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Samantha van Zweden

Recent Posts

Got milk? Breaking down the pros and cons of plant-based milks

Posted by Samantha van Zweden on Apr 29, 2020 3:19:43 PM

For obvious reasons, people across the world are spending more time at home – and taking the opportunity to examine their spending and dining preferences. If we’re being forced to adopt a new normal, shouldn’t it at least be an upgrade on the “normal” we used to have?

Did you know that cattle farming is more harmful to the environment than CO2 emissions from cars? Milk is a small but impactful area we can all consider upgrading on – whatever that means to you. Want something that tastes better? Easier on the wallet? Better for you? Better for the environment? Get out of old habits and try something new.

In today’s post, Samantha van Zweden breaks down the differences between the most common alternative milks available to try right now.

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Topics: Hospitality operations, Health and wellbeing, Hospitality insights, Hospitality managers, Restaurants, Bars, COVID-19

Offering takeaway? Sustainability is still key - and simpler than you think

Posted by Samantha van Zweden on Apr 3, 2020 4:06:33 PM

Restaurant takeaway service has experienced a sharp rise in recent weeks. The onset of the COVID-19 virus has changed the way many restaurants are pitching their business to customers. But how can venues looking to expand their offering into takeaway do so in a way that both environmentally and operationally sustainable?

In today’s blog post, Samantha van Zweden looks at ways for hospitality businesses to make a smoother, more environmentally friendly transition into takeaway options.

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Topics: Hospitality operations, Hospitality marketing, Hospitality insights, Hospitality staff, Restaurants, Bars, COVID-19

5 tips for a successful restaurant loyalty program

Posted by Samantha van Zweden on Jan 29, 2020 1:30:00 PM

Who doesn't like getting freebies every now and then? Customers have their favorite café, hotel or restaurant and let's be honest, it's always nice to feel rewarded when you are a regular guest somewhere. In this blog post, we look at five different ways to create a successful restaurant loyalty program. 

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Topics: Hospitality insights, Restaurants

5 top hotel trends in 2020

Posted by Samantha van Zweden on Jan 3, 2020 5:00:00 PM

Providing a hotel experience that’s memorable, comfortable and encourages return or referred business is a unique challenge. Hoteliers need to be across everything: outstanding sleeping and leisure spaces, great food and drink offerings, guest support that makes the most of both the hotel and its surrounds. As the base where travelers return, or as a destination in itself, your hotel’s performance can make or break a trip.

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Topics: Hotels, Hospitality insights