Scenarios for the year ahead
Puneet Chhatwal, Steigenberger’s new CEO, shares his thoughts on the challenges in the year ahead
Dorchester Collection CEO Chris Cowdray on leadership
How will 2013 shape up for the key hotel markets worldwide ?
30 exclusive country reports from Horwath HTL
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Leading experts explore the next decade in the spa industry
How is your company visualizing its future business landscape ?
Woody Wade on scenario planning in the hotel industry
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China marches on…
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Let’s look at some facts. In 2010, China replaced Japan as the
HOtEL PErfOrMANCE 2012 vs. 2011
second largest economy in the world, and over the next decade
A recent survey shows that the overall sentiment remains
is expected to overtake the USA as the largest economy in
optimistic but with some caution. Little change is expected
purchasing power parity terms.
in occupancy percentage by year-end as compared to the previous year, while the ADR is anticipated to increase but not
In March 2011, the National People’s Congress approved