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HRS Reveals Total Cost Of Stay In Uk Is £73 More Expensive Than In Europe

Latest data revealed by HRS – The Hotel Solutions Provider Latest business intelligence from hotel solutions provider HRS has revealed some interesting trends when it comes to hotel stays in the UK and Europe in 2015. The data not only provides the latest figures on average room rates per night for Q1 2015 across the

St Austell Hotel Welcomes Prime Minister

David Cameron dropped in on staff at The White Hart Hotel in St Austell earlier this month as he met with all six Cornish MPs for a meal on the day when historic new powers under a devolution deal were announced for the Duchy. Manager Lynn Beard and her mother, landlady Ameena Williams, were all

Brighton And Hove’s Proposed Smoking Ban May Also Extend To Outside Pubs And Restaurants

A proposed smoking ban in Brighton and Hove’s beaches and in parks could also be extended to the outside of pubs and restaurants Earlier this month a consultation questionnaire was published which includes separate questions addressing the outside seating areas of both types of venue, and whilst a ban would not be legally enforceable the

Châteaux & Hôtels Collection Expands In The UK

Châteaux & Hôtels Collection, presided over by Alain Ducasse, has welcomed a new UK member to its collection of charming boutique properties. Headlam Hall, Country Hotel & Spa is a 17th century country house set in four acres of gardens in the picturesque Durham Dales. The 39 room rural retreat boasts a spa, gourmet restaurant,

HRS Reveals Total Cost Of Stay In Uk Is £73 More Expensive Than In Europe

Latest data revealed by HRS – The Hotel Solutions Provider

Latest business intelligence from hotel solutions provider HRS has revealed some interesting trends when it comes to hotel stays in the UK and Europe in 2015. The data not only provides the latest figures on average room rates per night for Q1 2015 across the UK and Europe, but also lifts the lid on other developments such as total cost per stay and which cities have the most five star or boutique hotels in Europe. Read more

St Austell Hotel Welcomes Prime Minister

David Cameron St AustellDavid Cameron dropped in on staff at The White Hart Hotel in St Austell earlier this month as he met with all six Cornish MPs for a meal on the day when historic new powers under a devolution deal were announced for the Duchy.

Manager Lynn Beard and her mother, landlady Ameena Williams, were all hands to the pump as the Prime Minister’s entourage descended on the St Austell Brewery establishment. Read more

Brighton And Hove’s Proposed Smoking Ban May Also Extend To Outside Pubs And Restaurants

A proposed smoking ban in Brighton and Hove’s beaches and in parks could also be extended to the outside of pubs and restaurants

Earlier this month a consultation questionnaire was published which includes separate questions addressing the outside seating areas of both types of venue, and whilst a ban would not be legally enforceable the council is keen to see if the public have an appetite for further smoke-free eating and drinking areas. Read more

Châteaux & Hôtels Collection Expands In The UK

Châteaux & Hôtels Collection, presided over by Alain Ducasse, has welcomed a new UK member to its collection of charming boutique properties.

Headlam Hall, Country Hotel & Spa is a 17th century country house set in four acres of gardens in the picturesque Durham Dales. The 39 room rural retreat boasts a spa, gourmet restaurant, tennis court and nine hole golf course set amongst ponds and streams across rolling countryside. Read more

BBPA Welcomes Government Response To Select Committee Tourism Report

Brigid Simmonds OBE, Chief Executive of the British Beer & Association, has today welcomed the Government’s response to the DCMS Select Committee report on tourism.

Brigid Simmonds comments:

“I welcome this response, which very much builds on the Government’s five-point Tourism Plan announced last week. It is good to see the continued support for the GREAT campaign, given we have worked so hard to make British beer and pubs an integral part of attracting people to the UK. Read more

Alcohol In Coffee Shops – A ‘Huge’ Opportunity

New CGA Strategy research has underlined the blurring of the lines between coffee shops, pubs and bars and identifies “huge potential” for serving of alcoholic drinks in coffee shops, with demand strongest among young people.

CGA Strategy questioned nearly 1,800 consumers last month and found cocktails would be the preferred alcoholic drink in coffee shops among 31% of those surveyed, potentially generating an extra £77m a year. Twenty-six per cent said they would like to drink sparkling wine – the second most popular option. Read more

Underage Drinking Drops To Lowest Recorded Levels

The WSTA has welcomed the latest Government statistics which highlight the continued decline in underage drinking to its lowest recorded level. The report released by the Health and Social Care Information Centre into drinking patterns of 11-15 year olds  showed:

  • The number of young people that had tried an alcohol drink had fallen to 38% – the lowest level since the report first recorded this data in 1988 when it was 62%
  • The number of pupils that had drunk in the last week fell to 8% – the lowest since records began in 1988 and a drop of two thirds since its peak in 1996 (25%);
  • The number of pupils that drank at least once a week has dropped to 4% – the lowest since records began in 1988 and one fifth of the highest recorded level in 2001 (20%)

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£76M Spent Every Day On Breakfast

Full English BreakfastBrits breakfast habits a big boost for the economy as people spend £76 million every day on eating out for breakfast.

Survey conducted by Beacon reveals that:

  • 1 in 3 people eat out at least once a week, with 15% eating out every day.
  • Brits are spending an average of £7.31 on the first meal of the day.
  • 1% of people willing to spend more than £21 on breakfast.

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Big Hospitality Conversation To Celebrate Springboard’s Housekeeping Festival

On the 7th September 2015 Springboard and the British Hospitality Association will host the first ever Big Hospitality Conversation focused on Careers in Housekeeping, at The Dorchester.

Housekeeping professionals from across the UK will come together on Monday 7th September 2015 at the iconic British hotel, The Dorchester, to pledge job opportunities, apprenticeships and work placements to students and job seekers  looking to get into a career within housekeeping as part of Springboard’s Housekeeping Careers Festival, A Day to Sparkle. Read more

Funding Remodel Needs Clarity To Promote Positive Partnerships

Responding to the Home Office’s consultation on police funding, the ALMR has welcomed the opportunity to promote closer working with the police, but expressed concerns about a lack of clarity in the proposals.

The Home Office proposes to remodel funding for police forces in England and Wales with pub density in areas a factor in allocating funds. The police have also identified alcohol as a driver for crime. Read more