Amenitiz, the Shopify of the hospitality industry, raises 620K€ to fuel its growth.

Amenitiz, the startup that helps hotel and holiday rental owners to create and manage their digital presence, closed its first round of financing. Lead by Otium Capital, the 620.000€ seed round also includes several business angels from the travel industry such as Sebastien Venturini (CEO of Weekendesk), Antoine Giraud (COO Groupcorner) and Guillaume Rostand (CMO Liligo).

BBPA appoints new chief executive

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) has this week announced the appointment of Emma McClarkin as its new chief executive. Emma will start in the role in early November and succeeds Brigid Simmonds, who steps down to become Chairman of the new Betting and Gaming Council.

Heineken launches Tiger beer on Blade

Dutch brewing giant Heineken has launched Tiger beer on Blade, its 8-litre portable draught dispense system, giving hospitality operators the opportunity to tap into the growing premium beer category without the need for a cellar or large draught system.