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December 2021

2021 End of Year Video

Watch this end-of-year video, wrapping up the year of 2021 from a’s perspective, and hear from a few of our partners and members share their takes on 2021 and what excites them for our industry in 2022.

Dan Bell, SVP at Shiji Americas, Hauke Lenthe, Managing Director International at Nomadix, Stephen Burke, Chief Commercial Officer at Sciant, Sven Maas, SVP EAME at Shiji Group, Anna Heuer, Managing Director at Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association (HSMA) Deutschland e.V., Daniel Plancic, Managing Director at SHS Academy, and Mark Fancourt, Co-Founder at TRAVHOTECH and TESTBED.VEGAS

Thank you to all members and partners who supported creating and curating high-quality educational content for the hotel and travel industry throughout the year. Also, thank you to everyone who contributed to the monthly editorials independently #forindustrybyindustry

The community prides itself on producing carefully curated content that offers independent perspectives, encouraging genuine discussion across all industry levels around technology and digitization. Our Articles, Infographics, Videos, Podcasts, and online Think Tanks offer exclusive insights focusing on knowledge sharing and education.


These industry experts contributed actively to's 2021 educational content:

Zoe Koumbouzi - ReviewPro l Richard Castle - Cloudbeds l Ben Thomas - pentahotels l Stephen Burke - Sciant l Michael Kessler - ReviewPro l Pedro Colaco - GuestCentric and Great Hotels of the World l Deniel Frey - l Kevin King - Shiji Group l Jan-Frederik Valentin, from HOWZAT ennea Group l Michael Schubach - Infor l Michael Heinze - Shiji Group l Steffi Breitsprecher - MEININGER Hotels l Adam Harris - Cloudbeds l Tim Weiland - The Alpina Gstaad l Rita Machado - Great Hotels of the World l Hauke Lenthe - Nomadix l Katja Reisch - Accor Group l Mark Fancourt - TRAVHOTECH and TESTBED.VEGAS l Julie Grieve - Criton l Michaela Papenhoff - h2c GmbH l Floor Bleeker - Accor Group & HTNG l Jamie McBride - For-Sight l Jens Egemalm - Pandox AB l Neil James - ReviewPro l Alexander Birk - Best Western Hotels Europe l Ian Millar - EHL- Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne l Angelo Vassalo - Hotel Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I Andrew Evers - Red Carnation Hotels l Anthony Hunt - Shiji Group l Sebastien Leitner - Cloudbeds l Christopher Reeve - The Belfry l Christoph Hoffmann - 25hours Hotel Group l Bruno Martins - Concept l Sebastian Kessel - Deutsche Hospitality l Kamil Wilczewski - Shiji Group l Anna Heuer - HSMA Deutschland l Markus Luthe - IHA Hotel Association Germany l Cassian Silins - HOWZAT ennea Group l Kathryn Murphy - The Murphy Dublin l John Petrov - Shiji Group l Alexandra Weber - Lindner Hotels & Resorts and me and all hotels & HSMA Deutschland l Gavin Eccles l Joao Corte-Real - Tivoli Mofarrej in São Paulo l Allan Nelson - For-Sight l João Pinto Coelho - Onyria Golf Resorts l Karen O’Neill - Knowcross l Daniella Boeken - Ruby Hotels l Dan Humby - groups360 l Isabel Steinhauer - Okura Amsterdam Hotel l Karan Punjabi - Ireckonu l Mattia Zanella - Oaky l Chi Chan - Ireckonu l Martin Soler - Soler & Associates l Sebastian Purps-Pardigol l Peter Hense - Spirit Legal LLP l Richard Valtr - Mews l Gerhard Wasem - MiceRate l Juerg Schmid - Schmid, Pelli & Partner l David Chestler - PROVision Partners l Anna Sophia Stimpfl - EHL- Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne l Carmen Rieskamp - Upstalsboom Hotels and UPtours l Matt Roberts - 59club l Henri Roelings - HospitalityNet l Wilhelm K. Weber - SHS Swiss Hospitality Solutions l Pablo Delgado - MIRAI l Andrew Boshoff - gha Global Hotel Alliance l Konstantin Vassilev - Sciant l Sascha Dalig - Wyndham Hotels & Resorts l Micah Green - Maidbot l Martin Bookallil - Marriott Hotels International l Stephan Widrig - Airport Zurich l Markus Müller - GauVendi l Guillermo Gaspart - ByHours l Nick Price - HotelNetSysy and DIF l Fabian Bartnick - Infinito l Nigel Allport - Sciant l Max Starkov l Jonathan Weizman - RoomChecking l Daniela Hupfeld - Pierre & Vacances l Lidia Sakarapani - Principal.Global Events l Tracy Scott - CWW l Luke Stevenson - Encore l Michael Madison - menumodo l Nadja Dahlmann - Empire Riverside Hotel and Hotel Hafen Hamburg l Felix Undeutsch - l Simone Müller-Staubli - Schatz AG l Simon Dowell - UpMail l Jen Wong - LaaSie l William Darrah - Amadeus l Samantha Noll - Oaky l Kristi White - Knowland Inès Blal - EHL- Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne l Markus Lehnert - Marriott International