Hospitality News programme to premiere at the Hospitality and Tourism Summit 2014

Leading hoteliers, product manufacturers and hospitality specialists have worked alongside other industry leaders to produce a one-off news programme, pioneered by ITN Productions and the British Hospitality Association, which will make its debut at the Hospitality & Tourism Summit, June 5th 2014.

The programme, now in the final stages of post production at ITN Studios will showcase the success of the sector in creating new jobs and the value contributed to the economy.  It will also provide an educational agenda, focusing on the challenges ahead and the issues which hinder growth.

The Hospitality News programme, made in collaboration with a dozen leading hospitality and tourism companies, also includes interviews with leading politicians and industry commentators.  The Programme partners have worked alongside the ITN crew to film the programme:

  • Accor Hotels
  • Best Western
  • Whitbread Plc
  • American Express
  • BaxterStorey
  • Glion Institute of Higher Education
  • Daikin
  • HospitalityGEM
  • Stonegate Pub Company
  • ACT Clean
  • Spirit pub company
  • P&G Professional
  • Mitchells & Butlers

Simon Shelley, UK Director of Programming from ITN Productions, the creative production hub at ITN said:  “Throughout the course of the filming we’ve heard about inspiring careers, truly innovative projects and uniquely British success stories. We’re so delighted that the leading companies in the sector are allowing us to bring these to life for the shared benefit and growth of the industry and are excited about the end result.”

Ufi Ibrahim, CEO of the British Hospitality Association said:  “The hospitality and tourism industry is on the cusp of achieving the recognition it deserves from both Government and other industries, and this news programme has helped us to define and showcase the important contribution our industry makes to the UK economy.”

The programme is presented by national newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky from the news studios at ITN in Central London.

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