$10 trillion and other interesting numbers…

  • The hospitality industry is estimated to be worth in excess of $10 trillion
  • San Alfonso del Mar Resort in Chile has the world’s largest swimming pool, holding 66 million gallons of water (more than twenty Olympic pools in size!)
  • There were over 1300 million international tourists in 2017
  • Harmony of the Seas by Royal Caribbean International is the world’s largest cruise ship, measuring 362 meters in length and accommodating 6800 guests
  • Space travel is estimated to be worth over $20 billion by 2020
  • 6 out of the top 10 tallest hotel in the world exists in one place – Dubai
  • There is an estimated 18.5 million hotel rooms in the world
  • The most expensive hotel room is estimated to be The Royal Penthouse Suite of Hotel President Wilson in Geneva, charging a price per night of approximately $61,000- $84,000
  • The Koshu Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan in Japan is over 1300 years old, making it the oldest hotel in the world, and it’s been owned by the same family for over 50 generations

This is just a few facts and numbers about the hospitality sector, there are millions and millions more as hospitality is a massive part of life and the economy. Your slice is just one part, but it is a vital part in a growing industry that touches everyone. Take your numbers and run with them. You are literally one in a million.

Author: Written by ShelleyHolmes Accountancy

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Three industry features that caught our attention…

With so many constant changes and innovations within the hospitality industry, there is still a host of opportunities to stand out, differentiate and grow. Following the industry news and announcements highlights this and below are just a few of the stories and news items that have caught our attention for different reasons over the last month, and we would like to share them with you:

A Cardiff city centre hotel has raised almost £3,000 to help the city’s homeless by charging guests £1 to store their luggage after check-out.

https://www.hospitalityandcateringnews.com/2018/08/hotels-left-luggage-bags-2-8k-cardiff-homeless/

UK HOSPITALITY SECTOR COULD BE WORTH £100 BILLION BY THE END OF 2018, DESPITE CLOSURES AND STAFF SHORTAGES

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/06/uk-hospitality-sector-could-be-worth-100-billion-by-the-end-of-2018-despite-closures-and-staff-shortages/

The Fab Four: four key tech areas shaping how restaurants are run

HTTPS://WWW.BIGHOSPITALITY.CO.UK/ARTICLE/2018/08/31/THE-FAB-FOUR-FOUR-KEY-TECH-AREAS-SHAPING-HOW-RESTAURANTS-ARE-RUN 

Author: Written by ShelleyHolmes Accountancy

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