Rugby World Cup

BHA: Uncertain times mean UK hospitality must be competitive

BHA: Uncertain times mean UK hospitality must be competitive

By Hannah Thompson

Uncertain political and economic times mean it is more important than ever that the UK hospitality and tourism industry can compete, Ufi Ibrahim, chief executive of the British Hospitality Association (BHA) has warned.

Pubs and restaurants see strong September sales

Pubs and restaurants see strong September sales


Consumer spending on eating and drinking out continues to hold up post­-Brexit vote, with managed pub and restaurant groups reporting collective like-­for-like sales up 1.8 per cent in September against the same month last year, according to latest Coffer...

Average room rate in UK's hotels rises 4%

Average room rate in UK's hotels rises 4%

By Emma Eversham

The average room rate across the UK’s hotels rose 4 per cent in 2015 with hotels in cities outside the capital seeing the biggest rise according to the latest Hotel Price Index from

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October a record-breaking month for UK tourism

By Liam Garrahan

October proved to be a record-breaking month for tourism in the UK as VisitBritain announces a double-digit year-on-year increase of visits to the country, and a spend increase by international tourists.

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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.

Square Pie smashes crowdfunding target

Square Pie smashes crowdfunding target

By M&C Allegra Foodservice

Square Pie, the pie & mash restaurant operator, has completed its fundraising round after raising £681,500 through online crowdfunding platform Crowdcube, BigHospitality's sister publication M&C Allegra Foodservice has reported.

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Rugby World Cup search boost for hotels

By Liam Garrahan

Search figures for hotels in Rugby World Cup host cities show a significant year-on-year increase, according to research from hotels booking website Expedia.

Pubs to pull 25m more pints for Rugby World Cup

Pubs to pull 25m more pints for Rugby World Cup

By Liam Garrahan

Bartenders could be suffering with sore arms during the Rugby World Cup as they could be pulling an extra 25m pints during the tournament, according to the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA).

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Hotel prices soar for Rugby World Cup

By Liam Garrahan

Hotel prices across England and Wales have been blown sky high in the Rugby World Cup’s host cities with Cardiff prices hitting an average of £1018 per night, according to hotel booking website Trivago.

The Rugby World Cup is expected to be a money-driver for pubs, predicts the Greene King Leisure Tracker report

Pubs expecting Rugby World Cup boost

By Liam Garrahan

Pubs around the UK are expecting a boost in September as the Rugby World Cup kicks off, figures from Greene King demonstrate.

Hotels throughout the UK will continue to enjoy growth in the New Year

More growth expected for hotels

By Melodie Michel

Hotel performance both in London and in the regions is expected to remain strong until the end of the year, according to HotStats’ first Hotel Market Profitability Forecast.

The Rugby World Cup 2015 will take place in cities across England and Wales from Sept 18 to Oct 31 2015

Rugby World Cup 2015 hailed as big opportunity for hospitality

By Carina Perkins

VistEngland has described the Rugby World Cup 2015 as a 'tremendous opportunity' for tourism and hospitality, with hotels, restaurants, pubs and bars in host cities set to benefit from a big increase in international spend.

PwC expects hotel occupancy rates and average daily rates to rise in the UK in 2015

PwC predicts further hotel growth in 2015

By Lauren Houghton

Analyst PwC has reported a strong start to 2014 for both London and regional hotels, and expects to see further growth next year as a result of further economic recovery and the Rugby World Cup being held in England.


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