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British hotels have the worst customer service in Europe

According to recent research, British hotels have the worst customer service in Europe.

The research by Hotel Info analysed more than six million customer reviews and ranked UK and Russian hotel staff the joint worst for “friendless and expertise”. 71 more words


Museums that sell their treasures face funding blacklist

News Desk (BBC News)

BBC News (March 27th, 2015) reports that museums which break the guidelines on selling their collections face severe funding cuts.

The move follows the controversial sale of Chinese ceramics by the Museum of Croydon and the sale of an ancient Egyptian statue by Northampton Museum. 125 more words


Britain's rivals spend more than we do to market tourism

Britain’s rivals spend more money marketing their tourism industries than we do.

VisitBritain’s chief executive, Sally Balcombe, says: “There is a lot of competition out there which is spending more than we are. 40 more words


Tourism leader looks to the future

Carolyn Custerson, the English Riviera Tourism Company’s chief executive, says the region’s tourism industry has a “massive opportunity” to build on its achievements over the past five years. 22 more words


Irish government to keep tourism VAT at 9%

The Irish government plans to keep tourism VAT at 9%, a move it believes will attract 10 million overseas visitors and create 50,000 new jobs over the next ten years. 32 more words


Osborne still refusing to cut tourism VAT

When asked why he is still refusing to cut tourism VAT, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, said it would cost the taxpayer £10 billion. 57 more words


Northampton's seven faiths on display

An exhibition celebrating the ‘wonderful work’ of Northampton’s seven major religions will remain open until May 23rd.

The exhibition, in the People’s Gallery at Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, is on the theme of unity. 49 more words