Tag Archives: Peach & Quiet

The Adrian Loveridge Column – Veteran Hotelier Shares His Incredible Story

As our days as active hands–on hoteliers come to a conclusion it maybe time to reflect on our 30 year journey in order to acknowledge and personally thank some of the many people who have helped make our seemingly impossible dream reality. By the time we completed the purchase of the then derelict Arawak Inn, from initial contractual agreement to

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Leveraging The Power Of TripAdvisor And The Internet To Compete In A Global Industry

Up until the time of submitting this column, well over 500 major news organisations and publications have reported on the 2012 TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Award winners. Tens of millions of people around the world, among them many that will be making holiday plans will scrutinise the list and finally decide where they feel they can get the very best hotel

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Tourism Officials Need To Listen More, Talk Less

Submitted by Adrian Loveridge Back in the nineteen seventies, after working in Canada, I returned to the United Kingdom, taking two temporary non-travel related jobs to establish enhanced credibility for the purpose of obtaining a house mortgage. Both were important learning experiences which I have never regretted. The first was working as a salesman in a branch of a high-end

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Government Must Not Kill The Golden Goose – Small Hotel Suffers 50 Percent Hike In Land Tax Valuation

Just when you were beginning to think that it was almost impossible to absorb anymore increased operational costs and stay in business, out of the blue comes yet another surprise. This time for us, its a 50 per cent hike in our Land Tax Valuation. The number of hotels that have closed over the last 16 years now exceeds thirty

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Government Can Do More To Enable The Environment For Small Business Enterprises

Our precious four acres of Inch Marlow has felt more like the United Nations over the last week with guests from Lithuania, Denmark, Norway, Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, United States, Canada, United Kingdom and for the first time, Uruguay. It’s a far cry from 1988, when we purchased a then derelict Arawak Inn and spent just about everything we had in

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