It seems that the hotel industry consolidation which started several years, is likely to gather pace, despite the fact that takeover targets are becoming harder to find. It would probably take the entire article to list all of the mergers and acquisition from the past few years, but some of the major ones include: – […]

When coming back from a well-deserved holiday, have you ever asked yourself, what are the moments you remember and what are the moments you would rather forget? Let’s start with the memorable moments: A reasonably pleasant flight on Qantas.  Very little can go wrong with a self check-in these days – contact with humans is […]

  Given the nature of the hotel business it is only normal to expect that we might have the discomforting experience to occasionally come into contact with death… Deaths in hotels occur for a variety of reasons and largely go unnoticed, but once in a while a celebrity is involved, it hits the headlines and […]

Telephone interviews are still very common when it is not easy or practical for a face to face interview for some reason.  They are very much the same as having a face to face interview but there are subtle differences that you need to be aware of to make a good impression. Some of these […]

Living in Australia one is always tempted “to do” the once in a lifetime train trip with the world’s longest train ride from Sydney to Perth or vice versa. 3 nights 4 days (65 hours) on a train crossing the continent and clocking up 4352 km. Well, it might not be everybody’s idea of a […]

Chinese New Year starts on February 5th of 2019 and is the Year of the Pig. The Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, marks the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar. Traditional celebrations usually occur from Chinese New Year’s Eve, which falls on […]

During the last quarter of the year we are inundated with predictions regarding the next & newest trends in hospitality for 2019. These predictions are always a good yarn and interesting to read, particularly if you keep them and see what really happened 12 months down the line… The usual suspects include the impact of […]

A 2018 article in ‘Conde Nast Traveler’ suggested that due to events in the USA after the mass shooting in Las Vegas from a hotel room we will most likely see an end to DND signs in hotels as the hotels ensure they inspect rooms at least once in every 24 hours (https://www.cntraveler.com/story/why-hotel-do-not-disturb-signs-are-disappearing). Most hotels […]