Outdoor hospitality in Northern Ireland to reopen on 30 April

Hospitality businesses in Northern Ireland will be allowed to reopen operations outdoors from 30 April. Licensed and unlicensed premises will be allowed to welcome customers outdoors with a limit of up to six people from two households per table. Furthermore, overnight visits in self-contained tourist accommodation will be allowed for one household. Leaked reports to […]

How To Keep Hotel Labor Costs Down When Business Ramps Up | By Rayna Katz

Some changes made to cope with the pandemic likely will be industry norms, while the crisis also spotlighted the need for new practices to be put in place. When the coronavirus pandemic surged worldwide in 2020, sending hotel occupancy into free-fall, owners and management companies worked to reduce labor costs wherever possible. On top of […]

355,000 fewer employees in hospitality than last year, says ONS

There are around 355,000 fewer employees in the hospitality sector in 2021 compared to the year before, according to employment figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Some 78% of those leaving the hospitality payroll employment were under the age of 35, and more than half who lost jobs are under 25. Furthermore, […]

Ballachulish Hotel undergoes £1.3m refurbishment

The Ballachulish Hotel, located in Glencoe Scotland, has undergone a £1.3m refurbishment funded by its owners Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels. The four-star hotel, which dates back to 1877, will officially reopen its doors on Monday 26 April 2021 following the easing of lockdown restrictions. The cash injection has allowed the hotel to refurbish the […]

Vonder launches new line of Central London hotels

Vonder, the global co-living brand, has announced that it will launch a new branch of its evolved co-living concept, presenting two community driven hotels in Earls Court and Paddington, with the former due to launch in May and the latter in July. The company said the project is an additional venture to the Vonder residential […]

Consumers Longing To Travel Plan To Hit The Road In The Next 6 Months

Travel brands should get their email systems in place prior to the anticipated market recovery later this year, judging by Data Pack Q1, a study by Criteo. While 62% of consumers worldwide still fear the pandemic, 69% overall still plan to travel within the next six months. Email will play a critical role in sustaining […]

Business travel may never fully recover from COVID-19, analysts warn

With more than a billion vaccinations already administered against COVID-19, there’s the tantalizing sense that we might soon return to our former traveling lives. In just the past few days, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has said that his country would soon reopen for tourists, including Americans, and French President Emmanuel Macron told CBS News […]

Jab and test to restart

More vaccines and wider availability of cheap, quick Covid-19 tests appear to be key to getting international travel moving once more.   While domestic markets are already driving a significant recovery in hotel revenues in countries such as China and the USA, plenty of other markets depend to a larger extent on international arrivals. And governments are […]

Hostels hunker down in hope

Hostels continue to face a further few months of tough trading, even as lockdowns ease and hotels reopen across Europe.   With many hostel businesses based around offering budget accommodation featuring shared facilities, they will still face government restrictions around social distancing. As a result, occupancy in shared dormitories will be compromised, limiting revenues.   While some […]