Royal Wedding

Double-edged sword: hot weather encourages home BBQs

April pub and restaurant sales up, but analysts urge caution

By Lorraine Heller

The Royal Wedding, Easter Holidays and record sunshine all contributed to higher sales in pubs and restaurants this year, but market analysts warn that they also created new challenges for the hospitality sector, which did not trade as well as it could...

VisitBritain captured web interest during the Royal Wedding

VisitBritain captures global web interest from Royal Wedding

By Lorraine Heller

The UK’s tourist agency VisitBritain has released preliminary figures from a marketing study from the Royal Wedding, and has said it hopes to continue to engage the additional international web users who joined its online communities during the event.

Pubs and restaurants can serve until 1am on the Royal Wedding weekend

Extended opening hours for Royal Wedding

By Lorraine Heller

The government intends to grant extended opening hours to restaurants and pubs during the Royal Wedding, allowing venues in England and Wales to serve food and alcohol until 1am on the festive weekend.

Kate Middleton and Prince William will marry next year

Royal Wedding to provide two-year tourism boost for UK

By Becky Paskin

The royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton next year is expected to bring a two-year boost for hospitality operators, as tourists from across the globe flock to the UK ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games


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