Travel & Tourism


The government has pledged to make Britain one of the top five tourist destinations in the world, but is it doing enough to help the hospitality industry achieve that dream? We have rounded up the latest on the big issues affecting tourism - from the campaign to cut tourism VAT to changing visa laws and the rise of the staycation.

The Welsh Connection: More than half of those surveyed in the Wales Tourism Business Survey said they enjoyed a higher turnover this summer compared with last year

‘Bumper’ year for Welsh tourism and hospitality businesses

By Luke Nicholls

Wales’ hospitality and tourism industries are thriving, with many local operators reporting their busiest year to date and a number of major business investments giving a clear sign that buyers are returning to the market.

Don't say the 'H' word: VisitEngland says 'poshtels' and 'gastrotels' will be a big draw for UK travelers next year

Poshtels and gastrotels: VisitEngland reveals 2014 travel trends

By Luke Nicholls

As travellers and holidaymakers look to make the most from their stay in the UK on a tighter budget, hoteliers have had to move with the times, tweaking existing brands and launching new formats to suit this change in demand. What developments can we...

Hospitable city: Edinburgh now boasts five Michelin-starred restaurants, along with a diverse hospitality offering

Hospitable cities: Spotlight on Edinburgh

By Luke Nicholls

What better time to write about the Scottish capital than when the world’s biggest arts festival is in full swing? The Edinburgh Fringe brings in thousands of performers and tourists and its cosmopolitan and bohemian nature encapsulates the city’s year-round...

VisitBritain's 'GREAT' campaign helped deliver a gold medal-winning performance for UK inbound tourism

‘The Olympic Bounce’: British tourism hits pre-recession levels

By Luke Nicholls

One year on from hosting the London 2012 Olympics, Britain’s tourism industry is booming. The latest figures from the ONS International Passenger Survey show we’ve had the best first-half of a year since 2008, with tourism spend at an all-time high.


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