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China moves into UK's 10 most valuable inbound markets

23-May-2016 - China has moved into the UK's top 10 most valuable inbound markets as new figures for 2015 show visits from the market rose 46 per cent to 270,000 and spend rose 18 per cent to £586m. 

People on the Move in Hospitality: May 2016

23-May-2016 - It's been another busy month in hospitality, with new appointments at Kew Gardens, aparthotel chain Roomzzz and the soon-to-expand beerhouse brand Pint Shop.

Beer lists and tasting notes attract female beer drinkers

23-May-2016 - Pubs, restaurants and hotels offering beer lists with tasting notes would be more likely to sell beer to women than those trying different techniques, the results of a survey into the relationship between women and beer have revealed. 

Harry Ramsden's to open restaurant and pub in Edinburgh

23-May-2016 - Fish & chips brand Harry Ramsden's will make its entrance in Edinburgh this week with the opening of two new sites in the Scottish capital. 

Boxpark Croydon reveals final restaurant line-up

23-May-2016 - Street food development Boxpark Croydon has released details of its (almost) final line-up four months ahead of its opening. 

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Five ways to keep flies out of your hospitality business this summer

23-May-2016 - Martin Harvey, managing director of Harvey Environmental Services, gives his top tips for keeping restaurants, hotels and pubs fly-free as the temperature rises.

Restaurants 'missing out' on half a million vegan diners

20-May-2016 - Restaurants are missing out on thousands of vegan customers by failing to offer a variety of dishes without animal products.

£53m hotel and restaurant scheme to open in Dover

20-May-2016 - More than £53m is to be ploughed into a Kent-based town centre regeneration scheme that will see the opening of a Travelodge and six restaurants next autumn. 

Young's opens first standalone BurgerShack & Bar

19-May-2016 - Young’s pub group has launched its first standalone BurgerShack & Bar restaurant after the concept proved a hit with younger diners.

JD Wetherspoon launches price war with 99p takeaway coffee

19-May-2016 - JD Wetherspoon is taking on the high street coffee giants with the launch of takeaway tea and coffee for just 99p.

BHA Hospitality & Tourism Summit 2016: Being connected essential to success

19-May-2016 - Hospitality and tourism businesses must be connected to help build ‘successful and responsible growth’ according to the organisers of this year’s British Hospitality Association’s (BHA) Hospitality and Tourism Summit.

Pub’s trade doubles with arrival of Harry Ramsden’s

18-May-2016 - Trade at the first Punch Taverns pub to partner with Harry Ramsden’s has doubled since the iconic fish and chips brand took over its operations according to its head of pub operations Gavin Mansfield.

Coffee chains launch Google's Android Pay in the UK

18-May-2016 - Customers at the UK’s major high street chains will be able to buy their coffee using Google’s Android Pay from today.

Dish Deconstructed: Terre à Terre's Bangkok Broken Balls

18-May-2016 - National Vegetarian Week takes place this week (from 16 to 22 May), and how better to celebrate it that to check in with Terre à Terre in Brighton, one of the UK’s most well-known vegetarian sites?

What vegetarians want when they eat out

17-May-2016 - Veggie burgers, meat-free sausages and vegetable lasagnas no longer cut the mustard with vegetarian diners, a survey has found with many requesting chefs create innovative dishes using plant-based products instead of meat substitutes.

£15k fund to boost Chinese visitors to the North of England

17-May-2016 - Hospitality businesses in the North West are set to benefit from a £15,000 fund to market the region to Chinese tourists.

Fusion Group adds St Andrews golf pub to business

16-May-2016 - Dunblane-based leisure business Fusion Group has acquired St Andrews golfing pub No.1 Golf Place which it intends to turn into a pub with rooms. 

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How chefs can better serve vegetarians and vegans

16-May-2016 - For National Vegetarian Week (16-22 May) , Restaurant magazine columnist Tony Naylor suggests 10 ways chefs can improve their offering for vegetarians and vegans. 

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 09/05 - 13/05

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

Brits spending more on restaurants by cutting back on essential items

13-May-2016 - Consumers are continuing to spend more on eating out by cutting back on essential items, according to the latest figures from Barclaycard.

Team UK fails to win Bocuse d'Or 2017 final place

12-May-2016 - Team UK has failed to win a place in the Bocuse d'Or finals in Lyon 2017 after chef Anthony Wright came 17th out of 20 contestants at this week's European heat.

Coeliac Awareness Week: Chef Phil Vickery to give gluten-free masterclass

11-May-2016 - Chef Phil Vickery will be giving top tips on how hospitality operators can better cater for customers following a gluten-free diet in a live-streamed masterclass on 12 May. 

English tourism businesses offered slice of Discover England Fund

11-May-2016 - Tourism businesses and organisations in England are being invited to apply for funding for projects that would help make the country more appealing to international visitors and staycationers. 

Cutting tourism VAT could end UK's £13bn trade deficit

11-May-2016 - The British Hospitality Associtaion (BHA) has ramped up calls for the Government to cut the rate of tourism VAT to fix the UK’s increasingly dire trade deficit.

Dish Deconstructed: Robin Gill’s Galician octopus

10-May-2016 - Watch Robin Gill, chef-owner of newly-opened Counter Culture in London’s Clapham, demonstrate how to cook the restaurant's Galician octopus dish.