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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.

06

Aug
2013

Travel Smart. Go Mobile.

Written by Jo Huey.
"By 2016, 73 million people will be researching travel via their smartphone"

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29

Jul
2013

HITEC the high road – notes from the Keynotes at this year’s US event - HITEC 2013

Written by Jo Huey.
HITEC is large by any standards, but this year’s event, which included over 4,800 attendees, also included Matroyska-like conferences-within-conferences on topics including golf and spas.There are always some terrific keynote speakers to learn from and so I thought I would summarise some of their thoughts and comments for HOSPA members ...

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17

Jul
2013

Question Time - this year’s HOSPA quiz was a triumph of mind over muggy weather

Written by Jo Huey.
It was a warm and steamy night in London Town. Tourists swarmed around Covent Garden, bewildered by zebra crossings, distracted by stalls covered in shiny beads, tour guides waving their umbrellas in frustration as their charges were sucked into this baby clothes boutique, that cupcake emporium.There was no such loss ...

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15

Jul
2013

HOSPA Quiz Night 2013 - Results!

Written by Jo Huey.
The HOSPA Quiz Night 2013 was once again a great success with over 110 attendees present and spread across 20 teams all competing to win the title of '2013 Champions'...as well as the Fortnum & Mason Hamper, sponsored by Etc Hospitality, and a magnum of Champagne for the winners.Congratulations to ...

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11

Jun
2013

Briefing Sessions Date for HOSPACE 2013 Announced

Written by Jo Huey.
We are pleased to announce that the first briefing sessions for HOSPACE 2013 have been scheduled for Friday 5th July 2013.If you are interested in exhibiting or sponsoring HOSPACE 2013 we wish to invite you to a preliminary presentation and discussion, including a tour of the exhibition and conference area ...

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29

May
2013

Desperately Seeking Finance

Written by Jo Huey.
“Budgeting now occupies a central position in the design and operation of most management accounting systems…Nevertheless, despite its wide acceptance, budgeting remains one of the most intriguing and perplexing of management accounting procedures.” Hopwood’s quote from his classic 1974 text “Accounting and Human Behaviour” seems to be just as relevant ...

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30

Apr
2013


10

Apr
2013

Don’t Get Frozen Out

Written by Jo Huey.
Carl Weldon on Google’s pandas, penguins and passion for hotels Think Google…think Google algorithm updates. Panda and Penguin are the code names for two significant updates to the way the Google Search ranks and looks at websites. See below for more details but essentially one is checking for quality…the other ...

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28

Feb
2013

Taking the Pill - the Tablet Revolution

Written by Jo Huey.
The recent Hospitality Show in Birmingham showcased how some of the latest technologies could be used by the hotel sector, to increase efficiency and make hotel stays that bit better.A major shift that has occurred in the hotel sector in the past five years is that system suppliers have rewritten ...

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