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  • Jan
    09

    Briefing: lifting the lid on the industry’s biggest event

    Berlin IHIF 2014
    As you know, we have been sending you regular briefings featuring key people from right across the hospitality industry. These briefings are produced in conjunction with our good friends, yourBusinessChannel who launched The Hospitality Channel 3 years ago. A channel which we have been a key partner for since the outset. We have had some [...]
  • Sep
    18

    Briefing: Risk vs. Reward on the African continent

    Africa has been an inherently risky market for the hospitality industry. The diversity of countries means that understanding one particular area in which to invest can be time-consuming and difficult. However, countries like Kenya and the Ivory Coast are making it much easier to open the door for international investors. There is still a long [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • Sep
    27

    China’s ground-breaking demand

    The unrelenting growth of all industries in China is too much to ignore for the big hotel brands. Entering this market isn’t as simple as cut and pasting Western philosophies into the new cities. Strategic alliances need to be sought and alternative business techniques understood. Of paramount importance is capitalising on a fast-growth market. Whether [...]
  • Aug
    02

    Modern-day construction of deals

    Deal making in hospitality has always been complex. However, the current economic environment has led to some key differences in how deals are now constructed. Has the speed in which deals are done changed post 2007? What sort of deals are being putting together? And what are the components that are needed to speed up [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • Jun
    14

    The changing face of the consumer

    Growing complexities in the contemporary environment don’t help in trying to paint a picture of your consumer. Technology, and more specifically the Internet, has opened up a wealth of opportunities but, some would argue, also a plethora of headaches. Consumers are being seen to completely change the way they purchase everything. Hotel brands have to [...]
  • May
    23

    Hospitality embracing digital marketing

    Many large organisations are now coming to terms with the new digital channels. It is a highly effective way of communicating with consumers, potential customers and other people in their respective industries. Hospitality is in a unique position to establish relationships with all stakeholders using this new channel. The amount of information hotel brands collect [...]