Christie + Co
  • Nov
    28

    Briefing: The importance of strong leadership

    A new survey from Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) has uncovered the work, challenges, and concerns of senior Revenue Management professionals. It found that critical thinking was considered an important or very important management skill by all respondents, as was business acumen by 98% of respondents. What else is required to be an [...]
  • Sep
    01

    Briefing: Pipelines, predictions and provinces in the UK

    According to STR’s July 2016 Pipeline Report, Greater London has the most ‘rooms in construction’ in Europe, with 5,400 rooms in 32 hotels. PwC reports that the UK accounted for about 60% of European M&A volumes in 2015. The UK continues to be a strong market, although it is [...]
  • Aug
    04

    Briefing: Business keeps moving forward

    According to statistics from STR, in Q2 2016, Europe’s hotel industry reported nearly flat occupancy growth (+0.6% to 73.9%) and Central/South America region reported a decrease in occupancy. This year there has been a lot of reasons for concern around where we are in the economic cycle and whether geopolitical issues could disrupt the market. With [...]
  • Nov
    04

    Briefing: Disengaged employees need some inspiration

    Worldwide, only 13% of employees are engaged in their work, according to research by Gallup. Similarly worrying statistics have shown up across several studies in recent years. Boston Research Group, for example, found that 27% of corporate bosses and only 4% of employees believe their firms are inspiring places [...]