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BHA responds to Queen’s Speech

In a pared-back Queen’s Speech on 21 June, Theresa May’s Government set out its legislative agenda for the next two years. The speech focused on Britain’s future outside the European Union with a focus on industries such as agriculture and fishing, along with the Great Repeal Bill and an Immigration Bill. A Travel Protection Bill… Read more »

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Appointment of John Glen MP as Parliamentary under Secretary of State for the Arts, Heritage and Tourism

The British Hospitality Association welcomes the appointment of John Glen MP for Salisbury and South Wiltshire as Parliamentary under Secretary of State for the Arts, Heritage and Tourism. He was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Philip Hammond from July 2016 until June 2017 and previously worked for Eric Pickles and Sajid Javid. His ministerial responsibilities include:… Read more »

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Inbound tourist numbers increase by 42%

The number of holiday visitors to the UK from abroad in April 2017 rose by 42% year on year, according to the British Hospitality Association’s Travel Monitor. The increase was driven by 17% growth in passengers from Europe although the data shows strong growth across all regions. Spending by overseas visitors increased 20% year on… Read more »

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Have Your Say And Win A 12.9” 128GB Apple iPad Pro

In conjunction with our partner, specialist hospitality insurer NFU Mutual, we are developing an intelligence paper that will provide insight on strengths and challenges in your niche sectors, customer behaviour and more. The research will explore the most important questions about the future of the industry in light of Brexit and beyond, as well as… Read more »

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BHA responds to General Election result

Ufi Ibrahim, Chief Executive of the British Hospitality Association, said: “The General Election result means that we will be faced with the reality of greater and continued political uncertainty in the short term and that is bad for the economy and business. This is the last thing the hospitality and tourism industry needs as we… Read more »

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The British Hospitality Association launch ‘360º perspective’, a news-style film with ITN Productions

The British Hospitality Association (BHA) and ITN Productions have released ‘360º Perspective’, a news and current-affairs style programme that explores the changes, challenges and future within the hospitality industry. Fronted by national newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky, ‘360º Perspective’ brings to life how the four and a half million people employed in hospitality and tourism can work… Read more »

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BHA’s review of the General Election party manifestos

The timing could not be better for the BHA Summit being held next Tuesday (June 6) – just two days before the General Election. For the hospitality and tourism industry these events are inextricably linked because the new government will have a profound impact on the future of our businesses, which we will be discussing… Read more »

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Inbound tourist numbers rise

The number of holiday visitors to the UK from abroad in March 2017 rose by 23% year on year, according to the British Hospitality Association’s Travel Monitor. The increase was driven by 43% growth in passengers from North America while passenger growth from Europe was more subdued, rising by 4%. Spending by overseas visitors increased… Read more »