Breakfast Briefing – The latest hospitality news







Quote of the Week

“Has there ever been a female prime minister?”

Boxer Amir Khan on I’m a Celebrity

Tweet of the Week

Video of the Week

EP and New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NTZE) recently brought a community together at Aveqia for a fun and delicious interactive cooking experience.

View the video from the unique New Zealand experience here.

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Event of the Week

The Great Service Debate

Few would question that hospitality is the ultimate service industry, and that great service is crucial to its prosperity. However, do we agree on what great service really is? 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?
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Book of the Week


Hospitality Illustrated is a picture story of an exceptional, world-class industry, full of great people, greater character and great stories.

This stunning new hardback publication includes many of the Hospitality Industry’s unforgettable characters – including Ken McCulloch, Anton Mosimann, Fay Maschler, Terence Conran, Robin Hutson, Sarah Willingham Harry Murray, Gary Rhodes, Alastair Storey, Albert Roux and Ufi Ibrahim.

EP has collated over 400 impressive photos in a never seen before book. This full-colour edition will captivate anyone working in the sector and is ideal Christmas present for friends and colleagues.

£30.00 plus P&P

To order please contact or visit Amazon here.

eHotelier Hospitality News

What’s going in Canada? With almost 20 million visitors in 2016, an increase of 10% compared to 2015, Canada reached a new record high. More than half of all tourists arrived from the large neighbor country, the USA.

Carlson Rezidor continues expanding in Africa. The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, which is among the fastest expanding hotel groups in the global hospitality space, has recently announced that it is continuing its ongoing growth in Africa, opening a property in its 30th country on the continent: Cameroon.

IHG partners with SAMHI to expand Holiday Inn Express portfolio in India. Milestone agreement will increase IHG’s current system size in India by 34%.

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