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1. Hotel managers concerned about staffing shortages
According to research by tax and advisory service EY, recruiting new and retaining existing staff are “the biggest challenges” for UK hotel general managers, with 90% recruiting for unfilled positions. Some 28% of managers found staffing problems to be a significant hurdle, with 54% noticing a decrease in non-UK residents applying for jobs since the Brexit vote.
2. Hilton partners with Netflix to enhance its ‘Connected Rooms’
Hilton and Netflix are teaming up to allow guests to stream their favourite series‘, movies and beyond in a bid to create a more personalised travel experience. The collaboration enables guests staying in a Hilton Connected Room to access their Netflix account from either their mobile device or the TV remote.
3. Wizz Air winter profits plunge almost 88%
Wizz Air profits plunged almost 88% in the final quarter of 2018 to €1.7m from €14m in the same period the previous year. Despite profits taking a hit, passenger numbers rose by 15% to 8.1 million YOY, with revenue up 21.2% to €512m.
4. Saudi tourism body seeks hotel room boost
Saudi Arabia’s tourism body wants to boost the number of hotel rooms in the Kingdom to 600,000 by 2020, with initiatives to grow the country’s leisure and hospitality sector and support tourism discussed at The Saudi Hotel Investment Conference.
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Nicola Donovan is a travel writer for Click.More by Nicola Donovan
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