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Coffee Coming Up, Nice And Hot ... And Prepared By A Robot

A new trend is brewing in the coffee world: coffee prepared by a robot, able to be preordered via cellphone and picked up at an unmanned kiosk, perfectly adjusted to your taste and ready to go.<p>To some, this might seem lamentable: the beginning of the end of coffee shops as we know them. No more …

Ten of the world's weirdest restaurants

Magic Restroom Cafe, Los Angeles<p>The idea of sitting on a toilet in public is the stuff of nightmares but that hasn't stopped the Magic Restroom making loos the focus of its new themed restaurant in LA. In fact toilet-themed restaurants are nothing new – Taiwans' Modern Toilet where chocolate …

Seth's Blog

He wants a connection, an apology and some understanding. He wants to know why you made him feel stupid or ripped off or disrespected, and why it's …

Disney's New 'MyMagic' Wristbands to Turn Big Data Into Big Profits

By giving visitors to its theme parks rubber bracelets embedded with microchips and encouraging them to plan minute details of their trips weeks …

Travel News, Airline Industry News, & Hotel Industry News by Skift

Defining the future of:<p>Travel<br>• Accommodations<br>• Online Booking<br>• Ground Transportation<br>• Airlines<br>• Meetings<br>• Tourism<br>• Travel Tech<br>• Cruises<br>• Corporate Travel<br>• Tour …

Tourism

Free Breakfast Is A Big Selling Point for Budget Hotel Chains

You awaken, and your brain quickly takes stock of where you are. You realize: It’s time.<p>You arise from your bed, brush your teeth, throw on some …

The Hotel Concierge of the Future May Be Customer Service Via Smartphone

Hotel phones are becoming obsolete as many travelers carry one or more smartphones which they use to order take-out, call loved ones, or set an alarm …

Where the Event Industry Meets for Tips, Trends, and Best Practices

April 24, 2018 // 4 min read<p>Meet in Newport, Rhode Island, and Experience the Classic Coast<p>EventsVenue Sourcing<p>Featured Venues & Destinations<p>People …

Connected! Macdonald Hotels invests £1 million on free Wifi - Hospitality & Catering News

<b>Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, recently awarded AA Hotel Group of the Year 2013/14 for the second time in six years, has signed a deal with WiFi</b> …

Better Jobs, Careers, News and Networking

Boost your career, earn global recognition and promote your profile status with membership grades.<p>When you join Hospitality Leaders, you become part …

India’s Best Palace Hotels

Overlooking mirror-like lakes and sun-drenched sand dunes, India’s palace hotels will make even the most humble traveler feel like a sultan. From …

Yes, You May Soon Be Able to Order a 'Fizzio' from Starbucks

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Hot on the heels of announcing the creation of the Duffin, a cross between a donut and a muffin, …

Many fast-food workers living in poverty, analysis finds

<i>By Allison Linn, CNBC Digital</i><br>Every time you go to a fast-food restaurant, you have a 1 in 5 chance of being served by a worker who’s living in poverty.<p>A substantial number of workers who serve up your fast food aren’t making enough to get by, and are instead living in poverty or relying on …

Technology, Not Pizza, Helps Domino's Crush Competitors And Grow Faster Than McDonald's Overseas

Domino’s might not be the first place that comes to mind for the best slice in town but the retail chain is growing a lot faster than you might think.<p>Today the company said revenue was up 6.9% in the third quarter to $404 million while net income jumped 18% to $30.6 million.<p>But the real impressive …

Asia's Travel Business: Holiday Inn Targets China and Southeast Asia

Sleek, high-rise Holiday Inn Express hotels are a familiar sight in the Americas, where there are 1,961 of them, and in Western Europe, where there are 211. China has 38 of the reliable, minimum-frills hotels. But the brand, started in 1991, is only now pushing into Southeast Asia and India. The …

The 15 Most Desirable Employers In The World

What companies do it the best?<p>LinkedIn analyzed billions of interactions on its platform to identify 100 companies with the highest brand engagements. These are also companies that employees want to work for the most.<p>"A company's talent is its greatest strength, but hiring top talent isn't easy," …

New Report: Entrepreneurship May Be Contagious

Knowing an entrepreneur may be a big factor for becoming one. But more research might explain what can motivate more people to take the leap.<p>A recent report from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation explores whether or not instances of entrepreneurship would increase if more people had contact with …

Entrepreneurship

An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it

Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’ orders. There’s never a line for its perfectly turned-out drinks.<p>It doesn’t require health …

Coffee

Pizza Hut restaurants receive £60m revamp

Pizza Hut UK is spending £60 million on refurbishing its restaurants in a bid to return to profitability.<p>Pizza Hut UK is pressing the button on a £60 million investment, its largest ever in this country, as its new owners seek to revive the restaurant chain.<p>Private equity group Rutland Partners …

UK economic growth hits fastest pace since 2010

Official figures this week are expected to confirm that the recovery gathered speed over the summer as the economy grew at its fastest pace in more than three years.<p>GDP in the three months to September is estimated to have surged 0.8pc, according to economists. It would be the UK’s best performance …

Legoland owner Merlin Entertainments plans share float

<b>Merlin Entertainments, the UK company that owns Legoland, Madame Tussauds and Chessington World of Adventures, says it plans to issue shares to the public.</b><p>Merlin operates 99 attractions in 22 countries, and has 54 million visitors to its parks a year.<p>It says it is the second-largest company of its …

Brazil: more entrepreneurial than the US? | Financial Times

Which nation holds the most (self-proclaimed) risk-seeking small businessmen? Not the US, according to a new survey of 11,000 companies across the …

Coffee drinkers rejoice: Price of beans hits four-year low

Cash-strapped consumers finally have some good news to toast -- perhaps with a steaming cup o' joe.<p>The price of coffee beans hit a four-year low on Monday.<p>Dry weather has improved growing conditions in Brazil, the world’s largest producer and exporter. Globally, production is set to exceed demand …

McDonald's warns it expects challenging final quarter

McDonald's warned on Monday that it expected to "remain challenged" in the final quarter of its financial year as it faced increasing competition and a tough economic climate around the world.<p>The UK was one of the fast food chain's strongest markets, where president and chief executive Don Thompson …

Starbucks under fire in China over its coffee pricing policies

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1021000/1021513_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524710717_5530a87dc4abebf2b45ad3fda26c9dc3<p><b>The world's largest coffee chain, Starbucks, has come under fire in China for reportedly charging locals higher prices than in other major …

UK economy finally set for sustained growth, says Bank of England deputy

Britain is finally set for a sustained period of growth but the recovery will be modest by historical standards, Charlie Bean, the deputy governor of the Bank of England, has said.<p>Speaking at a conference in London, Bean said the two big factors holding the economy back – the lack of credit from …

Plenty of room for more coffee shops on high street says Costa owner

Andy Harrison, chief executive of Whitbread, says market is far from saturation as Costa's profits rise by a fifth.<p>The head of Costa owner Whitbread has vowed that the coffee chain will continue to grow rapidly and insisted that the market is a long way from its peak, after profits rose by a …