Thursday, June 21, 2018

Housekeeping

A heartfelt and glamourous awards gala, celebrating housekeepers

It’s not often that many people get to see executive housekeepers in full-glam, but goodness gracious is it worth the wait! Five women were recognised this month for their outstanding contribution to tourism and hospitality, in a suitably stunning, black-tie affair at the Sunfresh Housekeepers Awards Gala Dinner.

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Turning up the turndown service

I was recently reminded of turndown services whilst staying at a South Australian hotel. Having not requested a turndown service in some time, I arranged the service for one evening – and to my surprise, the service included everything but the ‘turning down’ of the bed.

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Tourism’s dirty little secret

Making headlines recently was a scathing report from Oxfam, an international development agency for advancing women's right, detailing the personal and systematic abuse that housekeepers suffer throughout the course of their average workday. 

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Keeping your loo roll squared away

The modern toilet roll: an essential item across the Western world. We can thank the Brits for the paper product most of us know and appreciate; for, it is the British Perforated Paper Company that is credited with inventing a slightly cruder version way back in 1880.

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