Breakfast Briefing – The latest hospitality news

Quote of the Week

“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

Tweet of the Week

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@DaveedGR tweeted:

My advice to both candidates is basically the same, with different punctuation.

1) Don’t choke, Hillary 

2) Don’t choke Hillary

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Video of the Week

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Story of the Week

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Waiters raced throughout the UK

Waiters raced nationwide in a celebration and promotion of front of house roles in representation of hospitality, which employs 2.9 million people in the UK.

Anne Pierce, Springboard’s CEO, said: “The Front of House Festival was created to increase awareness of the range of roles available in front of house, and this year it encompassed National Waiters Day. National Waiters Day was a great opportunity for young people, jobseekers and businesses to showcase the profession and the great opportunities available, with activities ranging from skills challenges to talks, and of course the Waiters Day Race! It was great to see front of house professionals represent their industry and all it has to offer.”

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News of the Week

End of the wallet in sight?

Britons turn their backs on cash and carry an average of less than a fiver

More than two in five people (43 per cent) say they keep less hard cash in their pockets than they did two years ago, the study by Mastercard found.

Wallets are increasingly becoming receptacles for largely useless items from old receipts and expired money-off tokens to used bus or train tickets, the survey found. Read more

 

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eHotelier Hospitality News

IHG introduces new brands to AMEA region to drive lifestyle segment growth: Jan Smits, Chief Executive Officer Asia, Middle East & Africa (AMEA), IHG said: “We identified a key opportunity to accelerate our growth in the lifestyle segment with the introduction of these brands to the region”

Learn more    AccorHotels partners with LinkedIn to connect business travellers: All AccorHotels guests can use the new feature, Business Check powered by LinkedIn, to identify people in their professional network who are based in the city they are in or find relevant profiles to connect with. Read more here

How the US bulk wine market works: The main advantage that private label wine offers retail chains is that it gives them control over the product, and eliminates the price competition from other retailers. Read more

Hottest F&B trends in restaurant and hotel dining for 2017: International food and restaurant consultants Baum+Whiteman see a few growing threats which could signal rough going for restaurants in 2017. Find out more here

Clock Software introduces Clock Kiosk as part of its cloud hotel system: Hotel kiosks are not a new invention, but they’ve always been standalone devices that need a somewhat tedious, expensive and limited integration with the hotel’s property management system. Learn more

Global Hospitality News

The latest research conducted by Nestlé Professional has releveled that one in two of the UK’s hotels think they are missing out on food and drink profit opportunities: The research was conducted as part of the company’s commitment to supporting the Hotel Industry, to help hoteliers maximise profit opportunities.  Read about it here

Hilton Worldwide to Host AAHOA Young Professionals’ Day at Hilton: Participants will enjoy a full day of professional development led by Hilton executives and discussions on Hilton‘s history and future, hotel construction and development, and brand management. Find out more 

$50 Million in Hotel Room Revenue Lost During Hurricane Matthew: The five U.S. states in the path of Hurricane Matthew saw a net hotel room revenue loss of approximately US$50 million during the days of and around the storm, according to STR’s consulting and analytics division. Learn more Highest August ever for overseas visits to UK: The Office for National Statistics figures also show a record-breaking first eight months of the year for visits from EU countries, the UK’s largest visit-generating region, with 16.8 million visits, 3% up on last year. Read More

Corners of the world

Spain’s political crisis ends as Socialists allow Rajoy to stay in power: Spain’s conservative leader Mariano Rajoy is set to secure another term in power after his Socialist rivals agreed to abstain in a forthcoming confidence vote, ending 10 months of political stalemate.  Read more here

Tata Group announces surprise departure of chairman Cyrus Mistry: Ratan Tata named interim chairman of Indian conglomerate that owns Tata Steel, Jaguar Land Rover and Tetley Tea in the UK  Find out more

Air India breaks record for world’s longest flight – by swapping direction of Delhi-San Francisco service : The eastern route flies over Myanmar and China. It then heads over the East China Sea, skirting Japan, before crossing the Pacific and landing at the West Coast city. Read more