U.K. Independents at a Turning Point: Get Strategic or Get Consumed

The Annual Hotel Conference kicks off tomorrow in Manchester, bringing together more than 800 owners, operators and managers from individual, boutique and consortium hotels.

Duetto’s EMEA managing director, Michael McCartan, will be talking at the event, which is targeted at the independent hotel sector. Arguably, Michael’s participation comes at a key turning point in the future of the independent hotels sector.

The big chains have been circling overhead for some time — in fact, according to the PwC UK Hotels Forecast 2016, more than 50,000 independent-hotel rooms closed between 2000 and 2014, as the market shifts more toward branded hotels, leaving the mid-market and independent sector adrift.

So how can these small hotel chains, bespoke properties and independent bastions of hospitality continue? Revenue management has to be at the heart of their survival tactics.

Find out more.
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