Hospitality Sessions for Custom Programs
Medical Tourism - What does it
mean for the Hospitality Industry?
One of the fastest growing segments of travel is that of individuals traveling to other countries for medical treatment. Whether this travel is linked to a vacation, or involving necessary recovery time after the medical procedure, the hospitality industry has a potentially new segment of guests to serve. This session explores the regions where medical tourism is growing, the six segments of this tourism, and the potential opportunities and demands on hotels and destinations in serving the medical tourist.
Introduction to the Timeshare/
Vacation Ownership Management
This session is an introduction to the timeshare and vacation ownership industry, and why, with an annual growth rate of more than 15 %, timeshare/vacation ownership is the fastest growing segment of today's hospitality industry. Every major hotel company in the U.S., and many more throughout the world, are now involved in timeshare/ vacation ownership property development. Many substantial, non-branded independent companies are also investing in the industry as timeshare development markets, especially in Asia, where they are very rapidly opening up. The reasons for participation are obvious: profits from this segment of the industry are substantial and the return on investment is relatively fast, since most timeshares sell out within five to seven years. Although a segment of the lodging industry, timeshares are developed and operate much differently than other lodging segments such as hotels, motels, condo-hotels, and such. This session provides a valuable foundation for understanding how to enter and succeed in this fast-growing market segment.