EXPO REAL 2015: Bookings for the joint stand still possible until August 27
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Munich (June 26, 2015). 22 companies have already confirmed their participation in the "World of Hospitality" joint stand at the Expo Real 2015. There are also four new participants among them: the Scandinavian owner-operator, Pandox, the German Novum Group, the European-oriented Plaza Hotelgroup and the general contractor, TKS. With this, the stand continues to expand its role as a hospitality magnet at the leading property and investment trade fair in Europe.
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2nd Spotlight Hotel Investment Poland: Cities in national race
Higher occupancy or higher rates?
Warsaw (June 26, 2015). "Spotlight Hotel Investment Poland" launched one year ago. Last week, 200 participants, around 40 more than at its premier, were at the second such event. Promisingly, this included many Poles. The event proved that the hotel pulse is beating strongly in this country. Talk rounds also revealed minor changes over the last 12 months. Hoteliers are already thinking beyond national borders and international developers are increasingly thinking in a more differentiated way. Only the bankers remain conservative and are pleased to find investors willing to finance projects in Zloty.
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Champagne and price wars
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Whilst the French hotels are already drinking Champagne, OTAs are considering defensive measures: France is about to pass a new law nullifying all contracts between OTAs and hoteliers. Booking.com expects a massive price war to ensue. EMEA boss Peter Verhoeven gives his opinion on the move. HRS and Expedia have decided to wait and see.
At the 2nd "Spotight Hotel Investment Poland" conference last week in the Westin, Warsaw, many conversations focussed on rates and earnings in the individual Polish markets. Above all the capital must consider what tourism strategy it should pursue. Emotions were highest when it came to the question of whether Warsaw needs a mega convention centre. An initial summary (page 1).
Starwood's SPG TV has proved itself as image and economic success. Guests at least switch on the in-house TV channel, which advertises the company's own brands with travel stories, more often than other channels. Now, Marriott is to follow. In St. Moritz, the Kulm Hotel has come on board and Accor's Mercure takes its initial steps into social media.
And back to France: The French government is to establish a tourism fund of hundreds of millions of euros and with this to smash the 100 million visitor mark by 2020. Spa experts now also want to implement French standards across the entire sector and abroad with the Spa-A label. In Austria, two former skiers invest further in Adeo and are taking the motel concept with them into the mountains. HVS reports on market results from the Middle East, there's news on various loyalty programmes and of course on personalia. – The full editorial…
The topics of June 26, 2015
EDITORIAL Champagne and price wars
DISTRIBUTION Heavy price pressure to come? Booking.com is not willing to accept the upcoming new law in France
MARKETING Stories with the camera - Starwood, Marriott, Mercure, St. Moritz: All are producing films now
STOCK EXCHANGE Share price performance of the week 19/06/15 - 25/06/15
DESTINATIONS France: Multi-million fund to boost tourism
HEALTH & WELLNESS Spa-A: A French quality label goes international
ANALYSES & TRENDS The Middle East at its peak?
MARKET NEWS Adeo concept: After the motels, now the Alpine
V.I.P Promotions between the Baltic Sea and Abu Dhabi
MARKETING Hotel groups launching new loyalty programmes
MARKET NEWS News Mix with Ameron/Munich, Avalon/Hann.Muenden, Frasers/Malmaison, French Alps, FRHI/Sale, Hyatt Place/Jermuk, Hotusa/Naples, Kuoni/DER, NH/Taormina, Pandox/Listing, Starwood/Sheraton Lake Como, Success/Ibis Styles Trier and more
HOSPITALITYABC What is "Real-time Marketing"?
OTHER EVENTS Higher occupancy or higher rates? 2nd Spotlight Hotel Investment Poland: Cities in national race
EXPO REAL MUNICH Benefit from our network: EXPO REAL 2015: Bookings for the joint stand still possible until August 27