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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 Cube development raised Birmingham's global profile and signified a new era in the city’s evolution

Hospitable cities: Spotlight on Birmingham

By Luke Nicholls

The third part of our hospitable cities feature sees BigHospitality head 80 miles south of Manchester to the thriving city of Birmingham. We take a look at all the facts and figures and explore some of the hospitality businesses which have helped the...

Manchester has a thriving hospitality sector and is fast becoming the first choice for operators looking to take the first 'next step' after London. Photo: Percy Dean

Hospitable cities: Spotlight on Manchester

By Peter Ruddick

In the second part of our hospitable cities feature, BigHospitality is moving south of the border from Glasgow to focus on another thriving city for hospitality businesses outside of London - Manchester. What makes its restaurants, hotels and pubs and...

VisitEngland is the country’s national tourist board, working in partnership with the hospitality industry to develop the visitor experience across the country

Good news for hotels as domestic trips on the up

By Luke Nicholls

Hoteliers across the country will welcome the news that domestic trips and holidays have increased for the third consecutive year to record levels, with total spend also on the up.

VisitBritain is leading a delegation of 32 organisations to China this week

Hotel brands join UK tourism delegation to China

By Rachel Parkes

The hotel industry is honing in on an opportunity to tap into the lucrative Chinese tourism market, as representatives from four UK hotel brands join VisitBritain on a key trip to China.

Seven Olympic cities and towns are in the top 20 most-stayed-in UK destinations for 2010

Olympics already having a positive impact on UK tourism

By Luke Nicholls

The 2012 Olympics are already having a positive impact on UK tourism, with seven Olympic cities and towns in the top 20 most-stayed-in destinations for 2010, according to new research from VisitBritain.

VisitBritain is Britain's national tourism agency, responsible for marketing Britain worldwide and developing Britain’s visitor economy

VisitBritain receives major funding boost ahead of bumper 2012

By Luke Nicholls

With the year ahead packed full of iconic, once-in-a-lifetime events including the London 2012 Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, VisitBritain has received a welcome injection of £27m funding to help promote the UK.

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