Transport Area of the Florence School of Regulation (FSR Transport) at the European University Institute (EUI):
Team Leader: Matthias FINGER, EPFL and EUI Team Members: Nadia BERT, EUI; David KUPFER, EUI; Juan J. MONTERO, UNED Madrid; Marcin WOLEK, University of Gdansk
Editing: Kathryn BOUCHARD, EUI
The hospitality industry is in the midst of one of the most dramatic periods of change in its history. Everything from the consumer shift to mobile, to new industry forces like Airbnb and changing travel habits are each creating new challenges and business opportunities for hospitality entrepreneurs. Where should entrepreneurs looking to start new businesses focus their time and money? At the same time, how can established hospitality businesses seize on these changes to adapt and grow their own organizations?
The European Commission (DG Justice and Consumers) has published a study on five peer-to-peer platform markets, identifying the main issues for peer consumers and providers from the consumer perspective.
NECSTouR has been actively involved in the drafting of that report. It is indeed among the stakeholders who contributed with views and opinions during the study process.
Mr Patrick Torrent - Presidency of NECSTouR, Catalonia Region - presented the NECSTouR experience on facing the new economic models and digital culture on the occasion of the "International Round Table on Digital Transformation in Tourism", Sofia (Bulgaria).
"Working on Smart Destinations is the only possible way to face the current Digital Transformation!" stated Mr Torrent.
On the 14th of September 2017, NECStouR has been invited to intervene at the General Assembly of the Holiday Home Association (EHHA).
Our co-leader of the Working Group on Digital Platforms presente the activities of NECSTouR in the field of Short-term rental associations and our vision on the collaborative economy, during the panel focused on the "Short term rental in regions".
She was also part of the jury which selected the EHHA's Awards for this 2017, assigned at the following Gala Dinner.