ANOTHER TOP TEN RANKING FROM A HUGE, RESPECTABLE CONSULTING GROUP. BUT WHO ARE THEY TALKING TO??
Because 7 of the 10 thoughts are Finance related. Are they a group with their finger on the global hospitality pulse or do they just go to a lot of industry conferences between audits?
Or are we expecting too much from the specialists because our industry has so many participants, so many spectators, so many interested parties. Are they talking about issues that are faced by hospitality managers, regional vice presidents, hotel & resort owners, operators, lenders or developers?
Here they are as published, and by the way, beautifully presented amongst photographs of wine, water and women,
"Credit crunch:capital waiting on the sidelines." "Enterprise excellence: focus on cost containment and the bottom line." "Technology: leveraging brand name and the internet." "Hospitality mixed-use: subject to adjustment." "Financing: planning loan restructuring and modifications in a structured finance setting." "Globalisation and decoupling: growth beyond the current economic cycle." "Green building: going mainstream." "Fair value: what does it mean?" "Alternative vacation products: value isn't everything." "Obama's stimulus package: impact on the lodging industry."