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Women for Women : Full shortlist for 2014 Women 1st Shine Awards

Women for Women : Full shortlist for 2014 Women 1st Shine Awards

by on August 13, 2014

Regular readers will know our 'Women for Women' section recognises the achievements of women in marketing and yet again we have found a feature in Hospitality & Catering News that hits the nail on the head in recognising and celebrating the achievements of women in senior roles in the tourism and visitor economy sector, see -

Full Shortlist for 2014 Women 1st Shine Awards.

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…and is the hamper for the Park or the Bedroom Sir?

…and is the hamper for the Park or the Bedroom Sir?

by on August 13, 2014

We at theMarketingblog just love smart ideas and today we have spotted one of the smartest we have seen for a long while.

Hotels have and will always be a favourite rendezvous for couples wanting a ‘romantic’ night to remember. Yet again Hospitality & Catering News have found a company that is unique in our view and we suspect going places. If you are planning a ‘romantic’ night at a hotel Just Add Strawberries can help you make it a whole lot more ‘romantic’ bringing erotic hampers to hotels and their guests.

An interview with the founder of Just Add Strawberries Wendy Baird can be seen here explaining how the company came into being and how they work with hotels and their guests. [more…]

H&C News top product pages for July 2014

H&C News top product pages for July 2014

by on August 13, 2014

Regular readers will know that we at theMarketingblog are big admirers of the way in which Hospitality & Catering News presents concise business information.

See their Top Product Pages for July here

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“64% of hotels now offer free wireless Internet (WIFI) to guests – one of the most sought after amenities”

by on July 29, 2014

iRiS Web Valet solution Hotels providing robust Wi Fi as a basic requirement of ‘Guest Experience’ is something Hospitality & Catering News has championed as long as we have followed them.

Just over a week ago we reported on ‘The hotel Wi-Fi challenge. We now have another article - Life After Free WIFI – by Jason Jefferys, CEO iRiS Software Systems.


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Events : H&C News social media roundtable

Events : H&C News social media roundtable

by on July 18, 2014

Social media presents many challenges, and a B2B marketing roundtable event held recently by Hospitality & Catering News at the citizenM hotel in Bankside, London, sponsored by Armourcoat saw delegates from pub groups, hotels, restaurants and coffee shops come together to share learning.

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Leading B2C website 'Great British Chefs' which is very active across many social media channels took part discussing their tactics and strategies, channel by channel, explaining how they use each, how effective they find them as well as the differing metrics used.

This is the first such event but we understand the Hospitality & Catering News team are currently planning more so we look forward to following this progress. [more…]

H&C News supports those supporting Kitchen Porters

H&C News supports those supporting Kitchen Porters

by on July 16, 2014

With chefs being the high profile stars of restaurant kitchens we were delighted when we spotted our good friends at Hospitality &Catering News reporting on a competition to recognise the essential contribution to any restaurant kitchen from Kitchen Porters.

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H&C news report – “Top 10 UK Burger Joints”

H&C news report – “Top 10 UK Burger Joints”

by on July 16, 2014

Most people love a good burger and once again our friends at Hospitality &Catering News have reported on the Top 10 UK Burger Joints, if you like burgers you will love this feature.

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Inside track : 10 useful tips for getting the best website

by on July 1, 2014

Once again we have found some simple and solid advice and guidance on Hospitality & Catering News, this time for businesses to look at how their website proposition is delivered. The article looks at hotel web sites but most of the advice is applicable to most businesses, an easy to follow quick read with 10 check notes, we ticked nine let us know how you do. 10 Tips for getting the best website

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CÔTE expands on success in the north

by on July 1, 2014

Hospitality & Catering News reports CÔTE expands on success in the north. All restaurants in this dynamic group serve brasserie favourites on their à la carte menu such as steak frites, moules marinières, corn-fed chicken from rural Brittany and tuna Niçoise, for dessert, Côte’s crème caramel and crème brûlee are much–loved house specialities. So no surprise then that things are going so well.

For more information visit Hospitality & Catering News [more…]