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January, 2017

  • 4 January

    Waste not, want not

    In an era where information is just a small click away for the consumer, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is becoming an increasingly more important aspect for business across all industries. Whether it’s purchasing a product that is Fairtrade-certified or shopping around for companies that leave the lowest carbon footprint, an …

November, 2016

  • 22 November

    Cleared for takeoff

    In another month where UK tourism reached new heights, many hoteliers throughout the UK – and especially London – will have been happy to hear about the long-delayed approval of a new runway in the capital. Heathrow’s third runway, which the government has predicted will bring economic benefits of £61bn …

October, 2016

  • 10 October

    Locality Matters

    It is tempting to think of the ‘hotel industry’ as a monolith, the same as technology or oil. But in reality, it is an amalgam of a thousand tiny industries.

September, 2016

August, 2016

  • 17 August

    Spare a thought for French hoteliers

    It’s important to keep an eye on what’s happening elsewhere. While Hotel Owner focuses mainly on the UK market, lessons can be learnt from market performance overseas and by analysing the causes.

June, 2016

  • 10 June

    EU knows?

    By the time next time I write my letter for this column, the British public will have made the biggest decision they are likely to make for several generations.

  • 5 June

    OTAs: Friend or foe?

    Not a month goes by without some major ‘story’ pushed out by an OTA, which when covered (even with a pinch of judicious editorial salt) on our website does not attract a flurry of disdain from our readers.

March, 2016

February, 2016

December, 2015

  • 14 December

    In fine fettle as we head for Christmas

    This year has been by almost every measure a bumper one for the UK hotel industry. Virtually every month we have had the pleasure of reporting yet more growth, more investment, and more individual success stories.

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