Our Profess ional section combines a variety of industry perspectives. The findings of HotelBenchmark (TM) Survey by Deloitte prove importance of sport and culture for hotels profitability. The readers interested in this article might find useful our section Heritage and Sport Tourism, discussing this phenomenon from a different perspective. Fashionable lifestyle hotels attract a growing interest of venture capitalists, and the results of European Lifestyle Hotel Survey 2006 shows that both large chains and smaller hotel systems are developing new products in this sector. Also, in this issue Hotel and Catering International Management Association announces its programs. We also publish information about new Berlin airport currently under construction. A new airport in the centre of Europe is big news for professionals in various sectors of the travel industry and we are planning to discuss this topic in details in the next issue…
By 2011 the air traffic for the Berlin-Brandenburg region will be concentrated at the new airport of Berlin. Berlin’s airports traditionally have a strong focus toward Eastern Europe.
A good run of sporting, cultural and corporate events across Europe have had a positive and immediate impact on hotel performance in the region.
The lifestyle hotel section continues to be driven by a value for innovation and value for money, finds the European Lifestyle Hotel Survey 2006.
The HCIMA e-Learning ProjectHCIMA aims to strengthen its international reputation as a provider of the most appropriate qualifications for the hospitality industry by establishing new projects.