With an estimated 236,000 extra jobs expected to be created in hospitality by 2015 there has never been a greater need to find the right people to fill them. Recruiting the right staff, developing their skills and retaining them is essential for a successful business, so it is important to know how to do it. Read about the latest trends in recruitment, top tips from experts and more here.

We have rounded up insight on the hottest food and beverage trends hitting pubs, restaurants and hotels, as well as the latest analysis of the eating out market. 

The government has pledged to make Britain one of the top five tourist destinations in the world, but is it doing enough to help the hospitality industry achieve that dream? We have rounded up the latest on the big issues affecting tourism - from the campaign to cut tourism VAT to changing visa laws and the rise of the staycation.

From OTAs to changing technologies, the rise of mobile and the growing importance of social media, the hospitality sector is facing huge digital disruption. We have rounded up the latest digital news, trends and insight to help your business stay ahead of the curve.

The rise of food intolerances and allergies is having a profound impact on the hospitality industry, with restaurants, pub and hotels forced to adapt menus to accommodate changing dietary requirements. We have rounded up the latest news on the topic, including the lowdown on the new allergen labelling laws coming into effect from 13 December 2014.

Britain was ranked 14th in the world for its hospitality welcome recently, prompting the industry to take a hard look at its service standards, and whether it's doing enough to attract talent into front of house careers.

Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur with a bold idea for a new restaurant concept or a successful hotelier with plans to expand an already popular business, this section has all the latest news and trends in hospitality finance to help you on your way.

On 29 April 2014 the eyes of the world will once more fall on London as the World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards take place. Organised by Restaurant Magazine, the awards aim to get people talking about restaurants, and to shine a bright light on excellence and innovation in an exciting industry.

The Restaurant Show attracted a record number of exhibitors in 2014. In 2015 it will move to a new location at London's Olympia and launch a brand new co-located show, the Conscious Hospitality Show. To find out more about visiting or exhibiting at 

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal head chef Ashley Palmer-Watts is representing the hospitality industry on a trip to visit a Farm Africa fish farm project in Kenya and help the local community; everything you need to follow his Chef Africa challenge live and to find out why this project matters is in this section.

For more information on the work of Farm Africa and for details on how to show your support - visit their website.

In January 2011 the Government introduced an increased VAT rate of 20 per cent, rocking the hospitality industry which was already struggling to cope with the effects of the recession. Now the industry is fighting back and calling for a reduced rate for restaurants, pubs and hotels of 5 per cent to bring it more into line with its EU neighbours.

Our latest interviews with the hospitality industry's finest as well as news of all the latest moves and new appointments across the hotel, restaurant and pub sectors. 

In this section, BigHospitality rounds up the results of major national guides and awards across the restaurant, hotel and pub industries. From Michelin Stars through to the Good Beer Guide and the Great British Pub Awards to the World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards - we've got it covered with exclusive interviews, photo galleries and award listings.

Our latest trends analysis and advice from industry experts 

Keep up to date with all trends impacting the UK hotel market, including the latest data and statistics on hotel occupancy rates, RevPAR and performance forecasts. You’ll also find key insight on hotel trends to attract guests and grow business.

Our latest interviews with the hospitality industry's leading lights and upcoming stars

In this section you’ll find all the latest news and data on the UK restaurant market, including dining trends, food and beverage trends, eating-out spend, and restaurant marketing and technology trends.

We bring you all the latest pub trade trends and developments, from food and drink spend and alcohol prices through to business growth strategies in pubs and bars.

A look at some of the latest trends in hotel, bar and restaurant design

The temporary or 'pop-up' restaurant is an emerging trend among restaurateurs and chefs looking to extend their brand or serve diners in a new location without having to endure the huge costs of setting up a permanent venue.

The hospitality industry is under immense pressure from the Government to provide calorie information on its menus for the sake of the nation's expanding waistline, but doing so could mean even greater costs for the industry that is already feeling the burden of regulations and tax.