one-on-one with the hospitality leader (4): viabledesign meets aggelos manioudakis (regional hotel manager, katikies mykonos, greece)
October 10, 2021
During a coffee meeting facing a stunning late summer sunset in Mykonos, I had the opportunity to reflect the season in the course of the pandemic with excellent company: Aggelos Manioudakis. Aggelos has collected wide experiences in luxury hotel management across Greece and Dubai. He manages the luxury Katikies Mykonos hotel, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, and also oversees Katikies Villas Mykonos.

art market special: ‘fair’ experiences for future growth
September 28, 2021
After having sorted out on-site experiences of a recent 6-day visit at Art Basel, the world’s largest contemporary art fair in Switzerland, a clearer picture emerges. Based on own observations and discussions with gallerists, art advisors, and, of course, art collectors, the feedback is remarkable.

one-on-one with the hospitality leader (3): viabledesign meets armando waser (general manager hyatt place taghazout bay & residences, agadir, morocco)
September 08, 2021
During a Skype call, I had the pleasure to discuss recent challenges during the pandemic, new growth opportunities of the hotel industry and the importance of stress management in turbulent times with Armando Waser. Armando currently manages a dual branded property for Hyatt in Morocco and has an impressive hospitality management background by having worked in eight different countries so far, where he gained a wide experience in intercultural management.

one-on-one with the hospitality leader (2): viabledesign meets katrin herz (multi property general manager, abu dhabi)
August 18, 2021
During a one-hour phone conversation, I had the pleasure to reflect the pandemic challenges of the hospitality industry with Katrin Herz, a true global leader in hospitality. As a general manager responsible for three Marriott properties in Abu Dhabi, combined with her international track record, she is a rare expert in times of transformation.

one-on-one with the hospitality leader (1): viabledesign meets gregory liasides (general manager & chairman, rhodes, greece)
July 27, 2021
During the first week of July, I had the pleasure to meet with the hospitality insider and expert Gregory Liasides (General Manager of the Sheraton Rhodes Resort and Chairman of the Greece & Cyprus Marriott Business Council) to discuss the challenges during the pandemic and the consequences for operating a resort hotel.

the hotel industry in the course of the pandemic: new ways to grow in the business travel segment
July 20, 2021
This article illustrates the current situation in the business travel segment of the hotel industry by using the German market as an example, summarizes the experiences of a well-traveled transformation expert during the pandemic and highlights opportunities and risks of the current dynamics. Finally, solution approaches are being presented with an impact for today and for future growth after the pandemic.

Hotellerie im Wandel der Pandemie: Neue Wege zum Wachstum im Geschäftsreisesegment (Update)
June 25, 2021
Dieser Beitrag beleuchtet die aktuelle Situation im Geschäftsreisesegment der Hotellerie in Deutschland, verarbeitet die Pandemieerfahrungen eines vielreisenden Transformationsexperten und zeigt Chancen und Risiken der aktuellen Dynamiken auf. Schließlich werden Lösungsansätze vorgestellt, die sich schon heute lohnen und das Fundament für zukünftiges Wachstum nach der Pandemie legen.

Hotellerie im Wandel der Pandemie: Neue Wege zum Wachstum im Geschäftsreisesegment
May 13, 2021
Dieser Beitrag beleuchtet die aktuelle Situation im Geschäftsreisesegment der Hotellerie in Deutschland, verarbeitet die Pandemieerfahrungen eines vielreisenden Transformationsexperten und zeigt Chancen und Risiken der aktuellen Dynamiken auf. Schließlich werden Lösungsansätze vorgestellt, die sich schon heute lohnen und das Fundament für zukünftiges Wachstum nach der Pandemie legen.

webinar moderation: decision making decoded
April 11, 2021
Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of moderating a live webinar on the art of decision making with the renowned guest speaker Joseph Bikart. This webinar was presented by ASMALLWORLD, the world's leading travel & lifestyle community. Click on 'Read more...' for more information, including a recording of the webinar.

December 01, 2020
Die durch COVID-19 verursachten Einschränkungen und Unsicherheiten dauern noch immer an. In den letzten Monaten haben wir massive Veränderungen des Kaufverhaltens beobachtet. Viele dieser Veränderungen werden uns auch nach dem Ende der Pandemie noch erhalten bleiben. Deswegen ist es gerade jetzt notwendig, Geschäftsmodelle mit Weitsicht anzupassen. Im folgenden Artikel wird erklärt, warum es so wichtig ist jetzt zu handeln und wo man starten soll.

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