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Europe Leads International Tourism Growth

International tourist arrivals grew by 5% or 41m year-on-year to a record 845m in the first nine months of 2013, latest figures from the UNWTO show. In Europe, the world’s most visited region, international tourist arrivals were up 6% in January-September, ...

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Record Year For Overseas Tourism

10% more visits and 23% more spent than October 2012 Holiday visits on track for a record year October was a record-breaking month for tourism visits and spend and Britain welcomed increased visits from all regions of the world – EU15, ...

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Sussex Chef crowned Masterchef 2013

Steven Edwards, 27, has been crowned winner of BBC’s  MasterChef: The Professionals 2013, Edwards is the seventh champion to carry off the title, joining the ranks of exceptional past winners – Derek Johnstone, Steve Groves, Claire Lara, Ash Mair and ...

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Poor Ratings For Hotels In London

London tourists often leave their hotel disappointed. According to a new survey from the hotel booking site Cheaprooms.co.uk, hotels in the British capital have received, on average, the worst customer reviews among 30 top European destinations over the past two ...

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Premier Inn Grabs Market Share As Sales Rise

Whitbread has reported ‘another strong quarter’, driven by the continuing expansion of its Premier Inn and Costa networks. Andy Harrison, chief executive of Whitbread, said: ‘Whitbread has delivered another strong quarter, with total sales up 13.8% and like-for-like sales up ...

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Inbound Visits Up For Sixth Consecutive Month

The number of visits to the UK by overseas residents rose 10% year-on-year to 2.95m in October, reports the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Spend by these visitors jumped 23% to £1.88bn during the month. During August-October 2013, overseas residents made ...

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