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.

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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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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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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6 Changes to UK Hotel Market Dynamics

by Michael McCartan, Managing Director, EMEA |

The UK hotel market is among the most mature hospitality sectors in the world. According to MasterCard’s Global Destination Cities Index, London is the world’s second most visited city, with 19.88 million overnight visitors in 2016. It is also the second favourite city for tourists to spend on overnight stays, reaping £15.33 billion in 2016, ahead of New York on £14.4 billion.

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It’s Time for Change if Hotels are to Drive Profitability

by Michael McCartan, Managing Director, EMEA |

Last month I had the pleasure of sitting on a panel discussion on profit management in the hotels industry at the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) in Berlin. Along with my peers in the hotel industry, Jonathan Langston of HotStats and moderator Jonathan Humphries from École hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), we discussed issues of hotel profitability.

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