Rudding Park has is coming to the end of a £9.5 million spa development, with a highly-anticipated opening in May. Rudding Park Spa will bring a world destination spa to the heart of Yorkshire for the very first time, as well as re-capturing Harrogate’s spa town heritage by drawing natural waters from the grounds of Harrogate’s leading luxury hotel.
The United Kingdom has announced a cabin baggage ban on laptops on passenger flights from six Middle East and North African countries. Following the lead of the United States, passengers from these countries will no longer be able to carry tablets, DVD players or phones over a certain size.
The UK tourism sector is expected to hold up in 2017, despite continued uncertainty due to Brexit, reduced consumer spending power, and the weaker pound. That is according to a new World Travel & Tourism Council Economic Impact Report 2017, released today.
Arena Travel will acquire the River Cruise Line and Diamond Rail Holidays brands from Diamond Shortbreak Holidays. The deal comes after Market Harborough-based Diamond Shortbreak ceased trading yesterday under financial pressure.
Starhotels has appointed Maurizio Redaelli as general manager of the London complex including The Franklin, The Gore and The Pelham. The development is part of Starhotels Collezione - a collection of Starhotels’ 12 most representative hotels that combine elegance, charm and exceptional service.
Leasowe Castle has welcomed a new general manager as part of the venue’s on-going transformation. With more than 40 years in the hospitality sector, Mike Dewey has joined the team at the Wirral-based castle ahead of a company-wide rebrand, following a £3 million refurbishment.
De Vere Wokefield Estate, near Reading, is combining modern facilities with the heritage of the Mansion House through a multi-million-pound refurbishment project.
A study by STR and Tourism Economics indicates that the United Kingdom’s tourism and hospitality sectors have benefited from an increase in arrivals from North America, brought on by the devaluation of the British pound following the June EU Referendum.
Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa is set for a brand-new look in 2017 with a major refurbishment and new build. English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues are set to establish a world-class resort in the Lake District, the idyllic lakeside destination closes its doors this week as work begins on the £16 million transformation, which will be unveiled from April when the hotel reopens its doors.
Despite predictions of a post Brexit surge, the number of leisure tourists coming to the UK has declined for the second consecutive month, according to the British Hospitality Association Travel Monitor. At the same time, outbound holiday travel is growing strongly.