Season 5

Bill Heinecke - Preview Podcast guest

BILL HEINECKE

BILL HEINECKE Founder & Chairman – MINOR HOTEL GROUP Minor Hotels: An overnight success that took 55 years   William Heinecke, aka Bill, Founder & Chairman of Minor Hotels and Fritz broke down the evolving world of hospitality at last year’s FHS in Abu Dhabi. They talked about newly rising travel destinations like Saudi Arabia, …

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JOSIAH MACKENZIE

Josiah Mackenzie Host – HOSPITALITY DAILY TWO HOSTS, COUNTLESS TALES, AND A DAILY DOSE OF HOSPITALITY Josiah Mackenzie, Host of Hospitality Daily, and Florian held a Double Trouble Super Trooper podcast episode, co-hosting and exchanging their passion and inspiration for hospitality. They are telling stories about the early beginnings of SMACK and the Hospitality Daily podcast.  Inspired …

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HUBERT VIRIOT

HUBERT VIRIOT CEO – YOTEL From Gatwick Airport to the world: A success story Yes, you can do things differently! Even in hotel business.  Listen to 2024’s first Smack episode and learn from YOTEL CEO Hubert Viriot how the brand has established a new status quo in the travel business over the past decade. YOTEL …

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GABRIELA SCHMIDLE

GABRIELA SCHMIDLE Founder & CEO – Marketing Tourism Synergy Vienna The mystery of Christmas Markets & mulled wine maneuvers Winter Wonderland Vibes coming your way!    Gabriela Schmidle, Founder and CEO of MTS Wien (Marketing Tourism Synergy Vienna) and organizer of the Schloss Schönbrunn Christmas Market in Vienna, joined Pat for a jolly chat about the …

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DR. ELLEN MADEKER

Dr. Ellen Madeker Head of Public Policy DACH & CEE – Airbnb Balancing acts: tourism regulations, politics & female leadership What happens when Airbnb meets hotel management? Well, confessions were made by Dr. Ellen Madeker Head of Public Policy for Germany, Austria, Switzerland (DACH) & Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) at Airbnb and Phil during …

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Portrait of Mark McCulloch - Podcast guest at SMACK

MARK MCCULLOC

MARK Mcculloch Founder, Campaign Director, CEO – Hospitality Rising UK & Super Sonic Marketing Attention please: “Hospitality Rising” That’s the title of Mark McCulloch’s campaign, which is addressing the painful topic of staff shortage in the UK hospitality scene in an unseen way. And one thing is for sure: This is a game-changer in how employment …

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Square Portrait of Emma Banks - Podcast guest at SMACK

EMMA BANKS

EMMA BANKS VP F&B Strategy & Development Europe, Middle East & America – Hilton Emma Banks Vice President, F&B Strategy & Development Europe, Middle East, and Africa at Hilton joined us for an episode of  SMACK’ podcast at the recent Future Hospitality Summit in Abu Dhabi, hosted by The Bench, to tell us her story. …

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Dr. Jeffrey O - Preview Podcast guest at Smack

DR. JEFFREY O

Dr. Jeffrey O President – International Hospitality Institute Chairman – St. Justine Do you ever run out of battery? This man surely doesn’t! We are proud to welcome Dr. Jeffrey O Chairman of the Directors Board at St. Justine, President of the International Hospitality Institute, coach, mentor, writer, and simply put one of the most …

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Portrait of podcast guest John Langford, the COO of Anschutz Entertainment Group

JOHN LANGFORD

John Langford COO Anschutz Entertainment Group Have you ever been to a large arena and thought to yourself, “Damn – this place is huge.”?!  John Langford, the COO of Anschutz Entertainment Group for Europe, knows all about that feeling as he is responsible for the operations of some of the largest arenas in Europe, including …

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Tao Tao from GetYourGuide podcast guest at smack season 5

TAO TAO

TAO TAO Co-Founder & COO GetYourGuide We’re back with Season 5 and here wo go! Welcome Tao Tao, co-founder and COO of GetYourGuide, the revolutionary of travel experiences and one of the best people to hang out with if you need top travel advice in any city on this planet. For the opening of SMACK’s fifth …

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