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“Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again: A film that you can either enjoy for what it it is or slog through the rest of your life as the sort of killjoy who enjoys absolutely nothing in their miserable existence.”

The Onion reviews Mamma Mia


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Food Service Action
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ART in Hospitality
Businesses must make their experiences unmissable, the centrepiece of a community, to be a spectrum of art, food, drink, service. How can art (in all forms) support and and attract the next generation of customers.
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Travel trends: 2017

Last week the ONS launched Travel trends: 2017, the annual estimates of travel and tourism visits to the UK and associated earnings and expenditure between the UK and the rest of the world.

  • There was a record number of visits to the UK in 2017 and a record number of visits abroad by UK residents.
  • Overseas residents spent £24.5 billion on visits to the UK in 2017, an increase of 9% compared with 2016.

Mike Saul, Head of Hospitality & Leisure at Barclays on the report:

“Visitors from overseas can’t seem to get enough of Destination UK and its world-class attractions with almost 40 million foreign tourists making the trip to these shores during last year, the highest recorded figure.  Boosted by the weakness of sterling, the UK’s position as a leading draw continues to bring benefit to our hospitality & leisure businesses, as well as to the retail sector. In uncertain economic and political times, it’s reassuring to see an almost 5% increase year on year in the number of overseas travellers coming here as well as spending more than £24bn on visits in 2017 which bodes well for the sector.”

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James Pike of Green & Fortune is winner of ACE Robyns Award 2018

The Association of Catering Excellence (ACE) announced the winner of the 2018 ACE Robyns Award,  which is sponsored by Troika,  at its annual summer party held on board Sodexo’s Bateaux London on Wednesday 18th July.

James Pike, Green & Fortune’s General Manager at Sea Containers House was declared the overall winner in front of over 200 hospitality guests.

“I’m passionate about progressing in this fantastic and diverse industry, I have been fortunate enough to have been afforded some great professional opportunities and also enjoyed several amazing experiences. I received some great simple advice from my Grandad which I hope will continue to serve me well ‘whatever you are doing, do it well and good things will follow’.”

James Pike of Green & Fortune

eHotelier News

New survey explores link between travel and curiosity. New Survey Explores Link Between Travel and Curiosity Curio Collection by Hilton discovers 73 percent of surveyors say traveling is their go-to outlet to express their curiosity, and partners with Ashlan Cousteau to inspire consumers to #BeCurious

Strong growth in tourism for the UK. There were 72.8 million visits overseas by UK residents in 2017 (see Figure 1), an increase of 3% compared with 2016 and the highest figure recorded. The number of visits has increased each year since 2012.

Curaçao’s booming tourism industry. A total of 31,251 stayover arrivals were welcomed in May where last year 29,196 stayover arrivals were counted. Curaçao welcomed a total of 13,844 stayover visitors from the Netherlands, the main producing country closed May with double-digit growth of 14%.

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