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In Focus: A look to Greece

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Editor in Chief Katherine Doggrell and Content Director Julie Rey-Gore focus on the Greek market this week with a brief overview of the roundtable hosted by Enterprise Greece earlier this week: Investing in Greek Hospitality Real Estate. How has the Greek market become such a strong contender for investors such as AMResorts in the midst of a pandemic? We finally get to take a look at the Airbnb IPO, as Katherine and Julie predict what may be next for the group. Are they going to move to hotels and just how worried should hotels be if this develops? Not to be missed! Don't miss the full interview with Dimittris Manikis. 

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    In Focus with Dimitris Manikis

    This week's guest for our In Focus series is Dimitris Manikis, President EMEA Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, who tells Katherine how Wyndham have navigated the storm this year with evidence of rebounding.  "It's all about retain, develop, serve: retain your customer base, develop your hotels and serve your customers." Katherine asks how targets have changed since the pandemic and what types of locations and types of properties they are now looking at. Wyndham have seen strong results from their loyalty programme and the newly launched Wyndham Direct, targeting corporate travellers from small organisations and he predicts that while luxury will remain an important investment, economy is going to be big in the years to come.  An interesting point Dimitris makes, is how he sees destinations competing for the same traveller and remains optimistic for the future of travel and hospitality.  You can watch the latest In Focus episodes here. 
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    In Focus Trailer: All roads lead to Greece

    Julie Rey-Gore and Katherine Doggrell take a look back at the Enterprise Greece Roundtable, hosted by Enterprise Greece earlier this week and delve into the Airbnb IPO. While Katherine talks to Wyndham's Dimitris Manikis, President at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, who describes Wyndham's year so far as "navigating the storm and rebounding strongly". Come join us for the latest In Focus episode here.
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    In Focus: All roads lead to Greece

    Julie Rey-Gore and Katherine Doggrell take a look back at the Enterprise Greece Roundtable, hosted by Enterprise Greece, which highlighted the country's growing importance as an investor target, looking to upgrade its hotel and resort stock and become a leading luxury destination. The sector may not see as much distress as perhaps previously feared. Greece, a country where tourism is such a large part of their GDP, realise what they have got and are seeking to protect it. Katherine catches up with this week's guest Dimitris Manikis, President at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, who describes Wyndham's year so far as "navigating the storm and rebounding strongly". There is evidence of people developing again and looking at brands again despite the pandemic. Manikis describes how "the customer knows your brand better than anyone else". They are developing their loyalty programme and looking to open up more of their budget brands.  Dimitris describes the future of hospitality to include less travel but for longer periods of time with a rise in destinations competing for the same travellers. But the main thing is that people are very eager to travel in this resilient business of hospitality. People will realise that holidays and travel are a key part of our lives.  Airbnb have released their IPO and Katherine and Julie dive into the findings, with a staggering 327 million nights in 2019 and Katherine asks is that a threat to the hotel sector?  This is where the "bleisure" trend comes in, looking again to Wyndham who have recently launched Wyndhham Direct which focuses on the smaller corporate companies. Lots to take in from this week's interviews, don't miss out! 
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