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hotelforum: hotelbau and STIWA REA confer „Blue Hotel Award“ to Tourism Researcher and Expert Professor Duccio Canestrini

18 Oct 2016

Munich, 18 October 2016 – This year the „Blue Hotel Award“ goes to the tourism researcher, expert and author Professor Duccio Canestrini.

The award that is conferred by the magazine „hotelbau“ and the real estate consultancy STIWA Real Estate Advisory GmbH was presented to Canestrini in the course of the hotelforum gala dinner. The winners of the „Hotel Property of the Year Award“ 2016 as well as of the „Hospitality Innovation Award“ were honored  at the same time. The „Blue Hotel Award“ was awarded for the seventh time.

Carl O. Stinglwagner FRICS, initiator of the ´Blue Hotel Award´ praised the outstanding commitment of Canestrini to the successful implementation of holistic sustainability concepts in the core areas of ecology, economy and social responsibility.

Professor Canestrini has rendered outstanding services to research in the field of anthropology of tourism. Crucial to his winning the award were his research results in the areas of mass tourism and safety concepts. These aspects have a significant influence on the sustainability of investments, especially at locations like North Africa and the Middle East. His book “Don’t shoot the tourist” has already been translated into German.

About hotelforum:
hotelforum, the European Hotel Development Conference for Hotel and Real Estate Professionals, was established more than a decade ago as a specialized meeting place for the European hotel and real estate industry. The conference program and the evening event at Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich offer a highly qualified discussion and networking platform for hotel and real estate decision makers. The highlight of hotelforum is the traditional gala dinner when the winners of the “Hotel Property of the Year Award”, the “Blue Hotel Award” as well as the “Hospitality Innovation Award” are presented. It is organized and held by hotelforum management GmbH, a company formed by the real estate experts of PKF hotelexperts, Vienna (www.pkfhotels.com), STIWA Real Estate Advisory, Munich (www.stiwa-rea.de) and Andreas Martin, Berlin. In 2017 hotelforum will take place on Friday, 6 October. For more information please visit our website www.hotelforum.org.



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