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.
St. Petersburg hosted the festival of short fashion films “A Shaded View on Fashion Film”. We were attracted by the fact that the director's movie was shot at the hotel.
In the autumn, St. Petersburg was visited by Swiss tennis player Stanislas Wawrinka. Here is an interview that Swiss school students took part in with the tennis celebrity and later illustrated with photographs from Stanislas’ performances at the St. Petersburg Open.
Fiera Milano and Moscow Design Week are announcing the joint launch of the first hospitality design exhibition in Russia. Hospitality Design 2013 is taking place on 14-17 October in Artplay design centre as a part of Moscow Design Week.
As traffic between Finland and Russia is growing day by day and the number of travellers increases rapidly, there is a certain need of finding the right transportation. In this inspection we would like to concentrate on shuttle buses Lux Express.