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Economy

Where are we going now no-one is going anywhere?

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For economists, these are simple times. The only way is up. The only questions are when and how, with all debates considering what shape the recovery will take. Key will be the reasons behind the lift in restrictions. If there is an effective vaccine, normal life can return in a rush. If the virus can be contained, but not dismissed, then travel will be more localised.
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    Hotel Tech

    Giving the robots power during COVID-19

    Hotel owners, managers and operators have plenty to think about during this period of great uncertainty and poor visibility. To what extent can technology help with their decision-making?
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    In Focus: Travelodge The story of the summer

    As the most fascinating story of the summer unfolds, this week Katherine caught up with two of the main contenders for a stake in the hotel group. Lionel Benjamin, CEO at Gullwing Hospitality and Thomas Magnuson, Co-founder & CEO at Magnuson Hotels. AGO Hospitality is comprised of Accor, Gullwing Hospitality and Oasis Holdings and promises the owners "a seat at the table to discuss their opinions with the brand and the operator" while Magnuson Hotels promises "to bring in the money".
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    In Focus: Unpacking the Travelodge story

    This week Alexi Khajavi and Katherine Doggrell discuss the latest details from the Travelodge story, conversions and asset management. Katherine interviews Joachim Schmitt, CEO at Orascom Hotel Management to discuss real estate developments and we team up with Jeremiah Batucan, Conference Director for Bar & Restaurant Group at Quextex Hospitality & Travel with his guest Devin Burns, VP of Rooms and F&B for Omni Hotels & Resorts. Unpack the latest developments with this week's panel.
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    In Focus: Construction pipeline remains robust

    In this episode Alexi Khajavi is joined by Elaine Simon, Senior Managing Editor at Hotel Management, to discuss how robust the construction pipeline is in the US and Europe while Matt Turner, Associate Editor at Luxury Travel Advisor discusses development opportunities and tourism in the Caribbean market with this week's guest, Frank Comito,CEO & Director General at Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association. Alexi & Elaine also take a look at how the hospitality industry as a whole needs to adapt to not just survive but to inspire the next generation of hoteliers.
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    In Focus: Spotlight on The US Market

    This week we focus on the US market as Alexi Khajavi is joined by Elaine Simon, Senior Managing Editor at Hotel Management, to discuss the latest news in hospitality this week. While Ruthanne Terrero, VP Editorial Director at Luxury Travel Advisor interviewed Justin Koziol, Owner of Bento Living.
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    In Focus: Destination Africa

    The impact that COVID-19 is having on the hospitality industry is palpable. There is no time more important than right now to come together, share information, and discuss what this means for our future. Julie Rey-Gore and Katherine Doggrell join us this week to discuss development and investment in the African market with this week's guests, Rose Bakri and Ahmed Shalaby, as well as the potential exit of Travelodge. Katherine interviews Rose Bakri, CFO at Louvre Hotels Africa to talk about both the struggles and rather surprising successes during lockdown. As well as Dr. Ahmed Shalaby, President & CEO at Tatweer Misr this week to discuss new developments from the group in these challenging times but there is hope, as international and domestic travel opens back up.
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    In Focus: Branding and F&B

    The impact that COVID-19 is having on the hospitality industry is palpable. There is no time more important than right now to come together, share information, and discuss what this means for our future. Julie Rey-Gore and Katherine Doggrell join us this week with guest Leslie Johns, MD & Co-Founder at Pitaya Group as they discuss the meaning of brands in a post Covid landscape and nailing the customer experience.
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    In Focus podcast: digital special

    Alexi Khajavi and Katherine Doggrell join us this week with guest Julie Grieve, Founder & CEO, Criton.