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One hand washes the other and together they wash the face

By Georges Panayotis - President & Founder of MKG Group & Hospitality ON

Hospitality schools provide excellent training for future managers in the sector. These young people see the country, touch many disciplines and receive effective training, but when they complete their initial training they are disconnected from the realities of the market.

The Practice Of Key Money In Hotel Management Agreements In France

By Christopher Boinet - Lawyer at the Paris Bar and Partners at In Extenso Avocats

In hotel management agreements, hotel chains and owners regularly negotiate what is referred to in the industry as key money. This is the case when competing hotel chains invited to tender by owners are prepared to invest significantly in the long-term management of high-end properties considered strategic for their development.

The Serviced Apartment Sector in Europe: Alive and Kicking

By Arlett S Hoff - Director at HVS London By Magali Castell - Associate at HVS London

The last year marked a true consolidation of the serviced apartment industry, which has now found its place within the accommodation sector and in the investor community. This year's article includes the latest announcements in the sector, analyses the different operating models used within the industry through the review of the 2018 survey results, and looks at the future pipeline as well as the latest investment transactions in the market.

GDPR complaints are on the rise. Are you prepared?

By Michael Toedt - Managing Partner and CEO at TS&C GmbH

As an indicator of what is to come, let's look at what's been happening outside of the hospitality industry. Regulators in the UK, France, Austria, and across Europe are reporting a sharp increase in data protection complaints and breach notifications since the GDPR came into effect.

Personal data protection and the hospitality industry in France

By Christopher Boinet - Lawyer at the Paris Bar and Partners at In Extenso Avocats By

France has just adopted the modifications to the Data Protection Act ndeg78-17, integrating the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) measures. As a reminder, the GDPR - ndeg2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council, voted the 27 April 2016 - is a regulation in EU law on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data.