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Leicester City win scores a boost for football tourism

03-May-2016 - Leicester City’s historic Premier League win could provide a boost for hospitality businesses in the area with a surge in international ‘football tourists’.

Hospitality industry urged to be 'decent' over tipping report

03-May-2016 - Trade Union Unite has urged the hospitality industry to ‘do the decent thing’ and accept that staff should take home 100 per cent of their tips.

Michelin restaurants face exposure over poor food hygiene

03-May-2016 - Michelin-starred restaurants in England should be forced to display food hygiene ratings or face a fine, councils have warned.

Government tipping report cautiously welcomed by hospitality groups

03-May-2016 - Hospitality groups have welcomed the Government recommendations that restaurants and bars should not take deductions from staff tips, and that all tips left by customers should be collected directly by staff.

Industry pays tribute to Tim Bacon

03-May-2016 - Members of the industry have made tributes to 'vibrant, honourable and generous' Tim Bacon, chairman of Living Ventures Group, who died on Friday (29 April).

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 25/04 - 29/04

29-Apr-2016 - What were some of the top stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.

Report: Restaurant staff not taking allergy requests seriously enough

28-Apr-2016 - Restaurant owners are being urged to do more to educate their staff on the subject of food allergens after a survey of diners with allergies found that a quarter had suffered a reaction when eating out since allergen legislation was introduced in 2014. 

The Four Sisters to double up

27-Apr-2016 - Simon Bastable and Andrew Green, owners of The Four Sisters Bar in Islington, are to double the size of their portfolio with the opening of a new bar in the City. 

Hospitality & Tourism Summit 2016: Low Pay Commission chair to discuss National Living Wage impact

27-Apr-2016 - Sir David Norgrove, chair of the Low Pay Commission, will talk about the impact the National Living Wage is having on the hospitality industry at this year's Hospitality & Tourism Summit. 

Ashley Palmer-Watts, Tom Kerridge and John Freeman dinner raises £135k for Farm Africa

27-Apr-2016 - A gala event which saw chefs Ashley Palmer-Watts, Tom Kerridge and John Freeman cook dinner for 200 guests has raised £135k for international development charity Farm Africa. 

Cyrus Todiwala shares competition success tips as Zest Quest Asia 2017 opens

26-Apr-2016 - Chef Cyrus Todiwala's annual industry competition Zest Quest Asia has opened for entries giving students the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime culinary trip to Asia and hone their cooking skills.

Traditional British seaside holiday back in fashion finds Travelodge survey

25-Apr-2016 - Hotels, restaurants and pubs in the UK's coastal locations are set to cash-in this summer as more Brits than ever are planning to spend their summer holiday or take a mini-break at a seaside resort.

BrewDog to open beer-themed hotel after crowdfunding £19m

25-Apr-2016 - BrewDog is set to move forward with its plans to open a craft beer-themed hotel despite falling £6m short of its crowdfunding target.

Bosi brothers to open Esher pub

25-Apr-2016 - Michelin-starred chef Claude Bosi and his brother Cedric have bought The Swan Inn pub in Esher, Surrey, which they plan to open next month. 

Prince's Trust launches hospitality training scheme

25-Apr-2016 - Pub chain Greene King has partnered with The Prince’s Trust to launch a scheme helping unemployed young people in to jobs in hospitality.

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 18/04 - 22/04

22-Apr-2016 - What were some of the top stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.

Tourist visits to the UK reach all-time high

22-Apr-2016 - Britain could be set for another bumper year of tourism after visitor numbers in February broke all previous records.

VIEWPOINT

Harry Cragoe of The Gallivant on why banning tips is good for business

22-Apr-2016 - Harry Cragoe, owner of The Gallivant restaurant with rooms in Camber, pays all his staff a minimum of £9 per hour and has launched the #toohiptotip campaign to ban service charges in restaurants. He believes more hospitality businesses need to use a similar approach.

Geoff Booth to leave Westminster Kingsway College

21-Apr-2016 - Geoff Booth, centre director for the School of Hospitality at Westminster Kingsway College in London, is to leave his role at the end of the academic year to focus on his chairmanship with the Professional Association for Catering Education (PACE).

Mayfair Power and Tower Race returns to support Galvin's Chance

21-Apr-2016 - Members of the industry are being invited to take part in the annual Mayfair Power and Tower Race to help support Galvin's Chance, the charity set up by Chris Galvin and Fred Sirieix. 

Restaurant and pub groups report ‘tougher year’ than last

21-Apr-2016 - A number of restaurant and pub groups believe that 2016 is going to be a tougher year than 2015 as they deal with a slowdown in sales growth and uncertainty around the forthcoming EU referendum.

The Italian Job to expand after overreaching crowdfunding target

20-Apr-2016 - Italian craft beer specialist The Italian Job has overreached its crowdfunding target of £350k by £72k giving the company the chance to push forward with plans for its second site. 

Drake & Morgan announces trio of new sites, including first two in Manchester

19-Apr-2016 - Restaurant and bar group Drake & Morgan is to open three new sites over the next 12 months, including its first and second openings in Manchester, and a venue in West India Quay.

TRAVEL TRENDS

Staycations increase as overseas safety fears rise

19-Apr-2016 - The number of short breaks Brits intend to take within the UK is set to increase this year as worries about personal safety overseas curb appetites for holidays abroad. 

Seafood Pub Company acquires eighth pub

18-Apr-2016 - Lancashire-based food, drink and accommodation business The Seafood Pub Company will open its eighth site this summer after acquiring former pub The Forest Inn in Pendle.