Category Misc

Is the Nightmare Coming to an End?

In the past few weeks, we have seen the slow movement of countries opening up for tourism in Asia, whilst Europe has been open since June and the hospitality industry has had some chance to recover from the various lockdowns. Recent announcements that airlines will start increasing flights internationally has also been encouraging and news […]

Opinion: The New Reality…

The flood gates are opening and if all goes well, we can expect a bumper 2022 for travel and tourism – well certainly when compared to 2020 and 2021. Following almost 2 years of lockdowns, quarantine restrictions and tourism shutdowns across the world, the question remains, was it worth the pain and suffering? There is […]

Climate Change & Sustainability Imperatives for the Hospitality Industry

In many past posts on our blog and in articles in the Quarterly, we have discussed, ad infinitum, the topics of sustainability and climate change in the hospitality industry. Whilst difficult to summarise these articles in a few words, it is clear we think that our industry’s approach to the issues is too passive and […]

Opinion: Racism, Sexism – What’s Next?

In the past year or so, the red button issue of discrimination has seen frequent stories on TV talk shows, radio, social media and in the press. I have been “a foreigner” wherever I have lived for the past 40 or years and can honestly say, I have never felt discriminated against.  I have been […]

The Macabre Interest in Celebrities, Death and Hotels…

Celebrity culture has thrived since the second half of the 20th century and its growth continues in a manner that seems endless. It’s not that it didn’t exist before this time, but the rapid development of consumer culture in the post WW2 years and the constant technological improvements made the rapid distribution of images and […]

Will veganism ever go mainstream?

Lately, much is written about veganism and vegan food and how it can improve our life and the environment. Having been one of those individuals that gave this a good try (I lived a 100 % vegetarian life for six months) here are my observations and thoughts.  Veganism is currently defined as a way of […]

10th Anniversary!

July 2021 marks our 10-year anniversary in business so after an awful past 18 months for the hospitality industry, we are delighted to still be here to share it with you. In just a decade, Elite Search has become an integral part of the international hospitality industry scene, providing a platform for industry insiders, investors […]

Shocking! Scandalous! Stomach churning! – All headlines appearing at a hotel near you!!!

With the devastating impact of Covid 19 on the global hospitality industry, headlines like those above have been sadly missed in the past 12 months as more of the industry remains closed than open! However, with some light at the end of the tunnel, however dim, I’m sure it won’t be too long before our […]