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Happy Chinese New Year 2021 – Year of the Ox!

The 2021 Chinese New Year’s Day is February 12th and in 2021 it is the Year of the Ox. According to the Chinese horoscope 2021, the Ox (Buffalo) is the governing zodiac sign from Lunar New Year day 2021’s and during the entire Chinese lunar year, which ends on January 31st, 2022. Every Chinese zodiac […]

More Unique Hotel Rooms…

In past posts we have brought a look at some weird, wonderful and unique hotel rooms, so now, at a time when much of the world is in lockdown and travel is near impossible, here are a few more glimpses of the world we are hoping to visit when life returns to normality. Conrad Maldives […]

Sustainability in The Hospitality Industry – Part 5

While contemplating a follow up to my previous articles about sustainability, I realized that in the past year the world has significantly changed and with it, the way hotels operate. A good example was my recent stay between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. I took my chances during the holiday break to travel domestically in […]

Video Interviews are here to stay…

Video job interviews were once only the ‘go to’ method for remote interviewing, where, for logistic or cost saving reasons, an employer would conduct all or part of the candidate screening process via systems such as Skype. Fast forward to 2020, and with the Covid 19 virus impacting travel and business all over the world, […]

Festive Fun – 2020 🎄

In a year like 2020, I think we all need to find ways to smile, so here are a few of our favourite comedy clips for the festive season – unlike us, these never get old… From all of us at ‘The Elite Hotelier’ and ‘Elite Search’ we hope you get to spend time with […]

Sustainability in The Hospitality Industry – Part 4

Being in the recruitment business we have been equally affected with the slowdown in hospitality business activity and understand the difficulties and financial suffering many people and companies are experiencing. At this difficult time, it is easy to forget the other important issues that will shape the future of our industry. Climate change and environmental […]

The Ultimate Bar and Restaurant Sign Collection!

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 […]

To the rescue or not…that is the question!

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 […]