Content by Michael McCartan, Managing Director, EMEA

Michael McCartan, Managing Director, EMEA

Michael joined Duetto as Managing Director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa in 2014 to spearhead the rollout of the Revenue Strategy technology company throughout the region. Before joining Duetto, he served as CEO of eRevMax. Michael has an engineering degree from the University of Cape Town and a business degree from the Open University.

Creativity and Innovation Fuel EMEA Growth

by Michael McCartan, Managing Director, EMEA |

It’s hard to believe our EMEA team has once again outgrown our office and moved into larger space in London’s vibrant media and theatre hub of Waterloo. When we opened our EMEA headquarters in London three years ago, it was just half a dozen others and myself, and I’m not sure anyone in the industry knew what Duetto was.

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Iberia: Revenue Strategy for the World’s Most Visited Tourism Destination

by Michael McCartan, Managing Director, EMEA |

If Iberia were a country it would be the most visited tourism destination in the world. Combined, Spain and Portugal attract more than 100 million visitors each year, surpassing that of France, the world’s No. 1 tourism destination, which attracted 88.9 million overseas arrivals in 2017.

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Diverse offering drives Germany’s hotel market

by Michael McCartan, Managing Director, EMEA |

Germany’s hotel market is one enjoying strong growth at present. In 2016, the country recorded 80.8 million overnight stays, while the German National Tourism Board has forecast up to 121.5 million overnight stays by 2030.

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3 Ways Middle East Hotels Can Prepare For a Downturn

by Michael McCartan, Managing Director, EMEA |

Since the turn of the century, several cities across the Middle East have grown to become opulent, luxury destinations for travellers from across the entire globe. But the same cities – which seemed almost immune to a downturn – are now experiencing RevPAR and ADR declines, some seeing double-digit drops year on year.

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Why Hotels Should Embrace OTAs, Not Fight Against Them

by Michael McCartan, Managing Director, EMEA |

Michael McCartan, managing director EMEA for Duetto Research, aims to make peace between the OTAs and hoteliers at this year’s Annual Hotel Conference in Manchester. Here’s a sneak preview of some of the issues he hopes to bring to the table for candid discussion during his Day 2 panel discussion.

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