11th ITB Hospitality Day: A robot, high tech, innovation labs and more
Berlin (February 5, 2016). The "Special Guest" of the "ITB Hospitality Day" on Thursday, March 10, 2016 is named Mario and he is a hotel robot by profession. The visitors to the 11th hotel conference of the globally leading trade fair for the international travel industry will not only be able to experience him during the opening, but also briefly at each of the talk rounds. Regarding digitisation, the central topic of interest of the ITB Berlin conventions, well-known hotel experts will discuss the subjects of robotics, high-tech innovations and innovation labs – and more during the ITB Hospitality Day. As usual, HospitalityInside is an exclusive media partner of the conference.
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The "World of Hospitality" at ITB 2016 and its co-exhibitors
Hotels, Technology, Media & more
Berlin. The joint stand "World of Hospitality" at ITB 2016 presents again renowned businesses from software, eCommerce and media, consulting and the hotel industry. Private Palace Hotels and NFON AG will join the stand for the first time and will place itself among a host of technology and eCommerce companies alongside Next Gen Opti, Macnetix and Media Carrier. The low budget design group, Motel One, will also be present again just the same as KOS International. Al Jazeera Media Network is back again, after 2014. The co-exhibitors 2016 introduce themselves.
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Cornell and EHL beckon to the Adlon
Berlin (January 22, 2016). The Cornell School of Hotel Administration and the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) have once again agreed on a joint reception for their alumni at ITB 2016 on the Tuesday evening between the IHIF Investment Forum and the ITB world tourism trade fair: The gathering will occur at 20:00 in the Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Berlin. Likewise, the Cornell Breakfast on Thursday will take place once again.
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B2B luxury trade fair loop 2016: New date, new exhibitors, new location
Making shopping an event
Frankfurt (February 5, 2016). 100 exhibitors and 100 luxury travel buyers will come together again this year at Germany's only luxury travel trade fair "loop - luxury on our planet". For the third time already, the B2B trade fair will attract hoteliers and travel agencies/tour operators to Frankfurt. hospitalityInside.com will also support the event for the third time as media partner.
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In the never-ending dispute between hotel industry and the OTAs, there is always a slow stream of companies looking to help the hotelier with the direct reservation. Sarah Douag spoke with co-founder Charlie Osmond on the business model of the tech start-up Triptease and why they annoy the OTAs with their "price check".
In order to keep on top of the booming German budget market, we are today launching an exclusive three-part series in which Christie & Co summarises recent developments. Interview partner Constanze Maass sees hostels become increasingly attractive. From the investor standpoint, they are moving ever closer to budget hotels. We look at Terror and Tourism in a two-part series. Although tourism has all but collapsed in certain destinations, there is still a lot of optimism among consultants, risk researchers and market observers. Next week, investors, insurance companies and hotels get their say.
The market dynamic is also reflected in our smaller news articles today: Jin Jiang has silently gained a stake in AccorHotels. GCH (previously Grand City) distances itself from media reports claiming the group intends to convert 22 hotels into refugee housing. Union Investment saw record investments last year. The famed Cornell Hotel School loses its independence. And Frank Marrenbach of Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa in Baden-Baden is "Hotelier of the Year".
In four and a half weeks, dear readers, many of us will meet again in Berlin. Today, we publish our first focus on the "ITB Hospitality Day". Almost everything at the hotel conference on the Thursday at ITB will stand in connection with digitalisation. For this reason, the event will open with Europe's first humanoid hotel robot named Mario. The impact of robots and high-tech on the sector, including innovation labs, will be this year's central theme. More on this in the magazine and on our start page! Today, HospitalityInside also presents its stand partners at the joint stand "World of Hospitality" in Hall 9/109. This clears the way for agreement on trade fair appointments with hotel groups as well as with software, e-commerce and media representatives.
Anyone interested in B2B business in the luxury sector should take a look at "loop": The small tourism trade fair is set to take place for the third time – at a new date in April! We will once again be on board as media partner. More on Page 1. – The full editorial…
The topics of February 5, 2016
EDITORIAL Check, analyse, differentiate
DISTRIBUTION & IT The art of tracking: The tech startup Triptease supports direct bookings and gets bookers back
OPERATIONS Calculated optimism still rules - The terror has increased for the past 15 years: How it influences tourism (1)
DISTRIBUTION & IT A competition without boundaries- Christie & Co (1): Budget in Germany between hostels and midscale
STOCK EXCHANGE Share price performance of the week 29/01/16 - 04/02/16
M & A Jin Jiang now also shareholder of AccorHotels
MARKET NEWS Refugees: GCH distances itself from newspaper reports
REAL ESTATE NEWS Union Investment enjoyed record year for hotel investments
CORNELL Cornell: Hotel school loses independence
HOSPITALITYTALK Frank Marrenbach is "Hotelier of the Year"
MICE ITB Experts Forum Wellness: Best Practice and Figures
V.I.P Professionals in demand
MARKET NEWS News Mix with Europaeischer Hof Baden-Baden, JSH/Innsbruck, Preferred/Revenue, RIMC/Sheraton Offenbach, Ritz Paris/Opening, Starwood/St. Regis Dubai, W Aspen/Madrid, TLG/InterCity Dresden
HOSPITALITYABC hospitalityABC: What is "Employability"?
ITB CONFERENCE Totally Digital - 11th ITB Hospitality Day: A robot, high tech, innovation labs and more
ITB JOINT STAND Hotels, Technology, Media & more: The "World of Hospitality" at ITB 2016 and its co-exhibitors
OTHER EVENTS Making shopping an event - B2B luxury trade fair loop 2016: New date, new exhibitors, new location