Portable bar and restaurant advertising signs have seemingly been around forever, although the origins of these signs are a matter of some debate. Charles Dickens is credited with first use of the term ‘sandwich man’ in his literature, to describe “a piece of human flesh between two slices of paste board” which were frequently used […]

The current state of the hospitality industry is anything but glorious to say the least. Travel and tourism have come to a virtual standstill, except where local tourism keeps the home fires burning (and that is at a very low flame!).  We can only hope that the year end and the beginning of the long […]

When evaluating job applicants, probably the most time consuming, and let’s face it, tedious aspect of the process is reviewing candidate applications. This is the ‘grind’ part of the process where you hope to find that diamond in the rough. Between those that are totally unqualified for the job and those who have just copied […]

Our article about the 10 best movies featuring the hospitality and hotel business a couple of years ago was one of our most popular ever posts and has led to much discussion and debate subsequently. How could we possibly have left out this one or overlooked that one, so in response to the feedback, here […]

It is widely acknowledged that the recent global pandemic has been deeply damaging to the hospitality industry, but out of that cauldron of despair there were a few positives. It brought out the creative streak in many independent hospitality professionals operating small or family businesses and perhaps showed a way forward for the wider hospitality […]

There was a time when coffee was just coffee. Something to give you that small lift to get your day going in the morning. The all-important caffeine hit was the objective. If it tasted good that was great, but this paled into insignificance compared to the heart starting boost from that most seductive of drugs […]

As a follow up to my previous articles about sustainability in the hospitality industry, and as a result of great response to the issues raised, here is another instalment. We can but hope that industry leaders take note and are brave enough to be pro-active and take the initiative. With the current global health pandemic, […]

Predictions are that post Covid-19, the hospitality industry will see a fast recovery as people yearn to connect and socialise after, potentially months and months, of enforced isolation. It is also said that this recovery will most likely come from the domestic tourist first, rather than the international jetsetter, as countries try to drive economic […]