Breakfast Briefing – The latest hospitality news

“I got fed up of going on a plane in the 80s and everyone would get their regulation rubber chicken and whatever with it.

“I would say ‘where is my lunch?’ and they would say ‘yours is a special meal’, like there is something badly wrong with you and they would bring this thing along. It was usually pretty grim when it got there. The food has got a lot better.
 

Vegetarian Jeremy Corbyn on how much better vegetarian and vegan food has become.

97 Election on BBC Parliament this week

The Champagne Socialist moment struggle to open the bottle:

Consumer spending slows to 2.9 per cent in August as overall outlook remains muted

The latest monthly figures from Barclaycard show that consumer spending growth slowed to 2.9 per cent in August, compared to a 2017 average of 3.8 per cent, as consumers rowed back across the board.

  • Spending on entertainment (9.4 per cent) faltered slightly
  • Spending on essentials increased at its slowest rate in 12 months

Just over half (54 per cent) of consumers feel confident in their household finances

Hotel’s unique way of helping lonely guests has gone viral

How vulnerable is your hospitality business to a cyber attack?

Join us for a breakfast forum on 19th Sept to discuss the misconception of Cyber Security. The hospitality industry is susceptible to cyber attacks and companies need to protect themselves from threats of this kind. In today’s world there is no excuse for not being ready and protected. It is not just the big players but companies of all sizes that are targeted.

Speaking at the networking event is Anquan Limited – an experienced team of security experts with expertise in addressing the challenges of security and defence in a connected world.

The IndiCater sponsored event includes breakfast, networking and essential conversation.

To find out more and attend please contact Ben.Butler@epmagazine.co.uk

One in three Britons eat the same lunch every day

According to a new study from Deliveroo 70% of workers admitted to being stuck in a ‘lunch rut’ with ham sandwiches emerging as the most likely midday repeat meal, following by cheese and then tuna sandwiches. The poll of 1,500 workers also revealed that 25% of all employees eat lunch at their desks and, on average, the typical worker takes 17 minutes to finish their lunch.

Invest magazine, opportunities in the menasa region, is out now. The quarterly digital magazine is published by Touchline FZ LLC on behalf of Dubai FDI, an agency of the emirate’s Department of Economic Development.

The magazine focuses on business and investment opportunities within Dubai, highlighting in particular the emirate’s position as a regional hub for trade, logistics, finance and tourism.

Read the magazine online here

eHotelier Hospitality News

Australia on target to reach ambitious tourism goals
Australia is on target to reach its target of AU$115 billion in overnight spend in tourism by 2020, led by a high performing hotel sector averaging occupancies close to 70 per cent year round.

RLJ Lodging Trust, FelCor Lodging Trust complete merger
RLJ Lodging Trust has officially completed its merger with FelCor Lodging Trust. RLJ shareholders and FelCor stockholders on August 15 approved the merger.

Mayor of London launches new vision for tourism and London’s autumn season
The Mayor of London and London & Partners, which runs visitlondon.com, has launched a bold new vision to bolster the capital’s status as a world-class tourist