22 Mar, 2018

Blockchain – opportunity or hype?

The soaring value of crypto-currencies, like Bitcoin and Ethereum, has raised general awareness of the blockchain technology on which they are based.

15 Mar, 2018

Should guests be disturbed?

Following the mass slaughter of 58 attendees at a Las Vegas music festival on 1 October 2017, hotels have begun to revise their practice of allowing guests the right to...

8 Mar, 2018

Living the high life like it used to be

The Hotel Bellevue des Alpes is a unique property in many respects.

Located at 2’000 metres of altitude beneath the Eiger North Face and the Jungfraujoch, the hotel embodies...

1 Mar, 2018

Booking MICE at the click of a mouse

While hotel rooms can be booked online at the click of a mouse, MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences & exhibitions) have been left behind as regards the digitalisation of...

22 Feb, 2018

Serviced apartments 'recharged'!

As the lodging sector evolves so do conferences that cover the industry. Last week I attended SAS EUROPE RECHARGE 2018

15 Feb, 2018

What's not to like about Portugal?

It seems that Portugal has often been overshadowed by its larger Iberian neighbour, Spain.

However, over the last few years, the country's tourism and hospitality sector has...

13 Feb, 2018

How much is an 'influencer' worth?

The growth of social media as a promotional tool has given rise to a new profession, that of the 'influencer'.

These are bloggers who are self-proclaimed 'experts'

8 Feb, 2018

From Studio 54 to PUBLIC

Ian Schrager can rightfully claim to be the guru of the boutique lifestyle hotel concept.

Along with Anouska Hempel, who founded the Blakes Hotel in London in 1978, Schrager...

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