"World of Hospitality" now with 30 co-exhibitors
Expo Real 2016: A magnet with more
Munich (August 26, 2016). Six years after the start of the hospitality Joint Stand at the Expo Real Munich, the stand now counts 30 co-exhibitors (23 in the previous year). The "World of Hospitality" has become a strong magnet in Hall C2 around which an increasing number of hotel groups, developers, investors/finds, consultants, architects, lawyers and other hotel specialists are able to present themselves. At Europe's leading real estate and investment fair from 4-6 October 2016, the asset class 'Hotel' will be more visible than ever. Something which is also due to the persistent boom in the real estate sector.
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Summer joy and pain
Refreshed from our holiday in Croatia, we're now back at our desks and ready for the autumn! Our joy on holiday was only briefly interrupted by the border checks at the Austrian-German border near Salzburg: two hours of traffic jam for just three kilometres. Why must four lanes be reduced down to one in the main holiday travel season, without any reason? (Is this all part of the desperate search for refugees?) Children scream in the cars, caravans scratch their neighbours... This is certainly no good reference for Destination Germany. For tourists it's simply an affront! Lobbyists, please get to work!
The damage done to France this summer by the terror attacks won't be reversed so quickly. The initial figures are sobering. Paris in particular has experienced a dramatic fall. But Rome too has suffered this season - though as the only destination in an otherwise brilliant holiday destination, Italy. On the other hand, Germany has recorded new super results for the first half-year of 2016 - and is finally moving towards European RevPAR values!
A number of hotel groups are suffering headaches as a result of the imminent accounting changes under IFRS rules. In her research, Beatrix Boutonnet came close to becoming a financial auditor herself; though she leaves the answers to the experts from Colliers, JLL, Roedl & Partner, Jung & Schleicher, Bayern LB, DG Hyp and the Deutsche Hypothekenbank.
In Italy, Massimilano Sarti interviewed Damiano De Crescenzo, Director General of the private hotel group Planetaria which, under its own initiative, is in the process of setting up a network with other hotelier friends (!). An unconventional approach.
Over recent months, we have written a lot about China. Today, we talk about India. "Is India the next China?" Macy Marvel asks and sets out the potential and challenges facing the fragmented hotel market there with facts and figures – also compared to China as well as comparing national and international chains with each other.
The first two Aloft Hotels now allow room experiences activated by the guest's voice; in Innsbruck the industry is getting in a twist over a possible new player by the name of Motel One; and Thomas Cook outsources over 3,000 hotel contracts.
Today's News Mix also includes individual announcements from the last three weeks which you have perhaps already registered. This ensures our archive is up to date.
And last but not least to our own "hot autumn": In 39 days, the Expo Real Munich will begin. Our Joint Stand "World of Hospitality" will this time comprise of a record 30 co-exhibitors showing once again just how strong a magnet it has become in Hall C2. All names and information can be found today on our Page 1!
Yours, Maria Puetz-Willems, Editor in Chief
Your opinion? maria@hospitalityInside.com
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