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Record breaking first quarter for English tourism

29-Jul-2015 - Tourism in England reached record highs in the first quarter of 2015, according to new figures released by tourism board VisitEngland.

Pubs and restaurants back Live Your Life Day

28-Jul-2015 - Pub and restaurant groups, including Greene King, Yummy Pubs, La Tasca and Drake & Morgan will be giving out special wristbands and displaying posters on Thursday (30 July) in support of Live Your Life Day. 

Whitbread secures Soho site for Hub by Premier Inn hotel

28-Jul-2015 - Whitbread has secured a site in Soho for a 110-bedroom Hub by Premier Inn hotel. 

How a global hospitality group was rated by the Sustainable Restaurant Association

28-Jul-2015 - Scrutinising the sustainability and social responsibility credentials of a 45-strong global hospitality business is no mean feat.  Here the UK-based Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) and global hospitality brand Belmond tell BigHospitality how they did it.

Severn Valley hotel sold for undisclosed sum

27-Jul-2015 - The Cottage in the Wood hotel and restaurant in Malvern Wells has been acquired by a husband and wife team for an undisclosed sum. 

Steigenberger Hotel Group to operate Great Scotland Yard Hotel

27-Jul-2015 - Steigenberger Hotel Group has been appointed by Galliard Homes and Lulu Group International to operate The Great Scotland Yard Hotel in London. 

The Edge Hotel School students learn afternoon tea service tips at London hotels

27-Jul-2015 - Hospitality students at The Edge School in Essex will be learning how to serve afternoon tea from the industry's best after spending time in the kitchens and lounges of luxury London Hotels The Dorchester, The Ritz and Brown's. 

Springboard and BHA to champion housekeeping careers

23-Jul-2015 - Springboard and the British Hospitality Association (BHA) will host the first ever Big Hospitality Conversation event focused on careers in housekeeping at The Dorchester hotel on 7 September.

Crowne Plaza to open £20m hotel

23-Jul-2015 - Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts is to open a £20m hotel in Buckinghamshire this Autumn.

ICMI takes over management of Fasque House

22-Jul-2015 - Inverlochy Castle Management International (ICMI) has boosted its hotel and events portfolio by taking over the management of exclusive-use venue Fasque House. 

MPs to lobby for cut in tourism VAT

21-Jul-2015 - The British Hospitality Association (BHA) is increasing pressure on the government to cut the rate of tourism VAT by establishing a cross party parliamentary group of MP’s to build momentum for the bill.

High staff turnover in hospitality causing a productivity crisis

20-Jul-2015 - High staff turnover in the hospitality industry has resulted in a productivity crisis costing the sector £272m per year, new figures show

Travelodge reports £40m rise in profits ahead of rumoured sale

20-Jul-2015 - Travelodge has announced strong half-year results amid rumours the company is to be sold.

Dining trends report shows that diners are becoming more adventurous

20-Jul-2015 - The ‘Eating Out – Today and Tomorrow’ (EOTT) report by Sacla’ has found that 62 per cent of adults say that they are adventurous in terms of cuisine.

ASK THE EXPERTS

How to improve communication between front and back-of-house

20-Jul-2015 - Ashley Sheppard, commercial director at Call Systems Technology provides hints and tips on how to improve communication between customers and staff working front and back of house in restaurants.

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 13/07-17/07

17-Jul-2015 - Here's a roundup of the top trending stories this week on BigHospitality.

David Cameron announces five point plan to boost regional tourism

17-Jul-2015 - The Prime Minister will today (17 July) announce a new five point plan designed to boost tourism across the UK.

British holidaymakers find better value for money in the UK than abroad

17-Jul-2015 - A study by Jurys Inn Hotel Group (JIHG) has found that 67 per cent of Britons think that staycations offer better value for money than foreign breaks.

Peninsula Hotel London to open on Hyde Park Corner

16-Jul-2015 - Plans have been submitted for a £500m 190-room luxury Peninsula Hotel on Hyde Park Corner, it was announced today. 

How will the rising Living Wage affect hospitality?

16-Jul-2015 - The Chancellor announced last week that from April 2016 all UK businesses would have to pay staff over 25 a National Living Wage of £7.20 per hour , rising to £9 per hour by 2020.

Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Annual Awards of Excellence 2015 winners announced

15-Jul-2015 - The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts announced the winners of the Annual Awards of Excellence (AAE) 2015 at Claridges last night (14 July).

Disclosing the gender pay gap – what will it mean for hospitality?

15-Jul-2015 - David Cameron announced this week that from early 2016 businesses with more than 250 employees will be forced to publish salary details of male and female staff in a bid to end the gender pay gap. So what will this mean for hospitality?

Top 10 emerging UK destinations

14-Jul-2015 - In our latest image gallery we take a look at the ‘emerging’ UK cities, those which have seen the biggest increase in foreign visitors since 2012. 

Consumer spending on hospitality continues to rise

14-Jul-2015 - Restaurants, pubs and hotels all saw a rise in sales during the second quarter of 2015.

UK Government pressured to ban rate parity agreements

13-Jul-2015 - The Competition and Markets Authority is facing pressure to ban rate parity agreements set by online booking sites following the French Government’s decision to outlaw the terms last week (10 July).