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Apr 20 / admin@aplbc

Comedian Dave Chappelle Is Going Back to Africa

Dave Chappelle is looking to return to Africa, possibly for good, according to his recent sit-down chat with supermodel icon Naomi Campbell. The two had a conversation on the latter’s No Filter with Naomi podcast, where Chappelle shared that he was inspired by Stevie Wonder and wanted to follow in his footsteps with a move to Ghana, West Africa. …

Apr 15 / admin@aplbc

How the Rollout of Vaccines Impact the Corporate Travel? A Brief insight

With vaccines now available, there is a clearer future for business travel on the horizon, but it also brings some various organisational complexities for travel managers. Questions regarding hygiene, safety, and testing protocols plague business travellers and the organizations they represent. Major corporations have praised the usefulness of video-conferencing software, as well as the money …

Apr 09 / admin@aplbc

Why I love this industry called travel

In November 2019, in a moment of clarity I’d long been heading towards, I had the brilliant idea (I thought so, and it turned out so did a few other people) to set up my own representation company specialising in co-sourcing and offering hotel and apartment groups the ability to tap into the very best …

Apr 07 / admin@aplbc

Co-Sourcing – Stop the Employee Revolving Door

The economic recession triggered by Covid-19 has wreaked havoc on businesses large and small. With our hotel sector undoubtedly among the hardest hit. For some organisations, the best way forward has involved operating with reduced staff numbers, and remaining employees assuming additional roles. The pandemic is amplifying a situation that’s long been a problem within the …

Mar 29 / admin@aplbc

Travel Trends: An Update About Asia

Asia has been unique, fragmented and complex at the same time with its multiple cultures and races that make up a big part of the globe. We were brought up with strict ethics, morals and values. With the world modernizing every day, we have learnt and adapted to different ways of communicating and handling multi-cultured …

Mar 25 / admin@aplbc

The Rise of Co-sourcing: Staying Agile During the Pandemic

The nearly instantaneous economic recession triggered by the Covid-19 shutdown has wreaked havoc on businesses large and small. The hotel sector is among the hardest hit. The industry surpassed one billion unsold room nights for the first time in history. For comparison, there were 786 million unsold room nights during the Great Recession of 2009. The existing …

Mar 24 / admin@aplbc

 Millennial vs. Gen Z: The Main Difference That Set Them Apart

Recognizing the dynamics and personality traits of each generation is part of the pleasure — and part of the challenge — for advertisers and business owners. Simply put, Gen Z does not respond to deals and ad strategies in the same way as Millennials do, so it’s time to educate yourself about the main distinctions …

Mar 05 / admin@aplbc

Travel Optimism Amongst Americans is Up – What Can We Expect Next?

Over a year into the global pandemic, there are glimmers of hope that we may be seeing the beginning of the end of the crisis in the United States. Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations decline after a winter of holiday surge; vaccine distribution are progressing despite initial challenges; and the likelihood of a new federal aid …

Feb 05 / admin@aplbc

Black History Month: An Overview

Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States, where it is also known as African-American History Month. It has received official recognition from governments in the United States and Canada, and more recently has been observed in Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. It began as a way of remembering important people and events in the …

Jan 08 / admin@aplbc

Trade Talk: Dean Schreiber of Oakwood

Oakwood operates more than 80 properties around the world, the majority of which are serviced residences. What advantages does that portfolio have when it comes to weathering the current crisis? Oakwood played a leading role as the pioneer of the concept of serviced apartments 50 years ago. Since then, the group has established a distinctive …

Dec 03 / admin@aplbc

In Search of My Excellence.

Bringing definition to ‘success’. How do you define your ‘success’? Is it more about a final destination? Or how you complete the journey? Although we have a common idea of ‘success’, it can mean different things to different people. In these moments of restriction and uncertainty, many might define success as ‘getting through’, ‘reaching a new …

Nov 13 / admin@aplbc

Hospitality Trends: Lockdown 2.0 – Now What?

This could be one of the best weeks for our industry in a long while. There are certainly grounds for optimism thanks to the recent news that there could finally be a credible vaccine available as soon as this Christmas. I have every confidence in its potential to accelerate travel industry’s recovery timeline, but at …

Nov 04 / admin@aplbc

The Chedi Andermatt: The Authentic blend of Alpine Chic with Asian Expression

Captivating and striking in the grandeur of its own, The Chedi Andermatt offers an extraordinary blend of Swiss Alpine chic and Asian Zen. Located 1,447 meters (4747 feet) above sea level, The Chedi Andermatt has award-winning restaurants and bars, as well as a unique spa – an oasis of calm and relaxation. The Chedi Andermatt …

Oct 31 / admin@aplbc

Black History Month: The Milestones: Building a Better Future Together

Introduction:  Black History Month is an opportunity for all of us to focus on the riches and lessons our history has taught us. It helps us move forward a little more together each year, as one. The origin and roots of Black History Month came as a reaction to black individuals being generally left out …

Jul 14 / admin@aplbc

Serviced Apartments: Is this the Right Moment in for them to Serve Better?

Starting from the 10th of July, travellers entering the UK from the dozens of other countries will no longer have to quarantine. The gove...

Jul 07 / admin@aplbc

COVID-19: What are the rules for travel in the United Kingdom and which countries you can visit?

Starting from the 10th of July, travellers entering the UK from the dozens of other countries will no longer have to quarantine. The gove...

Jun 30 / admin@aplbc

How to enhance your travel plan while adopting social distancing

Starting from the 10th of July, travellers entering the UK from the dozens of other countries will no longer have to quarantine. The gove...

Jun 28 / admin@aplbc

Key points for independent hotels to bear in mind during Covid-19

Starting from the 10th of July, travellers entering the UK from the dozens of other countries will no longer have to quarantine. The gove...

Jun 26 / admin@aplbc

Hotel management plan to adopt during the Coronavirus crisis!

Starting from the 10th of July, travellers entering the UK from the dozens of other countries will no longer have to quarantine. The gove...

Apr 30 / admin@aplbc

Germany Slowly Tracing Back Its Way to Normalcy After the Lockdown

Starting from the 10th of July, travellers entering the UK from the dozens of other countries will no longer have to quarantine. The gove...

Apr 28 / admin@aplbc

Destination Guide: Andermatt

Starting from the 10th of July, travellers entering the UK from the dozens of other countries will no longer have to quarantine. The gove...

Apr 16 / admin@aplbc

How can the Leisure Industry Unlock the Power of Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

Starting from the 10th of July, travellers entering the UK from the dozens of other countries will no longer have to quarantine. The gove...

Apr 01 / admin@aplbc

How to attract MICE Tourists and boost the revenue of your hotel

Starting from the 10th of July, travellers entering the UK from the dozens of other countries will no longer have to quarantine. The gove...

Mar 27 / admin@aplbc

Corona Virus: What Rights You Hold as A Traveller?

Starting from the 10th of July, travellers entering the UK from the dozens of other countries will no longer have to quarantine. The gove...

Mar 16 / admin@aplbc

Travel guide to Accra

Starting from the 10th of July, travellers entering the UK from the dozens of other countries will no longer have to quarantine. The gove...

Feb 19 / admin@aplbc

5 Best Ways in 2020 to Attract Corporate travellers to Your Hotel

Starting from the 10th of July, travellers entering the UK from the dozens of other countries will no longer have to quarantine. The gove...

Feb 17 / admin@aplbc

Leisure Hotel Trends to Watch Out in 2020

Starting from the 10th of July, travellers entering the UK from the dozens of other countries will no longer have to quarantine. The gove...

Feb 12 / Edwin Bekoe

Top Mice Industry Trends in 2020

Starting from the 10th of July, travellers entering the UK from the dozens of other countries will no longer have to quarantine. The gove...

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