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elcome to September\u2019s insightful issue of the hospitality industry\u2019s favourite read.
At a time when few of the markets across the globe are thriving, the idea that Asian brands need to transform themselves into global chains might seem a little ambitious. Yet one industry veteran tells us that if Asian brands do not do just that they will never truly become global players.
Giovanni Angelini has given 48 years of his life to hospitality and can speak with a certain authority on the subject. His advice is to think globally and act regionally. Angelini
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gives our readers a 14-point action plan for making the leap from regional respect to global visibility.
If that seems like a gamble, perhaps it is less of a one than the investment in Integrated Resorts of the past few years. As properties
they are having to up their game with the rest of their product to ensure their offering remains competitive.
Some hotels in Malaysia are taking advantage of a quiet year to upgrade their facilities. At a time of disappointing tourist arrival numbers (some of which are disputed),
investment in the industry has also been dropping. A pick-up is expected for next year though.
If resurgent growth in China and the end of technical recessions in some major European countries as well as Japan and Hong Kong has any meaning, let\u2019s hope that it is a pick-up that is generalised across Asia.
28 Esco\ue000fer training; New menus and
promotions; Mid-Autumn \ue000estival; Guest
49 Food & Hotel Vietnam previewed
50 Hotel Expo Macau previewed
\u2022 Market Report: Macau
\u2022 Revenue/Yield Management
\u2022 Spa design
\u2022 Halal; Meat
\u2022 Loyalty programmes
\u2022 Market Report Hong Kong
\u2022 In-room entertainment
\u2022 Bar design
\u2022 Tea & Co\ue001\ue001ee; Room sa\ue001es
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