There is exciting growth in Africa, but what does the industry need to remember in order to build a market that works? Deals need to be solid, finances need to be secure, and the existing culture and infrastructure needs to be considered.
There is little point in rushing through a development that cannot be sustained for the future. It is also vital that there is quality in the product on offer. In this briefing four experts give their views on the key elements for successful developments in Africa:
Peter Greenberg, Travel Editor, CBS News with three pieces of advice for the hospitality industry
Olaf Schmidt, Global Sector Head – Tourism, Retail & Property, IFC – World Bank Group shares three messages from the IFC
Philippe Doizelet, Managing Partner, Horwath HTL – France on what the African hospitality industry could improve on
Rohan Patel, Director, Sankara Hotel Group Kenya Ltd on why hotel development projects must be sustainable
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In the modern world the way we receive information and the place we go for news, views and updates is through a connected device. Whether that be a desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile, digital technology is so engrained in life that we don’t even think about it.
As an industry inherently involved in relationships with people, it is imperative that we embrace instant communication and have a strong understanding of how all these tools fit together. In this briefing we hear from 4 experts on how it is affecting the world as they see it. Including:
- Peter Greenberg, Travel Editor of CBS News on the increased exposure digital platforms can afford you
- Patrick Fitzgibbon, SVP – Development, Europe & Africa of Hilton Worldwide on why embracing technology is integral for success
- Taras Ettl, VP – Development, Middle East & Africa of InterContinental Hotels Group on how technology has impacted IHG
- Andrew McLachlan, VP – Business Development, Africa & Indian Ocean Islands of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group on the communications revolution
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Video clips produced by ybc.hpgcms.wpengine.com for the Hospitality Channel, including interviews from industry conferences such as the IHIF conference as well as specific Hospitality Channel shoots.