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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Hospitality industry response to Conservative party manifesto

The Conservative party has today published its manifesto. Responding, UFi Ibrahim, Chief Executive of the British Hospitality Association said: “The BHA has been campaigning for several months for an enlarged role of the Migration Advisory Committee and welcome the proposal that the MAC would advise how the visa system can be become better aligned with the… Read more »

BHA calls for phasing of immigration curbs

A ten-year phased approach to reducing immigration from the EU, to allow time for the recruitment of UK workers, is a key plank of a ‘manifesto’ sent to the major political parties by the British Hospitality Association, the leading tourism trade body. The BHA, representing the UK’s fourth largest industry employing more than 4.5 million… Read more »

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Good ‘gluten free’ info is good for business

A new survey finds 25% of people on a gluten free diet were served foods containing gluten when eating out. The Food Standards Agency is backing a campaign by Coeliac UK launching 8 May 2017 to highlight what businesses can do to keep their customers safe – and increase loyalty. Coeliac UK estimate British food… Read more »