HSMAI Region Europe Profile: Michael Hucho

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Michael Hucho
Vice President Loyalty & Distribution Central Europe
AccorHotels

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