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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.

Flood-hit York hotels urge PM to holiday in Northern England

Flood-hit York hotels urge PM to holiday in Northern England

By Emma Eversham

The chief executive of managed hotel chain Best Western Great Britain is calling on David Cameron and George Osborne to holiday in the North of England this year to help boost trade at hospitality businesses affected by the recent floods. 

BHA boss slams 'dangerous' Airbnb

BHA boss slams 'dangerous' Airbnb

By Sophie Witts

Ufi Ibrahim, chief executive of the British Hospitality Association (BHA), has slammed Airbnb for allowing its users to run potentially dangerous ‘pseudo hotels’ exempt from fire, food and health regulations.

Seven hotel trends for 2016

Seven hotel trends for 2016

By Liam Garrahan

Huge company mergers, robot room-service, record-breaking occupancy figures and the announcement of the National Living Wage; 2015 was a busy year for the hotel sector, but what does 2016 have in store? BigHospitality casts an eye over the coming year.

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Pubs and hotels win big at Rugby World Cup

By Sophie Witts

VisitEngland has hailed the Rugby World Cup as the ‘most successful to date’ with the tournament scoring a £1bn boost for the UK economy.

Treasury urged to avoid cuts to VisitBritain

Treasury urged to avoid cuts to VisitBritain

By Sophie Witts

The Treasury is facing pressure to recognise the importance of the UK’s national tourist boards amid fears their budgets could be slashed in the Autumn Statement next month.

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