Articles tagged “food and beverage”

Thinking of Food Tourism Beyond a Good Meal and Drinks: New Skift Research

Thinking of Food Tourism Beyond a Good Meal and Drinks: New Skift Research

Meghan Carty, Skift Research

We see food tourism as being more than just a buzzy trend. Understanding what it is today can help stakeholders find their place in the potentially lucrative space.

1 month ago

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CEO Interview: How AccorHotels Is Rethinking Its Food and Beverage Strategy

CEO Interview: How AccorHotels Is Rethinking Its Food and Beverage Strategy

AccorHotels + Skift

From the simplest inn to the fanciest five-star resort, hotels are adding food and beverage concepts to their amenity offerings. Not only are these designed to make money, but they’re expected to attract locals and create social media buzz.

4 months ago

Event Dining Costs and Complexity Rise in the Instagram Age

Event Dining Costs and Complexity Rise in the Instagram Age

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Dining has become an integral part of the travel experience in recent years while remaining somewhat secondary for many meetings and events. Events are now working to leverage quality food and beverage options without breaking the bank.

9 months ago

Planners and Hotels Wrestle With Rising Costs as Event Dining Evolves

Planners and Hotels Wrestle With Rising Costs as Event Dining Evolves

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

As social media shines a spotlight on dining experiences, delegate expectations are placing pressure on food and beverage budgets. Meeting organizers don’t just have to deal with allergies and intolerances; they also have to wow attendees while keeping costs under control.

9 months ago

Whitbread Agrees to Split Coffee Shops From Hotels

Whitbread Agrees to Split Coffee Shops From Hotels

Sam Chambers, Bloomberg

While the Whitbread CEO had previously said the company was open-minded about a breakup, it does look like the pressure applied by activist investors has done the trick. It will be interesting to see whether the split facilitates the international expansion of the Premier Inn brand.

11 months ago

Airports Are Using ‘Smart Glass’ to Get Travelers to Spend More on Food and Drinks

Airports Are Using ‘Smart Glass’ to Get Travelers to Spend More on Food and Drinks

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

If smart glass can make New York's LaGuardia Airport less depressing, we're all for that miracle, and might just order one more round.

11 months ago

Hotel Minibar Gets an Upgrade Worthy of Wine Connoisseurs

Hotel Minibar Gets an Upgrade Worthy of Wine Connoisseurs

Elin McCoy, Bloomberg

When tech and food converge like this in hospitality, what's not to love? In this case, we'll gladly ask for another glass or two.

1 year ago

Chefs+Tech: Eat24 Sale Could Signify Yelp’s Focus on the In-Restaurant Experience

Chefs+Tech: Eat24 Sale Could Signify Yelp’s Focus on the In-Restaurant Experience

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

With several other restaurant-facing product offerings, Eat24 was the one that didn't fit into the Yelp puzzle. By ceding delivery to former competitor, Grubhub, Yelp is free to focus on the other parts of its business that certainly benefit from its robust consumer network.

2 years ago

Chefs+Tech: The Not-So-Quiet Power of a Strong Restaurant Website

Chefs+Tech: The Not-So-Quiet Power of a Strong Restaurant Website

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

It's easy to overlook the importance of a well-designed and useful website in an age of social media hype, but a restaurant's website is the one true place the business has total control of the message.

2 years ago

Chefs+Tech: The Trouble with Signature Ingredients

Chefs+Tech: The Trouble with Signature Ingredients

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

Streamlining menu offerings is a smart way to reduce the cost of food overall, but it also leaves a business vulnerable to major shifts in ingredient pricing.

2 years ago

Chefs+Tech: Social Media Helps Jean-Georges Vongerichten Run His Restaurants

Chefs+Tech: Social Media Helps Jean-Georges Vongerichten Run His Restaurants

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

When your restaurant portfolio includes 37 (!) restaurants around the world, you have to get creative to stay involved with every single one.

2 years ago

Chefs+Tech: Danny Meyer Says Restaurants Must Compete for People’s Time

Chefs+Tech: Danny Meyer Says Restaurants Must Compete for People’s Time

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

Meal kits and delivery may replicate some of the satisfactions of dining out, but a restaurant's value lies in its experience. On top of everything else, restaurateurs must convince us to take the time to visit.

2 years ago