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The latest 'food for thought' from HOSPA on trends and hot topics affecting those working in the hospitality industry. On a regular basis we will post on the blog across a range of issues that impact the everyday working lives of HOSPA members, to help them become more informed, up to date and be able to debate on the key issues impacting the hospitality industry.

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Jun
2018

Have confidence in your fire safety arrangements

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On June 11th we held a members’ meeting at the lovely Bulgari Hotel in London’s Knightsbridge.The topic for discussion was different payment methods that hoteliers might want to consider accepting in order to open up new markets. For example, the Chinese use wallets such as Alibaba’s Alipay and Tencent’s WeChat ...

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Jun
2018

Which hospitality career is right for me?

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We’ve spoken at length about the challenges facing the hospitality industry in light of Brexit and the need for the industry as a whole, including organisations like ours, to better promote the career opportunities within it. Despite the many benefits such a career offers – from flexible working hours to ...

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27

Jun
2018

Time to enrol

Written by Debra Adams.
Applications are open for the next intake for the HOSPA Financial Management course with three Stages of study available in early September. Choose your stage based on what you want to learn and what you want to achieve. What will you study at each Stage? Stage One – Introductory Hospitality ...

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Jun
2018

Join us for HOSPACE 2018

Written by suzie rose.
As a particular highlight of our events calendar, we’re delighted to announce that booking is now open for this year’s HOSPACE, our annual one-day conference, which will take place on Thursday, 1st November. Delegates, exhibitors and sponsors can now sign up for this year’s event, which will once again take ...

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Jun
2018

Honour for long serving HOSPA Fellow - Dr Cathy Burgess

Written by Debra Adams.
We are delighted to report that our very own Cathy Burgess was recently honoured with the award of Honorary Fellowship for the Council of Hospitality Management Educators (CHME) at their recent annual conference hosted by the School of Tourism and Hospitality at Bournemouth University. The award was made in recognition ...

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06

Jun
2018

Take your seat

Written by Jane Pendlebury.
HOSPA CEO Jane Pendlebury tackles the issue of the no showHotel guests, generally speaking, are well aware that when they don’t make use of a confirmed booking they are very likely to be charged or, at the very least, lose any deposit that’s already been paid for a room. Guests ...

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04

Jun
2018

Meet the new Power Couple!

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By Zonal’s sales and marketing director, Clive Consterdine and Wireless Social’s CEO, Julian Ross From The Beckhams and Harry and Meghan, to Marc Antony and Cleopatra, even Mr Darcy and Elizabeth, the concept of the power couple has long been established. Two parties – both influential in their own right ...

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May
2018

Zonal books key appointment for liveRES

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Zonal, the UK’s leading technology provider for the hospitality industry, has appointed Stephen Motion to a newly created position, Enterprise Sales Manager, for its online booking and table management solution, liveRES. Stephen is a business to business technology expert with a strong track record in the hospitality sector with over ...

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May
2018

Why is the hospitality industry so important?

Written by Jane Pendlebury.
When we think of ‘hospitality’, it’s easy for us to think just of hotels, restaurants and bars, but the industry is an incredibly broad one also encompassing theme parks, leisure destinations, contract caterers, stadiums, cruise liners and any form of transportation that caters to tourists. One thing that is well ...

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Apr
2018

April springs forth events

Written by Jane Pendlebury.
Time often seems to fly by, and it feels like only moments ago that I was writing my column for last month’s edition of The Overview. So much has happened since then though that I’ve decided to dedicate this month to an update of some of the activity.Immediately after Easter ...

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