The Hotel Yearbook and Hsyndicate announce the publication of The Hotel Yearbook 2014, the 8th edition in this annually appearing series. Made up of exclusive editorial contributions from more than two dozen opinion leaders from around the world, the publication focuses on the future of the hotel industry and the trends and innovative ideas that will have an impact on its development.
Rounding out the contents is an extensive series of country reports written and compiled by the consultants of Horwath HTL. Each report gives a brief snapshot of the country's hotel business landscape in 2013 and then an insider's perspective on the outlook for 2014 and beyond – key developments anticipated, changes in the regulatory environment, expected moves by the market's most important players, etc. Altogether, 45 different markets are described, from the USA and China to Myanmar, Peru, and Ghana.
A selection of some of the 25 editorial contributions in this year's edition:
- Hotel trends 2014: The industry moves forward
By Rohit Verma, Professor at Cornell School of Hotel Administration
- IH&RA in 2014: protecting the interests of the industry
By Casimir Platzer, President at the International Hotel & Restaurant Association (IH&RA)
- Business travel trends: Four things to expect in 2014
By Michael W. McCormick , Executive Director at The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)
- The changing face of the luxury resort
By Bernhard Bohnenberger, President of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
- A 2020 vision for revenue management, or "Meet John, the CVO"
By Trevor Stuart-Hill, Founder and president of Revenue Matters
- The DNA of luxury - Katara MD Bruno H. Schöpfer interviewed by Denis Morisset
By Denis Morisset, Executive Director - ESSEC MBA in International Luxury Brand Management
- Hostel 2.0: The "S" is no longer silent
By Demian Hodari, Professor of Strategic Management at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne
The Hotel Yearbook 2014 is an e-book, available not only at the Hotel Yearbook web site but also via Hsyndicate's 25+ online channels. In addition, it is being distributed to the members of such organizations as HFTP, HSMAI and IH&RA, as well as to the students, faculty and alumni of leading schools of hospitality management, Lausanne, Cornell, ESSEC and Hong Kong Polytechnic. . Focus is squarely on the future
The Hotel Yearbook's founder and publisher, Woody Wade, said, "The world is changing fast – we all know that. But how will it change for the hotel business? That's the crucial question. People making managerial decisions today need to think about how their future business landscape will be different from today. Since The Hotel Yearbook was first published in 2007, its aim has always been to present the expectations and insights of leaders and experts who know the hotel business well, and give readers an opportunity to think about future industry scenarios that are developing."
Henri Roelings, President of Hsyndicate, added "Our focus on foresight and innovation in the global hotel industry make the publication a thought-provoking must read for anyone in a managerial position in this business. Through Hsyndicate's distribution network, The Hotel Yearbook reaches a large global audience of the industry's decision makers."
45 individual market reports
James Chappell, Global Business Director at Horwath HTL, commented on the firm's long-standing relationship with the publication: "We are delighted to be working with the Hotel Yearbook again in 2014. For us, the Hotel Yearbook is the perfect start to the new year for anyone who wants to get a handle on where the industry is headed, and Woody Wade and his team have built the publication up to a level that is indispensable. Its a testament to Horwath HTL's global reach that we are able to contribute 45 insightful global market reports this year. We know that these snapshots give the inside track on many important markets around the world."