ITB SPECIAL 2014: Hidden perspectives
Berlin/Augsburg (February 28, 2014). The "hospitalityInside SPECIAL ITB 2014" has been published and will be distributed with an increased circulation of 4,000 issues on time for the ITB, the world's largest tourism trade fair, and will also be available in many hotels. It will be titled "Hidden perspectives". The topics: everything of interest to the industry. Get your free issue in Berlin!
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Results of the 1st hospitalityInside Investment BAROMETER
Hotel investors in high spirits
Augsburg/Hamburg (February 28, 2014). In the hotel real estate market, the investment mood is top. Investors, owners and project developers look forward to the next six months with great optimism. This is one result of the 1st "Investment BAROMETER", initiated by the hotel trade magazine hospitalityInside in cooperation with Union Investment.
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1st luxury trade show "loop" open to external parties on final evening
360° Luxury Networking
Offenbach (February 7, 2014). The new trade show "loop – luxury on our planet" from the 9th to the 12th of March in Frankfurt/Main promises a fresh breeze in the luxury segment (see link). The first B2B luxury trade show for the German-speaking market organised by the Lobster Group from Offenbach (www.lobster-experience.com) will bring luxury hoteliers together with luxury buyers. The circle will open up the networking to interested external guests on the final evening. hospitalityInside.com is an exclusive media partner of this premiere and will also report about it later while on location – accessible to all users.
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ITB, IHIF: In spite of all crises
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Three years ago, the ITB stood in the shadow of Fukushima. This year, it's Ukraine. Today, the 48th ITB is still underway in Berlin. The mood at the world's biggest tourism fair was good nonetheless. The world's individual crises are obviously unable to stop the upwards trend in tourism. Many visitors spent a lot of time at ITB Convention again; the discussions at the ITB Hospitality Day were of solid quality and revealed a lot of details. More about it next week; today, our team is still underway for you in Berlin.
Sentiment at the IHIF investment conference, which always precedes the ITB, was even more positive than last year. Of the CEOs and top managers which I met there, I include today personal comments from NH CEO Federico González on the newest brand strategy of the Spanish hotel group. They underline its five-year plan with several million euros. And Puneet Chhatwal has again been talking about new fund partners and new plans.
Hotelier Samih Sawiris surprised on Monday with investments in two tour operators - after all, he must secure demand for his hotels in crisis countries. Independent of this, but inkeeping with the ITB, Susanne Stauss has analysed the flood of hotel brands from TUI and Thomas Cook and summarised her findings in a table. Just like in the hotel sector, there's also been a lot of movement in terms of brand for tour operators too. Non-subscribers can also this article in an abridged form in our new "hospitalityInside SPECIAL ITB". Click on the banner on our Page 1.
In the investment context, Beatrix Boutonnet looks at what new regulations on closed-ended funds (AIFM) have not yet managed. Many new names have given rise to new confusion.
Hilton, NH, Orient-Express and Scandic have published their annual results for 2013, and at the 25hours Bikini Berlin, owner (Schoerghuber) and operators give details; for Accor, the new CEO Bazin has changed the structure and heads have rolled....
The ITB is followed smoothly by the luxury trade fair "loop" in Frankfurt - we will also provide the most important details from this new event for you next week. And certainly there'll be more from the ITB and IHIF. - The full editorial ...