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.
02-Feb-2017 - Brasserie Bar Co, operator of Brasserie Blanc and White Brasserie Company, is looking to open restaurants in hotels as part of its growth strategy.
31-Jan-2017 - Yotel, the pod hotel chain created by YO! Sushi founder Simon Woodroffe, is to open its first UK city centre site in Clerkenwell, London in late 2018.
26-Jan-2017 - Creation Gem, the new owner of The Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa & Island, is to make a 'significant investment' into the island and its properties to help 'secure its...
23-Jan-2017 - Kew Green Hotels has confirmed it is planning further expansion in the UK just over a year after its sale to a Chinese hotel group.
18-Jan-2017 - AccorHotels has begun discussions with potential third party investors to take over the majority share in its HotelInvest division, the company said this week.
18-Jan-2017 - Tourism trade association UKinbound is urging Prime Minister Theresa May to create an immigration system that is ‘flexible’ to the needs of the UK’s hospitality and tourism sectors as well...
04-Jan-2017 - From an increased focus on loyalty to the use of storytelling and the rise of themed afternoon tea offerings, the hotel sector makes its predictions for 2017.
03-Jan-2017 - English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues will close the Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa in the Lake District this week to start work on a £16m refurbishment of the...
23-Dec-2016 - ‘Super-budget’ hotel brand EasyHotel has revealed plans to open a £5m site in Leeds.
19-Dec-2016 - Dakota - the boutique hotel group created by Malmaison founder Ken McCulloch - has revealed plans to open in all the UK’s major regional cities by 2021.
14-Dec-2016 - MPs are being asked to consider the challenges facing hotels and other tourism businesses situated in the countryside as the organisation representing them contemplates how rural tourism will be supported...
05-Dec-2016 - The Coaching Inn Group has secured £10m from the Business Growth Fund (BGF) to support its planned £50m expansion across the UK.
05-Dec-2016 - A pub made famous when it was visited by David Cameron and the president of China has been sold to a Chinese company which aims to turn it into an...
01-Dec-2016 - Average hotel room rates in the UK's cities fell by up to 20 per cent in the third quarter of this year, compared to the same period of 2015, leading...
25-Nov-2016 - Serviced apartment group The Ascott Limited is to launch a new brand in the UK targeted at millennial travellers.
21-Nov-2016 - It may not be known as a typical tourist magnet, but Hull is attracting a growing number of hotels and restaurants ahead its stint as UK City of Culture in 2017.
15-Nov-2016 - The Eden Project has unveiled revised plans to build an £8.5m, 109-room hotel at its Cornish site.
08-Nov-2016 - AccorHotels is ramping up its bid to woo the millennial market by buying a 30 per cent stake in German boutique brand 25hours Hotels.
07-Nov-2016 - London's night time economy is to get a boost following the appointment of Amy Lamé as the capital's first Night Czar.
01-Nov-2016 - Confidence levels among the UK's hospitality and tourism businesses are at a 12 month high according to figures gathered by tourism trade association UKinbound.
25-Oct-2016 - The hospitality and tourism industry, including the BHA, UKinbound and VisitBritain, has welcomed today’s decision to expand London Heathrow Airport.
24-Oct-2016 - Hilton Worldwide has revealed plans to bring its high-end DoubleTree brand to Hull as the area gears up for its stint as UK City of Culture in 2017.
20-Oct-2016 - Projects designed to boost tourism on the East Coast and help international visitors explore the English countryside by electric car are among the final recipients of the government's £40m Discover...
11-Oct-2016 - Profits fell more than 11 per cent at hotels at Heathrow in August as passenger numbers through the airport slowed.
04-Oct-2016 - Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland editor Rebecca Burr has admitted that Manchester’s restaurants are continuing to fall short of the standards needed for a star.