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The Italian Hotel Sector Market Report

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Providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information and analysis of the The Italian Hotel Sector market, and the behaviours, preferences and habits of the consumer.

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What are the key challenges facing the industry? Who is the consumer and what do they want? Where are the opportunities, where are the risks and what lies ahead?

Key points included

  • Which are the main Italian hotel groups and what is the nature of their hotel portfolios?
  • How extensive is the presence of foreign hotel chains in Italy and which are the main groups?
  • What are some of the current major hotel development projects in Italy?
  • What are the trends in terms of distribution channels for Italian hotels?
  • What has been the recent trend in the performance of Italian hotels?
  • How does the regulatory aspect impact hotel development in Italy?
  • How has Italian hotel capacity evolved in recent years?
  • How is Italian hotel capacity distributed by region?

Expert analysis from a specialist in the field

Written by Jessica Kelly, a leading analyst in the Tourism sector, her extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.

It is surprising that in a major hospitality and tourism market such as Italy, larger domestically controlled hotel groups have not emerged, especially given the inherent advantages of domestic operators in the country. There are 65 projects for upmarket hotels, with 9,612 rooms in the active pipeline in Italy. Foreign and domestic hotel groups are planning more luxury hotel development, especially in Italy’s southern regions. Jessica Kelly
Senior Tourism Analyst

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Table of contents

  1. Introduction

    • Data Sources

      • Overview of European Tourism

          • Figure 1: Top 10 most popular destinations in 2017, showing international arrivals & comparing rankings in 2016
        • International and domestic tourism continue to grow
          • Selected countries
            • Figure 2: International tourist arrivals & domestic trips, 2012-16 & 2010-17
        • History of the Omnibus

            • Buses – An integral part of the tourism industry
              • Intercity and long-distance buses
              • Snapshot of Selected Countries

                  • Figure 3: Overview of selected countries showing size of population, land area, number of border countries & capital city, 2018
                • Economic overview
                  • Figure 4: Economic overview of selected countries, 2017
                • Denmark
                  • France
                    • Germany
                      • Italy
                        • Spain
                        • Land Transport – Distance Makes a Difference

                            • Figure 5: Number of buses in selected countries of the EU-28, 2012 & 2016
                            • Figure 6: Passenger land transport by mode of travel in selected countries, expressed as a percentage, 2015
                          • Intercity coaches vs trains
                            • In praise of buses
                            • Who Travels by Bus?

                                • Figure 7: A comparison of the cost & travel times by mode of transport for three randomly selected city pairs, 2018
                              • Students and young people love intercity buses too
                                • Asylum seekers and migrants
                                  • Migrants augment the workforce
                                    • A ‘greying’ population
                                      • Figure 8: Demographics of selected countries, showing the ageing of the population, 2015, 2030 & 2050
                                      • Figure 9: Median age in selected countries, 2015, 2030 & 2050
                                    • Why is Europe ageing?
                                      • Economic challenges of an ageing population
                                        • The upside
                                          • The ‘grandparent boom’
                                          • Europe’s Road Networks

                                            • Trans-European Transport Networks (TEN-T)
                                              • Integrating the highways
                                                • Ongoing challenges
                                                  • Road networks in selected countries
                                                    • Figure 10: Length of road networks in selected countries, 2007-17
                                                • Safety Issues

                                                  • Road accidents
                                                    • Traffic congestion
                                                      • Figure 11: Hours spent in traffic jams (annually) & road fatalities – Selected countries, 2015-16*
                                                  • Bus and Coach Manufacturing

                                                    • A global industry
                                                      • Europe’s bus and coach manufacturers
                                                        • MAN Truck & Bus AG
                                                          • Evobus-Mercedes (DE)
                                                          • Buses and the Environment

                                                              • The Paris Agreement
                                                                • Bus manufacturers are paying attention
                                                                  • The EC promotes clean air and sustainability
                                                                    • The switch to alternative fuels
                                                                      • Denmark
                                                                        • France
                                                                          • Germany
                                                                            • Italy
                                                                              • Spain
                                                                                • The pros and cons of green energy for buses and coaches
                                                                                  • Alternative fuels
                                                                                    • The ‘gases’
                                                                                      • Hydrogen
                                                                                        • Biodiesel
                                                                                          • Electricity
                                                                                            • Hybrid buses
                                                                                              • The European Alternative Fuels Observatory (EAFO)
                                                                                                • Automated buses vs autonomous vehicles
                                                                                                  • Is the public ready for driverless buses?
                                                                                                    • What are automated buses?
                                                                                                    • Intercity Bus Companies

                                                                                                      • The deregulation of the market
                                                                                                        • Denmark
                                                                                                          • France
                                                                                                            • Germany
                                                                                                              • The phenomenon of FlixBus
                                                                                                                • Spain
                                                                                                                  • Italy
                                                                                                                  • Interactive Websites and Bus Passes

                                                                                                                    • Booking a bus is easy
                                                                                                                      • Bus passes offer a good deal
                                                                                                                        • InterFlix
                                                                                                                          • Eurolines Pass
                                                                                                                            • Busabout
                                                                                                                            • Auto Shows and Trade Fairs

                                                                                                                              • What Next?