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20-Aug-2014 - UK hotels enjoyed high occupancy and average room rate in July, according to the latest figures released by accountancy firm BDO LLP.
20-Aug-2014 - HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts has created a new infographic with advice to help hotels convert telephone reservation enquiries into direct bookings.
20-Aug-2014 - The first industry-developed apprenticeship standards for hospitality have been approved by the government.
20-Aug-2014 - Domestic tourism is set to soar over the August bank holiday, with a quarter of the British population considering an overnight trip during the long weekend, according to the latest data from VisitEngland.
20-Aug-2014 - Spice Market London is launching Sushi Bar @ Spice Market on 1 September, bringing its Doha offering to the capital.
19-Aug-2014 - So you’ve set up your online presence , you have your social media profiles created and you’ve begun posting images. What next? Here is some insight on how to strategically get social media marketing working for your business, by Jason Navon of PR & social media agency Clarity .
19-Aug-2014 - Hotels, restaurants and cafes can now sign up to a government supported scheme that aims to recognise businesses that take responsibility for protecting children and young people using their public Wi-Fi.
19-Aug-2014 - Restaurants are set to enjoy a profitable August bank holiday as Brits are planning to spend 120 per cent more than on a normal weekend, according to research by VoucherCodes.co.uk.
19-Aug-2014 - International hotel operator Accor has strengthened its UK portfolio with the signing of five new hotels in London and Edinburgh due to open by the end of 2015.
18-Aug-2014 - Burger & Lobster, the London-based group, is in talks to open its seventh site in the capital in Canary Wharf, according to BigHospitality's sister title M&C Report.
18-Aug-2014 - Sustainability certification provider Travelife has revealed plans to increase its UK presence as part of a target to certify 3,000 hotels worldwide by 2017.
18-Aug-2014 - Burger popularity has peaked in the UK, with branded operators serving increasingly innovative American and street food inspired dishes, according to the latest Menurama study from Horizons.
18-Aug-2014 - Restaurant owners have been asked to remain vigilant as Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA) has noted an upsurge in phone scams targeting diners.
15-Aug-2014 - The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has called for educators to recognise the importance of vocational training for careers such as those in hospitality, and stop ‘hoarding’ young people in academia.
15-Aug-2014 - Online takeaway platform Just Eat is targeting traditional dine-in restaurants with the acquisition of collection-only app Orogo.
15-Aug-2014 - Glasgow hotels enjoyed a record of 97.3 per cent occupancy during July as the city played host to the Commonwealth Games, according to LJ Research.
15-Aug-2014 - Restaurant and late night venue Quaglino’s in London’s Mayfair is set to re-open this October after undergoing a multi-million pound renovation.
15-Aug-2014 - Food inflation predictions have been lowered to 2 per cent for 2014, following favourable climatic conditions and price pressure in the retail sector. BigHospitality looks at how restaurants can make the most of the lowest inflation levels the market has seen for years.
14-Aug-2014 - Restaurant booking website Bookatable has released its Quarterly Dining Trends report on dining trends in Britain over the last year, which shows the most popular restaurant booked through the site alongside the rising popularity of different international cuisines.
14-Aug-2014 - Covent Garden’s Rock and Sole Plaice fish and chip shop, which claims to be London’s oldest, is set to expand and aims to open four new casual dining sites in the next five years, alongside smaller takeaways.
14-Aug-2014 - Thai Leisure Group (TLG), which operates the Chaophraya and Thaikhun brands, has reiterated plans to launch in London after a successful year of growth, with like-for-like sales up 9 per cent over the last 12 months.
13-Aug-2014 - The Pensions Regulator is urging hotels and restaurants to act now to ready themselves for automatic enrolment, following the publication of the regulator’s first quarterly compliance bulletin.
13-Aug-2014 - The first Indian Platform restaurant opened four months ago in Glasgow’s West End, now the second site has opened in Newton Mearns, with the founders planning to expand the chain further still.
13-Aug-2014 - Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the UK hotel sector were up 65 per cent in the first half of 2014 compared to the previous six months, which bodes well for a record year, according to Deloitte.
13-Aug-2014 - This year’s Young Highland Chef competition has opened, with cooks aged between 18 and 30 from Scotland’s Highlands and Islands being invited to enter by 31 August.
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