Quote of the Week
“We live in the era of smart phones and stupid people”.
Tweet of the Week
Happy Birthday David Attenborough!
The “broadcasting god” has just turned 90. Don’t miss some of the best moments as he travels around the world. Click here
Story of the Week
Tim Jones, Chairman of CH&Co Group, has been named Director of the Year of a Large Company at the Institute of Directors (IoD) London and the South Director of the Year Awards.
The award, run by IoD brought together company directors from a variety of backgrounds, recognising their qualities as business leaders.
News of the Week
Deloitte has recently released a report studying what Brexit might mean for UK travel. Here some facts:
76% of UK holidays abroad are in EU countries
(29.3 million in 2014)
68% of business visits from the UK are to EU countries
(4.6 million in 2014)
In 2014, almost 40% of total work-related immigrants
to the UK were EU citizens.
EU citizens make up 5.9% of the total UK workforce.
London accounts 70% regional dependency on migration
within travel and tourism
Click here to learn more
Global Hospitality News
IHG study claims Brits could save £20 million a year on hotel stays across Europe by booking direct. According to a study, three quarters (76%) of Brits choose to book through price comparison sites because they believe they can guarantee the best rates. Read more
NEXT Hotels Melbourne brings major growth for SilverNeedle Hospitality Group QIC Global Real Estate (QIC GRE) has signed its first Hotel deal with SilverNeedle Group, to bring a new iteration of the NEXT Hotels portfolio to Melbourne. Click here
Keep it green!
Hotel guests favour a sustainable stay, yet admit to using more energy than ever before.
- Third of guests say hotels and B&Bs should be judged on sustainability, with an accreditation system similar to food and service quality
- 1 in 5 people would be more likely to stay in or recommend a B&B or boutique hotel if it used
renewable energy sources
Corners of the world
Barack Obama is to visit Hiroshima this month – the first serving US president to travel to the Japanese city since it was hit by a US nuclear bomb in 1945. Read more
Las Vegas opened its first green space last month – is it further proof that Sin City is turning over a new leaf? The city intends to become the largest US city to power public buildings and lights with 100% renewable energy by 2017 Learn more
Panama Papers affair widens as database goes online. The Panama Papers affair has widened, with a huge database of documents relating to more than 200,000 offshore accounts posted online Read more