It’s been a long hard Winter, chilled by Brexit and its potential impact – but the UK hotel industry has just seen the first hopeful green shoots of Spring.The newly-released European Cities Hotel Forecast says London will see the second-highest occupancy rate in Europe in 2017, thanks to the continuing drop in the value of
Isn’t it time about time you spring cleaned your hotel business?
Do Your Young Office Workers Need a Spring Clean?
They’re demanding and disloyal; they hop from job to job – and they like an afternoon nap. That’s what they say about millennial office workers anyway, and there is some evidence to support it. For instance, a recent survey found that only around 44% of them would admit feeling loyalty to their company, compared with
Tackling Three Hot New Trends in Casual Dining
The restaurant and hotel dining industry certainly has a lot on its plate in 2017 – and while that may be a pun, it’s no joke. Hospitality businesses are now really starting to face up to all the uncertainties of Brexit, including potentially higher wage costs and a scarcity of staff. Then there’s the increasing
5 Reasons Why Togetherness Will Rule the Workplace in 2017
In 2017, it’s unlikely that Leicester City will win the Premier League again. And I’m not putting any money on Elvis appearing live on the roof of Buckingham Palace, either. But the most unlikely things have been happening since 2016, so I’d better add ‘probably’ to both of those events… In the world of workspace
It’s Been a Year of International Brands, Innovations – and a Star Chef!
What a year 2016 has been for our hospitality software – we’ve seen demand on the up and up as hotels and restaurants increasingly gear up for the digital world. This year, a major driver for our customers has been operational efficiency– not surprisingly given the challenging global economic conditions. That’s caused keen interest in
Snoring? Or Booking Hotels on a Smartphone?
Recently, our visitors at the Independent Hotel Show at Olympia West were intrigued to talk to us about the 5 great reasons why successful hotels are making it mobile these days. The unstoppable rise of smartphones continues – Brits recently told a new report that they check their smartphones even when they should be asleep. So
Answering 3 Tough Questions Restaurateurs Need To Ask Now
I was interested recently by a new guide to smart decisions that restaurant managers should make – and keen to put NFS to the test they suggested. The guide says the biggest innovation in the industry is now happening less on the menu and more and more on the technology that is driving increased in
Get Personal to Fight Off the Attack of the Room Raiders
Recently the number of properties available via Airbnb has fallen. It’s because of regulations introduced to protect living space – but there’s no doubt it’s also a welcome outcome for local hoteliers. The industry has been uneasy for a while about the potential threat from ‘sharing economy’ renters, and there has certainly been an impact.
The Connected Toolkit that Works Like a Charm on Productivity
How’s your productivity these days? Could be better? You’re not alone – a new survey says that a quarter of workers complain that their workplace actually trashes their productivity. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In our long worldwide experience, our clients who benefit from having the most productive workers have one thing
5 ways to make online booking work for you
Online booking? There aren’t many hotels that can survive without it these days – and who’d seriously want to, when 35 million people in the UK alone now have a smartphone? In fact, more than half of hotel bookings come in over the internet, and that’s set to rocket. Having good links with the online