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Coronavirus – Planning Ahead

Coronavirus – Planning Ahead

Coronavirus – Next Steps It’s easy to get caught up in the panic surrounding coronavirus at the moment. Not only has the virus spread at an alarming rate in the past week, becoming a bigger health concern to us and our loved ones than before, but now we’re all being advised to avoid public places. [...]
Hospitality Highlights 24th March 2020

Hospitality Highlights 24th March 2020

News curated by Virtual Solutions McDonald’s have announced they are closing all restaurants across the UK and Ireland from 7pm on 23 March 2020. The company had previously closed their doors to ‘sit down diners’ but were still operating a drive-thru service across all sites that had one. As of this evening though, even this [...]
Virtual Solutions – Weekly Update

Virtual Solutions – Weekly Update

As Digital Marketing specialists, we pride ourselves on always being in-tune with the latest changes in the industry, ready to take advantage of the latest digital innovations as they come in. We follow the latest trends and digital advancements, so our clients don’t have to. After all, they have hotels and restaurants to run. It’s [...]
Hospitality Highlights 18th March 2020

Hospitality Highlights 18th March 2020

Update 18/03/2020 - Coronavirus Briefing for the Hospitality Industry UK Hospitality Industry Faces “Thousands of Closures” The news comes in response to the lack of footfall and bookings throughout the UK hospitality industry, forcing hotels and restaurants to close. Or at least function on minimal capacity. This has forced some businesses to make tough decisions [...]
Hospitality Highlights 16th March 2020

Hospitality Highlights 16th March 2020

Dubai based hotel company Emaar Hospitality has confirmed it will no longer be taking bookings from the 15th of March to the 31st August 2020. This change will be reflected in 3 of the chain's UAE based hotels. Of course, the company has come to this “most difficult” decision to avoid the spread of coronavirus and normally [...]
Restaurant Marketing Ideas for April

Restaurant Marketing Ideas for April

Restaurant Marketing Ideas for April Due to COVID-19 it's more important than ever to market your take-away or collection service online. We hope you find these tips helpful. With Spring well and truly here and the days getting longer again, it’s time to turn our thoughts to April and how not to make a fool [...]
Virtual Solutions – February 2020 In Review

Virtual Solutions – February 2020 In Review

February may be the shortest month of the year but that hasn’t stopped it from being an incredibly busy one for Virtual Solutions. Where January saw us hit the ground running, that breathless momentum has continued all the way through February. Its leads us to the beginning of March asking ourselves, “where did the past [...]
Hospitality Highlights 12th March 2020

Hospitality Highlights 12th March 2020

The influence of Michelin may be coming to an end according to an article by Restaurant Magazine. While the findings confirm we are not yet living in a post-Michelin era, the system itself is starting to exude less control over the industry when compared to days gone by. For decades a Michelin Star has been [...]
How to Use Social Media to Drive Direct Hotel Bookings

How to Use Social Media to Drive Direct Hotel Bookings

Social Media plays a huge role in what people see, think and understand. It’s especially popular during the holiday seasons. Tourists and locals alike use social media platforms to look for the trendiest, most popular or interesting places to visit. Beautiful and active hotel pages are especially appealing when they show up on social media [...]