Methodology for the Development and Use of the USALI Standard in International Practice
According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the tourism industry is one of the most
dynamically developing sectors of the economy. It was expected that by 2020, the proportion of
people employed in this area and the contribution of tourism to world GDP would amount to about
10%. The hotel industry in this sector is the most profitable and progressive. At that, the Russian
hotel market volume lags significantly behind the world indicators and does not exceed one percent
in the global hotel industry.
The active development of the tourism industry, and as a result, the hospitality industry, has created
conditions for the intense development of the hotel business in Russia. A significant impetus to this
in recent years have been the 2016 Winter Olympic Games and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
However, even in the preparatory stages for these large-scale international events, many experts
expressed concerns about the idleness of most of the built facilities, the downfall of many
accommodations and catering enterprises, and the decline of infrastructure after completion of
these sporting events. These circumstances determine the objective need to find and implement
mechanisms for effective management of hotel enterprises based on the study of international
experience and Russian best practices in the hotel business.
Author's Name: Tatiana Viktorovna Ukhina
Volume: Volume 11
Issues: Volume 11
Keywords: Hotel Business, International Experience, Tourism Industry, Hotel Industry.