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PATRÓN Tequila launches ‘Museo de Margarita’ The one-off event is set to explore the past, present & future of the iconic cocktail this International Margarita Day. In celebration of International Margarita Day, the world’s number one ultra-premium tequila, PATRÓN, unveils a one-off experience paying homage to the Margarita cocktail; the ‘Museo de Margarita’ in Central London. Taking place on Tuesday 22nd February 2022, the pop-up will explore the almost mythological history of this


modern icon. Having stood the test of time, there is no objective historical account of the birth of the Margarita. Was it created in 1929 in Tijuana, or born at Tail O’The Cock, an old haunt of the Hollywood elite in 1939 Los Angeles? The first of its kind exhibition will invite guests to explore (and taste!) the cocktail through the decades, from the prohibition cocktail to the genre-defining Tommy’s Margarita that used agave nectar for the first time, and even have a glimpse into what the future may hold. Featuring conversational chronicles and alcohol-infused archives, guests can also expect to try Margaritas inspired by the past, present and future, created by industry legends. Serves include a limited-edition ‘Blind Spot’ 1920s Margarita recreated by Giulia Cuccurullo (Artesian Bar); a sweet take on the 1930s-40s Margarita ‘Daisy’ brought to life by PATRÓN’s

Perfectionists’ 2021 UK winner Kat Stanley (Uno Mas); a Margarita-style twist on the 1950s-70s ‘Blue Ocean’ revived by Maxim Schulte (KOL); and a futuristic ‘Blood Orange & Mint ‘Mirror’ Margarita from Deano Moncrieffe (Hacha) representing the most recent decades. Guests will be able to learn how PATRÓN has perfected the Margarita in a hands-on cocktail masterclass, where PATRÓN’s brand ambassadors will unveil the secrets behind the ultra-premium tequila’s success – from using only high-quality raw ingredients to develop deep, complex flavours to taking no short cuts in creating the best flavours slowly and naturally. It really is the ultimate tequila to create the iconic Margarita. Visits to PATRÓN’s ‘Museo de Margarita’ are available for £15 per person, which will include a sample of each of the cocktails in bookable time slots from 15:30 pm – 20:30 pm on Tuesday 22nd February 2022 through Eventbrite https://patron-tequilacelebrates-margarita-day.eventbrite. The ‘Museo de Margarita’ is located at NoHo Studios, 46 Great Titchfield Street, London W1W 7QA.

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With expertise in leadership development, Mastering Multi-Units is offering access to a comprehensive range of world-class programmes for the hotel and hospitality industry and beyond. Leaders face multiple challenges and that’s without taking the trials of the past few years into account. They need to draw on established tools to effectively manage their business and teams. Mastering Multi-Units is uniquely approved to deliver a range of leadership programmes from both the world-renowned The Ken Blanchard Companies and Franklin Covey. Offering these highly effective leadership development programmes for groups of six upwards makes them accessible to any size of hotel or hospitality business. Lee Sheldon, founder of Mastering Multi-Units explains: “No one doubts the pace of change that today’s managers and leaders must contend with and the development support they receive must adapt to changing circumstances too. Leaders within the hotel and hospitality sector have so much to juggle. From changing customer expectations, seasonal highs and lows, new technology, labour issues and staff turnover – it’s a lot! They need to develop a range of skills to keep everything running smoothly and efficiently. Until now, these businesses thought that accessing Blanchard and FranklinCovey content was reserved to large corporates and even larger budgets! Well, now we can help even the smallest team to become outstanding!”. Mastering Multi-Units is a Blanchard Partner Network channel partner. The company can draw on two of the world’s most widely used leadership frameworks, the SLII® model and The One Minute Manager, to deliver proven models that help leaders reach their goals. Mastering Multi-Units is also accredited to deliver FranklinCovey personal effectiveness and leadership development solutions with access


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Gong lights the way for stylish refurbishment of renowned French restaurant, L’Oasis Nestled in the heart of the small fishing village of La Napoule, L’Oasis is an historic address for French Riviera gastronomy. In 2020 the current owners decided it was time for a reinvention of this legendary establishment, and the stunning new interiors feature beautiful timeless designs from Gong, helping to set the perfect ambience for diners. The past 18 months have presented a number of challenges for the hospitality industry however, Michelin-starred restaurant L’Oasis took the opportunity as a chance to reinvent and refresh their celebrated restaurant, creating a new, immersive experience for diners. Situated in the bay of Cannes, L’Oasis dates back to 1954 when Louis Outhier set out to create a prestigious dining institution, quickly notching up three Michelin stars. Today, this legendary restaurant is run by Nicolas Decherchi, a chef able to distil an array of gourmet emotions with the changing seasons. Dedicated to nourishing the senses as well as delighting the taste buds, Cenk Mikailoglu of Studio Ravn in Paris, was commissioned to re-imagine the restaurant interiors, giving it a new lease of life. His vision was to plunge guests into an intimate universe where contemporary and Provençal inspirations, noble and natural materials, works of art and the bewitching scents of the garden blend together seamlessly and the results did not disappoint. Bold contemporary artwork and soft green foliage provide the perfect setting for diners to enjoy the innovative cuisine at a leisurely pace for maximum pleasure. When it came to the lighting, Cenk turned to Jo Plismy at Gong. Lighting from Gong’s Brass & Metal Collection was selected for it’s beautiful lattice work and majestic golden interior, which diffuses an elegant soft light, perfect for dining. Large Tarya Ceiling Rectangles make a bold contemporary statement over sparkling glass cabinets oozing with delicious delicacies, while matching wall lights set the perfect ambience


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for relaxing after the meal. Jo Plismy, designer and owner of Gong comments “L’Oasis is an exceptional restaurant with a fascinating culinary history and we were delighted to be part of it’s reinvention. Cenk has done an outstanding job with the new interiors and our Tarya lights fit beautifully alongside the stunning contemporary works of art and wonderful sculptures, which contrast with the neoclassical style of the house itself.”

Jo continues “Lighting is great for creating varying atmospheres and in a restaurant for example, a very different feel for the breakfast and lunchtime sittings may be desired, as opposed to the evening service. Having dimmers can help with this and it’s important to consider the amount of natural light in the room and how it changes throughout the day. From an interior design aspect, lights can also be viewed as pieces of art in their own right and bold designs, tactile textiles and sculptural shapes will provide interest to an interior design scheme, even when the light is turned off.” Gong’s beautiful Tarya lights used at L’Oasis are handcrafted from antique brass and matt black metal. Also available in the Tarya Collection are matching table lamps, floor lamps, and square or round pendants, making it easy to create a beautiful, seamless lighting scheme. Jo Plismy works with architects, interior designers, hotels, restaurants and decoration shops throughout the world. Passionate about timeless designs, combined with high quality materials and expert craftsmanship, Gong’s focus is style with atmosphere. Custom orders are accepted. Images courtesy of Cenk Mikailoglu of Studio Ravn, and L’Oasis Restaurant,

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American Craft Beer and Snack Pairings Offering an interesting range of American craft beers with your snack selection provides a pairing opportunity that may help stimulate sales of both beer and snacks. Beer is a better partner for food than almost any other beverage due to its wide flavour spectrum and unrivalled versatility. Hops in beer often showcase notes of citrus, spice, tropical fruit, floral, pine, resin and more depending on the variety used. In addition to flavour, hops add bitterness to cut through fatty and rich, protein-heavy foods creating a pleasant experience. To complement this further, beer contains carbonation to help lift fat off the palate, sweetness to balance hot and fiery flavours, and roasted malts to accompany flavours from the Maillard reaction (browning of meats, bread, etc). Snacks can often be salty and require a thirst-quenching beverage alongside them. Beer with its refreshing carbonation and lower alcohol content than most other alcoholic drinks is perfectly positioned to be the ideal snack partner.

Here are six snack suggestions to intrigue your customers: Nuts - nuts are salty, oily and can mimic the nutty aromas and flavours found in some brown ales or porters. A light, refreshing, sessionable beer like Cigar City Maduro Brown Ale with its roasted, toasted, toffee, almond and chocolate notes will quench the thirst and complement flavours


Olives - salty, briny and savoury, olives require a full-flavoured, assertively hoppy IPA to counteract their intensity, such as Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion IPA, a West coast IPA with punchy notes of citrus, grapefruit and lemon derived from the use of five different Pacific Northwest hops Dips and Nachos - dips can be hot and fiery, rich and creamy or sharp and tangy. Try pairing a lime-infused guacamole with a zingy, zesty, and crisp Stone Buenaveza Salt & Lime lager for a harmonious flavour combination Crisps and salty snacks - a wide range of beer styles will cleanse the palate of salt and fat and leave the customer ready for the next bite. A clean, crisp

refreshing style of beer such as Oskar Blues Brewery’s Mama’s Little Yella Pils will cut through fat, quench thirst and complement flavour Beef Jerky - a beer with matching flavour intensity will stand up to the strong, meaty flavours of dried and/or smoked beef. Sierra Nevada Brewing’s new Atomic Torpedo is a juicy west coast Double IPA featuring lush fruit, pine and floral notes that will counteract the strength of the jerky perfectly. American craft beers are available in the UK from national wholesalers or direct from or


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The Most Popular Takeaway Choices Around the World Food delivery services have revolutionised the take-away trade, on a global level. The birth of gigeconomy delivery services such as Deliveroo, coupled with online takeaway aggregators like Just Eat, has changed the game entirely, allowing households to order and enjoy food and drink without ever setting foot outside their home. The sheer convenience offered by these services ensures they won’t be going anywhere any time soon, but for restaurants and takeaways alike, competition has become even more fierce. With online ordering and delivery being a global phenomenon, what do ordering habits look like around the world?

In the U.S.A. Speaking of competition, the U.S.A. represents its pinnacle; the food delivery industry has tripled overall revenue in five years alone, with over 100 million users buying $26 billion worth of food online. Unsurprisingly, perhaps, American cuisine dominated the rankings for most popular

foodstuffs ordered by Americans on average. Chicken products, from burgers to dippers and wings, were best-in-class, closely followed by homely staples like mac and cheese. Japanese cuisine was particularly popular with services like Door Dash, who reported that California rolls were the 9th most popular dish ordered through the app.

In the UK Continuing the trend of popular online deliver orders matching national stereotype, UK consumers were quick to buy fish and chips and Indian cuisine through takeaway services, with Chinese foodstuffs from chips and curry to chicken and sweet and sour sauce also coming out on top. However, delivery users in the UK are also adventurous, using the service to take advantage of supermarket and even drinks deliveries. Be it a mixed case of beer from an independent bottle shop or a range of specially-picked wines, home delivery of craft beverages has become all the rage in the UK.

In China Local cuisine dominates online delivery statistics across China, with larger chains and independent food stalls alike appearing as options for locals to choose from. While their culinary choices are less telling, the wider delivery industry in China is interesting to say the least; China was responsible for the largest portion of global food delivery revenue in 2021, and its innovation in terms of food delivery methods is second-to-none. Drone delivery programmes have already been rolled out in built-up areas like Shenzhen, indicating where the future of delivery could be headed for the West. As online ordering and home delivery become ever-more ingrained into our everyday lives, the future is beginning to look more convenient than ever. Whether your chosen takeaway is a lamb bhuna or a pie and chips, you could be looking forward to receiving it from the heavens in the near future!


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Utilising Battery Power to Maintain Cleanliness Since the pandemic began, cleanliness has consistently been at the forefront for those working in the hospitality industry and for guests, who increasingly want to see cleaning in action. With trip hazards and risks involved, could battery power be the answer?

Covid-19 continues to be top of mind for those in the hospitality sector as customer safety continues to dominate. Customer’s expectations of cleanliness have been heightened throughout the pandemic and it is important to cater for these growing demands to keep guests coming back time and again. Whilst businesses have consistently sought to maintain high levels of cleanliness, there is an increased demand from guests to see cleaning in action. Traditional machines would lead to wires strewn across the floor creating unwanted trip hazards that would render this unsuitable for popular thoroughfares. However, technological developments have given rise to a new range of battery-powered cleaning solutions that allow for cleaning at all times of the day due to their cordless design which eliminates trip hazards created by loose wires.

Exceptional Cleaning Quality Customers expect quality when they enter hospitality venues, right from the moment they step in through the main door to where they will eat or sleep. Maintaining entrances and lobbies should be at the top of the agenda for making customers feel like they have walked on the “red carpet” each time they enter your premises. Handheld battery powered devices such as the Vacuum Cleaner BVL 5/1 Bp Pack allow users to easily remove loose dirt to maintain the premises. Easily lifting dirt from carpeted flooring, the backpack vacuum cleaner can be easily used in a matter of seconds to whisk away dirt and maintain the luxury aesthetic. With its super-lightweight design, the BVL 5/1 Bp is worn by the user on their back enabling them to easily clean surfaces without the need for cables to be strewn across the area. Added attachments allow for it to be used on a multitude of surfaces from entrance mats to curtains to keep the lobby area pristine for guests.


EAT. DRINK. SLEEP March 2022 Perfecting Cleaning Quietness Those staying in hotel rooms or frequenting restaurants expect a high-level of cleanliness, however they do not want to be disturbed by loud cleaning appliances. Using battery powered machines can help to reduce noise levels without compromising on performance. Vacuum cleaners such as the T 9/1 Bp have a robust design and emit low-noise levels. The reduced noise output enables cleaners to use them in areas that are open to the public. This is perfect for cleaning corridors and passageways between rooms when

dirt may have built up during hours when customers may be sleeping.

Effective Cleaning Turnaround It is imperative within the hospitality sector to enable a quick turnaround that does not risk impacting the effectiveness of the clean. Moving to battery powered solutions can greatly increase time saved whilst cleaning as there is no longer the need to unwind and rewind cables to plug machines in. Instead, cleaning machines can be powered at the touch of a button, allowing users to easily get started on the task at hand.

Opting to move to battery power can save up to 20% work time compared with corded models, offering more time for cleaners to spend making the final touches to the rooms to help deliver that added luxury.

Hygienic Cleaning Mastered Hard flooring, such as in bathrooms and open spaces, need to be cleaned effectively using a scrubber drier to mop up unwanted dirt and spills. Traditional manual floor cleaning with a mop and bucket can put areas of flooring out of action for long periods of time – not to mention the added hazard risk of wet flooring. To help overcome this, cleaners can utilise the BR 30/1 C Bp Pack cordless scrubber drier from Kärcher. This handheld battery-operated scrubber drier is ideal for choice cleaning of hard flooring and tiles. Its microfibre roller technology achieves up to 20 % better cleaning results than manual floor cleaning and up to 60% quicker drying times, preventing the need to close off large areas for long periods of time.

Summary Making the move to battery power is about more than pursuing a more sustainable outlook for your hospitality venue. Battery powered machines offer unique advantages that help to speed up cleaning times and maintain effective cleanliness throughout.


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Food & Drink Expo is set to return to the NEC, Birmingham this April (25th – 27th) as part of the UK Food & Drink Shows, bringing the very best from across key industries back together for an unrivalled three days of trends, innovation, networking and insight. the ultimate retail test. Game-changing start-ups will have 15 minutes to pitch their ideas to a team of fearsomelyexperienced industry ‘dragons’ and impress with their ideas, strategy and understanding. With thousands of visitors expected – drawn to the variety of products on show, the insight from expert panels and the opportunity to take stock of the market in person for the first time since the pandemic hit – Food & Drink Expo is firmly in the diary as the event to attend in 2022 to reignite business while rubbing shoulders with some big industry names.

Free to attend, the UK Food & Drink Shows comprise Food & Drink Expo, Farm Shop & Deli Show, National Convenience Show and The Forecourt Show. Registration is now open with one badge providing access to all four shows.

to see, sample and secure a fast track to profitability. Porky Whites, Belvoir Farm, Brusco Food Group, Meatless Farm and Il Gelato di Ariela are just a handful of the innovative exhibitors preparing for the show alongside many others. Take a look at the exhibitor list here.

The flagship event for retail, wholesale and foodservice audiences, Food & Drink Expo centres itself around ground-breaking new products and technologies that are set to help businesses thrive in 2022 and beyond.

Meanwhile, The Grocer Magazine’s Talking Shop Live will hold a series of events to discuss and debate the key challenges facing the sector. The stellar line-up of business boosting live seminars will be discussing everything from sustainability and the latest trends to boosting profits and customer satisfaction. At the Dragon’s Pantry, brave entrepreneurs will experience

Visitors looking for inspiration will get the inside track on this year’s latest, greatest launches, alongside the chance

Andrew Reed, Managing Director – Wine & Exhibitions, William Reed, said: “Visitors and exhibitors alike will benefit from the insight, innovation and trends on show at Food & Drink Expo. The entire industry has had a tough time of it over the last two years and I’m so glad we’re able to bring people back together to share new products, create networking opportunities and celebrate the fantastic business that is hospitality.” Encompassing four key sectors across the industry, the UK Food & Drink Shows are unrivalled in their ability to bring people together, build and foster better relationships, discover business building insight and celebrate innovation, all with the support of the multi-award-winning William Reed brand. Register to visit free today.


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ETM Group Praises Workwear and Washroom Services Supplier, Elis, For Support During the Pandemic London bar, pub and restaurant group, ETM, has praised its workwear, linen, washroom and mats services supplier, Elis, for its support during the pandemic.


Elis began providing services to ETM Group during the pandemic in 2020 and supported ETM with a flexible approach to the service roll-out and with a rental model that meant there were no large upfront costs. The Elis team supplied items to the venues when they were able to reopen, scaling up and down as necessary and working in partnership with ETM during this challenging time.

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ETM Chief Financial Officer, Landen Prescott-Brann, says: “Elis won the tender to supply a suite of services, as part of our plan to simplify and consolidate suppliers across the business. They won the tender on value for money, efficiency and their passion for the business, and they run their services efficiently and professionally. Prior to appointing Elis, I used to be made aware of problems with the services, especially washroom, but now I don’t hear of any problems, which is a real credit to Elis. “What really stands out for me though, is how Elis have been so supportive during the pandemic. Their rental model gave us far more flexibility and control over our cashflow, and we didn’t have to commit a huge amount of money at the start, which was really important. They worked with us to meet our requirements and have been incredibly supportive around payment plans during the pandemic, which is something I will remember. “ETM Group has 14 venues, mainly in the City, including sports bars with great AV and tech, and high end bars and restaurants, including one of the best rooftop terraces in London. The sites have very little storage space, so the ability to rotate stock and not hold as much stock on the premises is paramount.” Elis is providing ETM Group with over 12,500 laundered workwear and linen items a week. It supplies its workwear and linens on a cost-effective rental basis, so there are no up-front purchasing costs. There is also flexibility to make additions, reductions, and free size exchanges to reduce costs when employees change. For organisations of all sizes, Elis collects used workwear, professionally launders and maintains it, and returns the clean workwear to an agreed schedule, ensuring that sufficient workwear is available, and that those wearing it are comfortable and look the part. Elis is also providing a range of washroom products and services to meet each venue’s requirements. The service, including regular scheduled service visits to each venue, is run by the local Elis site, with regular communication from the local account manager.

Craig Easton of Elis comments: “Prior to working with Elis, ETM Group used a range of different suppliers for its workwear, linen, washroom and mats services. Not only did this mean multiple transactions and invoices, but there were elements of these services that did not fully meet their requirements. Elis has been able to provide all services, from one local Elis site, with proactive and regular account management, delivering a flexible and reliable service that meets ETM Group’s requirements. In addition, Elis has been able to reduce the cost of the services overall.

time and resource of ETM’s own staff in dealing with laundry and washroom challenges. ETM Group’s workwear and linen requirements can fluctuate over the year, so Elis meets with the team every three months to look at the usage of items and to adjust stock accordingly. This is possible because all Elis items are tracked using barcodes or radio frequency ID tags to gather information such as their usage rates, nonlaundered items and hygiene reports, to assist with compliance and garment management, and provide a high level of accountability.”

“Elis completed an audit of every venue to identify what chefs’ wear, linens, washroom and mats services were being provided by the previous suppliers and to provide a new recommendation. Elis was able to ‘right-size’ the requirements and recommend more efficient stock levels in some areas, which also helped to reduce costs.

Elis is the first laundry and textile services company in the UK to state its intent to attain Net Zero carbon emissions by 2045. This major commitment is the next step on a journey to reduce its emissions, which started over ten years ago and which has been certified over several years by The Carbon Trust. This goal is aligned with the United Kingdom government’s ambition to be carbon neutral by 2050.

“Elis’s operational flexibility has assisted ETM Group, with a more reliable, efficient and streamlined delivery model. Elis has been able to reduce the

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Billy Webb, Founder and CEO of Beyond NRG explains “We have seen a shift in how people are viewing mental performance and overall brain health in the past year – our customer base has gone from mainly esports enthusiasts to a variety of creatives and the wider general public in less than 12 months. High street stores and all kinds of entertainment platforms are also taking a keen interest in listing our products, and we will be the first on the scene to be awarded our very own ‘functional drinks category’. There isn’t a great deal of understanding about mental performance and concentration, but our scientists have developed a product which can assist with this in a healthy and safe way, and people can’t get enough of it.”

Nearly four in five (78%) would improve their brain function at the same time as their bodily health if they could

Two thirds (66%) think that brain training is just as important as fitness training

Over half (57%) would like to improve their concentration but don’t know how

THREE QUARTERS of Gamers (75%) will have overindulged in seasonal rich food this Christmas – and while nearly two thirds (61%) will be taking part in the classic ‘New Year New You’ health and fitness regimes this January, nearly four in five (78%) are putting mental performance and brain health at the forefront of their lifestyle overhaul. The nationwide study conducted by Beyond NRG revealed that two thirds (66%) of gamers believe that brain training and fitness training are equally important, indicating members of the public are becoming more aware of the importance of mental health than ever before.

The research, conducted this month, reported that over three quarters (78%) of respondents hoped that a healthy and balanced diet can help improve your brain function the same way it can assist with improving your bodily health, while over half (57%) would love to improve their concentration levels but didn’t know how to go about it.

All Beyond NRG products are sugar free, have less than 20 calories per serving, contain no artificial colours and are suitable for vegetarians. 400g tubs (40 servings) for £34.99 are now available online at and and in store at Superdrug, Holland & Barrett and Belong Arenas from January 2022.

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The results have been released amid a wave of new high street listings for Beyond NRG (which uses nootropics, vitamins, minerals and clean green caffeine to kickstart the functionality of the brain during creative work and gaming) who will see an entire new category created for their product dubbed ‘functional drinks’ this month. Their products will soon be listed at high street mega chain Superdrug, in addition to Holland & Barrett, and Belong arenas nationwide, as the UK’s interest in improving mental performance with the use of supplements, grows.



New research shows Gamers refocusing on their mental performance and brain health for 2022

March 2022


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SiteMinder, Hopper partner to fuse benefits of online commerce and travel fintech for hotels SiteMinder, the world’s leading open hotel commerce platform, and Hopper, the most downloaded travel booking app in North America, have partnered to bring together the benefits of online commerce and travel fintech at a scale never before seen for hotels. The partnership will see SiteMinder’s more than 33,000 hotels in 150 countries gain a newfound ability to reach modern travelers, by directly accessing Hopper’s 70 million users, 70 percent of whom classify as Generation Z and millennials. Hopper’s appeal among younger travel consumers has been driven by the company’s unique use of data to help its users secure the best deals. The mobile-first travel app uses approximately one trillion price points per month, over eight years of historical data and trillions of archived prices to create several ‘travel fintech’ products that improve the customer journey. This wealth of data allows Hopper to offer its users algorithm-based tips


on when to book a room versus when to wait, as well as the opportunity to ‘freeze’ a room rate for a small deposit – two features in demand by what SiteMinder has identified as today’s ‘dynamic traveler’ who is driven by fresh experiences and the need to be more in control of their stay. To enable the latter feature, Hopper guarantees its users the ‘frozen’ rate and pays the difference if the rate goes up, and offers alternatives if the room becomes unavailable. Additionally, where online travel agencies commonly use search engines and metasearch to acquire users, Hopper optimizes its reach among younger travelers by almost exclusively using social media, especially newer platforms such as TikTok, Snapchat and Instagram. Hopper’s appeal among younger travel consumers has seen the company grow its revenues by over 300% yearon-year. Today’s partnership with SiteMinder forms Hopper’s first since its recent fundraise of US$175 million. James Bishop, Senior Director of Global Ecosystem at SiteMinder, says, “This partnership brings together two aligned visions for the opening up of every hotel’s access to the world of online commerce and the transformation of

travel through technology. We know through our research that today’s traveler is more tech-savvy than ever before and demands greater flexibility. Through Hopper’s innovative technology, we are pleased to be able to bring more of today’s dynamic travelers to the doorstep of hotels.” David Lewis, Head of Hotel Supply at Hopper, adds: “Our customers are young, app-first and brand agnostic, but they will become the corporate travelers of tomorrow which gives our hotel partners a great opportunity to establish brand loyalty now. In addition to our app business, we’re now seeing significant sales volume from our Hopper Cloud partnerships – a B2B initiative where other travel brands can seamlessly integrate and distribute Hopper’s fintech and travel agency content. Through these partnerships, Hopper is reaching new demographics such as older consumers with more discretionary spending. As we internationalize through 2022, partnering with a global leader like SiteMinder is a great asset.” For more information, visit To find out more, visit

Even though many of our team members still work in person, in one location, increasingly the reality is that more of our workforce are working from home and other locations, with teams spread across the country and even across different time zones. But managing team members from a distance, especially when we’re not on-site with them every week, let alone every day, can be tough. Working remotely can be challenging for team members too. It’s harder to understand goals, particularly as tasks evolve and circumstances

change. Working for hours or days with fewer human interactions is isolating, damages morale and reduces connection to colleagues. And there’s a host of new technologies and techniques to master to communicate and collaborate well. Mastering Multi-Units (MMU) wants to help and is launching the Leading Remote Teams programme (five weekly two-hour virtual modules) starting 22 February 2022. Lee Sheldon, Founder and Director of MMU explains: “We believe that everyone deserves to have a great manager,

Leading Virtually Model™

Leading Remote Teams includes the complete Leading Virtually course, developed by The Ken Blanchard Companies, the global training organisation responsible for content such as The One-Minute Manager and SLII. Lee continues: “As a recognised Blanchard Channel Partner, MMU has added to this powerful core content with two bonus modules, created alongside experts from Redefining Communications and Luminate”. The bonus modules are on the topics of: • Communication – reinforcing Blanchard’s Leading Virtually model with hybrid teams, helping participants better understand their communication style, how it impacts others and how to ensure they’re communicating effectively. • Wellbeing – understanding how stress may be affecting team members (and the remote leader) and learn strategies to ensure that stress is not turning into overwhelm or burnout. The Leading Remote Teams programme dates for the five modules can be viewed and booked via Eventbrite. MMU has created an early bird offer of £349 per participant (saving £50 on a standard participant ticket of £399. Prices exclude VAT and 1st class postage costs). This offer is available until 31 January 2022 and includes full access to five, two-hour live modules, alongside participant materials to embed learning.



regardless of where they’re based. The development of remote managers is too important to be left to chance. The Leading Remote Teams programme has been designed to upskill managers, developing their ability to stay connected and to deliver tangible benefits; from enhancing team effectiveness and productivity, to improving performance and results”.

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