The Breakfast Briefing

Quote of the Week

Good Morning Britain asked if millennials were useless and recieved lots of replies, including this one from Mark Di Stefano, Reporter, BuzzFeed:

“BBC: Top secret Brexit analysis leaked.

Sky News: Damaging Brexit data published.

Good morning Britain: Are millennials (those aged in the 18-35 range) useless?”

Tweet of the Week

On Piers Giving Trump an Arsenal shirt

“CONFIRMED. WORLD EXCLUSIVE: @piersmorgan really has given @RealDonaldTrump an out of date Arsenal kit. It’s the 2016/17 kit. Not even this season’s shirt. Amazing.”

Campaign of the Week

Hospitality Social Good

Social Good is when businesses and people aim to give back, enrich communities and contribute to society. EP wants to recognise, support and reward businesses who make a special difference. As well as raising the profile and challenging others to think and act differently.

If you would like to be involved – whether sponsoring, hosting, entering or attending – please just contact

Event of the Week

On the 8th February we are hosting the first of a series of Leadership Talks which will provide a fascinating insight and learning from different industries and cultures. A leading international sports figure will share knowledge on leadership and the importance of culture and teams. The informal evening talk takes place at the Sanlam UK offices in central London.The speaker for this first talk is a former Springbok Rugby International.

This year we will be holding a series of informal talks on leadership with the focus on sharing knowledge and engaging core topics. These talks are kindly being sponsored by IndiCater who believe in the need to share experiences on leadership and the fascinating insight is being hosted by Sanlam UK.

Please register here for the event which includes drinks and networking.

New EP Website

EP is proud to present a new website which will take over from the magazine ‘Insights & Action’. This exciting new platform has been designed and created to reflect the essential need of hospitality knowledge in the market and industry and to take this on a more global scale.

Going digital allows for this greater reach and also brings with it the opportunity for more regular thought provoking content. The audience is operators, clients, consultants – but this important knowledge should interest all corners of the hospitality sector.

The website is a showcase of the fascinating perspective of top consultants in the industry and valuable insight from leading operators.

The new platform will join the other main EP websites:

Designed to create constant and valuable interaction between Entrepreneurs and the Hospitality Industry.

The central reference point for discussion and debate on the key issues of the day. Challenging traditional thinking through thought leadership – publications, digital platforms and events.

News of the Week

UK Q4 GDP growth 0.5%

  • UK gross domestic product (GDP) was estimated to have increased by 0.5% in Quarter 4 (Oct to Dec) 2017, compared with 0.4% in Quarter 3 (July to Sept) 2017.
  • GDP was estimated to have increased by 1.8% between 2016 and 2017, slightly below the 1.9% growth seen between 2015 and 2016.
  • The business services and finance sector continued to be the main driver of growth in services in the latest quarter, increasing by 0.8%
  • Distribution, hotels and catering grew by 0.1%
  • Therefore whilst the broad economy was relatively robust the Hospitality sector effectively stood still.

Statistical bulletin here

eHotelier Hospitality News

VisitBritain/VisitEngland research details business events delegate’s travel and spending behaviour. Business delegates are likely to double their spend in Britain if they extend their stay for leisure following their event, according to new research by tourism agency

Hilton achieves landmark performance in Asia Pacific. Over 40 hotels opened in 2017 as 30,000 new rooms signed and Hilton looks toward another milestone year of innovation under new leadership.

2017 international tourism results: the highest in seven years. International tourist arrivals grew by a remarkable 7% in 2017 to reach a total of 1,322 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

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