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Joanne Barratt: Pearls of Wisdom

Joanne Barratt is QHotels' group operations manager

QHotels’ group operations manager talks about how important a strong team culture is in maintaining excellent standards and achieving great results within the conference and events sector.

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Marriott projects increased revPAR on the back of good results

International hotel chain Marriott plans continued revPAR increases of about 6 per cent, building on 7 per cent net income growth in the second quarter of this year.

Why the CMA’s verdict on OTA hotel pricing could be a game changer

Skyscanner’s appeal on the Competition and Markets Authority’s decision to cut short an investigation of Online Travel Agencies (OTAs)’ hotel pricing practices could lead to a rebalancing of the hotel-OTA relationship.

Registration is live for the Independent Hotel Show 2014

This year’s show will be running at London Olympia’s West Hall from 21 to 22 October, a key event for independent hoteliers and professionals involved with the industry. 

Sector’s GDP contribution drops due to lack of funding

The hospitality sector’s contribution to Britain’s GDP dropped 0.2 per cent (£1.5bn) between 2007 and 2013, partly due to the lack of bank funding for SMEs, according to a report by Boost Capital.

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