HospitalityInside's joint stand with new ideas at ITB 2015
Present your business at the X-PERTS Lounge!
Berlin (October 24, 2014). HospitalityInside presents the new "Hospitality X-PERTS Lounge" at ITB 2015. At the joint stand "World of Hospitality" in Hall 9, the hotel hall, businesses will be able to present their products and services in short talks and presentations. Participate and become a stand partner or partner of the X-PERTS Lounge!
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After ITB 2015 selected buyers will meet selected hoteliers
Luxury fair loop, the second to come
Offenbach (October 24, 2014). After the successful debut of the first tourism luxury fair "loop – luxury on our planet" in 2014, their founder Lobster Experience is currently preparing for the second round from March 9 to 11, 2015. Applications are welcome.
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Survey continues - Participate in the 3rd Investment BAROMETER
Why do the roll-outs of hotel chains fail?
Augsburg/Hamburg (October 10, 2014). Participate in our current „hospitalityInside Investment BAROMETER“; also after Expo Real, the survey continues. This time we ask questions about the roll-outs of hotel chains. 5 questions, 5 clicks, 1 minute. Participants will receive all results.
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Impressions of "BRICKS & BRAINS" & industry statements on YouTube
Expo Real 2014 in pictures and videos
Munich (October 17, 2014). The hospitality industry is the more colourful swath at a real estate and investment trade show. The fact that they work hard while delighting in establishing new contacts and maintaining them was proven once more at the 6th "BRICKS & BRAINS" networking event. The link below to the photo gallery provides the impressions of a successful evening. Furthermore, in front of a running camera, we asked the majority of the co-exhibitors at the "World of Hospitality" joint stand why they were participating in the trade show and how they currently assess the individual industry topics. Feel free to also recommend this YouTube video!
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Strategies, Statements, Flashes, Events
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A hotel group, which is quietly trying not to stretch its balance sheet, is consistently upgrading existing hotels and soon intends to increase its presence in Italy six-fold. The group in question is the Spanish Barceló Hotels. Our correspondent, Beatriz de Lucas asked EMEA CEO Raul Gonzales for details on the current strategy.
A current study also attempts to identify the successes in market penetration and price policy secured by private hotels and chain hotels in Germany. Brand hotels are catching up, yet independent hotels are increasingly doing better - and are even generating better rates. The midscale segment is almost entirely owned by private individuals, which means there is still room for the chains here.
The issue of hotel real estate will remain a hot topic in autumn. We have summarised the core statements from the Expo Real - original statements can be found on our YouTube page "The Hospitality TV". The basic impression: everything is positive. This also sits well with current observations from the US: There, the market is growing sharply, and hoteliers forecasts are satisfied.
How much more quality can budget provide? This question couldn't be satisfactorily answered in the 20 minutes available at this year's Expo Real hotel conference. Accordingly, we have asked Mark Thompson from B&B and Marco Nussbaum from prizeotel for further details on the issue. Both think, the price is the wrong approach.
A look forward: HospitalityInside leaves Expo Real 2014 and moves smoothly into planning for the ITB 2015. As usual, we will have a joint stand at the event - meanwhile on 110 sq.m. - and will also organise an X-PERTS Lounge for the first time. In this separate area, companies will be able to present products and solutions. If you'd like to take part and/or would like co-exhibit at the stand, please contact us at office@hospitalityInside.com.
Immediately after the ITB, the second B2B trade fair "loop" for luxury hotels will take place in Frankfurt. The premier last year was a resounding success. This year there will be even more hotels and buyers which thanks to systematic appointment agreements will have two days to get to know each other intensively. HospitalityInside will again be media partner at the event.
We are also partners for the "Investment Barometer" by Union Investment: Let us know what you think of the mega expansion plans of the chains. One minute will suffice to answer the 5 questions. Only those who take part will receive the result! At the end of October, the current survey will finish. Take part now under this link! Your vote counts. - The full editorial …
The topics of October 24, 2014
EDITORIAL Strategies, Statements, Flashes, Events
ANALYSES & TRENDS The brands not always scoring - Private vs. chain hotels in Germany: Midscale still has a great potential
QUALITY MANAGEMENT The price is the wrong approach - B&B & prizeotel on more quality in budget hotels
STRATEGIES Changing step by step: Raúl González, CEO EMEA, about Barceló Hotels & Resorts strategy
STOCK EXCHANGE Share price performance of the week 17/10/14 - 23/10/14
DEVELOPMENT Unexpected deals, uncertain forecasts
DESTINATIONS Fifth record year in German tourism
OPERATIONS US hoteliers fulfilling forecasts
V.I.P From Bricks to Brains and back
MARKET NEWS News Mix with Best Western/Italy, Design Hotels, IHG/Russia, IHG/Q3, Leonardo/Mannheim, NH/Sotogrande, Rezidor/Q3, Romantik, Starwood/St. Regis Rome, TUI/EcoResort, Yoo
HOSPITALITYABC What is "cross price elasticity"?
PROPERTY NEWS Fourth Ascott open
PROPERTY NEWS Chinese at the Waldorf Astoria
ITB JOINT STAND Present your business at the X-PERTS Lounge! HospitalityInside's joint stand with new ideas at ITB 2015
OTHER EVENTS Luxury fair loop, the second to come: After ITB 2015 selected buyers will meet selected hoteliers