Last week, many of the international senior cruise line executives gathered at Seatrade Europe in Hamburg, Germany. Industry leaders exchanged thoughts and insights with port and destination representatives as well as land-based tour operating partners.
Later this month the 25th Annual Lodging Conference will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona, an event that historically caps off the "conference year" for many in the hotel business. It is a time to reconnect with industry friends and colleagues, but it also gives us a few days to pause and reflect on the past year and speculate on the year to come.
Extreme competitiveness in today's business world demands that hotel companies consistently outthink and outpace companies within and outside their immediate hospitality verticals. Such competitors include cruise lines, home-sharing, and other luxury or niche experiences like "glamping," all of which constantly strive to dominate market share.
Seasoned executive search professionals and human capital advisors, Thomas Mielke and Andrew Hazelton share their thoughts on achieving 'professional visibility'.The hospitality industry often talks about the sought-after character traits of its desired future leaders.
The tech era has highlighted the importance of data mining and has made this process critical when it comes to decision-making and even tactical execution. It is easy to assume that evidenced-based insights and models would only apply to business metrics and issues, but the burgeoning science of Human Resources shows that "big" data can help in "big" ways as it pertains to hiring the right talent for the right positions for optimally effective organizations.