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“Ultimately the question many saw was, are you happy with the way things are, and the way they seem to be going? And the answer was “Well, since you ask…no.”

Lord Ashcroft on polling re Brexit

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Story of the Week

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The world’s 20 most popular bucket list activities (and how much they cost)

People are willing to spend up to $13,277 on their bucket list on average, new research has revealed. A survey exploring bucket list budgets revealed respondents would be willing to part with between $6,638 and $13,277 on completing their travel goals.

The Top 10 Bucket List Activities

  1. See the Northern Lights (average cost: $759)
  2. Go on safari (average cost: $7,434)
  3. Walk the Great Wall of China (average cost: $1,512)
  4. Visit the Grand Canyon (average cost: $1,568)
  5. Go on a cruise (average cost: $1,776
  6. See the Egyptian Pyramids (average cost: $1,476)
  7. Go whale watching (average cost: $2,655)
  8. Spend New Year’s Eve in New York (average cost: $1,464)
  9. Gamble in Las Vegas (average cost: $1,472)

Take an American road trip (average cost: $4,467)

News of the Week

Tesco has got new plans to tackle food waste.

Supermarket giant Tesco has revealed plans to work with 5,000 local charities across the UK in an ambitious move towards eradicating food waste by the end of 2017. Reportedly, Tesco staff will give staff access to digital platforms to distribute unsold food to charities. Read more 


eHotelier Hospitality News

Meliá invites guests to design their service culture. Meliá Hotels International has embarked on a journey to design a consistent service culture across its six distinct brands in an effort to activate all guest touch points to deliver a truly unique and differentiated experience for their guests. Read more

Marriott forms partnership with TED Talks. Marriott Hotels has announced a partnership with TED, the non-profit devoted to ideas worth spreading. This relationship brings creatively curated TED Talks, blogs and original quotes to hotel guests worldwide.Learn more

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Global Hospitality News

£60m golf and luxury hotel resort for Northern Ireland town gets green light. The plans, which were first proposed in 2003 by developer Wilmar Ltd, include the development of a championship standard parkland golf course, a luxury hotel and holiday apartments in Hillsborough. Read more

Edwardian Hotels London Officially Launches Online Guest Check-in
The web-based check-in, which can be accessed via a link sent to email or SMS, gives guests a fast and convenient check in and check out process on the morning of arrival and departure respectively. Read more

Corners of the world

Employers in Sweden introduce six-hour work day. Some employers across the country, including retirement homes, hospitals and car centres, are implementing the change. Learn more
Animal-free dairy products move a step closer to market. San Francisco startup says its products taste identical but tackle guilty conscience of consumers concerned about large environmental footprint. Read more

Electric cars could be charged at Shell service stations from 2017. Electric car charging points could appear alongside petrol pumps at Shell’s UK service stations as soon as next year, the oil giant confirmed. Find out more

Will goat meat be the next big food trend? The UK is one of the only countries in the world that doesn’t commonly eat goat’s meat. But that’s set to change. Learn more

Incredible photos of Earth by the astronauts. Take a look into this remarkable photos that have been shared by astronauts on Instagram.

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