Monday, October 23, 2017

Longtime industry figure Martyn Jelley to retire November 1

For decades, one of the cheerful faces that people could count on seeing at industry events in many corners of the world has been that of Martyn Jelley of Diversey. He will be easing into retirement starting November 1. 
Martyn Jelley

Martyn began work with Diversey 1979. He has managed the global business for airline catering and onboard, which included airlines, cruise and ferry, since 1994. The company manufactures, and is a global leader, in hygiene solutions, specialty cleaning chemicals and associated services. It has earned sole nominated supply positions with most of the major airline catering operators worldwide for more than 10 years. 

In his decades in the industry Martyn has been an active Board Member and Vice President of International Travel Catering Association. Representing Diversey, he has attended the International Flight Services Association annual event for more than 25 years. He also represented Diversey at APOT events in Asia.

“I intend to stay close to my valued relationships, colleagues, and friends within the onboard catering industry, also as a part time consultant,” he said. Beyond that, Martyn said he plans on doing some things he always wanted to do but never had the time. That includes time together his wife Trudy (also a regular at industry events), three grandchildren and the rest of his family.

We wish Martyn luck in his retirement, but also suspect he won’t be a stranger. 






Thursday, October 12, 2017

Emirates sweetens Diwali season with Indian delicacies

Besan ke ladoos and dry fruit burfis

Emirates is offering special Diwali delicacies for the celebratory season from October 16-22 on flights to India from Dubai.

Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is a significant celebration among Indians across the world. The classic sweets associated with Diwali are blended with colors and flavors with traditional Indian culinary elements, like the besan ke ladoos and dry fruit burfis.

Emirates will serve Motichoor Ladoos traditionally prepared using chickpea flour, ghee, cardamom and saffron flavored sugar syrup. The sweets will be presented in decorated boxes with special artwork and garnished with pistachio and silver leaf embellishment, representing the traditional decoration of Diwali.

The special Diwali sweets will be offered on all Indian hot meal trays on Emirates Economy class.

Business and First class customers will be offered the Ladoos together with a dry fruit burfi treat - a sweet made with cashew nuts, almonds, pistachios, walnuts, raisins, dried figs and dates. The treats will be served in boxes decorated with traditional Diwali light artwork, as an alternative to Premium Chocolates.



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

ANZ to board fair trade coffee blend this month

Air New Zealand has signed a contract with Christchurch-based Hummingbird Coffee to serve its coffees onboard in its international Business Premier and Premium Economy cabins and airport lounges later this month.

The airline will be working Hummingbird to create a bespoke blend for its passengers.

"Not only is our partnership with Hummingbird improving the quality of coffee onboard for customers, importantly we are also helping to showcase a great Kiwi brand all over the globe and helping to improve grower livelihoods and environmental impacts," said Air New Zealand General Manager Customer Experience Anita Hawthorne.

Hummingbird Coffee has been roasting coffee in Christchurch for nearly 30 years and was one of the first companies to directly import fair trade organic coffees into New Zealand in 2002.
The airline's popular coffee ordering feature on its mobile app remembers orders and offers a cup to lounge eligible passengers upon entering selected Air New Zealand lounges. It then notifies the passengers when their order is ready to be collected from the barista. More than 2.8 million orders placed to date with the app.

Air New Zealand has also introduced a new program to recycle paper coffee cups used onboard domestic jet services, which is expected to divert 60 tonnes of cups from landfill yearly. Previously there has not been access to a recycling plant able to process at the scale the airline requires, however a new facility in Auckland is helping to handle the volume.