Lausanne, Switzerland, 20 January 2014
In a step complementing the overall change witnessed under the new board of directors, the International Hotel and Restaurant Association (IH&RA) launched a new website highlighting the association's proposed changes to its statutes, membership fees and other steady measures towards a stronger IH&RA role.
"The new website is built to constantly make "room" available for all the hospitality industry players to interact with the IH&RA and communicate issues that need heads up to ensure a smooth flow of this vital business and maximise its contribution to national economies" said Casimir Platzer, IH&RA President. He added: "Realising the importance of unifying efforts with hotel and restaurant associations and chains worldwide triggered the changes we, as board of directors, are undertaking. These include, beside the new website, an attractive membership fees scheme allowing more associations and organizations to become IH&RA members and hence have a stronger influence on how their business is shaped. This and other changes shall be announced in our upcoming General Assembly meeting next March".
The IH&RA General Assembly will be held in Interlaken, Switzerland, during the annual congress from 10 to 12 March 2014, where a number of issues will be subject to panel discussions. These include mainly online distribution and sustainability.
May 20th 2016-The Board of Directors and the General Assembly metin Barcelona toelecta new President and a New Board after the resignation of the President for Personal reasons.After debating for one Day the Board of Director spropose to the General Assembly unanimously the nomination of Dr. Ghassan AIDI former President 2007-2013 as a President,decision approved again unanimously by the General Assembly for a period of 4years starting May 21,2016.
President Dr Ghassan AIDI thank the Board and the General Assembly for their trust for the second time as he already serve as President from 2006 to 2013, when he decide not to run again and bring other new spirit to the Association. Dr AIDI declare "I am ready to assume again this important responsibility of Keeping IHRA vibrant to face all the challenges facing the Hospitality Industry.
here mind the Assembly that he did found in Barcelona last year Mediterenean hotels and restaurants association a small association with members from 24 countries only and he will beglad to share his time between both association.
President Dr AIDI propose to keep the Head office in Geneva as IHRA is a Swiss Association and move the operations to Barcelona,a city going toward the futur of the Worldwide tourism and Hospitality.
IHRA President will nominate the Board and present it in September 2016.
September 05,2016 - The International Hotels and restaurant Association is a partner with ASCAME and Cambra de commerc de Barcelona for Launching the 10th edition of the Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders in Barcelona-SPAIN.
During this week IHRA will be leading the 2nd Mediterranean Hospitality Forum that will be held on December 1,2016 where the President Dr. Ghassan AIDI will address a Keynote speech about the Actual Situation of the Hospitality worldwide specially in this region as the Hospitality industry is very important to support the tourism sector expected to welcome hundreds of million visitors per year pouring at the Hotels . MHRA a member of IHRA will be co-organizing this event and several Board members will be addressing several issues of sustainable development, new trend in Hospitality,etc..
IHRA will held its first Board of Directors meeting after several nominations by the President on December 2nd in Barcelona.