Chen Moravsky, the deputy chief executive and chief financial officer of PPHE Hotel Group, is to step down from both roles at the end of this year. The company, which owns the Park Plaza and art’otel brands, said that Moravsky was leaving the posts in order to “pursue new opportunities” on 31 December 2017, but that he would remain as a non-executive director beyond that date. No successor to Moravsky has yet been appointed.
If he was feeling ruff after falling 25 kilometres during a balloon flight into the outer reaches of the Earth’s atmosphere, then just imagine how much Sam the space dog, mascot of English Lakes Hotels Resorts and Venues is looking forward to being fired skyward in a rocket. Sam hit the news headlines when he disappeared during a balloon flight into space orchestrated by schoolchildren last year (see video below).
Spending growth in hotels, restaurants and bars held up in September 2017 during what was otherwise a fairly dismal month for consumer spending. The hospitality sector enjoyed a 3.5% rise in spending on a year ago, providing one of the few bright spots in the economy as a whole. Overall household expenditure declined by 0.3% on the previous year, making it the fourth month in the past five to see a fall, according to the latest figures from Visa UK.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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