On October 11, 2013 a friendly meeting of hospitality business executives took place at SWISSAM Hospitality Business School. Rector of the school Walter Spaltenstein with the SWISSAM management provided the guests with a report on their up-to-date achievements. Moreover, general managers, heads of human resources departments and other representatives of the hospitality industry shared ideas regarding hospitality business in Russia, and Saint Petersburg, in particular, and also how schools and universities can help hotels to achieve its goals.
The industry representatives pointed out 7 most important criteria, applied to candidates for a vacancy in the hospitality industry:
Relevant: Russian, English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Asian (various).
Goal setting, enthusiasm, motivation, proactivity.
- Communication skills
- Technical / professional skills
Basic skills (financial, property management systems (e.g. Opera PMS), etc.).
Knowledge of the hospitality industry, global trends, news.
- Leadership skills
Constant self-development, modernization.
Young and popular in the USA Hotel Indigo chain continues to expand in Europe with opening of the Hotel Indigo Berlin – Centre Alexanderplatz, which is already the second hotel of this chain in Germany.
AmCham St. Petersburg's Tourism and Hospitality Committee - which comprises representatives of major St. Petersburg hotels - met with Andrey Mushkarev, newly-appointed chair of the St. Petersburg Committee for Tourism Development.
Amadeus announced that it has completed the acquisition of TravelClick. The transaction has now received all necessary regulatory approvals, including competition clearance in all relevant markets.
The Women's Tennis Association published the list of participants for St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy 2019. The Tournament Director has described this list as very solid and tough. As many as three players from the world’s top 10 are coming to St. Petersburg. Will also welcome former no. 1 in the world Maria Sharapova.