Seatrade announces that entries are open for the Seatrade Cruise Awards 2019. This year’s awards will be presented as part of the Seatrade Europe event in Hamburg Germany on Wednesday 11th September 2019.
The awards provide businesses with the opportunity to showcase their achievements via the cruise industry’s most respected awards programme. With a varied category selection, it is the chance for all sectors within the industry to tell their story by sharing and celebrating their successes and presenting innovative projects that have contributed to improving the industry and/or customer experience.
This year’s principal sponsors are TheICEway and Oracle Hospitality. “At TheICEway we love innovation, determination and we are passionate this amazing industry. Sponsoring the cruise awards seemed like an obvious choice because we are investing in the determination and passion of others to constantly innovate. These people are the reason that cruise continues to go from strength to strength and there is no better platform than the Seatrade Cruise awards for deserved recognition” says Ian Richardson, CEO & Co-Founder, TheICEway.
“Oracle Hospitality Cruise is honored to continue to sponsor the Seatrade Cruise Awards since the program’s inception and help to recognize companies who have truly achieved excellence across the cruise industry” Ingo Soerensen, AVP, Global Cruise Sales, Oracle Hospitality, said.
Categories in this year’s awards are:Industry categories
Destination of the Year
Port of the Year
Marine Interior Design of the Year – NEW!
Supplier of the Year
Environmental Initiative Awards (sponsored by MedCruise)
Marketing Initiative of the Year (sponsored by Cruise Baltic)
Innovative Shorex of the Year
Seatrade Cruise Personality of the Year 2019 (sponsored by V. Ships Leisure)
Seatrade Outstanding Achievement Award 2019
Deadline for entries is 31st July 2019. Winners will be announced live at Seatrade Europe on Wednesday 11 September 2019.
More than 83% of short-term rental operators plan on enhancing quality assurance and safety programs in 2021
BOSTON – Breezeway, a leading property operations and service platform for hospitality professionals, has released a report that illustrates the impact of changing traveler demands on property care and safety programs for short-term rental properties. Breezeway surveyed hundreds of professional short-term rental operators across the globe, with portfolio sizes ranging from single digit to thousands of…
BOSTON – Breezeway, a leading property operations and service platform for hospitality professionals, has released a report that illustrates the impact of changing traveler demands on property care and safety programs for short-term rental properties. Breezeway surveyed hundreds of professional short-term rental operators across the globe, with portfolio sizes ranging from single digit to thousands of properties. The resulting report shows that property managers are focused on maintaining high-quality properties through stronger safety and quality assurance programs. 95% of respondents stated that they plan on implementing changes to their operations to help guests feel more confident in the safety of their rentals, while 83% plan on enhancing their quality assurance programs, 39% are using customized checklists for dedicated safety inspections, and 13% are interested in certifying their rental properties through independent safety programs. “In this new world of travel, a high standard of cleanliness is a baseline expectation for short-term and vacation rental guests,” says Jeremy Gall, founder and CEO of Breezeway. “2020 has accelerated the emphasis on quality in the vacation rental industry and fueled higher expectations for property preparation among guests and owners. Safety has now become synonymous with quality. We’re seeing more and more professional property managers re-dedicate themselves to automated and controlled operations and standards, so they can deliver a better client experience.”Quality assurance for short-term and vacation rental property management revolves around confidence that the rental is well prepared for the next guest or owner. Maintaining property to high-quality standards includes detailed cleaning, property upkeep, preventative maintenance, as well as verification that certain physical safety features are present and functioning appropriately (such as smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers). Breezeway’s property operations software and mobile apps have facilitated over 3 million property service tasks across more than 80 million square feet of private homes and accommodations.
Las Brisas Acapulco Awarded Six Clean Point V20 Quality Seals from The Program of Good Practices For Hygienic-Sanitary Quality
After revamping health and safety protocols throughout the resort due to the global pandemic, Las Brisas Acapulco, part of the established Mexican hotel chain Grupo BRISAS, has been awarded six Point V20 quality seals from the Program of Good Practices for Hygienic-Sanitary Quality, granted by the Federal Tourism Secretariat.Αnnounced in July 2020 by the Mexican…
After revamping health and safety protocols throughout the resort due to the global pandemic, Las Brisas Acapulco, part of the established Mexican hotel chain Grupo BRISAS, has been awarded six Point V20 quality seals from the Program of Good Practices for Hygienic-Sanitary Quality, granted by the Federal Tourism Secretariat.Αnnounced in July 2020 by the Mexican Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Labor and Social Security of the Government of Mexico, the Clean Point Quality Seal V2020 aims to improve hygienic quality for all establishments within the tourism sector throughout all of Mexico, awarding good practices for hygienic-sanitary quality. This prestigious award recognizes excellence in areas including Human Resources, Sales, Rooms Division, Reception, Lobby and Pools. In order to receive these seals, Las Brisas Acapulco participated in a bimodal training of the Guerrero Punto Limpio COVID-19 Program promoted by the State Secretariat of Tourism.
Ultima Gstaad and COYA launch new partnership
This winter season, Ultima Gstaad, a 5-star Superior Hotel located in the upscale resort town of Gstaad launches a new partnership with globally renowned Peruvian restaurant group COYA, to bring the flavours, colours and energy of Latin America to the Swiss Alps. With COYA’s reputation for creating outstanding guest experiences and Ultima Gstaad’s commitment to…
This winter season, Ultima Gstaad, a 5-star Superior Hotel located in the upscale resort town of Gstaad launches a new partnership with globally renowned Peruvian restaurant group COYA, to bring the flavours, colours and energy of Latin America to the Swiss Alps. With COYA’s reputation for creating outstanding guest experiences and Ultima Gstaad’s commitment to providing unmatched standards of services for guests, this partnership is a blend of exemplary gastronomic splendour capturing the spirit of Latin America, for guests seeking authentic, trendy and immersive experiences. From Saturday, 12th December 2020, until Monday, 1st March 2021, award-winning luxury lifestyle group, COYA, will be taking over Ultima Gstaad’s Restaurant, Lobby Bar and Shisha Lounge each evening, transforming the space into a Latin American adventure. COYA will be offering their signature sharing plates inspired by traditional Peruvian cuisine and influenced by Japanese, Spanish and Chinese cooking techniques, expertly made cocktails, and a sense of true Latin American fiesta with extravagant performances, live music, and a resident DJ playing a mixture of afro house, downtempo and tribal beats. COYA’s Regional Executive Chef, Fabrizio Fossati has created special A La Carte, Taste of Lima, and Room Service menus for the pop-up. The A La Carte menu will feature COYA’s global favourite dishes such as Ceviche de Atun Chifa made with albacore tuna, sesame, soy and served with a rice cracker; Arroz Nikkei made with charcoal-grilled Chilean sea bass over rice, lime and chilli; Lomo de Res with spicy marinated beef fillet with Peruvian chilli and crispy shallots; and COYA’s much-loved Churros de Naranja, orange and lime churros served with warm dulce de leche and chocolate sauce. Ultima Gstaad guests will be among the first in the world to enjoy the Taste of Lima menu launching this winter in COYA’s Pisco Bar & Lounges globally. Each dish has been inspired by Fabrizio Fossati’s recent expedition to South America in search of new flavours, found in the streets of Lima, the original home of fusion South American cuisine. Fabrizio has taken inspiration from traditional delights such as the empanada, croqueta and tostada, and reimagined them for modern luxury dining, producing an authentic and elevated experience. Guests can expect to be blown away by the devilishly moreish Empanadas de Maiz con Pollo, Croquetas de Lubina, and Tostada de Atun.COYA’s expert bar team have created a unique cocktail menu for the pop-up, inspired by the Swiss Alps and available in Ultima’s Lobby Bar and Shisha Bar. Alongside COYA’s famed Pisco Sour, cocktails include Dolce & Banana, made with vodka, banana, hazelnut and Swiss chocolate; Mountain Range Punch, made with whisky, gingerbread spiced tea, vanilla, orange and toasted marshmallow; and a warming Hot Honey Toddy with aged rum, honey with lemon, spices, tonka bean, tea.Set to be the highlight of the year, Ultima Gstaad and COYA will be joining forces to curate an unforgettable New Year’s Eve party to bring in 2021. Starting with a champagne welcome, the celebrations will be followed by a four-course Peruvian feast with special dishes to ignite the senses. Entertainment will be provided through