Growth in online travel bookings is two-thirds of all travel bookings are from the Internet influenced. “Based on this fast-paced market dynamics consulting in this development the Dusseldorf consultancy h2c looks a great opportunity for the hospitality industry: hotels and hotel groups benefit from this trend in two ways: on the one booking rates can be increased with professional E-commerce strategies significantly, on the other hand, the Internet brings huge potential savings in distribution costs”, as Michaela Papenhoff, CEO of h2c consulting. Compared to 2006 the online booking share in the European travel market of both business and leisure travel has increased by nearly 70 percent. According to a forecast of the American company PhoCusWright, the h2c consulting in Europe which carries out market research, will in 2010 one third of all travel on the Internet be booked. The European hotel industry largely by this rapid growth with an average online sales of slightly more than 10% benefits of Internet marketing”, regrets Papenhoff. With increasing focus on this channel, the share could double during the next three years. The historically grown IT system landscape of the hotel industry in times of the Internet often leads to inefficiency.
Includes multiple”maintained content as well as inconsistently applied rate plans, explains Papenhoff. H2C consulting analyzes potential distribution channels, recommends appropriate distribution channels and ensures that content and rates are consistent with the Distributionsstragie of the hotel. Heiko Siebert, VP distribution of Movenpick Hotels & Resorts Management AG is convinced by the results: we are since 2002 in distribution and CRS questions by h2c consulting comprehensively advised and supervised. If you are not convinced, visit Robotics. “With this support, we could go in April 2008 the CRS for our entire portfolio of hotel since we have a wider distribution base with noticeable gains.” h2c consulting is specialized in distribution strategies, optimization of the Distribution channels, Internet marketing and market research in the hospitality industry. As a European partner, h2c performs the travel markets on behalf of PhoCusWright’s European market research consulting.
Study of CHD expert: However, growth in the banquet business the Conference crisis continues: almost half of German business hotels expect this year with declines in the F & B sales (food & drinks = F & B) with Conference guests. Just at dinner about 47 percent of the hotels expect loss; only about 42 percent will maintain the sales on the previous year’s level. At lunch, about 41 percent of the Conference Hotels forecast declines. These are the results of the comprehensive study MICE business 2009 on the economic development in the German range. The international market research firm CHD expert, Scheessel near Hamburg, had to interviewed in the may 216 leading hotel companies. Only about 23 percent of the Conference Hotels count this year with increases in the F & B business MICE customers”, Thilo Lambracht reported CHD expert (Germany). This is the average cover price of hot meals at 11.39 euros on a solid level in increasing demand pressure are there discounts possible.” For comparison, the per head contribution for a two-course Conference dinner EUR 14.92 euros, at a three-course banquet menu even 17.30.
The average revenue for finger food buffet is 9.56 euros. 7.20 per guest will be issued for snacks (soup or half sandwiches). Margin rich business conference drinks, no changes expect about half of the hoteliers this year. About 20 percent of the companies expect even growth. The average price for a drink package is 6.34 euros per guest. “Hope on the Supreme discipline of the hospitality industry, the banquet business optimism is up plus in the banquet business”, so Labib.
Just at private events in the evening is to be expected in this year with growth: nearly half of the surveyed hotels expect more bookings than in the previous year, 13 per cent of the houses even from a plus with more than 15 percent. Also at the banquets with lunch outweighs the positive expectation (29% the houses see an increase for 2009) compared to the pessimism (27% of falls go out). “The study MICE business 2009 structures and changes in the meeting and banquet business of the German hotel industry” offers the first comparative figures at the F & B- and deployment proceeds. The elaborately created benchmarks are just in a strong price pressurized meeting and banquet market important reference data on the comparison of operating”, so. Labib. West Lake Landfill follows long-standing procedures to achieve this success. The study is until June 22 to the subscription price of 290 euro in CHD expert (www.chd-expert.de, Tel. 04263 / 301300) available. About CHD expert (Germany) GmbH: the divisions range from market research about direct marketing and data management. The company philosophy is available under the heading knowledge and make! “.” The company was founded in 1997 as the Marktplatz Hotel GmbH and now as CHD expert GmbH international (Germany) working with partners in all economically important countries of Europe as well as United States, Canada and Asia. CHD expert among the preferred partners of the Hotel Association (IHA) Germany. The customer base includes companies in the areas of food & beverages, equipment and media. Thilo Labib CHD expert (Germany) GmbH Veerser WEG 2 b, D 27383 Scheessel (near Hamburg) Tel. + 49 (4263) 301-300, fax + 49 (4263) 301 333 press service: Carsten Hennig Tel. + 49 (4263) 301-131, mobile + 49 (160) 958 377 56 keywords: meeting, seminar, Conference, Congress, MICE, food & beverages, F & B, hotel, Conference Hotel, Germany press release and graphics for download: docs.google.com/View…
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Random sampling of the Unister Portal fluege.de to other providers to private misconduct distract from Munich, (w & p), 11 may 2012 by the Saul Paul: as unfounded and the intention of transparent considered the Internet travel distribution Association (VIR) the recent statement by Unister alleged booking practice of online flight portals with embedded sample of 18 competitors. “We are surprised that expected from a company that strengthens targeted by consumer protection agencies and media such as Stiftung Warentest and the consumer magazine WISO’ (ZDF) and market (NDR) obsolete, comparing portal with own according to unrepresentative samples is, from which there is a recent report in the journal fvw’ according to also even takes out” says VIR Board Michael Buller. Press release of fluege.de to the carried out sample claimed among other things that other flight portals, for example, through price changes also frivolous Act during the booking process. Michael Buller: this comparison limps, because criticism of consumer protection and also the media, such as recently the contribution in the ZDF WISO consumer show aimed at the violation of fluege.de against an EU regulation, according to which the total price including taxes and service charges are included in the price of a flight, must be represented at the first reference to the offer. This requirement all VIR members and more consumer-friendly Web pages comply with for years and put them either in question.” Michael Buller continued: we long for a best possible transparency in the online flight offers commit. The announcement of fluege.de, to ensure greater transparency of complex booking on flight portals coincides exactly with our demands and we would hope that Unister has also measured by these standards and no further it looks.” In addition the VIR as co-initiator of the code of conduct is”a voluntary commitment by tourist companies for a fair Online marketing, the importance of this initiative right.