Tag: Britain

Britain’s B2 ban: The impact of heightened regulations

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With Britain’s B2 ban now formally enacted into law, Regulus Partner’s Dan Waugh explains that the first practical signs of impact are starting to be felt. So far, he says, these signs have been seen in machine contracts, rental pleas, horseracing funding and M&A - but what else will change come April 2019? The most heavily analysed (and/or guessed at)...

Britain’s seaside a “two-speed” economy, claims Lord Bassam

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Coastal regeneration might well be a “complex” issue, but Lord Bassam of Brighton pledged to BACTA members that the House of Lords’ commission on the subject “wouldn’t duck the tough questions”. By his own admission shadow chief whip of the House of Lords, Baron Steve Bassam of Brighton, hadn’t even heard of Bacta until earlier this year - when his...

Our industry an economic opportunity, not a nuisance says Deirdre Wells OBE

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Deirdre Wells OBE, spent 20 years in government at the DCMS, before she became chief executive of Ukinbound. Speaking at bacta’s Fish and Chips on the Pier reception, she highlighted the strong links that exist between amusements and tourism.   “It is a real pleasure to be here tonight. This location is the living embodiment of our work as Associations :...

The British Tourism & Travel Show opens registration for 2018

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Free visitor registration for British Tourism & Travel Show 2018, which returns to the NEC Birmingham on 21-22 March, is now open.   The show offers the perfect opportunity for top-level travel buyers to meet with the most popular visitor attractions, venues, destinations, hotels, transport providers, associations and DMOs in the UK and Ireland – helping to shape the future of...

Dreamland secures additional parking before opening weekend

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A deal has been struck to renovate a car park near Dreamland in Margate as the amusement park looks to secure more parking infrastructure for the busy season ahead.   The additional 400 spaces to be provided will ease some of the attraction’s existing parking problems - an important step for Dreamland’s long term growth strategy, as well as a bonus...

Diversity and investments key to new bingo boom

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Thinking creatively and timely investments have been key factors in the growing popularity of bingo in Britain according to Tom Rush.   Although viewed in some sectors as a passé pastime, the British bingo hall has seen a resurgence in recent years driven by creative diversification and wellplaced investments Britain’s bingo halls have long been a meeting place and a place to...

Barclays’ Mike Saul explores British tourism prospects

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In an extract from his Executive Summary, Mike Saul, head of hospitality and leisure at Barclays, explores the biggest opportunities for British tourism and leisure providers in his company’s recent Tourism Report 2017.   An attractive holiday destination 2017 is set to be another record-breaking year for the UK’s hospitality and leisure sector, with both domestic tourist expenditure and international visitor numbers...

Redeeming redemption machines in Britain’s arcades

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Driving home the potential redemption has to increase its market share in Britain’s arcades, two of the country’s leading independent operators give their thoughts on the sector and how it will impact the future of their businesses.   With redemption machines increasingly hailed as the largest growth industry in the FEC sector, those who are yet to fully embrace the practice...

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