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The UNWTO Tourism Highlights publication, 2014 Edition, makes some fascinating reading, highlighting the relentless growth of global tourism. The full 15-page document is available at http://mkt.unwto.org/publication/unwto-tourism-highlights-2014-ed...
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See you at the pub?

by Ian Graham on 13.02.2014 10:29

Recently I shared with you some thinking on the restaurant industry. This week my attention has been drawn to pubs. I live in a  Devon village with one gastropub serving nearby Plymouth mainly, one pub with food and one pub for villagers. Yes one vi...

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2013 turned out to be a good year for tourism. A bounce back from the Olympics and the Chinese still travelling added up to a good year. But are we really doing that well?

The Evening Standard recently reported that the French Government were intro...

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The best job in the world?

by Ian Graham on 08.01.2014 14:53

My all-time favourite book is Siddhartha by Herman Hesse – a journey into Buddhism. So I often think about my next life. I am pretty convinced that next time round I will take the leap into hotel general management rather than stay, as I did, in the...

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Mark Tighe is the Managing Director of specialist capital allowances company, Catax Solutions. Catax Solutions was appointed as the official supplier for the British Hospitality Association (BHA) in April 2013 as well as an Affinity Partner of ICAEW...

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It seems as though the recession’s grip has tightened year upon year, meaning that it’s no great surprise that those in the tourism industry are striving ...
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I have always been fascinated by the application of technology to this industry; I am addicted to the BBC’s programme Click. This week’s edition has an interesting insight into how restaurant technology may evolve in the next year or two...
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Nobody knows more than SME businesses just how tough the last few years have been. Thankfully we are seeing tentative signs of recovery in the UK but that doesn't mean the search for savings can come to an end. Even as order books start to improve, ...
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The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has today released new research showing that heritage-based tourism is now worth £26.4bn to the UK economy - £5.8bn higher than in the previous estimate published in 2010. The research, undertaken by Oxford Economics,...