02/20/2014 - 18:52
Two noteworthy articles came across my desk last week. Both involved the same company and after reading each all I could say was, "Wow!" Both were about TripAdvisor and confirmed the company is becoming an indispensable part of the social fabric of the traveling process.
02/20/2014 - 18:50
Even before the expiry of the present agreement (which runs until 2015), Professor Peter Thuy, Managing Director of Career Partner GmbH, and Matthias Heck, CFO and Director of Human Resources at the Frankfurt-based hotel group Steigenberger Hotels AG, have set the seal on a new five-year arrangement. Steigenberger has established a genuine sense of tradition by working together with the Bad Reichenhall Academy since as long ago as 1972. This extensive period has proved an enrichment for both parties. The Academy and other local Steigenberger trade and technical schools provide a wide range of training services. These enable employees of the Steigenberger Hotel Group to take part in practically oriented "Career Camp" seminars, in courses leading to the qualification of master craftsman, in trainer aptitude examinations and in special one-week "service intensive courses". There is also the opportunity to study via distance learning for a Bachelor or Masters degree at the Bad Honnef School of Business Management. Those studying at the Academy are able to gain practical experience to add to the academically based knowledge they have acquired by applying for internships in various areas within the company. This is an ideal way of supplementing training and enables important career plans to be made whilst students are still studying. Career pathways are also a main focus of the annual "Fireside Chats", at which representatives of the hotel group and the Academy answer questions posed by young talent starting out in the hotel business. "We are able to pass on our experience and support young people as they pursue their preferred occupation. They are also a source of learning and inspiration for us", emphasises Roberto Rojas, Head of Group and Human Resources at Steigenberger Hotels AG. The Fireside Chats are an integral component of the successful cooperation between the Steigenberger Hotel Group and the Steigenberger Academy in Bad Reichenhall.
02/20/2014 - 18:41
Executive Summary: Structured interviews with twenty women who are top corporate executives or entrepreneurs in the hospitality industry revealed the talent, resourcefulness, and support required to achieve such a position. During the interviews, these successful women cited these three keys to career advancement: (1) the importance of taking thoughtful risks, including non-linear assignments; (2) the criticality of networking; and (3) the significance of finding a sponsor. Two notable challenges for these executives were the possibility that they would be regarded as a token and the need to integrate their work and family life.
02/20/2014 - 18:30
IDeaS Revenue Solutions, the leading provider of pricing and revenue management software, services and consulting, today announced continued success of IDeaS Revenue Management System (RMS) at the Inn on Biltmore Estate, providing the hotel with unified solutions to surpass revenue goals. 
02/20/2014 - 16:37
Millennium and Copthorne Hotels, Middle East & Africa (MEA), held its 2014 Annual General Manager's Meeting yesterday, with the theme for the event "The Road to Excellence". The meeting was hosted at the Grand Millennium Al Wahda hotel in Abu Dhabi and was attended by the Group's General Managers from properties across the Middle East and senior management from the Regional Office team.