Quote of the Week
“If I need to make an investment in the next few months and I can’t wait until the end of Brexit, then I have to make a deal with the UK government”
Tweet of the Week
Story of the Week
Germany wins Chaîne des Rôtisseurs International
Young Chef of the Year 2016
Hosted at The Manchester College Fielden Campus, the International Young Chef Finals are open to chefs aged 27 years and under. Competitors in this year’s contest were presented with previously unidentified, identical ‘market baskets’ filled with a wide selection of ingredients, provided by Bidvest Foodservice and a number of its supplier partners.
News of the Week
Revealed: MRSA variant found in British pork at Asda and Sainsbury’s.
Meat produced from British pigs has been shown to be infected with a livestock strain of MRSA, the Guardian can reveal, raising concerns that the UK is on the brink of another food scandal.
eHotelier Hospitality News
Hilton Worldwide has marked this year’s African Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) with the announcement of new properties and extensions in three African countries. Find out more
Global spa services market to reach US$154.6 billion by 2022. A new report published by Allied Market Research, titled ‘Spa Services Market – Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014 – 2022’, projects that the global spa services market would reach $154.6 billion by 2022. Read more
Global Hospitality News
M Restaurants gets off to flying start in £1.35m crowdfunding campaign to launch M Social concept.
The company is operating a different share structure to the standard “pre-money valuation” and “equity offered” with all Seedrs investors receiving B shares. Read more
IHG and Novum to develop 20 hotels across Europe.
Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a deal with German hotel operator Novum to develop 20 hotels across Europe. Read more
The Hotel Lab in Hong Kong Training Future Hospitality Leaders.
Hotel ICON Hotel has developed a hospitality training laboratory to teach how to maintain consistency of standards and ensuring that guests are both welcomed and anticipated. Read more
Corners of the world
Clinton rips into Trump over taxes:
The tax row in the USA is to continue with the two candidates’ running mates, Republican Governor Mike Pence and Democrat Tim Kaine, duel taking place in Virginia this week. Find out more
10 countries host more than half of world’s refugees:
10 countries, accounting for just 2.5 per cent of global GDP, are sheltering 56 per cent of the world’s 21 million refugees, according to a report published on Tuesday. Read more
Strong winds buffeted the southern coast of the Americas’ most destitute country, where flimsy homes and buildings leave residents particularly exposed to natural disasters. Read about it here