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Last week the FSB published a report on the Scottish tourism sector. Based on survey responses from over 500 firms, the report is likely to be the most comprehensive overview of Scotland’s small tourism businesses. Have a look at the report and the ...

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The UK foodservice market is estimated (CGA) at £64bn a year, having grown by 2.7% in the last year despite the difficult economic climate of very low earnings growth. This research also reveals that around 43% of people in the UK now go out to eat ...

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In May 2014, MHA conducted a survey to look at the key factors affecting the UK tourism and hospitality sector, surveying 150 people. The recently released survey results paint a picture of an industry starting to benefit from an upturn in trad...
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The European financial crisis has monopolized the headlines of the economic newspapers for the past years. The countries of South Europe were at the forefront. The difficulties ranging from structural problems of the public sector, to excessive borr...
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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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Pricing at hotels has changed dramatically in the last ten years. First the advent of OTAs provided transparency. Now consumers layer on top of this access to the views of other buyers. So where does price sit in the hierarchy of decision making?

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Top Risks for 2014

by Ian Graham on 16.01.2014 15:27

As a customer, I came across this short video message from the Chief Economist at HSBC. You don’t need to be an economist to realise that he has some interesting thoughts on which global issues are worthwhile to keep an eye on by executives in, or a...

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We are delighted to share with you the key findings of the Mazars annual survey of leading firms in the hospitality and leisure sector which reveal key challenges and opportunities facing the industry.

For the second year running, we surveyed a cr...

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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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An interesting read........