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Farm-to-table model poses food safety challenges
Farm-to-table model poses food safety challenges
The farm-to-table movement appeals to restaurants eager to adapt to consumer demand for locally grown foods with a more "natural" profile. However, several factors make food from small local suppliers a possible source of operational and reputational r...
What guests look for in hotel website guestroom photos
What guests look for in hotel website guestroom photos
With the hotel industry becoming more competitive, multiple surveys have demonstrated the importance of hotel design features for overall quality of service. However, until the moment of check-in, customers form their guestroom design perceptions based...
Food waste bill to hit NYC stadiums, hotels
Food waste bill to hit NYC stadiums, hotels
New regulations that will require New York City stadiums and hotels to foot the bill for disposing of the excessive food waste left behind by patrons go into effect on July 19, although fines won't start for another six months. Mayor Bill de Blasio, wh...
Bowls are the new plates
Bowls are the new plates
In the world of eating, bowls are big. Whether it is heaps of ravioli, salmon nestled in quinoa or eggs piled on grilled vegetables, many of today's biggest food trends call for bowls. Sales of bowls are rising as Americans prefer more casual, one-cour...
Hotel flooring trends 2016
Hotel flooring trends 2016
According to Statista, the revenue of the global hotel industry was US$457 billion in 2011, with Euromonitor International forecasting a US$550 billion revenue in 2016. In Australia, IBISWorld predicts industry revenue to grow at an annualized ...
Emerging trends in energy-efficient lighting for hospitality
Emerging trends in energy-efficient lighting for hospitality
Hospitality industry has always been the front-runner for growth in India and has become one of the mainstays of the service industry in India. In 2014-15, the industry contributed over 10 percentto the GDP and that alone shows its importance in the co...
Mobile messaging helps engage guests
Mobile messaging helps engage guests
When Dan Moriarty is at the train station, he looks to see what other passengers are doing on their phones. "The two that jumped out, that seemed to be more frequent are (Facebook) Messenger and Snapchat," he said. "It doesn't matter where you are, you...
Is there anything hotels can do about rate parity?
Is there anything hotels can do about rate parity?
Rate parity has always been a problem for hoteliers. The very thought of having external organizations decide the pricing strategy for an independent property doesn't sit well with too many owners, and not without reason.
New apps lets you see restaurant design changes before they happen
New apps lets you see restaurant design changes before they happen
Got a great idea for redesigning or reworking your restaurant space? No need to call in the architect or interior design team just to test it out. A new augmented reality app called Mogogo now makes it possible to move things around and try out a redes...