Month: Nov 2017

Barbados

Barbados – the Paradise Island

The Caribbean is a true paradise. Sandy beaches, turquoise waters and glorious nature make it one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Such is one of its islands, the Barbados. But apart from the fact that it is gorgeous, what do we really know about it? It is a fascinating, colourful land, with an interesting history and kind, open people. Let’s have a look at its history and some of the many reasons that make it worth visiting. The Brief History of Barbados The origins of Barbados are unique among other Caribbean islands. That’s because it is not volcanic. It is actually a limestone island created by the coral reefs (and still to this day surrounded by them). The Atlantic Ocean surrounds it from all sides, meaning that Barbados doesn’t have any land borders with other countries. But that doesn’t mean there are no foreign influences on the island. For a few thousands of years, it was inhabited by Indian tribes, until the XVI century. That’s when the Europeans first came to Barbados. Without actually …

Greece Crisis

Has There Ever Been a Crisis in the Greek Hotel Industry?

The Recent decade has been startling for many countries. The crisis of 2008 and the events that came after it shook the World. Many nations were left in disarray. One that had a particularly hard time was Greece. It was one of the countries most affected by the crisis. But with so many tourists visiting it each year we have to ask ourselves a question. Has there been a crisis in the Greek hotel industry? The Overview of the Crisis The debt crisis in Greece was a result of the financial crisis of 2008. Its results came in the form of sudden reforms as well as saving measures and as a result impoverishment of the society and the collapse of the domestic market The crisis has shaken the Greek economy. Still, to this day it cannot escape the consequences. And they are devastating. The debt reaches 180% of the country’s GDP. And despite receiving €326 bn in bailout loans, it still struggles. The unemployment rate of nearly 25% is the highest in Europe, and Greece …

Black Friday

Black Friday and the Discount Craze

Nothing makes us say “Thank God it’s Friday” quite like the Black Friday deals. But what is the story about the beginnings of the most popular shopping day in the World? Not that we’re complaining, but why was it created? Let’s have a quick history lesson.

Bidroom Manager LATAM, Spain & Portugal

Meet Daniel – Bidroom’s Country Manager LATAM, Spain & Portugal

Today we want to introduce you to our Country Manager LATAM, Spain & Portugal – Daniel Carvalho. He is responsible for building and maintaining long-lasting relationships with hotel owners, revenue and sales directors as well as general managers by providing them with the best solutions to increase their revenue. On daily basis, he is in contact with hoteliers and hotel consulting companies in South America, Portugal and Spain. “I was born in the beautiful beach city of Santos, Brazil, just an hour drive from Sao Paulo. It is famous for its beach garden (the longest in the world), seaport, coffee and football team. Funnily enough, it is considered one of the best cities in Brazil to enjoy your retirement. I moved to Krakow in 2008, when the “outsourcing boom” started. This helped me gain solid work experience. I felt that I was in the right place at the right moment. It might sound cliché but I actually feel that Krakow chose me. Now I basically have 2 homes 11,000 km apart from each other. After 10 …

Warsaw

Warsaw – From Ruins to Skyscrapers

October 1944, an order has been issued to erase a city from the surface of Earth. Issuing the order was Hitler, and the city to be destroyed was Warsaw. While a large part of it was demolished, it has luckily not been erased. Today, we can say the city rose from the ashes and became one of the fastest growing cities in Europe.

Independence Day, Poland

Independence Day Around the World

Tomorrow, the 11th of November is the Independence Day of Poland. Few occasions for the celebration are as valid as this one. It is a time when the whole nation rejoices and commemorates one of the most important dates in its history. Each country has their own way of celebrating as well as a unique date for this special holiday. So today we will have a closer look at some of them.

Krakow

Main Square, the Beating Heart of Krakow

Recently, we expanded our team, which led to a need for a bigger office. We moved part of our team to a new wing of the same building, but this time with a very special view. We can now admire the Main Square of Krakow from our windows. It is truly a spectacular view and a very special place in Europe. That’s why today, we’ve decided to introduce you to this gorgeous place.