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  • What is Required for a 5 Star Hotel?

    Posted on Thursday, July 18, 2019 by Amy ListonNo comments

    Have you ever wondered what it takes to be seen as the best of the best?  To find out how to get that 5 star rating and what you can do to boost the rating up in your own hotel, whether you’re the staff or the owner?  Keep reading and you just might (definitely will) find out! When running a hotel, it’s important to know the basic standards, which would generally consist of cleanliness, rooms ...

  • The Top 3 Hardest Things about Managing a Restaurant and How to Overcome Them

    Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2019 by Amy ListonNo comments

    Managing a restaurant can be extremely rewarding, but that isn’t without the odd blip of course.  Each role has its ups and downs, but we’re here to help you turn your hurdles into hoorays!  Keep reading to find out what we found to be some of the more challenging things and what we think could help, and while you’re here, we do have some more tips for restaurant managers here. One of the first ...

  • Advice for Working in a Bar for the First Time

    Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2019 by Amy ListonNo comments

    Any new job can be a little daunting before you go in and realise it’s nothing to worry about, but when it comes to bartending, people worry about breaking glasses or making the wrong drink – don’t.  Everyone has been there, so much so that it’s almost a rite of passage when working behind the bar.  However we have some tips for any other worries that may be on your mind! Though you may worry ...

  • How to Accommodate for and Attract Solo Travellers to Your Hotel

    Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2019 by Amy ListonNo comments

    Solo travellers are on the rise, with travel companies creating bespoke packages for solo holidays it may be time for you to do the same. Solo travel can be one of two things; one person on a holiday or trip by themselves, or going into a small group to tour with strangers – and it is rising in popularity, with the likes of TUI and Titan leading the way with packages, and solo catered companies ...

  • The Evolution on Hospitality and Why to Consider a Career in the Industry

    Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by Amy ListonNo comments

    Hospitality has been around for as long as we have been around, with the simple idea to provide a pleasant space for travellers; even in the biblical times, townsfolk would be hospitable and open their homes to those needing a place to stay, typically for one night.  In Greece, travellers were allowed to use thermal baths to relax their bodies before continuing with their journeys.  It wasn’t ...

  • The Five Point Plan of Customer Service

    Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by Amy ListonNo comments

    Customer service within any industry, especially hospitality, is absolutely vital.  In this article we will be focusing on the how when it comes to creating amazing customer service and experience, but if you want to know why it is so important, have a look at our post “How Important is Customer Service in the Hospitality Industry” here after reading this blog. Imagine that you’re making ...

  • How to Create Experiences within Hospitality

    Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2019 by Amy ListonNo comments

    When you go shopping, it can be done online; a few clicks and your items are on their way, however, the physical shopping itself in one word is an experience.  You go to have that human touch, to look around, subconsciously caring about and judging your time out by the music in the background, the people surrounding you and the way you feel coming out.  We are such critical people, which is why ...

  • How to Move up in the Hotel Industry

    Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2019 by Amy ListonNo comments

    Hospitality is an incredible industry to immerse yourself in as it offers so many chances to progress in your career, and especially so in hotels, however it can be difficult to determine how to grow and can leave you stuck often in the same roles which you may enjoy, but may also leave you wanting more.  Progression takes time and a lot of dedication, but it is always worth it, which leads to ...

  • Will Hotel Jobs Ever be replaced by AI Entirely?

    Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2019 by Amy Liston1 comment

    The robot debate has been an ongoing thing, even back when robots and AI were never even established enough to cause ‘threat’, thanks to films and stories.  As our technology progresses, the question lingers with more validity and reasoning than ever before; what will happen to our jobs in the future? To answer this, we’ll be looking at hotel jobs, as a lot of hospitality jobs are under one ...

  • What Xpress Can Offer For You

    Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by Amy ListonNo comments

    Here's a short video explaining about what we offer, not just to recruiters but to candidates too.  If you're interested in the hospitality industry then we're interested in you!  Have a look and see what we can do for you today.