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....The surge in tourist numbers during the spring has kept the annual rate of growth at 8%, but analysts believe there will be no repeat of the double digit increases seen earlier in the year because of terror attacks in Manchester and London and the recent weakness of the dollar, which has deterred some American tourists from travelling to London. Guy Ellison, an analyst at Investec Wealth & Investment, which monitors leisure firms such as London Eye and Madame Tussaud’s owner Merlin, said: “The pick up in inbound tourism is welcome, with London likely to have been the prime beneficiary. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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UK draws record overseas tourists after pound's Brexit plunge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 22nd of September 2017 09:18:13 AM
....The surge in tourist numbers during the spring has kept the annual rate of growth at 8%, but analysts believe there will be no repeat of the double digit increases seen earlier in the year because of terror attacks in Manchester and London and the recent weakness of the dollar, which has deterred some American tourists from travelling to London. Guy Ellison, an analyst at Investec Wealth & Investment, which monitors leisure firms such as London Eye and Madame Tussaud’s owner Merlin, said: “The pick up in inbound tourism is welcome, with London likely to have been the prime beneficiary. ...
The eurozone may be back on its feet. But is Greece? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 16th of September 2017 03:00:15 PM
.... With Syriza trailing by as much as 16 percentage points in the polls, Tsipras is proving to be no different, emphasising the seven-point drop in unemployment since 2015, a 7. 5% jump in exports and a bumper year for tourism. ...
Hedge funds: Game of Thrones location spurs rise of business empire image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of August 2017 05:07:31 AM
....Gray and his Belfast-based business partner Jonathan Gwynn bought the Gracehill House estate in early 2015 and have invested £5m revamping the house itself, the nearby hotel – named The Hedges – and golf course and surrounding grounds, set in 270 acres of Ulster countryside. He has also bought the Dark Hedges trademark to cash in on Game of Thrones tourism. ...
Santorini's popularity soars but locals say it has hit saturation point image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of August 2017 03:07:24 PM
....But success has also brought suffering. Like the staggering debt load at the root of Greece’s long-running drama with bankruptcy, the tourism boom has amplified socioeconomic tensions and placed an intolerable burden on the island’s infrastructure. ...
Bell Pottinger faces sanction over claims it stirred racial tension in South Africa image
....Bell, who has previously represented the Pinochet Foundation, Syria’s first lady, Asma al-Assad, and the governments of Bahrain and Egypt, told the BBC that working for the Guptas was a “politically toxic contract” and warned that it could lose other clients. Bell Pottinger has lost some of its biggest clients, including the South African investment bank Investec, the South African tourism board, the London-listed, African-focused miner Acacia, and Richemont, the luxury goods company that owns Cartier and Montblanc and is controlled by the South African billionaire Johann Rupert. ...
European stock markets dip after Spain terrorist attacks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 05:04:02 PM
....5%. Neil Wilson, analyst at the stock market betting firm ETX Capital, said: “As we’ve seen over the last couple of years in Europe, these kinds of atrocities affect tourism and will hit airline earnings. ...
The UK debt tide is rising – how can you avoid drowning? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 06:00:35 AM
....The other areas are Scarborough, Hull, Plymouth, the Isle of Wight, Great Yarmouth and Blackpool. The details show how coastal areas can often fall behind other parts of the country as their economies are not as diverse, often relying on tourism, according to accountancy firm Moore Stephens, which carried out the research. ...
Steep rise in number of air passengers arrested for drunken behaviour image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of August 2017 11:01:26 PM
....Another cabin crew member, who was unnamed in the programme, said airline workers had found “countless” litre bottles of vodka brought by passengers and they felt that some of the worst routes were to the Spanish airports of Alicante, Ibiza and Palma. Alexandra Wilms, of the Balearic ministry of tourism, called for “high fines” to try to deal with the problem as “these kinds of people don’t understand any other thing than really getting punished by paying a lot of money”. ...
Bell Pottinger faces hearing over claims it stirred racial tension in South Africa image
.... He warned that it could lose other clients. Bell Pottinger has lost some of its biggest clients, including South African investment bank Investec, the South African tourism board, London-listed African-focused miner Acacia and Richemont, the luxury goods company that owns Cartier and Montblanc and which is controlled by South African billionaire Johann Rupert. ...
Tourist areas need investment in jobs, not just better roads | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of August 2017 11:05:01 PM
. Elizabeth Becker (“Only governments can stem the tide of tourism sweeping the globe”, Comment) does not have to look as far as Cambodia, Afghanistan or Thailand. ...
Barcelona adds Segway ban to curbs on tourism image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of August 2017 10:27:01 AM
. It was once dubbed the capital of cool, but these days visitors to Barcelona can expect a quite frosty welcome as the city’s love affair with tourism comes to a bitter end, with hooded youths spraying a tourist bus with slogans, and strike chaos at the city’s airport. ...
Mass tourism is at a tipping point – but we’re all part of the problem | Martin Kettle image
....”. Those words came back to me as reports came in about the increasing reaction in many parts of Europe against the depredations of mass tourism. ...
Want a cheap holiday? Avoid Spain, says Tui boss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 05:41:19 PM
. European holidaymakers could turn to destinations such as Bulgaria and Cape Verde if they want to avoid high prices in busy Spanish destinations, the chief executive of European tourism group Tui said on Thursday. ...
Airbnb faces EU clampdown for not paying 'fair share' of tax image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 02:52:30 PM
....In Barcelona, where tensions have been rising for years over the surge in visitors, the impact of sites such as Airbnb on the local housing market has led to anti-tourist protests. In Mallorca and San Sebastián, an anti-tourism march is being planned for 17 August to coincide with Semana Grande, a major festival of Basque culture. ...
REVEALED: The blossoming expat communities in countries you may NOT have considered image
....The country features long expanses of deserted paradisiacal beaches, turquoise Caribbean seas, quiet rural communities, charming markets, stunning biodiversity and bustling modern cities. Indeed, employment opportunities in Costa Rica have also blossomed, as many multinationals take advantage of its free trade zones, rich environment, agriculture and ecotourism. ...
Only governments can stem the tide of tourism sweeping the globe | Elizabeth Becker image
. In Barcelona this summer, I was shown a protest sign written in English that said: “Why call it tourism season if we can’t kill them?” Anger over unhampered tourism is getting ugly, even in Barcelona, where the mayor, Ada Colau, is one of the few politicians dedicated to reining in the industry. ...
Why Brits got the bug for holiday sickness scams image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 31st of July 2017 05:19:53 PM
....The rep says this is the first thing commercial managers of Mediterranean hotels want to raise with him when he visits. And as tourism has bunched up towards the western Med after two years of Islamist attacks in Tunisia and elsewhere, hotel owners have more power than ever over who stays and on what terms. ...
Have a break, have a wasabi-flavoured KitKat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of July 2017 05:33:29 PM
....The development of unusual flavours in Japan, which kicked off with a green tea version in 2004, has also made KitKats a popular buy for tourists from all over Asia as well as Europe. Japan is currently in the middle of a tourism spending boom. ...
'Tourism is our lifejacket': debt-stricken Greece gets record number of visitors image
....Debt-stricken Greece is braced for a record-breaking 30m holidaymakers this year, almost three times its population. Addressing the Panhellenic Exporters Association last week, the tourism minister Elena Kountoura said that between January and May there had been a noticeable increase in arrivals, revenues and occupancy rates with summer bookings in some areas rising by as much as 70%. ...
Queen's speech doesn't help British businesses frozen out of EU space contracts image
....”. The new bill will pave the way for new commercial space launches from the UK – and small satellites, rather than space tourism, are expected to be the initial focus. ...
UK attracts record overseas tourists after pound's Brexit slide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 11:47:05 AM
. Record numbers of overseas visitors came to the UK in April, and spent record amounts of money in shops, hotels and restaurants in fresh evidence of a fillip to tourism from the steep fall in sterling. ...
Visitor numbers fall at UK attractions after terrorist attacks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 07:24:26 AM
....com, said she was hopeful that tourists would continue to come to the capital. “It’s impossible to predict what impact recent events may have on the tourism sector, but anecdotally we are not seeing a wave of cancellations. ...
Tories have ‘shameful record’ on FOBT gambling, says Labour image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 05:19:03 PM
....Despite the prominence of Labour constituencies in the top 10, the highest losses were recorded in a Conservative seat, the Cities of London and Westminster, where gamblers lost £31m in 120 bookmakers, an average of more than £250,000 per shop. The data, which shows that nine of the top 10 biggest losses are in London constituencies, may be skewed by the high number of people who do not live in those areas but pass through for work and tourism. ...
Russia lifts sanctions on Turkish food in diplomatic thaw image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 02:18:40 PM
.... . Russia is also lifting a ban on Turkish workers in the construction sector, in tourism and in hotel businesses. ...
Spain's top anti-corruption prosecutor quits over Panama link image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 01:21:08 PM
....Pablo Iglesias, leader of the anti-austerity Podemos party, said “offshore ministers and prosecutors who corrode democracy and are parasites on institutions” needed to be thrown out of office. In April last year, Spain’s industry, energy and tourism minister, José Manuel Soria, resigned after alleged links to offshore dealing emerged in the Panama Papers, the leaked documents created by the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. ...
Feeding the kitty image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 12:01:02 AM
.... It will be their first visit since 2005, in what should be a mouth-watering series of clashes. Each Lions tour generates millions of pounds in turnover, with revenues pouring in from major sponsorship deals, tourism and other events such as high-profile gala dinners. ...
Trapped in debt image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 11:21:21 PM
....Roads and highways are being laid all over the country, and some have really shortened travel time between towns and cities. This has helped boost tourism, the country's biggest source of foreign income. ...
Mongolia gets financial aid totalling $5.5bn from IMF image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 04:51:17 AM
....The resource-rich nation suffered a slowdown after commodity prices collapsed, and demand slowed. The donors' programme will also look at how agribusiness and tourism sectors could contribute to economic growth. ...
Australia leads fight to save Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 06:06:03 AM
....But some remaining members of the pact – the so-called TPP 11 – are desperate to keep the deal alive, believing the pact will lock-in free trade as well as boost labour rights and environmental protections. After the Sunday morning meeting, the Australian minister for trade, tourism and investment, Steve Ciobo, said: “It’s important to leave the door open to the United States. ...
Labour's water renationalisation plan is a damp squib | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 07:34:13 PM
....Over the past 21 years, easyJet has recorded losses in 19 winter periods. That’s the way life runs in the tourism-driven budget airline business. ...
'Eat to extinction image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 11:10:19 AM
...."Let's help the Danes eliminate these oysters invaders!" wrote one Beijing tour operator, which is also offering a certificate after completing the trip. Danish fisherman and tourism industries are already feeling "optimistic" about the impact of the viral news, according to embassy officials. ...
Italy's ​Alitalia to enter administration after staff reject rescue deal image
.... James Hogan, chief executive of Etihad, which took its stake in Alitalia during the last restructuring in 2014, said the airline required “fundamental and far-reaching restructuring to survive and grow in future”. Hogan said new challenges, including greater low cost carrier competition and the impacts of terrorist events on tourism demand, meant further, deeper change was required. ...
UK holiday parks hope for staycation boom as pound slides image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 06:01:20 AM
.... These businesses often struggled to set cash aside for renovations and additional amenities due to peaks and troughs in cashflow, according to the Ortus report. “Like many other businesses in the tourism, leisure and hospitality industries, operators need to commit to continued capital investment in order to maintain competitiveness and stay ahead of the game,” Salisbury said. ...
Qantas offers first ever direct UK to Australia flights from £1,095 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 11:07:29 AM
....He said the route, first announced in December, would appeal to both tourists and business travellers. “This route makes Western Australia a new tourism gateway for Australia. ...
Job opportunities image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:12:43 PM
....He says he used to be employed as a driver at a local tour company. But with the collapse in the tourism industry following the Arab Spring, he's now looking for a new source of income. ...
TV drama and the weak pound set the scene for holidaymakers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:01:32 PM
....The appeal of Britain's small screen dramas abroad is being dubbed "The Crown effect" after the biopic series about the British Queen. Added to the impact of a weaker pound it is helping set the scene for a bumper year for UK tourism. ...
Government cap on energy prices would spark backlash | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 06:12:57 PM
....Burberry shareholders did splendidly during the boom years for luxury goods, but the recent air of frustration won’t be cleared by yet another update that was long on grumbles about the “uncertain environment”, even though the company received the great gift of a lower pound. The effect of sterling’s post-referendum fall was seen in tourism-driven strong sales in the UK. ...
Rocket launch firm blasts onto Milan stock market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 01:05:19 PM
....US-based SpaceX, perhaps the best known operator, has raised more than $1bn from investors. The company, headed by entrepreneur Elon Musk, launches satellites and space cargo flights but also has its sights set on space tourism. ...
UK holidaymakers must keep EU rights after Brexit, says Abta image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 06:01:44 AM
.... The government must also make sure transition agreements are in place if needed. Travel and tourism is one of the UK’s largest industries and it is vital that the government makes sure it can continue to thrive during and after the negotiations. ...
Wildlife travel agent drops zoo trips image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 11:58:11 AM
. A leading marketer of "responsible tourism" has decided to stop selling tours that include visits to zoos. ...
EU departure but … UK sees record-breaking increase in visitors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of March 2017 10:58:18 AM
....Stay-at-home holidaymakers in the UK are likely to be rubbing shoulders with even more overseas visitors this summer, according to statistics that suggest Brexit could lead to an influx of foreign tourists. As Article 50 is triggered, marking the start of the process through which Britain will leave the EU, voices from the tourism industry suggest this summer will be a strong period, with a record-breaking increase in visitor numbers, as well as an increase in how much they spend. ...
Fawlty language image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 11:15:15 PM
....And the classic BBC comedy series Fawlty Towers is being deployed by some teachers in an attempt to give Japanese students an example of spoken English - rather than focusing on written language and grammar. Japan's government and businesses want to use the Olympics to boost tourism and global trade and to present a positive image of Japan to the world. ...
London-Paris business and tourism partnerships announced image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 01:34:45 PM
. The mayors of London and Paris have announced joint tourism and business schemes, a day before the UK's formal exit from the EU is triggered. ...
S Korea complains to WTO about China over Thaad image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 09:12:27 AM
....China's National Tourism Administration ordered local travel agencies to stop selling tour packages to South Korea starting 15 March, according to Korea's Tourism Organisation. "Some estimates suggest that Beijing's travel ban could reduce the number of Chinese visitors to South Korea by up to 70%, resulting in billions of dollars in lost tourism-related revenue," Scott Seaman, director of Asia at the Eurasia Group, said. ...
Brexit-proof the UK economy with more R&D, say employers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 07:01:30 AM
. Britain must Brexit-proof its economy by ramping up spending on research and development or risk being left behind in the global race to deliver game-changing innovations in areas such as space tourism and robotics, the country’s leading business group has said. ...
Abta website: Holidaymakers hit by cyber attack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:39:43 AM
....ABTA is the UK's largest travel association, representing travel agents and tour operators who sell £32bn of holidays and other travel arrangements each year, according to its website. The organisation gives advice and guidance to holidaymakers, sets standards for travel firms and promotes responsible tourism in the UK and abroad. ...
Ian and Greg Chappell call on Adani to abandon Carmichael mine project image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 01:46:56 AM
....”. His delegation includes a Great Barrier Reef tourism operator, a grazier near Adani’s mine site and an Australian Marine Conservation Society campaigner, who all warn of the damaging impacts of what would be one of the world’s largest coal projects. ...
Iceland to end capital controls from 2008 financial crisis image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 03:14:37 PM
....The removal of the capital controls - which helped stabilise the currency and economy during the country's financial crash - represents the completion of Iceland's return to international financial markets. Since the nation's financial collapse, the economy has seen a robust recovery, helped by a boom in tourism. ...
Brexit, airlines' worst fear, has become their preoccupation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 06:29:50 AM
.... Paperwork swiftly deters leisure travellers, as easyJet found when tighter immigration rules killed off flights from the UK to Moscow that it had battled to secure. The British government says it will continue to work closely with the industry, adding that it is in the interests of all European countries to maintain open air links – with British passengers vital, for example, for Dutch long-haul flights and Spanish tourism. ...
Is China retaliating against Lotte missile deal? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 09:08:11 AM
....There are reports of a broader backlash against South Korean products and industries from China. China's national tourism administration has told travel agencies to stop selling group packages in South Korea, according to South Korean news agency Yonhap. ...
City news: Merlin Entertainments, Sportech, and Mike Ashley  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 08:59:00 AM
....46billion as the firm acknowledged the recent impact of international terrorism. Chief executive Nick Varney said: “We expect a more competitive pound to help inbound tourism to London recover and drive more ‘staycations’ from UK residents. ...
Recipe for success image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 12:11:31 AM
....Another business that offers team-building cookery classes for corporate clients is Waffle Workshop, which is based in Brussels. Founded in 2015 by Titch Fauconnier, the 29-year-old was originally targeting the tourism market, but decided to add corporate events after visitor numbers to the Belgian capital fell sharply last year following the bomb attack at the city's airport. ...
SpaceX to fly two tourists around Moon in 2018 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 11:48:09 PM
....Read more from Jonathan. What do you want to know about travel to the moon and space tourism? Ask your question and a BBC journalist will investigate the most popular ones. ...
Brexit economy: can consumers keep shoring up the UK? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 10:41:44 AM
.... But the ONS said there was little evidence so far of a boost to exports from a weaker pound, which in theory makes UK goods more competitive in overseas markets. The weak pound, which has dipped again this month, does appear to be helping tourism, however, with a record number of overseas visitors to the UK in 2016. ...
UK enjoys record tourism as fall in pound boosts visitor numbers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 05:58:19 PM
....The poundhas also been down sharply against the euro prompting visits from the rest of the EU to rise 8% in the last quarter on a year earlier. The tourism minister, Tracey Crouch, sought to emphasise that other factors apart from the weak pound were drawing in visitors. ...
Brexit vote begins to bite as rising food and fuel bills hit retail sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 12:51:52 PM
....”. There has been a silver lining to the pound’s fall, with the latest tourism figures from the ONS on Friday suggesting sterling’s devaluation has helped lure overseas tourists to the UK. ...
Automated holidays: how AI is affecting the travel industry image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 06:00:02 AM
....So far, at least, that has not meant a decline in jobs. According to the most recent EU statistics, although overall employment declined from 2008 to 2014, it rose in tourist accommodation and selected tourism industries: now tourism employs just over 12 million people within the EU. ...
Let’s move to Kirkwall and Orkney: all sea, sky and peace image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 04:30:13 PM
....”. Steve Sankey “We moved to South Ronaldsay from Edinburgh, to start a wildlife tourism business, raise our son and farm organically. ...
‘A horrendous notion’: small firms object to tourist tax proposals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 07:15:00 AM
.... Four out of five Scottish small firms are against a plan to introduce such a tax, according to a Federation of Small Businesses poll published last June. A spokeswoman for Edinburgh council says: “A form of tourism tax in Edinburgh is purely at the negotiation stages, so [there is] no confirmation of mechanisms or costs to share. ...
Business leaders call for transport revolution to rebalance UK economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 06:00:22 AM
....“That is why government must seize the opportunity presented by the creation of a new aviation strategy to act on the recommendations of this report and and deliver the appropriate policy to enable UK airports to secure as many connections with global markets as possible. As well as investment in transport infrastructure, that includes reform of aviation taxes and border and visa policies that encourage, rather than hinder trade and tourism. ...
Brum rush: Birmingham becomes tourist hotspot image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 07:05:07 AM
....The boss of Birmingham airport, Paul Kehoe, said it was also celebrating its most successful year ever: “Birmingham has become one of the great cultural powerhouses of Europe; this is an exciting time and proud moment for our city. International visitors are at a record high, as is domestic tourism. ...
Luxury retailers hope Chinese new year tourists will leave them crowing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of January 2017 08:00:49 AM
....Chinese shoppers are particularly good news for the UK’s retail sector asthey are big spenders, spending an average of £2,174 each during their stay – about three and a half times the average of other visitors. Patricia Yates, director of tourism at VisitBritain, said the evidence was that the Chinese opt for mid-price accommodation so they can concentrate on acquiring luxury goods, particularly handbags and purses and other personal accessories. ...
The UK’s economy is London-centric. Brexit is the chance to change that | Laurie Macfarlane image
....Given that the top five areas that voted for leave were all coastal communities, it’s time for a “blue new deal”. That means generating prosperous local economies by harnessing the potential of the sea to revitalise our coast by boosting industries such as small-scale fishing, tourism, aquaculture and renewables. ...
Can post-Brexit London survive as Europe's cultural and financial capital? image
.... It is a city with a population of more than eight million, and an economy the size of Belgium’s. Its prosperity has depended not simply on tourism, but on being a leading centre for business, finance, education, technology and the creative industries. ...
Jobs lost and broken relationships: legacy of the Southern rail crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of January 2017 09:09:30 PM
.... I’ve heard from countless people whose family life has been strained to the point of breaking – with children’s bedtimes regularly missed, relationships breaking down and an enormous increase in stress. “Our local economy is also suffering: I’ve heard from companies concerned about missing out on pitching opportunities, from tourism businesses losing out due to travel uncertainty for visitors and from businesses that no longer hold their meetings and events in Brighton as their colleagues simply can’t get here, compounding the losses to trade locally. ...
Why we must make homes truly affordable for our key workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 7th of January 2017 07:00:12 AM
....For example, a nurse will treat thousands of patients a year, getting them back to health and into the workplace. “The wage of a teacher, or nurse, or tourism worker is much lower than the productive contribution they make to the economy and society,” says Professor Peter Urwin from the University of Westminster, one of the authors of the report, Estimating the Value of Discounted Rental Accommodation. ...
Business confidence stabilises but Brexit jitters linger image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 12:01:38 AM
....Manufacturing and the hospitality and leisure industries in particular have benefitted from the slide in sterling. Confidence among manufacturers doubled to 28%, and jumped to 28% from 16% among hotels, restaurants and other leisure businesses, as the weaker pound has led to a mini tourism boom. ...
Creative industries are key to UK economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 12:05:41 AM
....Across Britain, from Margate to Manchester, from Bristol to Nottingham, many arts organisations play a pivotal role in civic life. The more far-sighted local authorities (and there are many) have for two decades seen a stunning return on their investment, in terms of education, public health, tourism, jobs – and, most of all, pride. ...
Harry Potter and Sherlock Holmes to promote Brexit Britain in 2017 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 12:04:40 AM
....As Brexit Britain prepares to promote itself to the world, the government is pushing a global “GREAT” Britain campaign to showcase what the nation has to offer visitors. A central theme will be the diversity of British tourism as Wales promotes a Year of Legends, which will pay tribute to the country’s epic myths, and Scotland celebrates a Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology. ...
Deadline looms for Indian cash overhaul image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of December 2016 11:56:17 AM
....4% increase in the value of income tax collected since the policy was introduced, while indirect tax collection had grown by 26%. The life insurance, tourism and air travel industries had also shown strong growth, he added. ...
Bumper year ahead for British tourism thanks to pound slump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of December 2016 05:53:58 PM
....Overseas visitors are expected to spend £24. 1bn next year, up 8% on 2016, according to VisitBritain, the government-backed national tourism agency. ...
Facebook Safety Check creates false alarm in Bangkok image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 04:27:27 AM
....It turned out Facebook was generating an automatic request to people to declare themselves safe, so even experienced journalists, who would have realised the story was not genuine, inadvertently gave it some credence by responding to the Facebook prompt. In a country so dependent on tourism any report of a suspected terrorist attack is a serious matter. ...
Japan parliament legalises casinos image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 12:38:33 AM
.... It had already been passed in the upper house. The move was backed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who believes the changes will stimulate tourism and help the country's flagging economy. ...
Gambling shares up on Japan casino vote image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 01:04:38 AM
....The new bill, which will now go before politicians in Japan's upper house, proposes allowing large-scale projects that will combine casinos with hotel, shopping and conference facilities. Attracting tourists is one of the key economic policies of Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and supporters say these developments will bolster the country's flagging economy and help support tourism after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. ...
Airbnb a solution to middle-class inequality, company says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 01:01:57 PM
....“Ultimately, we’re willing to go in either direction, depending on how those cities want to handle it. “There are a bunch of tools that we can put into place, working very closely with the government, so that they’re able to meet the objectives that they want – benefiting the middle class, getting the benefits for tourism, but also making sure that they’re doing right by the housing market. ...
Qantas to fly from London to Australia non-stop image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 11th of December 2016 09:51:32 AM
....The 9,000 mile (14,498km) flight will take 17 hours. Perth will be a hub for passengers from eastern Australia going to the UK, tourism minister Steven Ciobo said. ...
Qantas confirms non-stop Perth to London flights from March 2018 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of December 2016 06:37:05 AM
....“Today’s announcement is fantastic for West Australians with the non-stop service making travel to the UK more appealing, and over time it is expected it will open up the potential for direct routes to and from other European cities,” he said. “The tourism benefits to the state are enormous. ...
My year of no spending is over – here's how I got through it image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of November 2016 06:00:24 AM
.... I would like to say thank you to those who engaged with me on social media to say they were enforcing their own spending bans whether on clothes or a month-long ban – they all helped me keep my resolve. That’s not to say that everyone was happy about my experiment, with some accusing me of poverty tourism, but there is a big difference between poverty and frugality. ...

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