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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.

Hutson looking at two new Pigs in 2018

Hutson looking at two new Pigs in 2018

By Finn Scott-Delany

Hotel du Vin founder Robin Hutson is looking to open two more The Pig sites in Sussex and Kent in 2018, which would bring the restaurant-with-rooms concept to seven, reports our sister publication MCA. 

Brasserie Blanc, the restaurant brand which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, is looking to collaborate with hotels

Brasserie Bar Co plans hotel restaurants

By Emma Eversham

Brasserie Bar Co, operator of Brasserie Blanc and White Brasserie Company, is looking to open restaurants in hotels as part of its growth strategy.

Yotel to open in cities across the UK

Yotel to open first central London hotel

By Sophie Witts

Yotel, the pod hotel chain created by YO! Sushi founder Simon Woodroffe, is to open its first UK city centre site in Clerkenwell, London in late 2018.

Kew Green Hotels plans UK expansion

Kew Green Hotels plans UK expansion

By Sophie Witts

Kew Green Hotels has confirmed it is planning further expansion in the UK just over a year after its sale to a Chinese hotel group. 

PM Theresa May is urged to put a 'flexible' immigration system in place to safeguard the future of tourism and hospitality in the UK following its departure from the EU

Industry to Theresa May: make immigration system flexible

By Emma Eversham

Tourism trade association UKinbound is urging Prime Minister Theresa May to create an immigration system that is ‘flexible’ to the needs of the UK’s hospitality and tourism sectors as well as create ‘the best possible trading environment for goods and...

Accor in talks over HotelInvest sale

Accor in talks over HotelInvest sale

By Sophie Witts

AccorHotels has begun discussions with potential third party investors to take over the majority share in its HotelInvest division, the company said this week.

Hotel trends: 7 things we'll see in 2017

Hotel trends: 7 things we'll see in 2017

By Emma Eversham

From an increased focus on loyalty to the use of storytelling and the rise of themed afternoon tea offerings, the hotel sector makes its predictions for 2017.  

EasyHotel to open in Leeds

EasyHotel to open in Leeds

By Sophie Witts

‘Super-budget’ hotel brand EasyHotel has revealed plans to open a £5m site in Leeds.

The Government is being asked to look at the challenges faced Tourism businesses in rural areas such as the Peak District. Photo: Thinkstock/ibusca

MPs asked to tackle rural tourism challenges post-Brexit

By Emma Eversham

MPs are being asked to consider the challenges facing hotels and other tourism businesses situated in the countryside as the organisation representing them contemplates how rural tourism will be supported post-Brexit. 

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