Becoming a general manager in the hospitality industry is no easy feat. To get where you are today, you no doubt already possess a myriad of unique qualities that have allowed you to rise through the ranks and excel in a position that requires talent, dedication, and leadership ability.
Innovations form a significant backbone to an organization’s ability to secure a competitive advantage. While historically we attribute much of that innovation potential to product, process or service innovations, a study conducted by KPMG in 2015 revealed that three out of four executives believe their company’s future competitive advantage would be challenged by a competitor’s business model innovations (BMIs).
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"We've witnessed a rapid evolution in consumer behaviour in the last 20 months. A boom in online commerce, driven by our elevated reliance on tech in day-to-day life, has created an expectation that hotels are as tech-enabled as the other businesses we're dealing with daily."
In 2015, the WTTC forecasted the travel and tourism industry to grow faster than the entire global economy, reporting “strong economic growth” 19 out of the last 20 years. In 2016, spending in this sector continued to rise: UK residents managed to spend a gargantuan £43.
Graduate Hotels opened its first two properties in 2014 in Tempe, Arizona, and Athens, Georgia, and since then, the boutique hotel chain known for its proximity to centers of higher learning has expanded to six properties across the U.
Laureate Senior VP Alan Diaz Shares Experience with students of The Private Hotel School (PHS) and FEDHASA
Alan Diaz, senior vice president of Laureate International Universities recently shared his more than 30 years' experience in the global hospitality industry with students of The Private Hotel School (PHS) and members of FEDHASA during an event organised by the students as part of their events management syllabus.
As Marriott International (NYSE: MAR) increases its presence in Africa more than six fold from eight to 50 hotels by 2020, it anticipates hiring nearly 10,000 employees, the majority of whom will be local residents.