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Sunny weather drew record numbers to UK's outdoor tourist hotspots in 2013

Sunny weather drew record numbers to UK's outdoor tourist hotspots in 2013 | UK Tourism | Scoop.it
Numbers also up at indoor attractions, with British Museum most popular for seventh straight year, association reports
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In tents happiness: UK is a nation of happy campers - join in the fun

In tents happiness: UK is a nation of happy campers - join in the fun | UK Tourism | Scoop.it
Whether wading into Glastonbury or caravanning across the country, more and more of us are getting the camping bug
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UK floods: Hospitality & tourism businesses ‘struggling to cope’

UK floods: Hospitality & tourism businesses ‘struggling to cope’ | UK Tourism | Scoop.it
Hotels, restaurants, pubs and tourist attractions are being battered by heavy rain and gale-force winds and the Government must 'act now' to set a path to recovery. 
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New guide helps businesses welcome guests with assistance dogs

New guide helps businesses welcome guests with assistance dogs | UK Tourism | Scoop.it
A new guide advising tourism businesses how to best accommodate guests with assistance dogs has been published by VisitEngland and the Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
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Hotels look forward to positive trading in 2014

Hotels look forward to positive trading in 2014 | UK Tourism | Scoop.it
The hotel industry in the UK and Europe is facing a positive 2014 with increased demand from both leisure and corporate guest, improving transaction activity and finance becoming more easily available, according to hotel consultants HVS London.
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VisitBritain targets Australian travellers

VisitBritain targets Australian travellers | UK Tourism | Scoop.it
Virgin Atlantic, VisitBritain and London & Partners have announced a new partnership between the three organisations to entice more Australians to visit the UK.
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UK urged to emulate Ireland VAT cut to boost tourism

UK urged to emulate Ireland VAT cut to boost tourism | UK Tourism | Scoop.it
A turnaround in visitor numbers to Ireland following a cut in VAT is being seen as a model the UK should adopt.
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Town’s publicans unite to fight off Premier Inn development

Town’s publicans unite to fight off Premier Inn development | UK Tourism | Scoop.it
A total of 15 independent pubs in Lewes, East Sussex, have protested against plans to develop a 62-bedroom Premier Inn in the town.
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Want to keep your staff? Invest in training, says People 1st

Want to keep your staff? Invest in training, says People 1st | UK Tourism | Scoop.it
With the hospitality industry suffering from low levels of staff retention, nearly three-quarters of businesses working across the sector now believe that training holds the key, with an increase in budgets required to reduce turnover rates. ...
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Salmon and butter costs soar as food inflation continues to rise

Salmon and butter costs soar as food inflation continues to rise | UK Tourism | Scoop.it
Food inflation is continuing to track at over 4%, with categories such as butter, vegetables and salmon rising in cost dramatically and increasing the pressure on stretched operators.
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Diners ask restaurants to offer different portion sizes to help cut food waste

Diners ask restaurants to offer different portion sizes to help cut food waste | UK Tourism | Scoop.it
Diners would like to see a wider range of portion sizes offered to them in restaurants, hotels and pubs as research revealed by WRAP shows that more than a quarter regularly leave food on their plates at the end of a meal.
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Hoteliers and B&B owners could claim back tens of thousands of pounds in tax using capital allowances

Hoteliers and B&B owners could claim back tens of thousands of pounds in tax using capital allowances | UK Tourism | Scoop.it
Hoteliers are being urged to use capital allowances to claim tens of thousands of pounds against tax on current and previous installations.
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Two-thirds of Brits to holiday at home this summer says Travelodge survey

Two-thirds of Brits to holiday at home this summer says Travelodge survey | UK Tourism | Scoop.it
A survey by budget hotel operator Travelodge has revealed that almost two thirds (65 per cent) of Brits will be spending their summer holiday on home turf this year with London replacing Cornwall as the top holiday destination for domestic tourists. ...
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Hotel managers amongst nation’s happiest workers

Hotel managers amongst nation’s happiest workers | UK Tourism | Scoop.it
Hotel managers are amongst the happiest workers in the nation, according to a new government survey into job satisfaction.
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Britain enjoys record year for tourism

Britain enjoys record year for tourism | UK Tourism | Scoop.it
Leisure Opportunities - Britain welcomed 32.9 million overseas visitors in 2013, more than any other
year, according to provisional estimates released this morning by the Office for
National Statistics (ONS).
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Visit York appeals to Chinese visitors with guides in Mandarin

Visit York appeals to Chinese visitors with guides in Mandarin | UK Tourism | Scoop.it
Leisure Opportunities - Visit York has embarked on a new drive to boost bookings from Chinese tour
operators by producing a dedicated sightseeing and shopping guide in simplified
Mandarin.
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Diners more concerned about food quality as economy improves

Diners more concerned about food quality as economy improves | UK Tourism | Scoop.it
Diners are beginning to become more concerned about food quality, sourcing and provenance, as the economic climate improves and this may affect their decisions on where to eat out.
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Another GREAT year for tourism in 2014 as Government makes £90m pledge

Another GREAT year for tourism in 2014 as Government makes £90m pledge | UK Tourism | Scoop.it
Less than a month after a VisitBritain report revealed that tourism has become a ‘bedrock’ of the UK economy, the national tourism agency is now confidently forecasting another record-breaking year after receiving another major funding boost from...
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David Cameron dismisses more calls for hospitality and tourism VAT cut

David Cameron dismisses more calls for hospitality and tourism VAT cut | UK Tourism | Scoop.it
Prime Minister David Cameron has once again shunned the argument to reduce VAT for the hospitality and tourism sectors, claiming that bringing the taxes down to pre-recession levels ‘would be expensive’ for the UK economy.
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UK inbound tourism strongest since 2008, according to new figures

UK inbound tourism strongest since 2008, according to new figures | UK Tourism | Scoop.it
Leisure Opportunities - The first half of 2013 saw record levels in spend and the strongest visitor
numbers into the UK since 2008, as inbound tourism continues to grow.
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No cuts for VisitEngland from DCMS

No cuts for VisitEngland from DCMS | UK Tourism | Scoop.it

"The Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has announced details of funding for all its bodies - including a five percent cut to international tourism, with no cut to domestic tourism.

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The Big Question: why are burgers fashionable again and why now?

The Big Question: why are burgers fashionable again and why now? | UK Tourism | Scoop.it
Why are we seeing an explosion of upmarket burger restaurants in this country, and how has it become fashionable to eat burgers again?
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New Info Point Opens at Delamere Forest

New Info Point Opens at Delamere Forest | UK Tourism | Scoop.it

Chester Services Partnership’s new Visitor Information Point at Delamere Forest Café is now officially open to the public!

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What a waste: UK hospitality industry accused of overspending on energy by £180m a year

What a waste: UK hospitality industry accused of overspending on energy by £180m a year | UK Tourism | Scoop.it
The UK hospitality industry is overspending on energy by £180m per year, according to new analysis from the Energy Efficiency Financing (EEF) scheme.
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Operators should take olive oil ban with a pinch of salt, says SRA

Operators should take olive oil ban with a pinch of salt, says SRA | UK Tourism | Scoop.it
The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) has advised restaurants that they can still serve olive oil in dipping bowls beyond next year’s ban.
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