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Unlocking business potential: Building the right tech architecture in hospitality - HITEC Europe Preview

By Stuart Pallister - Contributor to Hospitality Net

Hoteliers are missing out on business opportunities as they fail to gather guest data properly. Michael Levie, Chief Operations Officer at citizenM Hotels and member of the HITEC Europe Advisory Council, says that given the rapid pace of business today, consumers are "not going to wait for us".

Data protection rules, one year on: Anticipating a second wave - HITEC Europe Preview

By Stuart Pallister - Contributor to Hospitality Net

Over the past year, many of us have been bombarded with emails from companies virtually begging us to allow them to keep our personal details on file.That was due to the introduction of new regulations in Europe which imposed -- in theory at least -- substantial penalties on any firm breaching the rules.

European Hotel Rooms See Strong Growth In Value With Gains Across Most Cities

By Sophie Perret - Director at the HVS London office. By

Hotel values across Europe registered another strong year in 2018, showing 3% growth and reaching new highs, according to our annual European Hotel Valuation Index (HVI).Although more modest growth than that of 2017 at 4%, 2018 saw recovery for many cities as well as a levelling off in values for some markets, which had previously been depressed compared with the European average.

In Search of Hotel Excellence: Hotel Lugano Dante

By Larry Mogelonsky - Owner of Hotel Mogel Consulting Limited and the founder of LMA Communications Inc.

Upon visiting for a day, Carlo Fontana, one of the owners of the Hotel Lugano Dante, was determined to make my wife and I, like all other guests, feel both comfortable and welcome. As he remarks, "The Swiss are the ultimate hoteliers; it's in our DNA!" Through such renowned institutions as the Lausanne Hotel School (EHL), this reputation is all-but-globally accepted.

Hotel guests deserve fair transparency

By Jan Lundborg - Chief Commercial Optimization Officer, Scandic

Scandic Hotels is working with a large number of contracted B2B leisure partners which account for less than 10% of our business. We are happy to see that the Nordic countries are receiving increasing amounts of attention from leisure travelers in general, both intra-Nordic & internationally, and suppliers packaging tours into the Nordics contribute significantly to that development.