EXPO REAL 2014: New participant record at the "World of Hospitality"
The hotel property world is growing
Augsburg/Munich (August 8, 2014). The preparations for the 17th EXPO REAL in Munich are underway, also for HospitalityInside and the currently 20 companies from 10 countries which up to now have confirmed their participation as co-exhibitors at the joint stand "World of Hospitality". The presence of the hotel industry is therefore growing. For the first time, the joint stand also presents itself an island stand. Read who is participating.
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After our two-week summer break, we are back again – relaxed and rejuvenated! Expo Real – for many an important trade show in the fall – will take place in six weeks. Our preparations and deadlines are in full swing; you will find more on this subject in the coming editions. In the footer of this newsletter, you will already see the names of our current trade show partners.
The internet is characterised by a permanent dynamism. After B&B Hotels announced their Germany-wide online and mobile check-in in July, we also asked Marriott and Scandic Hotels about their experiences. The feedback certainly confirms one thing: Guests WANT this innovation!
Starting September 1, the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz will be breaking fresh ground once again. The Swiss wellbeing and medical resort has been granted the – rare – permission to open an in-patient clinic. To this end, 18 design suites in the elegant spa suites tower have now been converted into stylish patient rooms. And the healthy diet is being hidden underneath the silver cloches! Peter Tschirky explains the new synergies between medicine and the hotel industry. Only a few businesses have the gift of being able to reinvent themselves time and again – especially in difficult times.
The Belgians are whining. "The labour costs are killing us," moans the Hotels Association, amongst others, and the trade union accuses the industry of acting unprofessionally. In her portrait of Brussels, our colleague Sarah Douag reveals why and how the Brussels Capital Region suffers, which is also reflected in her interview with the Secretary General of the Brussels Hotels Association, Rodolphe Van Weyenbergh.
Accor has wangled several hotels from competitor Rezidor, the US hotels have been performing much better in the meantime, and the results of other chains (Accor, Choice, Motel One, Orascom) continue to underline that the industry had been well off in the first half of the year. HVS presents its first hotel valuation index for Africa. Our Indian colleague Hoihnu Hauzel questioned the sudden departure of Taj's CEO Raymond Bickson three weeks ago. Read all this – and more – yourself! In the News Mix, some news might seem familiar to you; as always, I rework these little important reports from our summer break – so that you will be able to keep track of individual events in the archive later as well. – The full editorial ….