Travelodge is looking to grow its coastal hotel network with a further 26 properties in seaside resorts and coastal towns in the British Isles. The hotel chain opened its first seaside hotel in Brighton in 1999 and has opened its 36th seaside resort hotel at Rhyl beach.
The Collective Canary Wharf, which spans 21 storeys and where rooms start from £1,300 per month, now becomes the world’s largest co-living space, taking over from the Collective Old Oak in west London which opened in 2016.
Bookings are now open for the Newt in Somerset hotel and spa, with the property set to open at the end of August. Set within Hadspen House and its stable yard, the hotel includes a world-class spa with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a gym, bar, restaurants and 23 bedrooms.
Seeking to make up for lost time, prime minister Theresa May has today launched what the government is describing as the first ever tourism sector deal for the UK.
Scandinavian Airlines will launch direct flights this summer from Newquay to Copenhagen. Taking off twice a week in each direction on a Monday and Friday between June 21st-August 19th, flights will operate on a 90-seat regional jet.
International and domestic travellers can now visit some of the south-west’s leading destinations with a single ticket, thanks to a partnership between train and bus providers and the Great West Way.
Rebecca Pow has stepped into the role of UK tourism minister. The Conservative member of parliament for Taunton Deane in Somerset replaces Michael Ellis, who moves to take up the transport brief.
Leeds Bradford Airport has announced the appointment of Hywel Rees to the role of chief executive. Rees is an experienced executive in the airports and infrastructure sectors, with airport operating experience at leadership team level.
Eligible travellers from seven non-EU countries can now use ePassport gates to enter the UK in changes being made to the border from today. Visitors from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the United States will be able to use ePassport gates at ports across the UK.
Authorities had originally planned to scrap the cards for visitors from seven countries, but this has now been changed to include passengers arriving from all over the world.
New analysis from KPMG UK finds the rising prominence of so-called ‘zombie firms’ - companies under sustained financial strain - is threatening to cause a significant drag-effect on the UK economy.