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 number of searches for the UK from overseas tourists have

Brexit sparks UK hotel search surge

By Emma Eversham

The leave result from Britain's EU referendum has led to a surge in the number of searches for UK hotels and holidays from overseas tourists as they look to take advantage of a weakened pound. 

Aberdeen's hotel market is showing small signs of improvement, says the latest report from LJ Research. Photo: Thinkstock/Colin Hunter

Aberdeen's hotel market 'gets back on its feet'

By Emma Eversham

Aberdeen's hotel market, hit heavily by the oil and gas downturn, is showing signs of 'getting back on its feet' as a steadying decline in occupancy levels stabilised last month. 

China entered the UK's top 10 most valuable inbound markets for the first time last year


China moves into UK's 10 most valuable inbound markets

By Emma Eversham

China has moved into the UK's top 10 most valuable inbound markets as new figures for 2015 show visits from the market rose 46 per cent to 270,000 and spend rose 18 per cent to £586m. 

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