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Small rooms and robots in new hotels
City hotels small rooms, staffed by robots are already a reality, John Brennan, chairman of Amaris H...

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Food and Bev Live 2020
Celebrating excellence within the industry, Food & Bev Live – brought to you by IFSA, the organi...

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Hotels dump food worth €180m.
 The EPA released a research report last week – “Reducing Commercial Food Waste in Ireland”alon...

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Cruise Gong for Cobh
Cobh in Co Cork has been named one of the world's most popular cruise destinations by a leading revi...

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Small rooms and robots in new hotels
Food and Bev Live 2020
Hotels dump food worth €180m.
Cruise Gong for Cobh

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Small rooms and robots in new hotels

City hotels small rooms, staffed by robots are already a reality, John Brennan, chairman of Amaris Hospitality told senior hospitality managers at the inaugural ‘Firm Talk’ 

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organised and hosted by hospitality industry recruitment consultants The Firm.
He is pictured with Micheline Corr, director of The Firm.
A Japanese company, he said, opened its first hotel staffed by robots in 2015 and plans to open 100 more.
‘The trend appears to be towards smaller rooms, less human service and comfortable lobbies at the lower end of the hotel market and increasingly around amazing locations, style and, critically, a sense of destination and authentic personalised service experience at the luxury end’, he said
Hotel companies are extending their operations into hostels, home-stay, extended stay and micro hotels in response to a need to intensify activity on expensive land, to reduce operating costs and by a focus on a life-style product for younger travellers.
‘The Digital World is also impacting hospitality with services such as mobile marketing, ‘smart’ appliances, personalisation via Artificial Intelligence, Chatbots, Virtual Reality, Beacon Technology, which sends messages to smart phones in specific locations, Big Data Predictive Analytics, Facial Recognition to speed up check-in and  Driverless Technology in resorts.
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Food and Bev Live 2020

Celebrating excellence within the industry, Food & Bev Live – brought to you by IFSA, the organisation behind the phenomenally successful CATEX Show - is returning to the 

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Citywest, Dublin on the 4th & 5th February.
 Pictured are Patrick Clements, Chairman of IFSA, Stefano Fabbri, API Instructor and Margaret Andreucetti, Food & Bev Live Sales Manager
 Kick starting the 2020 hospitality season, the show will be bursting with new features and industry-specific attractions, that will serve up inspirational solutions for Ireland’s foodservice and hospitality sectors. Ireland’s First National Pizza Championships will be launched at the show, in association with the Associazione Pizzerie Italiane (API) and will see chefs from across Ireland battle it out to be crowned National Pizza Champion.
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Hotels dump food worth €180m.

 food0719The EPA released a research report last week – “Reducing Commercial Food Waste in Ireland”along with a number of Fact Sheets and an updated “Less Food Waste – More Profit”
The key figure for the Hotel Sector is the analysis that hotels throw away c. €180 million worth of edible food annually.  This works out at c. €200,000 per hotel in Ireland.  Hotels with large functions discard a much higher quantity than the average.
This research, carried out in 2018/19, confirms the statistics that the Green Hospitality Programme (GHP) has been presenting to the hotel sector for the past 5 years and, whilst some of the KPI’s are different, the scale of the challenge is absolutely clear.
 
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Cruise Gong for Cobh

Cobh in Co Cork has been named one of the world's most popular cruise destinations by a leading review site.

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Cruise Critic recognised the Cork town as one of the best destinations in the world, winning in the Top-Rated British Isles & Western Europe Cruise Destination category.
 The awards are based entirely on consumer ratings submitted with their online reviews, with one quote saying: "I just went walking around the town and felt like I was at home there. I ate brunch at a local coffee shop and late afternoon lunch at a small local restaurant. I really enjoyed wandering around and feeling welcomed and happy."
 Destinations awarded in this year’s awards received the highest ratings among cruisers who cruised to the destination in the past year and shared their experiences on Cruise Critic.
 
 
 

Aviation honours McLoughlin

Dubai Duty Free’s Executive Vice Chairman & CEO, Colm McLoughlin, was presented with the “Outstanding Contribution to the Aviation Industry” award at the annual Aviation Industry Awards in Dublin.

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  McLoughlin, who celebrated his 50th anniversary in the duty free industry on 1st June 2019, was recognised for his extraordinary achievements over five decades and in particular for his role at the helm of Dubai Duty Free over the past 35 years. Dubai Duty Free, which is the largest single duty free retailer in the world, achieved record annual sales of US$2.015 billion in 2018.
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