Vice President Loyalty & Distribution Central Europe
Michael is also a valued member of the HSMAI Region Europe Distribution Advisory Board.
Q: What does a day at work consist of for you?
A: A great day at AccorHotels is full of developments, decisions and projects moving forward. Many days are great days (but not all days ;-))
Q: What’s the best part of your job?
A: Working with so many different people in different countries and cultures. This is an exceptional pleasure and great life enrichment.
Q: Do you have anyone you’ve looked up to?
A: Yes, but not just this one super idol but many in day-to-day work. Not necessarily always top-managers but sometimes a young courageous talent.
Q: Do you have any nice traditions at your office?
A: Yes, to sing “happy birthday” for colleagues at office and do it very melodic and sometimes loud…
Q: How long have you been a member of HSMAI?
A: I just joined this year, part of the corporate membership of AccorHotels Central Europe.
Q: What do you think is the best thing about HSMAI?
A: To share: network, know-how, experience, best practice, industry trends, opinions, … (too much to list)
Q: Are there any activities or projects you think HSMAI should start up?
A: It is great to work together on distribution elements in such dynamic market environments (e.g. changing parity rules, corporate distribution).
Q: Describe your perfect weekend.
A: Precious time with my family. Being less online and more outdoors.
Q: If you were trapped on a desert island, what would you take with you, if you could choose one thing?
A: A good knife.
Q: What is the title of the book about your life?
A: I think (and hope) it is too early to print this book now, while there is a new page every day.
Q: What is your next travel destination?
A: Lago Lugano in October for a long weekend.
Q: Do you have any special hobbies?
A: I love the outdoors.
Q: Thank you for your time. Do you have any personal comments?
A: My motto in life: It is better to wear out than to rust-out.
Photo: Michael Hucho,Vice President Loyalty & Distribution Central Europe, AccorHotels