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Hospitality trade chiefs welcome EU worker stability

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The hospitality sector’s three chiefs executives, Kate Nicholls of the ALMR, Brigid Simmonds of the BBPA, and Ufi Ibrahim of the BHA, have weighed in on the government’s recent announcement that EU nationals resident in the UK for more than five years would be offered residency.   Kate Nicholls, chief executive of the ALMR: “The Prime Minister’s statement is...

Conflicting reports paint uncertain inbound picture

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The story of Britain’s inbound tourism industry is a confused one, with different bodies indicating conflicting trends for the leisure industry in 2017. The recently launched British Hospitality Association’s (BHA) Industry Tourism Monitor, which last month reported a decline in people visiting the UK, once again seems to show a downward trend for the sector. It claims that the number...

BHA calls for immigrant visa guarantees

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The British Hospitality Association (BHA) is calling on the government to guarantee more than 100,000 work visas for its sector. Cuts to immigration, which are both government policy and exerted a major impact over the Brexit vote. It is also an issue of concerns for a number of coin-op businesses, particularly in the coastal and manufacturing sectors. The thought of...

BHA tourism report confounding post Brexit expectations

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The British Hospitality Association has claimed that, contrary to the conventional wisdom, the UK as not benefitted from either domestic or foreign tourism since Brexit. The surprise statements, which is likely to come in for some criticism, comes on the back of the BHA’s own Travel Monitor report, which finds that while visitors to Britain increased by 700,000 in the...

BHA upset by tourism VAT cut snub in Autumn Statement

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The British Hospitality Association has described last week’s Autumn Statement as a “missed opportunity” for British tourism. It was upset that chancellor Philip Hammond made no move to reduce VAT on attractions, accommodation and restaurants in his first fiscal announcement since the UK’s referendum on EU membership. Along with BALPPA, Bourne Leisure and Merlin Entertainments, the association has lobbied hard for...

UK adrift post Brexit as leisure tourism figures plummet in 2016

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Has the UK been set adrift following the EU referendum as the British Hospitality Association records significant drop in leisure tourism during 2016? The UK has seen the number of leisure tourists fall by approximately 400,000 during the first nine months of 2016 according to the British Hospitality Association (BHA) Travel Monitor. BHA’s newly launched report, which is due to be...

Tourism Action Plan is a step in the right direction

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Ufi Ibrahim, chief executive of the British Hospitality Association, says the government’s Tourism Action Plan offers a positive framework for change, although high tourism VAT and continual under-investment continue to hold back growth. Following the recent publication of the Tourism Action Plan, we welcome the Government’s clear commitment to supporting the tourism industry right across the UK and congratulate the...

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