All news articles for February 12, 2014

Hospitable City: Hotels in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh recorded an average RevPAR rise of 9 per cent in 2013

Scotland steals the show with 2013 RevPAR growth

By Luke Nicholls

Hotels in Aberdeen and Edinburgh outstripped the rest of the UK in 2013 with ‘extraordinary’ RevPAR rates in 2013, while those in London, Newcastle and Birmingham lost out.

Restaurants are no longer viewed as a poor cousin to the retail sector but as a vibrant industry in growth

Space race: How to land the right restaurant site

By Joe Lutrario

As competition for good space intensifies, restaurateurs are having to become increasingly bricks and mortar-savvy. Have you got what it takes to bag that successful site? 

Ping Pong's Westfield Stratford restaurant will open on 3 March

Ping Pong primed for national expansion

By Luke Nicholls

Ahead of opening its ninth outlet in London, dim sum restaurant chain Ping Pong has unveiled plans to open another 20 to 25 sites in and outside of the capital over the next four years. 

TripAdvisor is having a big impact on bookings for restaurants and hotels

TripAdvisor: study gives insight into impact of reviews

By Carina Perkins

Reviews are playing an increasingly important role in travellers’ choice of hotels and restaurants, but businesses can counter negative comments with timely responses, according to a new study.

Brian wisdom has led People 1st since its inception 10 years ago

Brian Wisdom to step down from People 1st

By Luke Nicholls

Brian Wisdom is stepping down from his role as chief executive of People 1st after 10 years of service with the skills and workforce development charity. 

The VQ Day awards celebrate vocational training and excellence

VQ Day awards to celebrate vocational education

By Carina Perkins

Hospitality businesses are being encouraged to enter the VQ Employer of the Year awards 2014, which recognise employers that promote the value of vocational qualifications in the workplace.

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