HOSPA in the News
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HOSPA in the news 2020:
Premier Construction News: HOSPA’s revamped membership structure prompts 15% jump in members
The Hospitality Professionals Association has seen a 15% jump in its membership since its recent structural overhaul – with more and more hospitality specialist leaders recognising the value in career-long networking and the learning opportunities offered by HOSPA.
The Sun: How to get secret hotel deals that they DON’T advertise online
Jane Pendlebury, CEO of The Hospitality Professionals Association (HOSPA), spoke to Sun Online Travel about how to find a bargain or get a free upgrade when wanting to book a hotel stay.
Hospitality set for ‘turbulent’ 2022 – what it means for eventprofs
Hospitality was badly hit by Covid, Brexit and a staffing crisis in 2021 – with serious knock-on effects for the meetings and events sector. Here Jane Pendlebury, CEO of HOSPA, give us a heads up about hospitality trends for the coming 12 months and what it means for event professionals.
HOSPA Launches Campaign to Celebrate Industry Progression and Opportunity
The Hospitality Professionals Association has launched a campaign to highlight and celebrate the wealth of opportunity available in the hospitality industry as it seeks to help people recognise the enormous potential for progression – with an emphasis on grass roots education.
HOSPA launches ‘Share Your Success’ scheme to celebrate industry opportunities
The Hospitality Professionals Association (HOSPA) has launched the Share Your Success campaign to highlight and celebrate the wealth of opportunity available in the hospitality industry amidst the ongoing staffing crisis.
People might be at the heart of hospitality, but technology is the essential helping hand, says Jane Pendlebury, chief executive of Hospa.
HOSPA revamps and expands its membership at all levels with new tiered system
HOSPA, the Hospitality Professionals Association, has overhauled its membership at all levels in a bid to make its services more accessible to professionals working in the industry – as it offers its basic membership level free to hoteliers.
The Caterer: Cateys 2021: Best Use of Technology Award: 67 Pall Mall
"I loved the diversity of this entry – such a lot of technology implemented to deliver a new business opportunity during the pandemic. From rebottling wine to online enhancements and a TV channel, the vision and co-ordination of the project was impressive."
Hotel Owner: HOSPA selects Heyward Group to oversee education programmes
“The experience and expertise the Heyward team brings really will help us to enhance and build on our long-standing reputation for educational excellence within the hospitality industry.”
Conference News: HOSPACE announces transatlantic partnership with HTNG
Our CEO Jane Pendlebury comments “We’re delighted to partner with the team at HTNG for this year’s HOSPACE. The pandemic changed so much for everyone in our industry, and it’s now imperative to turn to technology to help us rebuild and recover.”
Boutique Hotelier: South West hotels currently still almost a third under capacity for July and August
Our CEO Jane Pendlebury comments “The data is somewhat surprising. Of course, ordinarily most hotels would generally be pleased with that level of booking, however given the present circumstances surrounding holidaying abroad, I’d have thought that the South West, a prime location for coastal and rural UK ‘staycations’ would be experiencing even higher levels."
Balancing technology with the human touch: lessons learned from the 'Digitising Customer Service' webinar
"I think we have to dive straight back in there and do our very best. And the hospitality industry, as we have proved time and time again, is very versatile, very innovative and very quick to adapt."
Jane Pendlebury, CEO, HOSPA
Hotel Owner - HOSPA launches 'Recovery Package' to help hoteliers bounce back
Designed to help hoteliers, the package offers “short, sharp, insightful advice pieces that can be used to enhance and streamline operations to maximise and take advantage of the high levels of post-lockdown demand”.
Daily Business Group - Freeze on alcohol duty will warm the spirits
Our CEO Commented “The £18,000 figure quoted by the Chancellor, whilst ample for smaller businesses, isn’t enough for bigger hospitality businesses, hotels and hotel groups – the largest employers, with the largest overheads,”
The Caterer - HOSPA celebrates outstanding learners at annual awards ceremony
Our CEO Commented "Huge congratulations to our outstanding learners and all our prize-winning highest achievers, who have each demonstrated outstanding commitment to their careers, combining study with demanding full-time roles in the hotel and restaurant industry during these challenging times."
Evening Standard - #SleepOverToHelpTurnover: Hotels launch Sleep Over to Help Turnover after success of Eat Out to Help Out restaurant scheme
'Hospitality Professionals Association (HOSPA) has created the scheme, encouraging hotels to sign up and offer special rates, upgrades or added treats with bookings.'
Evening Standard - #SleepOverToHelpTurnover: Hotels launch own version of #EatOutToHelpOut scheme
Our CEO, Jane Pendlebury comments: “The latest preventative measures are set to squeeze an industry which is already at breaking point. Hospitality businesses simply have no room for any further loss of income and are in desperate need of help."
Hotelier & Hospitality Design Magazine - Hotel industry experts explain how guests can get better value bookings, while helping hotels to recover
HOSPA, the Hospitality Professionals Association, and Profitroom, a leading SaaS supplier to the hospitality industry, along with Tregenna Castle Resort, a luxury hotel, have compiled some top below, which helps guests get the best value from their bookings
International Accounting Bulletin - Vat cuts provide opportunity for smaller firms to stabilise
Our CEO Jane Pendlebury Comments “The reduction will provide businesses operating on wafer-thin margins with some essential breathing space, helping them to recover and rebuild, as well as to retain more jobs – with the £1,000 job retention scheme offering yet further assistance here.”
The Guardian - Stark divide as UK campsites flourish but city hotels stand empty
Our CEO Jane Pendlebury Comments “We’ve seen coastal hotels and those in traditionally popular destinations, such as the Lake District, enjoy a bumper few weeks as UK-based travellers look to escape post-lockdown. The picture has been far from rosy for other operators.”
Incentive Travel - 1 in 3 hospitality businesses report ‘better than expected’ revenue in the wake of reopening
“We were really keen to find out how hospitality businesses had fared during the reopening phase. Looking at the results of our survey, whilst revenues are down considerably, a big plus is that such a large proportion seemed to fare better than initially expected.”
CITY A.M - Hospitality sector welcomes ‘blaze of sunshine’ from chancellor’s VAT cut
Our CEO Jane Pendlebury comments “The reduction will provide businesses operating on wafer-thin margins with some essential breathing space, helping them to recover and rebuild, as well as to retain more jobs."
TTG- Some Businesses have been through "three winters"
'If hoteliers and other restaurateurs are creative in their approach, they can work to increase those margins by implementing a variety of measures. This at least gives them a chance to head in the right direction, enabling the opportunity to develop a workable service."
Business Traveller - England's hotels and restaurants can open from July 4th, 2020
“Having a definite opening date means hospitality can finally see a way forward – with the relaxation of the social distancing rule a huge relief for hoteliers and others in the industry.” - Jane Pendlebury HOSPA CEO
Amadeus woos ‘Generation Clean’ with new eBooks
“I’ve taken great hope and a real sense of optimism from the reaction of hospitality operators across the sector,” said Jane Pendlebury, CEO, HOSPA. “Although likely to be much changed, our industry certainly won’t be undaunted by the challenges that face us. Together we’ll come through this crisis stronger and more resilient.”
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