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Best practices to gain bookings on your hotel website

eHotelier

A website that puts potential guests at the center of its design and functionality is a powerful tool for attracting, engaging, and converting visitors into loyal guests, ultimately driving the success of your hotel business.

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Roaring ’20s speakeasy Brooksy arrives in Sydney

Hospitality Magazine

Hidden speakeasy Brooksy has swung open its doors on George Street in the Sydney CBD. The 55-seat venue is inspired by the sophistication and fun of the roaring 20s, equipped with velvet curtains, marble counters, and art-deco furnishings designed by Like Minds (formerly known as Guru Projects). Brooksy hosts a snack menu curated by Executive Chef Hemant Dadlani who has worked across the globe at venues such as Pangkor Laut Resort in Malaysia plus Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet resorts in St L

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Where Is Surge Pricing Headed?

Modern Restaurant Management

"Restaurants thinking about implementing surge pricing need to balance the revenue upside with the potential brand backlash," says Savneet Singh, CEO of PAR Technology. "While third-party delivery companies were expected to commoditize food like airline tickets, the opposite happened: people became more attached to their favorite brands.

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On the Thailand-Malaysia Border, Food Defies Nations

EATER

Cooking up a storm at the Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Satun, Thailand. The governments of Thailand and Malaysia proudly promote national cuisines, but people along the border cook dishes that elude tidy patriotism, part of a larger struggle to maintain their identities If national borders were decided by dietary preferences, a line might run north to south along the Sankalakhiri and Titiwangsa mountains.

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Business Automation in Hospitality: A New World

Dive into the transformative potential of business automation within the hospitality sector. This comprehensive overview showcases how innovative technologies can streamline operations, reduce costs, and elevate guest satisfaction. Discover the advantages of integrating systems like automated check-ins, CRM, and energy management to not only save on expenses but also to provide a seamless and personalized guest experience.

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Adapting to change: predictions and observations on business travel trends in 2024

eHotelier

Currently, there’s a general softening in leisure travel trends coupled with an improvement in business travel. These changes are critical as we adapt and strategize for the future.

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The Tech Connection in Attracting Talent

Modern Restaurant Management

Summer is prime hiring time for restaurants. However, according to recent data , the “quit rate” in the US accommodation and food services is the highest among sectors and is outpacing the overall quit rate by more than 70 percent. What can restaurant operators do to attract and retain talent for the busy season ahead? Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine reached out to Jennifer Mathew, senior manager of talent acquisition and strategy on the role technology plays in hiring an

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IHG Partners with peer-to-peer fashion rental marketplace Pickle

Hospitality Net

As summer festival season heats up, IHG Hotels & Resorts is launching "The Festival Closet by IHG x Pickle*" a collaboration with Pickle, the premier peer-to-peer fashion rental marketplace. The new partnership allows guests to rent the most in-demand festival fashion for free, tapping into the trend of travelers choosing to experiment with bolder and more adventurous styles while on the go.

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International tourism reached 97% of pre-pandemic levels in the first quarter of 2024

eHotelier

International tourist arrivals reached 97% of pre-pandemic levels in the first quarter of 2024. According to UN Tourism, more than 285 million tourists travelled internationally in January-March, about 20% more than the first quarter of 2023, underscoring the sector’s near-complete recovery from the impacts of the pandemic.

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Discover the world of Filipino breakfast dishes

Hospitality Magazine

For most of us in Australia, breakfast is the first and arguably most important meal of the day. But over in the Philippines, breakfast plays a much larger role in daily life. “Breakfast is more than just a meal — it is a celebration of family and togetherness,” says Arone Dizon, owner and chef of Lazza. “Imagine waking up to a table with delicious breakfast dishes that are meant to be shared by the whole family — that is the essence of the Filipino breakfast experience.

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Planning Your Restaurant's Path to Profitability

Speaker: James Kahler, COO of Full Course

Ever wondered where to splurge and where to safely conserve when it comes to operating and growing your restaurant? 🤔 Join James Kahler, COO of Full Course and industry visionary, in this new webinar where he'll talk all about best practices to invest in your restaurant's success! Whether you're a new business or an established restaurant, a seasoned pro or a rookie, you'll learn the keys to sustainable success in this competitive industry.

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Be Open to the Upsides

Modern Restaurant Management

Union Square Hospitality Group Founder Danny Meyer returned to his alma mater Trinity College-Hartford to deliver their 198th commencement speech. In the address, Meyer said the most important question he asks himself every day is: “What could possibly go right?

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Labor Pains: Rising Wages, Difficulty Finding Employees Among Top Hotel Company Concerns

Lodging Magazine

While hotel executives concede that the labor market has improved since bottoming out during the pandemic just a few years ago, they still acknowledge that several challenges exist, not the least of which is rising wages as well as difficulty finding and retaining employees. Robert Habeeb, president/CEO, Maverick Hotels & Restaurants, confirmed that “labor has been the big story” during the post-COVID era and detailed how the market has evolved over the last few years. […] The post Lab

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The Hotels Network unveils new dynamic targeting rules, elevating website personalization to the next level

eHotelier

In a bid to empower hotel marketers with unparalleled flexibility and effectiveness in their direct channel campaigns, The Hotels Network (THN) has expanded its array of advanced targeting rules for its Personalization platform. These innovative enhancements represent a significant leap forward in hotel website optimization, equipping hoteliers with powerful tools to tailor user experiences and display hyper-relevant content at key moments in the online booking process.

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Adrian Richardson’s La Luna Bistro to close in Melbourne

Hospitality Magazine

Adrian Richardson’s Carlton bistro La Luna will hold its last service on 3 August after 25 years in the Melbourne dining scene. Opening in 1998, La Luna Bistro has been a local favourite in Carlton, serving a classic bistro offering championing local produce and season-led dishes. Richardson says the decision to close La Luna Bistro comes as he turns to new opportunities as well as the need to focus on his other venues Pasta Bambino in Brunswick East and Maestro in Geelong.

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Top 5 Ways to Optimize Your Loyalty Strategy

Speaker: Lauren Barash, Vice President, Brand Marketing

In an ever-evolving industry, building and retaining loyal customers is critical to the success of any restaurant business. Join Lauren Barash, VP of Brand Marketing at Full Course, as she delves into the world of restaurant loyalty programs, and reveals the top five essential strategies to optimize your approach! This webinar will explore: Loyalty trends and what you should be focusing on 📊 Actionable insights and ideas to help you develop the most powerful and effective loyalty program

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AI and Hiring: Balancing Efficiency with Human Interaction

Modern Restaurant Management

In today's bustling restaurant industry, where every detail matters, technology has become an indispensable tool – especially in hiring and staffing. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has transformed the recruitment process, offering a new level of efficiency and automation. However, as restaurants embrace this, it's crucial to maintain a balance between technological advancement and human interaction, ensuring that the essence of hospitality isn't lost in the digital shuffle.

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A Martini Built From the Bounty of the Arizona Desert

EATER

Phoenix’s Bar 1912 calls on more than a dozen local botanicals—cactus paddle to ocotillo blossom—that have been foraged, extracted and preserved in its take on the classic.

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Cendyn and Shiji target hotel profitability with PMS-CRS integration

eHotelier

Cendyn, a global integrated hotel technology and services company, and Shiji, the global hospitality technology innovator, are empowering hoteliers to improve profitability with optimized rates and availability.

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86% of Executives have already deployed Artificial Intelligence to enhance revenue, reveals TCS Global AI Study

Hospitality Net

A new global study by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a global leader in IT services, consulting, and business solutions, reveals that more than eight out of 10 (86%) of senior business leaders have already deployed artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance existing revenue streams or create new ones. The ‘TCS AI for Business Global Study’, a comprehensive report on the state of AI adoption and its impact on businesses, also finds that 69% of businesses are more focused on using AI to spur innova

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Win More in 2024: Your Guide to Restaurant Marketing Success

Your Guide to Restaurant Marketing Success Start maximizing ROI and doing more with less with Olo’s ultimate guide to restaurant marketing. In this guide: Strategies to level up in 4 key areas: data, audiences, content distribution, and loyalty Interactive checklists to help you track your progress throughout the year Tips for leveraging guest data across your entire business What you’ll learn: Level 1 | Beginner: Learn how to collect guest data, build a healthy subscriber list, launch personali

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Keeping Things Mellow for 50 Years

Modern Restaurant Management

Mellow Mushroom, the stone-baked pizza brand with a counter-culture essence, is celebrating its golden anniversary. Founded in Atlanta on pizza and beer by a trio of friends who had recently graduated college, the brand currently operates more than 160 locations and is still privately held by one of the original founders. The national campaign will have unique local takes as each individual restaurant is uniquely reflective of its local community while holding true to Mellow Mushroom’s cor

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What Ever Happened to the Session IPA?

EATER

Once dubbed the “hottest style,” the low-proof spin on the genre is waning. But of the few still on shelves, these three beers represent the misunderstood category at its best.

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3 Keys to excellent hotel housekeeping

eHotelier

A little while ago, I checked into a hotel and immediately told my two young children, “Hop on the bed, and try not to touch the carpet”. It was filthy. Other than the cleanliness, there was nothing wrong with it. The bed was comfortable, all the facilities worked, and the front desk staff were lovely. But they could have offered me a complimentary champagne breakfast prepared by Gordon Ramsay himself, and I would still remember it as the place with someone else’s dirty tissue in the corner.

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Interview with CEO and Co-founder Ari Andricopoulos of RoomPriceGenie

Revfine

We're interviewing Ari Andricopoulos, the CEO and Co-founder of RoomPriceGenie. Ari developed automation that helps hoteliers determine the best pricing policy for any given moment. It's not just a flat number, either. But as an easy-to-understand analysis that both provides advice and explains the reasoning behind the decisions. The post Interview with CEO and Co-founder Ari Andricopoulos of RoomPriceGenie appeared first on Revfine.com.

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No-Code Technology: The Key to Unlock the Future of Your Business

Global economies are reeling from recent upheavals—pandemic aftershocks, geopolitical conflicts, and a tech sector crunch. Mark Zuckerberg's 2023 "Year of Efficiency" ethos extends into 2024, with leaders seeking cost reductions without stunting growth. No-code technology emerges as a beacon of hope, fostering resilience and adaptability. Platforms like Make.com and Zapier empower even non-technical staff to automate and innovate, freeing IT for strategic tasks.

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New Labor Challenges: Analyzing the Impact of Higher Wage Rates and Workforce Trends in 2023

Lodging Magazine

The scarcity of employees has long been the primary labor concern for U.S. hoteliers, even before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Historically, jobs in the lodging industry have had a negative perception as being too physically demanding, requiring excessively long hours, and requiring work on weekends and holidays. The shortage of personnel was exaggerated during 2021 and 2022 as many of the employees that were laid off during the pandemic in 2020 opted not […] The post New Labor Chal

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Which Caesar Salad Recipe Is Worth Hailing?

EATER

Lille Allen/Eater Can you make a great Caesar salad at home? We tested four recipes to find out. I believe that the Caesar salad is one of life’s greatest pleasures, especially in combination with either, though ideally both, french fries and a martini. The ideal circumstances for this, to me, are alone at a bar in a somewhat populated but not terribly busy restaurant.

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Why hospitality businesses win by putting people first – a mindset shift

eHotelier

Let's explore the key challenges hospitality businesses face and the strategies you can implement to align corporate culture and human values.

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McKinsey: The state of tourism and hospitality 2024

Hospitality Net

Tourism and hospitality are on a journey of disruption. Shifting source markets and destinations, growing demand for experiential and luxury travel, and innovative business strategies are all combining to dramatically alter the industry landscape.

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Unlock Restaurant Success: Mastering 7 Vital Employment Laws

As a restaurant leader, your plate is full with responsibilities, from staff management to serving up delicious dishes. But amidst the hustle, there's a crucial area you can't afford to overlook – employment laws. In this comprehensive eBook, we'll unveil the seven essential employment laws every restaurant leader must master. We'll break down the intricacies of each law, showing you how it directly impacts your business.