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“Hospitality.Next” Conference To Inform On Next Practices For Greek Tourism

Hospitality.next_logoWhile Greek tourism is in the spotlight, Boussias Communications and Hotel & Restaurant magazine are organizing a conference that will give insight on accepted international next practices and innovation strategies in the hospitality industry.

The Hospitality.Next – Check-In to the Future conference will present the best practices and innovations in the tourism field and place particular emphasis on topics such as:

– creating unique travel experiences
– using social media and new digital tourism tools effectively
– establishing a hotel as an environmentally responsible destination

The conference will also explore the economic and strategic trends that affect European and Greek tourism.

Guest speaker Nico Schlapps, Pinkcloud CEO, will talk about his company's "Pop-Up Hotel," recently selected as the winning entry in the 2013 Radical Innovation in Hospitality competition. Pinkcloud's concept focuses on the transformation of empty Class A office spaces into hospitality spaces through a simple setup.

Guest speaker Nico Schlapps, Pinkcloud CEO, will talk about his company’s “Pop-Up Hotel,” recently selected as the winning entry in the 2013 Radical Innovation in Hospitality competition. Pinkcloud’s concept focuses on the transformation of empty Class A office spaces into hospitality spaces through a simple setup.

International speakers at “Hospitality.Next” include Tim Davis, Global Marketing Director at Small Luxury Hotels of the World; Sean Owens, Sustainable Product Manager TUI UK & Ireland; Tatiana Zotova, Director of Commerce Labirint Travel-Russia; Vanguélis Panayiotis, Director of Development MKG Group-Paris; Russell Kett, Chairman HVS London; Nicholas Hall, Director of the Digital Tourism Think Tank; Doros Theodorou, Commercial Director EMEA, TripAdvisor for Business; Josh Partridge, Director Yahoo! Expansion Markets; and Nico Schlapps, CEO & Principal Designer at PinkCloud.dk – Radical Innovations in Hospitality 2013 Award Winner.

“Hospitality.Next” will take place at the Athenaeum InterContinental Hotel on 5 December. For more information, press here.

The conference will be held under the auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) and the Association of Geek Tourism Enterprises (SETE).

The Athens Development & Destination Management Agency and the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels are supporting the conference.

GTP is among the media sponsors of the conference.

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