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"World of Hospitality" at ITB 2015 and its co-exhibitors

A pool of renowned businesses

Berlin (January 30, 2015). The joint stand "World of Hospitality" at ITB 2015 obtains a new profile with renowned businesses from software and e-commerce, consulting and the hotel industry. It is becoming noticeably clearer that technology/software businesses and IT-based service providers want to show their own colours constantly at the ITB.
Macnetix and Media Carrier have already presented themselves repeatedly under the roof of "World of Hospitality". Newcomers such as NextGenOpti or Miku are purposely using the ITB for brand advertising in a touristic trade show environment for the first time. Motel One joined the stand as the only hotel group: the well-known budget design group will be present in Hall 9 for the first time. New among the consulting firms is Horwarth HTL this year.

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1st survey by NextGenOpti and hospitalityInside - Your opinion requested

The future of hotel online distribution?

London/Augsburg (January 23, 2015). Hotel online distribution has developed into a hyper dynamic business segment. Where are the trends and what do hoteliers and distribution experts think about the movements within the market? This is exactly what Next Gen Opti would like to find out in cooperation with Therefore, the first survey on the "Future of Hotel Online Distribution" starts today. Take part, send the link to your colleagues – and every participant will receive the results after ITB.

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The 10th ITB Hospitality Day on track with the big movements

Trends every hour

Berlin (January 23, 2015). 880 trade show visitors attended the talk rounds of the first "ITB Hospitality Day" in 2006 and then there have been more than 2,100 at its peak number in the years after … The hotel conference of the ITB takes place this year for the 10th time – and is proud of the fact that today, it has developed a leading position in the extremely comprehensive programme of the trade fair. Hotels have simply remained sexy – because they are a strong part of every holiday. And the travel industry is booming. But, what happens next? This is why hospitalityInside Editor in Chief, Maria Puetz-Willems – who has been responsible for the trade fair content from day one – is raising the big trend questions for this first milestone birthday. The emotive words of the "ITB Hospitality Day" 2015: Cyber Attacks, Sharing Economy, Luxury & Lifestyle and Budget & Lifestyle, Digitalisation and Internet Distribution.

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The second B2B luxury trade fair expects even more participants

loop - Even more luxury

Offenbach / Frankfurt (January 23, 2015). "loop", the second, has announced itself with the first comprehensive details and names: The B2B luxury trade show that had celebrated its premiere last March will muster even more participants and prominent participant names in its second edition. From Sunday, March 8th to Wednesday, March 10th, 2015, buyers and hotels will meet at the Kempinski Hotel Gravenbruch – everyone specialised in the luxury segment and united in the desire to generate even more customers from the German-speaking and East European market. The name loop stands for "luxury on our planet".

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Rizzato Spa Consulting & HospitalityInside Seminar: Tips for revenue power

Spa Workshop: Creative Cross-Selling

Munich (January 9, 2015). What can be done when spa revenues stagnate? New wellness hotels can no longer market themselves quite so easily and the existing ones frequently wrestle with stagnant or declining revenues. "A reason for this is that the primary motives and with this, the wishes of the wellness guests, are not yet being precisely identified and implemented," Dagmar Rizzato, Managing Director of the spa consulting firm in Tettnang by the same name, recently summed up in an article by
As a result, the consultant and the hotel trade magazine will initiate a practically oriented workshop on the subject of "Wellness Marketing: How and when to sell well-being? A Spa Workshop on Pre, Up and Cross-Selling" on Monday, March 23, 2015 at the Sheraton Munich Arabellapark. The one-day seminar (in German language) will address the hoteliers and general managers of private and chain hotels as well as spa managers, day spa enterprisers and marketing and sales staff members. The details.

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Lifestyle lust and franc frustration

Dear Insiders,
UNWTO, renowned polling institutes and STR Global expect 2015 to be a great year for tourism companies as well as for the hotel market, indeed they expect most markets to grow. For this reason, several releases today focus on these forecasts.
Not only the desire to travel persists, but also the desire for new brands and for acquisitions (Hyatt, Emaar, Marriott/Delta). But lifestyle is only interesting if you have the necessary spare change to implement the trend on the world's big stages.
For the Kuwaiti IFA Hotels & Resorts, this isn't a problem, and so they have changed the cabin character of their low budget design brand Yotel into a comfortable concept for the centres of the world's big cities. CEO Hubert Viriot on the expansion and key ratios of the strategy. He is also guest at the CEO panel at the ITB Hotel Conference on March 5 in Berlin.
Energy and stamina is now what's demanded of those hotels and funds which have financed in Swiss francs. Beatrix Boutonnet looks at the knock-on effects on the market of the decoupling of the Swiss franc and the euro in mid-January, and Fred Fettner describes the double-edged sword that this can be for Austria.
With this in mind, it's not difficult to imagine that after such financial surprises, bankers can't really muster interest for this special segment of real estate finance. A bank discussion round in Berlin revealed much prejudice and ignorance with regard to hotel real estate. This and more only for you!

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