Alison McIntosh, Shelagh Mooney and David Williamson
Haere mai and welcome to this inaugural issue of Hospitality Insights. The journal presents short executive summaries of original research and expert opinions on issues of topical importance to the hospitality industry. Among the key topics considered in this first issue are: visas for skilled hospitality workers; how to create memorable guest experiences; the history of the Tourist Hotel Corporation; hospitality labour issues; employment issues for female chefs; and the usefulness of online restaurant reviews. In providing free, open access to the key implications of academic research for a wider readership, we hope to stimulate conversations that offer insights into some of the most enduring issues encountered by hospitality providers, which affect the sustainable future of our vibrant industry.