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'Health risk' warning over fall in food safety checks

<b>Food hygiene inspections in the UK have fallen by 15% since 2003, research shows - with experts warning of risks to public health.</b><p>The number of inspections, which are handled by local authorities, fell from 307,526 in 2003-04 to 260,765 in 2014-15, the study found.<p>The Food Standards Agency watchdog …

Agriculture

To predict the future, ask “Why did this happen now, and not before?”

Why did Uber happen now? Why is Virtual Reality suddenly hot? Why do we suddenly have all these drones, hoverboards, and watches? What’s going on …

Berlin bans renting whole apartments through Airbnb

One of the biggest concerns with Airbnb is its effect on housing prices -- when people turn entire apartments into makeshift hotels, it tends to drive up apartment rental rates and punish locals searching for homes. Berlin isn't having any of it, though. After a two-year transition period, the …

The spectacular rise of the British food festival

Festival season will soon be upon us. But if the words “festival food” conjure up images of undercooked burgers and dodgy noodles while hiding from the rain at Glastonbury or queuing for lavatories at Reading, you could be in for a surprise.<p>The past five years have seen an explosion in popularity …

The 10 best UK food festivals

Modernizing the Guest Experience

Several years ago, the in-room guest experience could often seemed dated and uninspiring. With all the technology advancements available, it was a …

How the digital concierge is redefining the hospitality norm

Adeola Odueke<p><b>You’ve checked-in on the way to the hotel, there is a bottle on ice waiting in the room, you have a table reserved in the restaurant</b> …

The Future Of Mobile Payments In The Hospitality Industry

<b>In October, Ignite spoke at the Digital Innovation Forum, an event for those in the hospitality industry to find out what’s going in in tech and how</b> …

Three Macro Trends Disrupting the Travel and Hospitality Industry

The world is shrinking. And no we’re not talking about the possibility of California being consumed by the Pacific ocean. Technology is making the …

What Uber?s new travel feature means for the hospitality industry

Uber?s filing for a new patented feature, called Uber Travel, could have serious implications for the future of booking applications as well as …

How Big Data And Analytics Are Changing Hotels And The Hospitality Industry

The hotel and hospitality sector caters to millions of travellers every day, and each one of them checks in with their own set of expectations. Meeting those expectations is the key to getting people to return, and increasingly hotel and leisure operators are turning to advanced analytics solutions …

Hospitality

British Street Food Festival and Awards 2015

December 5-6: British Street Food Festival and Awards 2015<p>The UK final is set to bring festive cheer, beer and amazing food to London's The O2 over …

Universal Music

7 menu-writing secrets that sell

Social Media Marketing So Good You Could Eat It

You’re out to brunch with your friends and order a new menu item from one of your city’s highest-rated restaurants. When the waiter delivers it, you …

10 Pricing Strategies That Can Drastically Improve Sales

This story originally appeared on Help Scout<p>Utilizing smart pricing strategies when selling products, services or subscriptions is a must to succeed in a competitive marketplace.<p>The worst thing you can do is to try to wing it when it comes to pricing. Many entrepreneurs and marketers make this …

Customers

6 Ways to Write a Restaurant Menu

An illustrated guide to the dominant menu-writing trends in American restaurants today, from the Novella to the Memento<p>“We eat first with our eyes.” Or so goes the old saying, which refers to how food looks on the plate. In a restaurant, though, this takes on a new meaning, because even how a menu …

Restaurants Go Mobile to Build Customer Loyalty

×<p><i>Mobile offers restaurants a promising platform for continually engaging customers in more personalized ways.</i><p>The hostess smiles as you walk into a favorite breakfast haunt. She addresses you by name, welcomes you back, and shows you to your preferred table. The waiter already knows your order, and …

Clever ways restaurants can make the most of their website

If you’re a restaurant owner, what happens on your website probably isn’t nearly as important as what happens within your four walls. After all, you …

Restaurants

Is Your Restaurant Using Technology Properly?

Most entrepreneurs don't go into the restaurant business thinking about technology, but the constant growth of mobile users is a force that can't be ignored. To help you better your business and give customers the options they want, NetWaiter has compiled some of the most useful stats on how …

Mobile Devices

How to Measure Social Media Success

Measuring the success of social media is harder than most people believe. Social media has three dimensions:• <b>Direct Conversions</b> – this is where most …

Expert Explains Why People Really Need to Stop Posting Photos of Their Boarding Passes on Social Media

Before posting that boarding pass picture on social media to let the world know where you’re going, consider all the information that photo is putting out there and what others could do with it.<p>Online security expert Brian Krebs wrote in a blog post Tuesday that personal information available on a …

£255 to eat in the Fat Duck? That’s indefensible

Only the wealthy few can afford a meal at Heston Blumenthal’s reopened Bray restaurant – but we’ve got some ideas for how the place might be democratised

The farm-to-table backlash is here

That chicken—is it local?<p>Fans of <i>Portlandia</i> will recall the sketch from the show’s first season, where two absurdly earnest diners badger their …

Farm-to-table

Traditional vs. Digital Marketing: Which One is Right for Your Business?

Dallas, Tx, 09/29/2015 /SubmitPressRelease123/ A major question that many businesses have today is “in a social media, digital technology driven …

Marketing

3 Ways To Use Social Media For Business

How do you use social media for business? Do you use it to push your message to your fans and followers? After all, they’re a captivate …

Social Media

What A Single Email Address Unlocks for Marketers

Email marketing is now undisputedly the most powerful marketing tool in your toolkit. Not only does it provide one of the only sources of reliable …

Marketing

The New Rules of Marketing to Millennials

Here are five guidelines marketers need to keep in mind when recalibrating their strategy to connect with Millennial consumers.<p><b>By Jeffry Pilcher,</b> …

15 Luxury Brands Winning With Content Marketing

Building an effective content marketing strategy for a luxury retail brand is not always easy. While social media encourages accessibility, luxury …

Luxury Lifestyle

A boutique hotelier explains what’s wrong with the state of online booking

Skift has been engaged in a running dialogue in recent weeks with one such hotelier about travel industry developments. Referring to online travel …

Roomkey helps Boutique Hotels turn millennial friendly

As travellers turn tech savvy and become increasingly dependent on mobile, hotels are embracing mobile and building features around it. Apart from …