimpse of holiday destinations [...]
  • Mar
    13

    Briefing: establishing hotel product for new markets

    Hotel brands are expanding across new and exciting global markets in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. In order to fully exploit these vast opportunities, brands must first analyse the needs and expectations in their chosen location. A successful product will be established in a way that embraces the ideas emerging from these unique markets [...]
  • Feb
    13

    Briefing: youth shaping the future of hospitality in the Middle East

    The growing population of young people within the Middle East is formidable, both the domestic population and the increased immigration into the region. This new generation will become tomorrow’s CEOs and General Managers and they are wired differently to any generation the world has ever seen. As this demographic increases there are enormous opportunities for [...]
  • Sep
    12

    Briefing: the time to budget

    One of the latest developments in European hospitality is the very bullish view of the budget hotel sector. Consumers are willing to compromise on luxury if it means a fair price. This increased competitiveness is being seen across the European market leaving much of the mid-market sector being squeezed and having to reassess their hotel [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • May
    02

    Global development of hospitality brands

    Economic recovery globally is in a much better position than it was 12 months ago. Some markets however are still struggling whilst others are thriving and it’s integral to understand the macro-economic fundamentals before getting into the detail. Whether you are a hospitality developer or an investor, understanding what product is needed in each market [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]