Tag Archives: Trends

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hipster Culture is Killing the Hospitality Industry!

According to the dictionary, a hipster is a usually ‘a person who is trendy, stylish, or progressive in an unconventional way; someone who is hip’. The hipster subculture is stereo-typically composed of young adults who reside in gentrified neighbourhoods and are broadly associated with indie lifestyles, non-mainstream fashion, hold pacifist and green views, are often […]

Future hotel trends…innovation or more marketing spin?

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 […]

Fresh talent, where are you?

Where are you, the talent of the future, the creative Pastry Chef, the out of box thinking chef or the hotelier that is more than just a number cruncher? Looking back over the past few years I can’t get past the thought that we are lacking fresh new talent, in particular in the culinary area. […]

Chinese New Year 2018 – Year of the Dog.

The Chinese New Year period in 2018 runs from Friday February 16, 2018 (New Year’s Eve) 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 […]