Profound Changes in Hotel Industry

In the past 20 years hotels have had to adapt to much more informed clients, who are less loyal and have broader interests.

Monday, April 7, 2014

An article on Hosteltur.com reviews the evolution of the hospitality industry, in times of globalization and most of all the possibilities offered by the Internet.

The Secretary General of CEHAT, Ramón Estalella, notes that "... major changes in demand that have occurred in the last two decades have resulted in "a hyper-client, who is more informed and more empowered, less loyal and with more diversified interests; they are multiclients looking for experiences, therefore a more complete service must be offered which will be more likely to attract them, and whoever stays in one segment is getting it wrong. ""

Carmen Riu, CEO of Riu Hotels & Resorts, adds, "... internationalization and the changes it has brought to the chain: "the expansion of our market mix, since hotels in the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America have the majority of the customers from the United States and Canada. This is also linked to changes in the market, because new markets mean new operators and online sales also spread there much earlier than in Europe. "



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