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From asking customers to upload photo and video to your website to employing a professional photographer to capture the spirit of your business; photo and video can be great marketing tools - photo credit Tyson Sadlo

How to market your hospitality business better using photo and video

By Peter Ruddick

A picture might tell a thousand words but getting the right photo and video to market your hotel, restaurant, pub or bar is often not as simple as penning some winning prose - so what top tips can hospitality businesses take to improve their imagery?

(Top left to bottom right): W London, Ampersand, Apex Temple Court & Bulgari have all used innovate design features to stand out in a busy London hotel market

Grand designs: The evolution of style in luxury hotels

By Luke Nicholls

From Travelodge to the Savoy, hotel design has always played a crucial role in reinforcing brand identities and differentiating a business from its competitors. But with an increasing number of 'design-led', 'luxury' and 'boutique'...

From beer and food matching to the rise of brewed soft drinks, this panel discussion covers all

Increasing drinks margins: Panel discussion at The Restaurant Show

By Luke Nicholls

At 22.7bn and in growth, the UK on-trade beer, wine and spirits market remains a star performer. This panel discussion at The Restaurant Show explores some of the current trends and identifies how you should be revising your drinks list over the next...

Hotel GB is open for service on Channel 4 for the rest of the week (1 - 5 October)

Behind the scenes at Hotel GB: Will the TV show benefit hospitality?

By Luke Nicholls

Gordon Ramsay is dishing out the orders in the restaurant, Mary Portas is in charge of the rooms and Gok Wan is running the bar. The stars of Hotel GB think the show will have an eventual wider impact on our hospitality industry - are they right? BigHospitality...

In a special audio podcast, Rhubarb gave BigHospitality their top tips and advice on banquet and event catering after serving 2,000 diners a night in the corporate dinner week at the Royal Albert Hall

How to run a successful banquet or develop event catering

By Peter Ruddick

TV shows like Great British Menu have led to a resurgence in popularity among chefs for cooking banquets or developing event catering, so BigHospitality went behind the scenes at a fine-dining three-course meal for 2,000 at the Royal Albert Hall to find...

Many of the major national restaurant chains are falling back on deal sites, coupons and voucher codes to drive business

Discount dining: Help or hindrance for the restaurant sector?

By Luke Nicholls

Discount vouchers have traditionally proved an effective tactic by some operators in encouraging consumers to eat in their outlets and have risen in popularity since the recession. But the popularity of these schemes has raised concerns that some operators...

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