In a recent press release, Marriott International announced that the UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) communicated its intent to issue a fine in the amount of £99,200,396 (over $124 million) against the company for infringements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in relation to the Starwood guest reservation database incident.
It's been just over a year since the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation took effect, governing how personal data is handled both inside and outside the European Economic Area for citizens of the region's countries—EU members plus Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway. If you're a meetings manager collecting data on these citizens, your company needs to comply with this law. If found in breach, the company could be fined 20 million euros or as much as 4 percent of annual revenue, whichever is greater.
Next Story Group has appointed popular hotelier Patrick Imbardelli as Chairman of its Board with immediate effect.
Guests who book outside of the group block around corporate events and meetings might find better rates, but this causes headaches for hoteliers and meeting planners.
Patrick Imbardelli takes a close look at the challenges faced by the travel & hospitality industries managing groups, and how the lack of automation impacts the guest experience.
Expedia Group Media Solutions has found 60% of corporate travellers globally extend their trips to add some leisure activities, how can you as a hotelier take advantage of this booming market?
Independant software vendors or the giants of industry, where should you place your bets?
Jean-Philippe Weisskopf, Assistant Professor and Philippe Masset, Assistant Professor of Finance at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) predict the hospitality trends in 2019.