ITB-Stand "World of Hospitality" with new design - One place still available
Hotels, Technology & More
Berlin (January 20, 2017). 2017 will see the joint stand "World of Hospitality" for the sixth time at the ITB – this year with new design. Hotel groups and technology-oriented companies have meanwhile given the stand its character - and so its motto "Hotels, Technology & More". One place is still available.
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IHIF celebrating its 20th anniversary - hospitalityInside new media partner
Looking back, looking forward
Berlin (January 20, 2017). As the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) Berlin celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2017 (from 6th – 8th March), the conference programme will reflect on how the sector has changed during that period, how it is likely to evolve in the years to come and how to succeed in new market conditions. hospitalityInside.com will be a media partner of this international event for the first time this year, which always begins two days before ITB.
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Winter, summer, sun, rays of hope
What figures did last year provide, what trends will everybody have to pay attention to this year? Current surveys show that Austrians will travel more in summer, spend more and book earlier. The winter left the tourist destination Austria in a fix in December. January, on the other hand, will put things back in order with plenty of snow. Lots of Austrians believe in the persistent appeal of winter sport.
The Italians look back on a record investment year in the hotel industry and to a surprising development in the sale of Boscolo Hotels.
In Spain, chambermaids have long fought for fairer working conditions in outsourcing after many hotel groups deliberately terminated their contracts in order to immediately re-employ them through cheap service companies. Interestingly, a new protest movement known as Las Kellys has now grown up through social media.
Good news for hoteliers worldwide: Airbnb is by far not as successful around the globe as the portal would have you believe. STR has analysed hotels and Airbnb in 13 markets: In most of these, hotels achieved considerably better occupancy and room rates. Fitting here in our personnel news today: Chip Conley, the hotelier from Airbnb, has left the company.
Jean-Gabriel Pérès, the new CEO of Kerzner International, reported recently in Paris that he will not only push forward with the brands One & Only and Atlantis. We also have many small market news articles today in our news mix.
The mega industry meetings of spring are moving closer: "World of Hospitality", our joint stand at the ITB, gets a new design this year, introduced on our home page. The organisation of the "ITB Hospitality Day" is being finalised (details on the conference in short). New this year is our media partnership with IHIF Berlin, the International Hotel Investment Forum, which will also celebrate its 20th anniversary. Together with the IHIF organiser, Questex Hospitality & Travel in New York, we have compiled a white paper for this event; initial details today on our Page 1, further information over the coming weeks.
Ihre Maria Pütz-Willems, Chefredakteurin
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