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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 [...]
  • Jul
    18

    Embracing the mobile world

    The escalation of mobile technology is something to be admired. The speed in which the digital world moves is often very hard to fathom. However, getting the basics right when using these tools is essential and the best hotel companies are grasping the opportunity that mobile technology gives them. Uptake of mobile technology is nothing [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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
    03

    Dragon breathing fire on Chinese market

    The emergence of China as a dominant global player is no secret. Capitalizing on this new opportunity is something which many hospitality brands have been looking to tackle for some time. Many questions have arisen due to the assumption that Western products will appeal to Chinese consumers. This is not the case. In this briefing [...]