Category Misc

Dalgona Coffee – Just Why? …and other Bizarre Coffee Options.

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 […]

Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry – Part 3

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, […]

Rebooting the Hospitality Industry…

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 […]

Haunted Hotels Around the World

There is an unhealthy fascination with the supernatural in most societies. Somehow the unexplained, the idea of spirits or ghosts and the afterlife has a hold on all of us in some shape or form; you need look no further than most mainstream religion for starters… Hotels, in particular, seem to have a special place […]

Is it Time to Polish Up Your Resume?

These are dark times for the global hospitality industry. The Covid-19 pandemic has reached every corner of the world and hospitality has been one of the worst affected industries. Hotels, resorts, bars, restaurants, cafes, all closed or if they are operating, are trading at unsustainable levels. Hotel employees have either been stood down indefinitely or […]

Is COVID-19 the big equalizer or simply a time to reset and start from zero?

In times like this it is good to sit back and take stock. Perhaps take the opportunity to reset the way we think and live, realise our vulnerability and ponder our mortality. What started as just another virus outbreak has literally brought the world to a standstill and our beloved hospitality industry to its knees. […]

The President, a Hotelier… So why not you?

So hotelier Donald Trump has been President for some time now – who would have thought it and who said our industry doesn’t provide opportunities? Well at least it does in the United States of America, the land of the free and home of the brave! With his unorthodox style of operating he consistently ruffles […]

Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry – Part 2…

I would consider myself an environmentally conscious person, doing my bit replacing plastic bottles with glass and refills. Not only does it help the environment but also saves a considerable sum of money – a fact worth considering given the price of a bottle of water these days. The environment and sustainability is an issue […]