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Hotels are adapting to the WFH trend
Are you tired of working from home? Sure, the commute is great, but it’s hard to switch off in the evenings and to concentrate solely on work during the day, especially if you have a family. The monotony of the same surroundings day in and day out are wearing on...
What the vaccine means for Hospitality
According to John Hopkins and its sources, 161 countries are actively vaccinating and around 10% of the world’s population has been fully vaccinated already. These are amazing figures considering where we were this time last year or even just six months ago, at the dawn of 2021. The positive impact...
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Avoid common vacation mishaps
Vacations are something everyone looks forward to. It could be the over expectation but a thing or two are bound to go wrong during a holiday. Between the packing, planning and preparations, it’s not uncommon for some things to slip through the crack no matter how experienced you are as...
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The Boom Of The Food Takeout & Delivery Service
During most of this past year, the survival of many restaurants around the world have depended on deliveries and takeout's. The situation that the COVID19 outbreak presented to the world brought an immense challenge that no one saw coming. However, in the face of adversity, the F&B industry displayed extraordinary...
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Safe & Sound
There have been many shows and online videos investigating the cleanliness and safety of a hotel establishment. However after the pandemic hit, the entire concept of keeping things safe and sound has been brought to a level like never before. Among many industries, the tourism industry has certainly taken its...
Restaurant patronage slowly restoring in Bangkok
The lockdown due to COVID19 took a toll on many things during 2020 and very quickly the world came to realize how fond, if not dependent we are on eating out. Humans after all are by nature social animals, and sharing a meal is an important part of that. As...
Heliconia Bangkok
The ‘luxe’ experience
One constant in the consumer-centric hospitality industry is the importance of the human touch and bespoke experiences. Immersive local guest experiences Embracing innovation in hospitality is crucial to attract an increasingly diverse range of guests. Relying on brand history and presence are no longer enough and brands need to further...
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Rebooting body, mind and soul
Health boosting programmes have proven the most effective by integrating a holistic approach that are in high demand so that eco-luxury hotels around the world are now offering wellness packages that will make you feel anew. So if you need a reboot of the body and mind, here are some...
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Anything is possible
Almost anything is possible when it comes to special requests at top luxury hotels and resorts, where a team of concierges and butlers will do just about anything that can be imagined to please and pamper hotel guests to enjoy their vacations. Armed with creative helping hands, they are there...
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Larry Van Ooyen, Principal of LVO Associates
This article originally appeared at www.asianentrepreneur.org. Larry Van Ooyen is a hospitality consultant with over 35 years of global career experience designing bar, café, restaurant and hotels concepts. What’s your story? When I was growing up during my teens, I thought I was going to be a teacher. But then...