WTM hotel panel to focus on business market

Following the success and positive feedback of last year’s hotel panel discussion, ‘Hotels 2007’ will review what has happened within the sector over the past year whilst looking at trends, opportunities and challenges to be faced in 2007 with particular reference to the business traveller.Chaired by Business Traveller Magazine’s Editorial Director Tom Otley the panel features Ajoy K Misra, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing, Taj Hotels; James Phillips, Head of Global Leisure Sales, Kempinski and Kip Horton, Vice President Sales Europe, EMEA, Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

Hot topics to be discussed will also include:

  * how rates and blackout periods are affecting the role of both buyer and supplier

  * future of commissions

  * impact of responsible travel and corporate social responsibility in strategic decisions


  * views of the corporate manslaughter bill

  * the rise and rise of luxury travel

‘Hotels 2007’ takes place on Tuesday 13 November in North Gallery Room 5 at 11.00hrs.