EXPO REAL 2014: New participant record at the "World of Hospitality"
The hotel property world is growing
Augsburg/Munich (July 11, 2014). The preparations for the 17th EXPO REAL in Munich are underway, also for HospitalityInside and the 19 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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World Cup fever, trend changes, legal frustration
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The sheer joy of Germany winning the FIFA Football World Cup in Brazil on Sunday overshadowed everything at the beginning of the week from the "victory flight" by "Fanhansa" (Lufthansa) and fan celebrations at the Brandenburg Gate, which had been copied in Lego bricks....
Staff at the German national team's hotel Campo Bahia in Brazil posed for photos with the footballers before they left, now they're just waiting for their personal pictures from the German Football Federation. This will be their only keepsakes from the event. During the team's stay, they were expressly forbidden from asking for autographs in the hotel. Just four weeks ago, Stephan Gerhard from Treugast reported on the difficulties faced through the construction and completion of the resort. Today, he describes last weeks' life and work "inside Campo Bahia" - alongside the German winner team.
On what do hoteliers spend money today? Purchasing companies know. Progros, Atlas and Hogast tell us today how the new generation of hoteliers calculates their interior purchases. Nice to hear: The "standard" room is finally passé!
In the European hotel industry, there are currently more than two million vacancies. Now, the "European Hospitality Skills Passport" is to help speed up the application process for prospective employees. HOTREC manager Isabel Sobrino Maté explains how the pass works for employers and employees.
Our fund expert Beatrix Boutonnet has long followed the controversial fund initiator Anno August Jagdfeld. She takes a closer look at the decision from the Higher Regional Court in Cologne which two weeks ago refused to initiate main proceedings against Jagdfeld. The accusations were of fraud and embezzlement in connection with the Fundus Fund 31 (Hotel Adlon Berlin). She explains why Jadgfeld can't really claim a "first class acquittal".
In other news, hotel real estate transactions came close to record levels last seen in 2006/2007 over the first half of 2014. And according to the EU, tourism across the whole of Europe should continue to blossom this year... All awaits you in today's colourful edition. – The full editorial …