Hotel company Accor has embarked on a twin strategy to boost flagging performance by 1) cutting €100m in costs to counter poor market conditions in southern Europe and 2) accelerating new openings in more vibrant markets, especially Asia. Accor says it will also drive more bookings online line and sell direct (bypassing travel agency commissions) wherever possible. See stories in Financial Times and Travolution.
- Book Now and Save -
Book now and save for the next edition of TRAVELtech - time is running out to claim the special pre-program rate, which expires on Monday, August 3.
It will be a fantastic day based around the theme of 'Disruptive Influences'.
The program, to be announced the week beginning August 3, will explore the changes that are rocking the travel world with a focus on online travel, marketing, distribution and technology.
Innovation, as always, will come under the spotlight with a slew of fresh-thinking companies taking the stage.
TRAVELtech will run over a single day and feature 20+ speakers.
Sessions will be a mix of presentations, case studies, discussion and debate.
Program development is now under way and we're also looking for event partners.
BACK IN BANGKOK!
- No Vacancy SEA, late November -
After taking a detour through Bali, No Vacancy Southeast Asia is returning to Bangkok for the 5th Edition of this popular event.
No Vacancy is unique, working the large grey area between hotels and their customer, the distribution chain and all that goes with it.
While the internet is a big focus, No Vacancy also examines hotel market performance with industry leaders and covers all main industry issues.
No Vacancy is a one-day event series known for topical, punchy programs and great networking.
Founded in 2007, It's been held in Asia since 2011.