Breakfast Briefing – The latest hospitality news

Quote of the Week

  1. Why was Theresa May sacked as nativity manager? She couldn’t run a stable government.
  2. Why don’t Southern Rail train guards share advent calendars? They want to open the doors themselves.
  3. What’s the difference between Ryanair and Santa? Santa flies at least once a year.
  4. Kim Jong-un will play Santa this year in the South’s annual pantomime. He said he fancied a Korea change.
  5. Why did Donald Trump continuously decorate the Christmas tree? Because people kept saying “moron” to him.
  6. The best modern cracker jokes have been identified by the TV channel Gold.

Tweet of the Week

Campaign of the Week

Hospitality to play the leading role in society

Should we keep asking the government to support our problems? Or should we say forget that for now and the work starts with businesses contributing to society and communities?

Today business leaders have maybe the best opportunity ever to show leadership beyond their own businesses. Each and every business can contribute towards society.

It is very clear that there are social problems that are developing. Hospitality can play an important role as it sits within almost every community across the country – and it can take a lead. Find out more.

Event of the Week

The Great Service Debate

In 2018, EP together with the leading exponent Giles Gordon Smith, Founder of Penshee will host a series of six roundtable discussions. At the core of each debate, we will strip hospitality to its essence by addressing two vital, but under considered questions:

What is great service?

How do we achieve this across our industry?
Find out more.

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Social Good of the Week

Rosewood Mini Wishes

Rosewood London’s annual Christmas campaign in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH) returned again this year. Rosewood Mini Wishes raises awareness for the charity that funds advanced equipment, pioneering research, and the refurbishment of vital medical facilities.

The campaign includes Father Christmas spreading cheer across London in his iconic red Mini convertible. He visits local children’s schools and bustling London locations while encouraging the public to make their Christmas wishes in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity).

To further its fundraising efforts, Rosewood London donates £1 from all bills with festive elements directly to GOSH Charity for December. Additionally, £1 from every hotel room bill during the campaign goes to GOSH Charity.

eHotelier Hospitality News

Vail Resorts announces plans for historic investment for the 2018-19 season. The Company will invest CAD$66 million (USD$52 million) at Whistler Blackcomb, including new gondola-to-gondola connection. This historic investment accelerates the Renaissance plan’s mountain improvements, with a focus on the heart of the resort, and defers consideration of new water park.

Etihad Airways introduces a range of comfort items and amenities for purchase on selected flights. In addition to its complimentary in-flight service and hospitality offering, Etihad Airways has introduced a selection of in-flight products aimed at enhancing the travel experience and providing more choice for its guests in Economy Class.

Marriott International unveils global sustainability and social impact commitments. Ambitious agenda addresses shifting consumer, environmental and social needs. The initiative features mandatory training of 100% of managed and franchised associates to know signs of human trafficking.

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