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Hotel Owner

Bishop’s Stortford Ibis hotel opens its doors

A new Ibis budget hotel has opened in Bishop’s Stortford. The site, which will open less than  three miles away from the airport terminus. Ibis budget Bishops Stortford (London Stansted Airport), which follows a lease ro AGO Hotels, will reportedly operate elevated hygiene and prevention measures to ensure the safety

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Hotel Owner

Gilsland Hall Hotel to undergo refurb under new owners

The Gisland Hall Hotel in Cumbria is to undergo a renovation after being acquired by Stratsmore Holdings earlier this year. The Cumbrian hotel will be operated by Monday Hospitality Group and its new country house hotel brand, Black Book Hotels. In Autumn this year, the property will undergo a complete

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UK-wide campaign to boost domestic breaks

VisitEngland in partnership with the tourism organisations of London, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales are stepping up its UK-wide ‘Escape the Everyday’ campaign to drive domestic day trips and overnight breaks as the summer holidays begin. The ‘Escape The Everyday’ campaign, first launched in September 2020, highlights the quality destinations,

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Hotel Owner

Investment volumes across UK hotels rise 135% 

UK hotel investment volumes reached £1.70bn in the first half of 2021, marking an increase of 135.2% compared to the previous six month period ended December 2020, according to Savills.  While this is below the pre-pandemic five-year average of £2.43bn for the same period, the “positive momentum demonstrates the robustness

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Hospitality Net

What Are Customer Acquisition Costs And Why Is It Important To Calculate Them? | By Meng-Mei (Maggie) Chen

This article lays out why it’s important to differentiate distribution costs from customer acquisition costs (CAC). Distribution costs refer to commissions paid to travel agents, OTAs, discounts to tour operators, etc. Whereas customer acquisition costs include the distribution costs, website-related costs, sales & marketing department salaries (after all, they are

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Eco Hotels expands UK presence with new CEO

Eco Hotels, an incubation by Red Ribbon Asset Management, has revealed that it intends to roll out carbon neutral hotels across the UK and India with Muhammad Manan being appointed group CEO for the UK operations. The group has two brands, Eco Premium and Ecolodge, which will offer carbon neutral

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Hotel Owner

Branston Hall Hotel sold for £4m

Branston Hall Hotel, a hotel and wedding venue located four miles from the city of Lincoln has been sold to Avanti Foundation off an asking price of £4m on a freehold basis. The Grade II property, which was on the market for three months, dates back to 1855 and was

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