Choosing Your Zoom Backdrop: Where Will You Work from Today?

Written By: Florencia Laber Taking a work call by the Caribbean beach hearing the sound of the ocean and getting your tan on? How about at a French café listening to jazz and enjoying a croissant? Or maybe in the…

From Loyalty Programs to Subscription-Based Business Models: New Hotel Revenue Streams

Written by: Natasha Piedrahita Is the subscription model here to stay or here to go? It is a business model successfully led by companies such as Amazon Prime, Netflix, Peloton and the like. The membership and subscription-based business models are…

Read Between the (Wine) Lines

Written by: Joanne Sieljes During the last decade, wine has become increasingly popular in the United States. Online wine retailers have made drinking wine become more accessible and affordable regardless of where consumers reside. Additionally, wine makers in the United…

Distressed Hotels Find New Ownership and Vision

Written by: Kristopher Swanson Opportunistic outlook The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the financial wellbeing of hotels around the world, especially in regions that have experienced prolonged lockdowns and reduced travel. Real estate investment funds and managers,…

Ready Player One: How Can Hoteliers Capitalize On eSports?

Written by: Anastasiia Petryshche Even though it was initially marketed as a new kind of massively multiplayer online game, the OASIS quickly evolved into a new way of life.” -Ernest Cline In his award-winning movie “Ready Player One,” Steven Spielberg…

Addressing the Plastic Crisis through Crypto Anchors & Blockchain Technology

The Plastic Crisis: Out of Sight, Out of Mind From automated daily digests to dinner table conversations, the omnipresence of the Covid-19 pandemic has successfully managed to overshadow other – yet no less important – global challenges. In 2019, plastic…

Live Streaming Has Made Great Contributions to Chinese Hospitality Business Recovery

Written by: Shuyi Wang In late December 2019, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in China suddenly halted industry and economic activity, resulting in a huge impact especially on the tertiary industry, where hospitality is a vital component. To make…

Stay or Leave? Internship Stress and Coping Strategies in the Hotel Industry

Written by: Shan Shan Chien The hospitality industry has been regarded as the most challenging and stressful working environment compared to any other industry sector. As a former waitress in the banquet hall of a five-star hotel and a Michelin…

The Role of Technology in Cleaning and Sanitizing in the Era of the New Normal

Written by: Nutthaphat Poolworaluk The need to be reassured that your night’s stay is cleaner than ever has never been this critical before in the hospitality industry. With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, heightened measures for cleaning and sanitization need to be imposed,…

HITEC Dubai 2019: Risk Management and More

By: Naftali Tanyongana This was my second year covering HITEC Dubai, and from a hospitality student perspective, it is always interesting to go to hospitality events and see theory put into practice. That is why I enjoyed watching Melissa Aoun,…