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Backcountry Ski Holiday Fun Starts with Avalanche Education

As an avid skier or snowboarder, you know how tempting the off-piste sections can be. Free from crowds and bestowed with fresh powder and breathtaking views, they are like heaven for those who dare to tackle them.

While skiing off-piste is extremely fun and adrenalin-inducing, it can also be dangerous. One of the biggest threats is an avalanche. The good news is that avalanches can be predicted as long as you have the right knowledge about them.

Drink Spiking: Key Signs and Preventative Steps for Hospitality Venues

Drink spiking is a pressing issue across the UK. In fact, according to a recent survey by YouGov, one in nine women and one in 17 men have reported having their drink spiked. There has also been a rise in the number of injection spiking incidents, with the National Police Chiefs Council documenting 274 cases in the UK during September 2021.

One hospitality venue is leading the way, creating a welcoming space for party goers across the nation. The Night Owl goes above and beyond, training its staff to spot key signs and conduct preventative measures against spiking. With anti-spiking drink toppers, spiking test strips, and schemes, customers can feel safer in these venues. 

École Ducasse and Enderun Colleges renew academic partnership for next 10 years

École Ducasse, a network of schools dedicated to the transmission of outstanding French expertise in culinary and pastry arts, and Enderun Colleges, a premier four-year undergraduate management school in the Philippines, have announced the renewal of their academic partnership for the next 10 years.

The collaboration, which has already been running for a decade, offers Enderun Colleges’ students the opportunity to be trained in line with the gastronomic standards and excellence of École Ducasse, founded by multi-starred chef Alain Ducasse, as well as to extend their curriculum in France and undertake internships in the institution’s partner establishments.

Drinking without Drinking: The Sober Bars You Need To Visit

A recent report found that a third of pub visits are now alcohol free. With more brands bringing out non-alcoholic alternatives of their most popular beverages, and bars adding more mocktails to their menus, customers now have more non-alcoholic choices than ever when they don’t want to drink as much. 

With this in mind, Fentimans, the botanical beverage brewers, have looked at some of the highest rated sober venues on Trip Advisor you can visit across the UK and Ireland .

Sustainability in hospitality: the key challenges and opportunities

The hospitality industry is already making solid progress on conserving energy and reducing waste. Now hoteliers have an opportunity to lead the wider travel and tourism sector towards a more sustainable future.

CHARLES ARTISAN BREAD OPENS SECOND SITE IN STRATFORD

Providing simple, honest and no fuss freshly baked goods to locals and visitors

Clapton’s popular micro bakery Charles Artisan Bread, has opened its second site in Stratford, providing simple, honest and no fuss freshly baked goods to locals and visitors.

HARVEY NICHOLS ADDS CÔTES DE PROVENCE ROSÉ TO ITS PREMIUM RANGE

Harvey Nichols launches Côtes de Provence Rosé 2021, available in stores and online RRP £19.50.

Hospitality given welcome boost by UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 

Leading discovery and booking platform DesignMyNight reports a surge in interest as England’s Lionesses progress to the Final of Euro 2022. 

NEW AND UNIQUELY INNOVATIVE, HERITAGE-STEEPED BRAND GAINS FIRST AWARD AND EXPANDS ITS OPERATIONS

  • Spirits Business Gin Masters 2022 Silver Award – London Dry Gin.
  • New product launch – SIXTOWNS Pink Gin – August 2022.
  • New facility – relocated distillery, with enhanced operations, at the iconic World of Wedgwood.

Get Perfect Skin by Changing Your Diet – No Matter Your Skin Type

Perfect skin is not far away and your journey to reach it is almost up. You have your skincare routine corrected to perfection; the ingredients and methods are just right. You’ve perfected removing dirt and make-up so that only beautiful, clean skin remains and your nightly routine includes everything from SPFs and moisturizers to serums.

Did you know you can enhance your skin even further without adding products to your routine?

Fancy Going Plant-Based This BBQ Season? Here’s How You Can Do It

As the weather gets warmer, so does the natural appeal to stick on an apron and head for the garden to cook every other meal. But if you’re on the hunt for a healthier and more sustainable summer of food, you may be tempted to reach for a veggie patty rather than your usual butcher’s choice.

This doesn’t need to be a total switch around, but it could be the first step in reducing your meat consumption and an opportunity to try new recipes and experience new flavours — all with a plant-based twist.

3 Unusual Family-Friendly Holidays You Need to Consider

Picture it: you and your kids are sailing down a river, surrounded by a gorgeous Nordic forest at sunset.

That sounds a lot more entertaining than a standard resort holiday, doesn’t it?

Bringing Your Side Hustle to Life at the Local Market

Local markets are quickly becoming a staple Sunday activity for young and old folk alike, following their reinvention with miscellaneous gifts, ethical products, and authentic food and drink.

In fact, their popularity has enjoyed huge rise in the last ten years, peaking in 2015. While suffering during the pandemic, their recovery is now back on track for continued growth. In 2022, Google searches for ‘Sunday markets’ in the UK were 13% higher than its 19-year average.

The Skin Care Routine to Get You Day Drinks Ready

We’ve been on quite the journey with our skincare. From wipes to double cleansing, harsh ingredients to barrier-boosting ones, we’ve got our routines nailed thanks to advice from derms on TikTok.

One of the key things they’ve taught us is how important SPF is. Not only does it prevent skin cancer – the most common in the States – but it’s also the key to a youthful complexion.

The Airport Fashion Guide: How To Start Your Holiday In Style

It’s time to get ready for our holiday plans to the idyllic destinations we have lined up! Packing for the summer is fun, as you can fit more light items in your suitcase than in the winter. Your holiday attire consists of vibrant colours, intricate patterns, and statement accessories.

But amidst the excitement around sun dresses and shorts, we tend to forget to plan one of the most important outfits – the airport ensemble, as it needs to be strategically selected to help us go through security quicker and without hassle.

Get your Business ready for a UK Staycation Boom

With UK Staycations set to rise further in 2022 and 2023, Marketa Rypacek, Managing Director at Industville Ltd, www.Industville.co.uk, gives her expert advice on how to get your business guest-ready. 

Whether you’re running a hotel, B&B or a holiday rental, the interior design is vital in shaping the guest’s opinion of their stay, as Marketa explains “Interior design in the hospitality industry is of vital importance when it comes to creating a positive experience for your guests, your staff, and anyone else who steps foot into your establishment.” 

Rotpunkt new Fenix Green answers top colour trend in 2022

Rotpunkt, award winning designer and leading manufacturer of climate friendly German Kitchen furniture answer the top colour trend in interior design for 2022 with the launch of Fenix Green: a super-matt rich green colour boasting an easy-clean, hygienic, anti-fingerprint surface.

BREWDOG LAUNCH BRISTOL HARBOURSIDE BAR & FIRST 100 THROUGH THE DOORS COULD WIN FREE BEER FOR A YEAR

On a weekend where Bristol Harbourside Festival celebrated its 50th anniversary, craft beer powerhouse BrewDog greeted the public earlier than planned last week to join in on community celebrations across the city. 

Skiing in Summer? These Destinations Make It Possible

While the warm spring months are instilling joy in our hearts, they’re also reminding us that the ski season is almost over. The resorts are getting quieter, with more people swapping their ski boots for sandals. Shops and restaurants at prime ski locations are closing down, and skiers and snowboarders are trying to make the most of the last bits of snow. This is heart-breaking for the avid winter sports enthusiasts who have to wait till next year to hit the slopes again.

Sommet Education starts training next generation of Saudi Arabia tourism professionals

Sommet Education, a leading worldwide network of first-class higher education hospitality and culinary art schools including Les Roches Global Hospitality Education, Glion Institute of Higher Education and École Ducasse, is taking part in a new Saudi Arabia Ministry of Tourism program that will equip young Saudis with the key hospitality skills needed to pursue careers in the Kingdom’s flourishing tourism industry.

Launched by His Excellency Ahmed Al Khateeb, Minister of Tourism, Saudi Arabia at the 116th session of the World Tourism Organization’s Executive Council in Jeddah, the ‘Tourism Trailblazers’ program aims to train 100,000 Saudis during 2022. The campaign kicked off in late 2020 with the launch of a new human capital development strategy in the Kingdom’s burgeoning tourism industry, which aims to attract more Saudi nationals to the sector.

“The program demonstrates our commitment to empowering young people by providing them with right skills, support and opportunities to shape the future of the tourism industry,” said His Excellency Ahmed Al Khateeb. “It is vital that we invest in our youth now. Creating a skilled workforce with the talent and ambition to support and drive the tourism sector regionally and globally is key to realising the Saudi Vision 2030, a unique and transformative economic and social reform blueprint that is opening Saudi Arabia up to the world.”

According to His Excellency, the program has three main objectives that aim to nurture, develop and support talent in the industry. It seeks to spread a culture of professionalism, help nascent professionals gain the knowledge and qualifications needed to break into the industry, and support their success through refinement of their skills. The program will help trainees to secure jobs within the sector, including seasonal, part-time or full-time opportunities across the Kingdom. His Excellency further stressed that this and other initiatives are geared towards delivering on the National Tourism Strategy and Saudi Vision 2030 targets, including the creation of one million new jobs in tourism by 2030.

The first group of Saudi students have now arrived at Les Roches Global Hospitality Education on its campus in Marbella, Spain. This short program aims to equip students with the fundamentals of tourism business and operations, from understanding housekeeping operation and customer experience to sales and negotiation skills. 

Benoît-Etienne Domenget, CEO of Sommet Education, added: “We are honoured to contribute to the rise of Saudi talents, and fully engage in providing them with the practical and academic skills they will need to embrace a career in such a wide industry at a time where opportunities of growth and development are at their highest for all.”

A HISTORIC JOURNEY TOWARDS ELECTRIFICATION

Abbey House Hotel & Gardens Case Study

LIGHTENING THE LOAD FOR UK’S FRONTLINE HOSPITALITY WORKERS

51% of UK hospitality employees say job demands are now worse than during the peak of COVID 

64% describe their teams as understaffed

26% want a task management tool to make their job easier

Two thirds (66%) of the UK’s hospitality frontline report feeling so exhausted at the end of their shift that they don’t enjoy their time away from work at least once a week.

Solo Travel in 2022? Why More People Are Travelling Independently

In 2022, more and more people are taking the road less travelled on their own. Solo travel isn’t a new concept, and a while back, we were all taking inspiration from YouTube vloggers who were documenting the glamorous lifestyle of a solo traveller.