Tag Archives: hospitality

Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry – gimmicks or real change?

The overload of information that we are currently fed about the environment and the negative impact that we are having on the planet is simply overwhelming. Dire forecasts about the subject abound. In order for the next generation to survive we need to be concerned with so many issues affecting the planet, from climate change, […]

The Influencer…What’s That?

I was recently enlightened to a new term, which those of you who frequent social media will be well aware of – The Influencer. So, after emerging from my social media hole in the ground and rubbing the sand from my eyes, I consulted the oracle (now known as Google) to find out more. An […]

Cringeworthy Menu Descriptions at a Restaurant Near You!!

If you are anything like me, you always look at restaurant menus with interest.  Is that the hospitality manager in me or just my stomach talking? Well, the truth is probably a little of both… It’s worse if I am on vacation, as the most important decision of the day is where to go for […]

New Life for Abandoned Hotels?

Continuing our series of articles about abandoned hotel and resorts (see our earlier posts – The Incongruous Idea of Abandoned Hotels… and Abandoned Hotels – Part 2) to follow are some hotels that were abandoned but now show signs of life, either as new attempts to get the properties up and running or re-purposed as apartments, […]

Are Opinions Worth Listening to?

Throughout my life I have been known to have an opinion about almost everything! I guess that’s the way I was brought up, to speak my mind, and I have done that even when my opinions have not been sought or when they can be construed as being somewhat controversial. In the oh so ‘politically […]

Instagram worthy Hotel Rooms around the Globe…

The internet abounds with photos of hotel rooms, both good and bad, but the game changer most definitely has been Instagram. It seems that no weekend break or holiday of a lifetime is complete without a myriad of photos of your bed, bathroom or view from the balcony – all with an excess of hashtags […]

Who’s in charge?

  Having worked in all kinds of environments and cultures, I am constantly fascinated by the comments I see from guests about their hotel stay. Here are some odds and ends from the daily routine of a typical resort operation – unbelievably, they are all real comments!   The weather: – “your brochure sells sunshine. […]

“I’m Motivated!” and other Words and Phrases you Need to Banish from your Next CV!!!

If you are about to update your resume/CV, now is the ideal time to remove and replace all the banal, cliched and mind-numbing expressions from this important document. Yes, with so much formality in a CV it can be hard to avoid all the dumb and meaningless phrases and expressions, but spare a thought for […]