Exchange Rate trends, how do they impact hotel performance?
Exchange Rate trends, how do they impact hotel performance?

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) · 12 Nov

In this report we analyze how exchange rate fluctuations affect the hospitality industry. We consider the case of Switzerland, which is a small open

To pay or not to pay: when dividend policy rhymes with business strategy
To pay or not to pay: when dividend policy rhymes with business strategy

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) · 14 Oct

The COVID-19 crisis is putting the global economy under pressure in an unprecedented way. Companies worldwide have been forced to cut their dividend

Evaluating hotel performance: 6 key factors
Evaluating hotel performance: 6 key factors

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) · 15 Sep

The clear-cut measurability of KPIs is alluring. Occupancy percentages, profit indicators, return on investment. These are the type of traditional pe

How to create a forecast plan for hotel businesses in unknown times
How to create a forecast plan for hotel businesses in unknown times

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) · 10 Sep

With the advent of the 'new normal', hotel owners and operators must begin considering the various financial and operational scenarios in their forec

How to calculate and monitor your Break-Even Point
How to calculate and monitor your Break-Even Point

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) · 26 Aug

As hotels begin to re-open, it is crucial that they're mindful of their Break-Even Point (BEP) to understand their cost levels and to determine what

Top considerations for hotel balance sheets during COVID-19 and beyond
Top considerations for hotel balance sheets during COVID-19 and beyond

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) · 17 Aug

One of the many impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is that it has highlighted the importance of working capital. "Cash is King" is all the more

Become a pro: data analysis for small F&B businesses, part 2
Become a pro: data analysis for small F&B businesses, part 2

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) · 2 Aug

In this article, I will explain three data-driven tactics. There will be a strategy for advertisement efforts, take-out and delivery, and to conclude

Hotel brands: How to find a suitable hotel operator?
Hotel brands: How to find a suitable hotel operator?

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) · 28 May

How to guarantee sustainable success and high profitability? How to implement a predefined brand model to the business? How to understand the operato

Hotel Concept Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Hotel Concept Development
Hotel Concept Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Hotel Concept Development

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) · 29 Apr

The hospitality industry is anything but dull. Each year brings with it a bounty of exciting destinations, revolutionary new hotels and glamorous ren

Redefining The Value Chain in Tourism: Lessons from Thomas Cook
Redefining The Value Chain in Tourism: Lessons from Thomas Cook

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) · 24 Oct

Thomas Cook: An Industry Perspective On September 23rd, 2019, Thomas Cook - one of the world's oldest travel companies - declared bankruptcy. The 178

Cultivating Collaboration in Hotels
Cultivating Collaboration in Hotels

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) · 28 May

We cherish and nurture the uniqueness of all our talents, tailor opportunities to their needs, and encourage leadership through empathy and collabora