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 World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has warned the Government increased marketing budgets won't help the tourism industry without wider policy changes

WTTC: Marketing campaigns not enough to grow UK tourism industry

By Peter Ruddick

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has warned the Government increased budgets for marketing campaigns promoting the UK tourism industry will not have the desired effect without changes to policies on visas, aviation and taxation.

VisitBritain's GREAT Britain campaign combined with the London 2012 Olympics is set to bring even more visitors tho the UK this summer

UK tourism figures hit record levels ahead of London 2012 Olympics

By Luke Nicholls

With the London 2012 Olympics just around the corner, hospitality businesses will welcome the news that a record number of internationals flocked to the UK in April, with a significant increase in both the volume and value of inbound tourism compared...

Memaid Quay in Cardiff Bay has been behind the growth of the hospitality sector in the Welsh capital which now boasts 547 bars and restaurants

Hospitable cities: Spotlight on Cardiff

By Peter Ruddick

In the fourth part of our UK hospitable cities feature, BigHospitality is turning attention to the only capital city on our list. Cardiff is a major European capital but does the Welsh city have a capital hospitality offering and what is driving growth...


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