All news articles for June 17, 2014

Hotels in London had lower average occupancy rates than regional hotels in May

London hotels see occupancy dip in May

By Lauren Houghton

Preliminary figures released by business advisory and accountancy firm BDO LLP showed slow growth and a dip in occupancy for hotels in London in the month of May, while regional hotels had strong increases in room rate and yield.

The top ten accounted for 52% of all visitor spending in the UK in 2013

Top 10 spenders when visiting the UK

By Melodie Michel

The government's decision to relax visa requirements for Chinese visitors has put the spotlight on China's spot as the 19th biggest spender when visiting the UK. BigHospitality looks at the top ten spending nationalities for 2013.

Establishments such as Nandos are contributing to the growth in casual dining

Casual dining restaurants see continued growth

By Lauren Houghton

Foodservice industry figures from global information company The NPD Group show that casual dining establishments have attracted an extra 47m visits each year in comparison to five years ago.

Biju will offer five different types of bubble tea

Biju Bubble Tea to launch in Soho

By Melodie Michel

Bubble tea shop Biju is opening in Soho in late July, offering a range of milk, fruit, mousse and coconut water-based teas.

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