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Indian summer sees Travelodge report record sales

02-Oct-2015 - Travelodge has reported a record surge in bookings for the first weekend of October as holidaymakers race to enjoy what could be the last of the warm weather.

Employers warn apprenticeship levy could lower quality of training

02-Oct-2015 - A government levy designed to boost the number of apprenticeships on offer could lower the quality of training programmes, employers warned today.

BHA praises TfL over Uber crackdown

01-Oct-2015 - The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has welcomed Transport for London’s (TfL) plans to consult on introducing tougher regulations for ‘sharing economy’ businesses such as Uber.

Chinese visa overhaul could boost visitor numbers by 265k

01-Oct-2015 - An overhaul of the Chinese visa system could boost the boost the number of Chinese tourists to the UK by 265k each year and earn the British economy £337m, according to The UK China Visa Alliance (UKCVA).

Minimum wage rise: Businesses face £20k fine for underpaying staff

01-Oct-2015 - Hospitality businesses have been warned they could face fines of up to £20,000 per employee for failing to pay staff the new national minimum wage rate - which comes in to force today (1 October).

Hospitality Openings: September 2015

30-Sep-2015 - September was another busy month for the hospitality sector, with a former Hakkasan chef opening his first restaurant, new sites from Dirty Bones Burger & Lobster, and Hilton launching its first London hotel for nine years.

Plans submitted to turn Chesterfield Co-op into hotel and restaurant space

30-Sep-2015 - Plans have been submitted to Chesterfield Borough Council to turn the former Co-op department store in the town into a hotel and leisure space. 

UK hospitality industry to expect influx of Chinese visitors

30-Sep-2015 - The UK’s hospitality and tourism sectors should expect to see an increase in the number of visits from Chinese tourists over the next month as they enter their holiday season, says VisitBritain.

Marriott Moxy hotel to open in York

30-Sep-2015 - Marriott International and Vastint Hospitality have secured a site in York for their millennial-targeted Moxy hotel brand.

Best Western GB in talks to recruit five star hotels

30-Sep-2015 - Best Western Great Britain has revealed it is in talks with five star hotels in the UK with a view to adding luxury properties to its BW Premier Collection portfolio for the first time. 

The Topland Group launches hotel development business

29-Sep-2015 - The Topland Group has launched a new hotel development business with Marick Real Estate and Mill Lane Estates.


Happy Halloween: Premier Foodservice helps restaurants get off to a spooky start

29-Sep-2015 - Premier Foodservice is helping restaurant and pub chefs get off to a spooky start this Halloween with the launch of its Winter Warmers calendar. 

Travelodge outlines plans for expansion in Greater Manchester

29-Sep-2015 - Budget hotel chain Travelodge is looking to grow its presence in Greater Manchester after exchanging contracts on two new hotels in the region and announcing plans to look for a further seven

Relax immigration laws to help address chef shortage, says recruiter

28-Sep-2015 - The chef shortage problem could be eased temporarily by relaxing Britain's immigration laws to allow a 'freer movement of chef talent' around the globe, the director of hospitality recruitment company The Change Group has claimed. 

Mobile phones cause “emotional stress” at dinner table

25-Sep-2015 - Mobile phone use while dining out causes “constant, low-level emotional stress”, a report finds.

Chefs raise £45k at Action Against Hunger Global Gastronomy event

24-Sep-2015 - Chefs Chris and Jeff Galvin, Richard Corrigan, José Pizarro and Hameed Farook have helped raise £45k for Action Against Hunger by cooking at and hosting the charity's annual Global Gastronomy dinner.

National Chef of the Year 2015 finalists

24-Sep-2015 - These are the finalists for the National Chef of the Year competition which will be held at the Restaurant Show on Tuesday 6 October.

Young National Chef of the Year 2015 finalists

24-Sep-2015 - These are the finalists for the Young National Chef of the Year competition which will take place at The Restaurant Show, London Olympia, on Tuesday 6 October.

Velocity acquires US mobile payments app Cover Inc.

23-Sep-2015 - UK-based mobile payments app Velocity has taken its 'first major step' in its plan for international roll-out by acquiring US mobile payments app company Cover Inc.

27% of Brits planning to spend more on Christmas this year

23-Sep-2015 - Almost a third of Brits are planning to spend more on Christmas this year compared to 2014, according to a report by Greene King.

Glasgow hotel celebrates Duke of Wellington and Billy Connolly

22-Sep-2015 - A new Glasgow hotel celebrating the city’s ‘culture, humour and swagger’ has opened its doors today (22 September).

Political support builds for Cut Tourism VAT campaign

22-Sep-2015 - Political support for Cut Tourism VAT's campaign to reduce VAT on domestic tourism from 20 per cent to 5 per cent is growing with The Liberal Democrats becoming the first main party to back it. 

Chef Matt Tebbutt to oversee restaurant and bar at Hilton Bournemouth

21-Sep-2015 - Chef Matt Tebbutt is to oversee Hilton Bournemouth's restaurant Schpoons & Forx and its bar LEVEL8IGHT, The Sky Bar as part of a partnership deal between his company Matt Tebbutt Restaurants Limited and the 172-bedroom hotel. 

Belinda Atkins of Amba Hotels: Let guests lead decision making instead of the boardroom

21-Sep-2015 - Hotel operators should stop making decisions around a boardroom table and instead improve their offering based on customer feedback, says Amba Hotels chief executive Belinda Atkins.

People on the Move in Hospitality: September 2015

21-Sep-2015 - BigHospitality introduces you to the new faces in different businesses in hospitality including appointments at Hilton, 1907, Bar, Restaurant and Grill, and Brakspear.

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