Month: December 2018

Japan – Improve Your Body and Mind While You Escape Christmas!

Japan for me has always had a certain air of elegance, mystery and ancient sophistication. It is rich in history that was put down in written word long before the history of the West ever was. It is a country that attracted more than 24 million people last year. Now, I have found an even better reason to visit, especially at this time of year. They don’t celebrate Christmas! I know, I know, Bah Humbug, but let’s face it, not everyone wants to celebrate Christmas. It is difficult to get away from the Christmas vibe if that is what you want to do, but hopefully, once you have read this article you will agree that Japan is a good option to do just that. Relax in a Luxury Pod Hotel If you have never experienced, or worse, heard of Japanese Pod Hotels, well, you have now. At first glance it seems like a bad idea, they are small and compact and seem to offer no luxury at all. At least not what we would call …

Maximise Your Revenue Over the Christmas Period

As hoteliers, we all know that the Christmas period is a sure-fire money maker. However, it is always our job to increase sales over Christmas to maximise the revenue. I am sure you have your ideas, but we can get stuck in our ‘usual’ ideas. That is exactly why I am writing this, in the hope that I may inspire you with some fresh ideas to use. A Christmas Market of Your Own We all know that visiting a Christmas market is something magical and festive and almost all families love to go to at least one. The reason for holding your own is two-fold. Of course, increase your own revenue, but also, to strengthen relationships with other local businesses, and, to form new ones. This gives you plenty of room to make money. You can set up plenty of stalls of your own that could include things such as mulled wine, hot beer, a BBQ with roasted chestnuts and burgers/hot dogs, to name a few. All of these things are cheap to set up …

Magical Christmas Markets around Europe

The festive season is upon us and with Christmas just around the corner it is that time of year when we all need to start to think about a gift to give to our loved ones. Why don’t you make this year and extra special one and take your loved one, your family or even just yourself, to one of the many amazing Christmas markets around Europe? There are many of them to choose from. You can wander through the markets where you will be pulled into the Christmas spirit and be able to choose from local, handcrafted gifts, or, you can enjoy some mouth-watering Christmas dishes and treats. Whatever you preference and whether alone or with others, you are sure to enjoy the atmosphere. Today I will do a roundup of some of the oldest and best Christmas markets to choose from. Strasbourg – France Strasbourg in eastern France is where you will find one of Europe’s oldest Christmas markets. The first edition of this famous market took place in 1570 and is still …