Category Travel

The Illusion of Choice in International Hotels

Consolidation in the international hotel market has become widespread over the past 10 or 15 years. It would probably take an entire article to list all of the mergers and acquisitions from the recent past, but some of the major ones include: – Marriott – Starwood Accor – Fairmont/Raffles/Swissotel Accor – Mantra (Australia) Accor – […]

Employee Loyalty v’s Employer Loyalty…

The ever-present question of loyalty has become more prominent over the past few years with Covid-19 creating havoc in the employment sector, in particular with expats that were on a limited term contract. During recent interviews with candidates, many felt a strong sense of disappointment with their current/past employers who had completely abandoned them during […]

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 […]