The pandemic left hardly any business or industry untouched, but real estate was front and center for many of the biggest shifts. The offices where we work, warehouses facilitating the boom in online-shopping, hotels and malls that went quiet during travel restrictions and lockdowns: these sectors became a cornerstone of idle chats well beyond commercial real estate circles.
For hotels, budget season is the main event of the year, a time when owners and operators battle it out in the ring over next year’s spending. It’s often a gruelling match, with round after round of negotiations that leave both sides exhausted and no clear winner.
The fairs and exhibitions in Istanbul that attract people from all over the world resumed under strict hygiene rules and precautions due to pandemic. CNR Beauty & Wellness Show became the first international fair to be opened in Istanbul after a six-months break.
The Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, is partnering with the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), the global community and knowledge hub for the international association meetings industry, to bring essential business reopening resources to ICCA members.
According to the latest analysis from the World Tourism Organization, 40% of all destinations worldwide have now eased the restrictions they placed on international tourism in response to COVID-19. The data shows that by already by the end of May, the pandemic had led to US$320 billion in lost revenues, already three times the cost of the 2009 Global Economic Crisis.
Registration is open for the 59th ICCA Congress in Kaohsiung. In response to the uncertain situation and to give participants full control of how they wish to attend, ICCA is offering flexible and adaptable approach to registration and the accompanying fees. This means delegates can sign up now but change their registration type later, allowing them to change between virtual attendee, hub attendee or Kaohsiung in-person attendee.
As the hospitality industry begins to plan for recovery from COVID-19, marketing professionals across the globe find themselves in uncharted territory. In many cases, they are juggling the complex task of balancing limited resources, fluctuating economic conditions, and new traveller expectations with the right amount of communication and empathy. Here are three trends in the hotel business.
Radisson Hotel Group announces the appointment of Ramsay Rankoussi as the new head of development for Africa and Daniel Trappler, Senior Director, Development for Sub-Sahara, as the Group continues to increase its presence and renews its commitment to Africa.