While the lockdown continues, the HOSPA board members will be sharing their insights on the effect of COVID-19 on finance in the hospitality sector.Our board members are specialists in the industry with extensive experience and will be offering tips and advice which they would like to share with you during the session.
HOSPA, the Hospitality Professionals Association, has opened up its educational courses, welcoming a fresh intake of learners and waiving the usual twice annual registration process in a move that will enable furloughed colleagues to learn and enhance their hospitality careers during lockdown.
Thank goodness we are an industry of positive people. Despite the doom and gloom, most people that contact the HOSPA office remain upbeat, trying to find their way through the uncertainty. The only certainty we do have is that the outlook will change daily and the Government will direct us based on facts and figures, which also change daily.
Today has been another bewildering day for hoteliers. Thanks to Friday's Government announcement, we are clear on what to do with pubs, restaurants, spas and gyms, but less clear on bedroom accommodation.
Our Government has asked us to stand by our staff, and whilst I completely agree with the sentiment behind the statement I also completely understand why the hospitality industry has struggled to do exactly that.
Asset managers are a conduit between a hotel’s owner and the company operating the hotel, writes HOSPA’s Jane Pendlebury, and as such they add great value to both parties. One key to their success is the ability to carefully manage both parties’ expectations.
We are delighted to report that our very own Cathy Burgess was recently honoured with the award of Honorary Fellowship for the Council of Hospitality Management Educators (CHME) at their recent annual conference hosted by the School of Tourism and Hospitality at Bournemouth University.